Later, back at the Van de Hodge manse. Bree asks Orson what he and Andrew were talking about down at the diorama fair. Orson tries to escape the conversation with an offer to make some cocoa, but Bree presses the matter. Orson sighs and explains that, while Andrew doesn't want him to say anything, he doesn't want to hold anything back from Bree. So after getting Bree to agree to not to tell Andrew that he just spilled the beans, Orson explains: "When Andrew was on the street, he didn't just beg for money; at times, he did things to earn it." Bree, who by the way is working on some needlepoint in this scene, the picture of old-fashioned womanhood, says, "Oh, good! I'd hate to think he had no work ethic at all." The "Oh Boy" music tiptoes into life. Orson: "What I mean is, men hired him...ah...to...do things, things he wasn't proud of." Bree, innocently: "Yard work?" Ha. Orson is "afraid not." He stares at her meaningfully, but she can't quite catch his meaning. She asks if the things Andrew did were really "awful," and Orson dances beautifully around the subject, explains that no, the things Andrew did were not awful; in fact, he and Bree do these things all the time. He just doesn't give her money for it...? Finally, his meaning hits home. Bree, who you may recall is a Republican, looks shocked, her face a mask of surprise like she's just been rear-ended. Without getting paid for it. Orson, brusquely: "I think someone could use a cocoa." Dr. Orson is actually growing on me!
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