The review hurts - a lot. Is it an attack on the writing or on the relationship between David and Michael. David is successful in desensitizing Michael to the criticism by having him read it out loud, over and over again. The repetition has the opposite effect on David. He is convinced the book has failed, his relationship with Sammy has failed, and he has failed. Michael is confident and even happy. At work, Michael and Carlos produce a highly successful ad campaign. Things are great with Claire. David is in deep despair.