They have an argument over Brandon's punishment, and Lena gets mad at Stef for taking Mike's side. He strikes back by telling Mike that he's never around or been there for him much, and he wants to know who to take orders from. After the argument, Brandon makes the decision to move in with his dad.Stef gets angry and demands Brandon apologize to Mike over the phone. Brandon changed his mind about living with Mike and they shared a beautiful father and son moment due to the panio Mike has rented for Brandon.
When the piano teacher tells Brandon he didn't make it, Mike begs him to give Brandon another chance.
He and Stef had a rocky marriage, a result of Stef being a lesbian, before getting divorced ten years prior to the series. In the pilot episode, he requested Stef to be his new partner, initially causing awkwardness for Lena Adams, Stef's current partner.
Nonetheless, Lena and Mike manage to have a friendly and respectable relationship throughout the series. A handsome average Joe, Mike is Stef’s ex-husband and Brandon’s biological father.
He later on gets drunk and Brandon drives him home.
Saturday Mike is late to pick up Brandon for his piano audition.Also a police officer, Mike personally requests to partner up with Stef after her regular partner leaves the department – a move that doesn’t initially sit well with Lena.We later learn that Mike has an alcohol addiction, which he slowly begins to beat over the course of the series.The X Factor star even attended the final bash alone in the hope he could woo Charlotte and they could walk off into the sunset together.