Okay, so we had a bunch of episodes focused on Larry’s relationship with John Bowers, but what about his family? It’s all well and good that he came to terms with his feelings for John, but he that doesn’t excuse the fact that he more or less abandoned his kids and cheated on and lied to his his wife. I don’t think him being gay and owning it decades later excuses how harmful his behavior was to other people. Cliff tried to reconcile with his wife, who he also cheated on, before the accident and most of his story is focused on how much he loves and misses his daughter. Larry is more interested in the person he had an affair with, not very noble.
In fact, why isn’t Larry more sympathetic to Robotman and how much he misses his daughter? He should understand his pain more than any of the other characters due to similar backstories but he’s mostly uninvolved.
Rita and Vic have gone out of their way to lend emotional support or constructive criticism to Cliff and Cliff has helped out Jane a lot. They really feel like a team. Larry on the other hand only seems begrudgingly helpful. The spirit within him has stepped up a few times, but Larry himself mostly just complains. He’s kind of a jerk. Jane’s a jerk most of the time too, but at least she’s more involved in searching for Dr. Caulder. She also has the excuse that she’s got 64 different personalities. It’s also worth noting that Cliff has been actively involved in trying to help Jane get out of her rut by going through the underground and what not. Larry’s personal problems on the other hand have all been internal. It’s weird, his character development has been a major focus of the show but none of his teammates really had anything to do with him reconnecting with John or coming to terms with his sexuality. At the end of the day, was any of that stuff about Larry’s love life actually relevant?