The women of Knots Landing may have had some admirable qualities but most of them were very poor mothers. Lilimae: abandoned Valene and Joshua to become a star in Nashville (which never happened) and didn't bother to connect with her children again until they were adults. By that point Valene had become a co-dependent mess and Joshua was an abuser. Valene: you'd think Val would be sure not to repeat her mother's mistakes but you would be wrong. Val ends up abandoning Lucy, leaving her with to grow up to be a spoiled brat. Sure, Val was an unwed teenage mother going up against the powerful Ewings but couldn't she have arranged some sort of visitation? She couldn't even see her daughter on her birthday or Christmas? When she gets another chance at motherhood with Bobby and Betsy she let's them think their father is their "Uncle Gary" leaving it to her third husband - a rapist and murderer - to reveal the truth. Karen: first she kicks her step-daughter Annie out of the house. Then her overprotective and overbearing nature drive her daughter Diana into the arms of sociopathic killer Chip. Both her sons grow up to have "mommy issues" resulting in Eric marrying a carbon copy of his mother. Michael appears to have no conscious when he has an affair with his brother's wife. Karen instigated a high speed chase with her foster son Jason which nearly cost him his life. I wonder how Meg turned out?