The dream inspires Michael to propose that he and Lisa run away and start a new life.
She agrees, but her eating habits during breakfast annoy him, and her voice and face begin to transform into everyone else's.
He encourages her to sing Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and tell him about her life.
Declaring her an "anomaly", he nicknames her "Anomalisa". Michael has a nightmare in which his face falls apart and the identical people of the world pursue him, claiming they love him and that he and Lisa cannot be together.
He arranges to meet her in the hotel bar; still angry, she is outraged by his invitation to his room and storms out.
During his convention talk, he suffers a breakdown, confessing that he has no one to talk to and ranting about the American government, alienating the audience. He gives his son the Japanese animatronic woman as a gift, which nonplusses him.
Going for a walk, Michael mistakes an adult toy store for a children's toy store and tries to buy something for his son, but is fascinated by a Japanese animatronic woman.
After taking a shower, Michael hears a female voice.
In 2005, customer service expert Michael Stone travels to Cincinnati, Ohio to promote his latest book at a convention in a hotel.