I hesitate to put Veronica below Pam, because she is a powerful lawyer and role model who raised two incredibly intelligent and strong-willed women. May we never forget her storming in and telling off Det. Wilden for questioning the girls without a parent present. That said, she did lie to Spencer for more than 23 years about being adopted and puts immense pressure on her daughters, clearly favouring Melissa over Spencer. Making Spencer Hastings feel inadequate should be a criminal offence.