Rewatching Farpoint with a complete TNG noob, it was obvious to both of us that Wesley is Picard's bastard son. -Picard is uncomfortable with children. Because he never took responsibility for the one he gave Beverly. -Despite this discomfort, Picard lets Wesley tour the bridge. He gives in to his desire to reach out to his flesh and blood. -Picard insists on referring to Wesley as "the boy," both as a way of avoiding attachment, and because that's all he knew about his child for the longest time. "It's a boy." -Beverly and Picard are obviously close, but Wesley only knows him from when he brought Jack's body home. Why wasn't Picard around after Wesley was born? Guilt over his affair with Beverly, over cuckolding his dear friend. -Later, the Traveller tells only Picard about how he can sense Wesleys special potential. He doesn't even tell Beverly. Why tell the captain of the ship Wesley currently resides on, of all people? Because the Traveller can also sense that Picard is his father. -Season 7 when Picard is told he has another son he never recognized or raised as his own, he doesn't seem that surprised.