Connor is 14 years younger the next youngest in the family, Sean. This gap between his siblings was not only in years, but also in ideals. He doesn't really feel like an O'Neil and he really doesn't know his brothers. It wasn't until his older sister Cassidy's recent divorce that she and he grew in their relationship. It turned out that they were a lot alike and she shared his concerns about their family.
Recent visits with Cassidy have put him in more contact with Granpa O'Neil, and listening to Granpa's stories have been doing something in his heart. He's not sure what change is happening but he knows that as he's getting older, these changes may define how he understands family.