Likewise, Van defending Reba to his father when the latter insults her morality. It even leads to a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, declaring that Reba actually communicated with him about things, whereas Van's father simply bullied him into fulfilling the family's expectations. Van then states that Reba was a better "Dad" to him than his actual father ever was.
Van: Come on, Dad.
Reba: Right behind you, son.