Taste the diffidence
Oh, of course! I can see it now, it's all so clear once you look at it from that angle. Theo : I'm so sorry to have seen you as a fundamentalist bigoted Fox-fueled hillbilly, and will henceforth think of you as a Village resident would-be gonzo writer, Pynchon-reading tofu enthusiast who does part time work for lesbian liberation.
And has a secretary named Sharon. Yes, you've got it.