“Every great second act has a midpoint. In this instant something happens that ratchets our entire story to a higher level. The stakes go up, way up.
“Characters whom we thought we understood must suddenly be viewed in an entirely different, and far more serious, manner. The story upshifts. Every relationship in the narrative alters. Until this moment, we had thought the drama was about ‘X.’ At once we understand it’s about ‘X squared.'”–Steven Pressfield
In the upcoming “War Story”, what is the mid-point, what is the moment, and who is “Michael”?