i've been doing a blu ray rewatch of TNG straight through, and up last night was "hero worship." the ending stuck with me. timothy is the one who provides data with the information he needs to save the enterprise. it's sort of a chinese finger cuffs situation—the more power they apply to the shields, the more the shockwave amplifies which is threatening the ship. timothy remembers that the vico, the ship from which he is the lone survivor, was destroyed in the same way, and data tells picard to lower the shields, saving the enterprise from destruction. after everyone is safe, is timothy acknowledged for his role in saving the ship? no. is he even thanked by picard or data or anyone else? nope. he's just dropped off back at his classroom / daycare to brood about having emotions again and not being an android. sucks to be timothy.