Every time he forces himself to think before acting, it’s her voice in his head telling him to slow down. He wants to tell her, but she’s always so busy in the medical jet—and you don’t just go to somebody and say..
Admiral Dunfee: Nice work. Good. Connor: Thanks, dad. [beat] Connor: Why is everyone staring at me? Risa: You just called the admiral “dad.” Connor: What? No, I didn’t. I said, "thanks, man.” Admiral Dunfee: Do you see me as a father figure, Lassiter? Connor: No. If anything, I see you as a "bother” figure, ‘cause you’re always bothering me. Hayden: Hey, show your father some respect! Connor: I didn’t call him dad!