I agree Kelly Bishop was perfect! The son disappeared awfully quick.
In the very beginning of the series Veronica returns from Iraq but not to her husband because she finds out he cheated on her while she was overseas. They do get back together when (ironically) she decides forgive him and take him back *pffft* Then he finds out about her affair with Sands and he drops her like a hot rock.
and OMG@ Sands hair! what the hell? He's all coiffed and hairsprayed and it looks totally unnatural