Privately she expresses doubts to Enrico Thompson in the role she played in the creation of Shaun, expressing that it was a mistake and that the synth will never be able to grow up and have a family. Janet feels that there was no justification for their creation which her husband rebukes her for, fearing a response from someone who does not understand.
↑Nathan Filmore: "Doctor Thompson, I know we're not that close but, may I ask a favor of you?" Janet Thompson: "Sure, of course." Nathan Filmore: "Allie and I are both working late tonight. Normally it's not a big deal, Quentin is mostly self sufficient, but it's the third night in a row..." Janet Thompson "Say no more. He can come over and have dinner with us. I'm sure the girls will be thrilled." Nathan Filmore: "It's not too much trouble?" Janet Thompson: "No trouble at all. Just come by when you're finished." (Nathan Filmore and Janet Thompson's dialogue)
↑Enrico Thompson: "What's wrong? You look upset" Janet Thompson: "Nothing... I saw the synth Shaun today. There's something about him that just makes me sad." Enrico Thompson: "Why? He's not perfect, but he's a remarkable step forward for the program. You all did an amazing job." Janet Thompson "No I know, but I can't stop thinking about him. He's supposed to be an exact replica of a child but that's all he'll ever be. It feels wrong." Enrico Thompson: " I don't understand what the issue is. He is as real as any child I've ever seen." Janet Thompson: "That! We gave him every capability of a real child, except a future. He'll never age, he'll never be allowed to grow up or have a family of his own." Enrico Thompson: "So you're worried about what will happen to him?" Janet Thompson: "He'll be a child forever...Sometimes I feel we have no right to do the things we do, just because we can is not a reason. I think we made a mistake." Enrico Thompson: "Janet, don't say things like that. Someone might not understand, and take it the wrong way." (Enrico Thompson and Janet Thompson's dialogue)