Alexa's father (Dave): I just hope Principal Trugly doesn't remember me. I was always such a model student. I'd hate to let her down.
Alexa's mother: This is about Alexa, Dave.
Alexa's mother: I just don't understand what made you do something like that, Alexa!
Why did Dave use "would" in the sentence above instead of "I hated to let her down."? Is it kind of hypothetical conditional?
I couldn't figure the bold sentence out. I mean I am not sure whether the bold sentence is related to the future or it is the future in the past?
Movie: Alexa and Katie
P.S: Dave was a good boy at school, he doesn’t want the Principal to recognise him and realise that he is in someway “wrong” because he’s Alexa’s dad.