The Next 365 Days Plot Synopsis
After the shooting, an uneasy truce is agreed between the two sides. Massimo is angry after the death of his brother and tells his rivals to leave. Adriano is dead while Laura is alive.
In fact, Laura has fully recovered from her gunshot wound last movie, and beyond a few mentions it’s never brought up again. Laura and Massimo’s relationship is on the rocks, so the former decides to get back into the swing of her career. As she starts to dive into the world of fashion again, Nacho returns and causes Laura to feel conflicted.
What will Laura choose to do? Does she stay with the abusive, controlling, toxic Massimo or does she move across to dating rival gangster Nacho? Or maybe she should just sail away from these toxic men and strike out on her own? Decisions, decisions!
Does Nacho confess his love to Laura?
He does, yes! Nacho eventually catches up with Laura after she tries avoiding him and encourages her to take a drive. Eventually, the pair start kissing. When they break away, Nacho tells her: “I think I’m in love with you.”
After driving her home, Nacho tells Laura: “You can run away from me… but you can’t run away from how you feel.” Nacho respects her enough to give the young woman time to contemplate whether to divorce Massimo or not. Just to add weight to the argument though, Nacho reveals that when Anna shot her instead of Massimo, she tried to shoot her husband but Nacho intervened.
Nacho refused to allow Massimo to be killed and shot Anna dead. Nacho saved Massimo’s life because Laura loves him and didn’t want her to suffer. He wants her to want to be with him because it’s what she wants rather than being thrown into that situation.
Does Massimo find out what Laura’s been up to?
After spending time with her folks, Laura receives a call from Olga. She’s flustered, as it turns out Massimo knows everything between her and Nacho. Olga overheard Nacho talking to Domenico, and in particular snippets of their conversation. He’s threatened to kill them.
Laura refuses to hide from her husband and decides to come back and confront him. At the airport though, Nacho sneaks in and pretends to be Laura’s driver. He drives her home, admitting he could get in trouble for crossing the territory, given the earlier truce made between the two sides.
On the way, Nacho admits that since meeting Laura he’s not been able to stop thinking of her. He lavishes praise on her, admitting he’ll do anything for her and will wait – even forever – if that’s what it takes.
How does The Next 365 Days end?
Down on the beach, Laura and Massimo talk. Massimo tells her he didn’t want the time between them to be bad, especially her dealing with the loss of their baby alone.
Massimo admits that he’s known about Nacho for a long time but didn’t say anything. Massimo has been driven by a quote his father used to read to him. He didn’t understand it back then but he does now.
It goes: “If you really love something just let it go. If it comes back, it’ll be yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.” When Massimo asks if Laura is back with him… we don’t get an answer. Instead, they both just look at each other as we fade to black.
Will Laura choose Nacho or Massimo?
Well, that is the question isn’t it? On the one hand, Nacho has been supportive of Laura’s journey and clearly wants what’s best for her. However, he also lied about his history and he’s a rival gangster which complicates matters further.
Meanwhile, Massimo is controlling, toxic and bad news – and has been since the first movie. In an ideal world, Laura will choose neither and head off into the sunset alone but if we’d have to wager a guess over who she chooses, surely it’ll be Nacho.
This choice could then spark up a big gang war before seeing Nacho as a blood-lusting villain and jumping back to Massimo again. Unfortunately, we’re not going to get any answers in this movie so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for us next in this ongoing franchise!
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