First, it proves my previous theory that the entire point of an on-screen father/daughter reunion was for ratings. I know Alaskan Bush People is a very popular show. But if this were truly about family, I could easily understand allowing a meeting to take place off-screen.
Second, despite having a distant complicated relationship with his daughter, Brown was perfectly comfortable lying for the cameras about not interacting with her previously. He actually said during the show that he still saw her as a "little girl" or imagined that's what she'd look like upon seeing him. Not realistic if he'd kept up contact over a period of decades.
Next, Alaskan Bush People's ceaseless propaganda machine attempted to paint Billy as the victim in all of this. The show claims Brown was unable to leave with his daughter because he was driven away and that she never got any of the letters he wrote. Alaskan Bush People makes the bold claim that Brown's attempts at contact were sabotaged by some of Twila's other family members. Whether this was true when she was a teen, I don't know. However, Wilson is now a 44-year-old woman, and we have proof that his children understand the Internet.
It would be one thing if Brown had an affair and there was a teen daughter he didn't know. It's just really hard to argue that he couldn't make time in 30 years to be near a daughter he wanted very much. It's very gross that the Discovery Channel is using this situation to pander to fans about what great people the Browns are and that they're unfairly maligned on all fronts.
Especially since this very story arc undoes their efforts in a disastrous fashion.