Guy Gardener wrote:
So you think Captain Paris knocked up Ensign Janeway (Cadet Janeway?) but fortunately Mrs Paris was so well emotionally put together that she not only forgave Owen, but raised another woman's son as her own?
Mrs. Paris doesn't know about the secret affair between Owen and Katie. Owen just brought home the sandy haired, blue eyed bundle of joy. No explanation, she loved and raised Tom as her own. Tommy boy is a reminder of Owen's affair with Katie hence the resentment and the rift that was between he and Tommy boy for years.