I don't get something, they seem to be rewriting history here:
Again, though, the writers deserve praise here, too. Take Cole's love interests, for example. I was rooting for him and Natalie 100%, and their chemistry was palpable, as was their warm, deep affection for each other, since they do share a child and they've known each other for so long.
Yes, they did say that, but what I don't get is why she didn't have a thought for Andrew, the stepdad who has been there for her for years and whom she seems to love. Pushing Cole to fight for Natalie means breaking his heart and the only family unit she ever seemed to have. She should have at least mentioned him, it didn't negate that she wanted Cole to stay.
No matter what, he is not her Dad. Cole is. That's all she was focusing on.
When we saw the Cole and Natalie flashback, Natalie was pregnant when she met Cole, and when they were supposed to go off together to start a life together, he joined the CIA. And they were never 'together', she kept waiting for him and they never lived together as a family, so he never raised Maya. I'm not pointing out that only biology matters (we adopted our son and there's no question I'm his Mom) but the timeline never made sense to me that he seems himself as Maya's Dad. But maybe I'm wrong, and the episode where they explained the timeline was just confusing to me.