Just like that, Peter’s secret crush is revealed, likely to the worst possible person in the world who should be aware of it… and Seth couldn’t care less. That’ll teach Peter to make fun of his gift suggestions.
Looking at this page as it turned out, you would never know the massive trial it had to endure. One of the worst nightmares of a comic artist is to have the ink spill and ruin half the page. In this case, it resulted in three of the panels being nearly destroyed, with one of them having to be completely redrawn. This is just a danger of any artistic medium, whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpting, or whatever: every artist eventually encounters a setback of a few hours’ worth of work. All you can do is just take a brief break to recover your composure, suck it up, and get back to business.