The Last Five Years chronicles the five year relationship of Cathy and Jamie. The show describes their first date, their wedding and their eventual break up. The Last Five Years uses a unique form of storytelling. Jamie tells his side of the story from the beginning of the relationship and goes forward. Meanwhile, Cathy starts at the end of the relationship and works backwards. The only time both characters 'meet' is at their wedding which takes place in the middle of the show.