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PICARD: Is it so important that you to win one last argument?
Spock: No, it is not. But it is true that I will miss the arguments. They were, finally, all we had.
PICARD: But your fight with Sarek is over, Spock, and you have none with me.
Spock: I always had a different vision than my father. The ability to see beyond pure logic. He considered it weak, but I have discovered it to be a source of extraordinary strength. Sarek would have seen this mission of reunification as a fool's errand. Somehow I think it is not. Logic cannot explain why, I only know that I must pursue this.
Picard: Even if it leads you into a Romulan trap?
SPOCK: If the Romulans do have an ulterior motive, it is in the interests of all concerned that we determine what it is. So I will play the role that they would have me play.
(Data is back to his android self when Spock and Picard enter)
PICARD: Have you had any success, Mister Data?
DATA: Negative, Captain. The Romulan Information net employs a progressive encryption lock. I have been unable to penetrate their security measures.
SPOCK: May I assist you, Commander? I have had some experience in these matters.
DATA: By all means, Ambassador.
SPOCK: The Romulans have incorporated a 43 part cipher key into their entry sequence.
DATA: Yes, sir, the twenty ninth is the only one I cannot bypass.
PICARD: I think I'll take this opportunity to remove my ears.
Spock: He intrigues me, this Picard.
DATA: In what manner, sir?
SPOCK: Remarkably analytical and dispassionate, for a human. I understand why my father chose to mind-meld with him. There's almost a Vulcan quality to the man.
Data: Interesting. I have not considered that. And Captain Picard has been a role model in my quest to be more human.
SPOCK: More human?
Data: Yes, Ambassador.
SPOCK: Fascinating. You have an efficient intellect, superior physical skills and no emotional impediments. There are Vulcans who aspire all their lives to achieve what you've been given by design.
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