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Old April 22 2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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How was it that only Data really understood Danar's tactics?

The last time I watched "The Hunted", something about Data being the only one who had any understanding Danar's diversionary tactics seemed a bit irksome. Yet, the others kept falling for his diversions. Data first brought it up at the beginning of the episode when he deduced that he got away in an escape pod while they were chasing the ship he escaped in.

After Danar's escape from the brig, Riker seems dumfounded that Danar found a way to disable one of the forcefields--probably because of a dialogue goof. Danar gets on a turbolift on Deck 34, supposedly having fallen for Picard's trap, but turns out to have just pushed the button for the desired floor and gotten out. He knocks out the same security guard from before, only he's on Deck 36 now. That slip-up is somewhat forgivable with Picard following the same logic as "Deja Q" where decides that they proceed as if Q can't help them put the moon back in its proper orbit.

But even when Data points out Danar's misdirection tactics again, Picard and Riker don't instruct Worf to assume that Danar might still be hiding in the cargo bay in spite of the missing pressure suit, so he sends away the two accompanying guards and is forced to take on Danar himself.

Sure, it's nitpicking on my part, but it sure stands to reason that the captain and first officer would be just as adept as their quick-thinking android.
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