Does it ever smack you right in the face that during the final confrontation with CLU, Flynn was really talking to a version of himself frozen in time 20 years ago. Trying desperately to tell the person he used to be that the imperfections of daily life he had at home with Sam were worth more than all the progress he could have made on the grid. Worth more than all the knowledge and creation. Apologizing to the person he used to be, for the wrongs he had committed. Taking a step forward to reintegrate with the monster that was his own self, to give his son a better life. A chance to get out of the trap he had created for himself, because it’s all he had left to give his son.