It's not like Kensuke is accusing him of not reaching out or anything. He's just telling him that he should do it.>>223783587
The genocidal maniac of a father is still the father anon. He's telling him to do it for his own piece of mind.
I mean I don't disagree with you that much. I must prefer the NGE way, where Shinji clearly doesn't give a fuck about Gendo by the end, but that's clearly not the case in the Rebuild.