Conrad's one saving Grace was his love for his children, or so we thought. But when pushed to his limits, Conrad verbally tore Charlotte to shreds. It was a horrible moment and we don't doubt that he meant every word.
We don't doubt Jax loves his boys but his actions say otherwise. Time and time again he chooses his club and a life of violence over his family. In the end, staying in Charming got his sons' mother killed.
We don't know David Clarke's story yet, but what father lets his daughter grow up in a correctional institution believing her father was a terrorist. Emily is a twisted soul but her father helped make her that way.
Now that James is gone we worry for that baby because left to his own devices Cyrus can be a power hungry monster. He even came close to murdering his own husband and let a bomb go off during a funeral service. That doesn't exactly scream father of the year.
He's burned countless cities in the hunt for his children and his violent need for power and control led to an inter-species war that's lasted centuries. When you're talking long-term destruction, Mikael's reign of terror over his kids is hard to beat.
When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.
Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."