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LAL: I am functioning within normal... I am fine, thank you.
Data: Guinan, Lal needs to observe human behaviour.
Guinan: She's in the right place for it.
Data: And for this opportunity, she is willing to provide services to assist you.
LAL: Father says I would learn a great deal from working with someone as old as you.
GUINAN: You're hired. The most important part about working some place like this is the art of listening. I have some expertise, so I shall teach you.
DATA: That would be most beneficial.
LAL: I've been programmed with a listing of fourteen hundred and twelve known beverages.
GUINAN: What did you say?
Lal: I've been programmed with a listing of fourteen hundred
Data: You have used a verbal contraction.
GUINAN: You said "I've" instead of "I have."
Data: It is a skill my programme has never mastered.
LAL : Then I will desist.
Data: No. You have exceeded my abilities. I do not object, but I do not understand how this has occurred.
PICARD [OC]: Picard to Commander Data. Please report to my Ready room.
Data: Aye, sir.
Data: I am certain the Admiral is anxious to meet Lal. I have been sending him regular status reports on her development.
PICARD: His visit is not just an inspection of Lal's progress. He has expressed a concern for her environment.
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