Reality Ensues (Unfortunately)
The interesting thing about Gordon is that he is especially identified as being a car lover. While this might seem odd given that all male characters love cars, Lynn appears to have supplied him with a strong motivation to drive. Said motivation is a need to escape physically from a home he left mentally when he was doing hormone attacks.
This is why even though his dad has worked through his issues and wants to be part of his son's life, our boy wants to keep him at arm's length. I can get behind that because in this life, there are no take-backsies for despicable behavior. If his dad can get undrunk and unpunch him, he might consider it. Until then, he is on lifetime probation.
The reason I mention this is that acting normal baffles the Patterson's. Normal behavior almost always does.