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Stardate: 44085.7 Data takes over control of the Enterprise, and takes the ship to his creator, Dr. Soong. This action endangers a child on Enterprise who must be quickly treated at a Starbase, or he will die from a deadly poison he ingested earlier.
Data is unaware of his actions until he meets his creator. Dr. Soong has called Data back to receive an emotion chip which will make him more human. However, in a strange twist, Lore turns up too, as he also had the recall program.
Lore finds it strange that his creator has not worked on a fix for him, and decides to take an action which will lead to great future repercussions for Data, and the crew.
*Captain's Log, Stardate 44085.7. Due to a medical emergency we have been forced to cut short a two-day liberty on Ogus II and set course for Starbase 416. It seems a young man's practical joke has come dangerously close to a lethal conclusion.
Brent Spiner effectively plays three different roles in this episode, as Data, his brother Lore, and as their creator, Dr. Noonien Soong. Though there are similarities between Data and Lore, there are subtle differences, too, which no doubt made this challenging to Spiner as an actor.