The jerky dialog of previous versions dropped away and new stuff went swimmingly. George's explanation of his behavior went much better when he starts out being flip about it, and then gives a better answer when pressed. When he's earnest, it comes out self-congratulatory and suspicious.
I think this section might well benefit from further expansion in another draft, but the core is really there.
Running Total: 13619 Words.
13619 / 60000 words. 23% done!
In Today's Pages: George makes like Steve McQueen. Sort of.