The Enterprise rescues a small group Talerian adolescents, all wearing uniforms. They were on a training mission and one of them, Jono, turns out to be human. A medical scan reveals several healed injuries leading Dr. Crusher to believe Jono may have been abused. Data identifies the boy as Jeremiah Rossa, grandson of Federation Admiral Connaught Rossa. His parents were killed when the Talerians attacked their colony and the boy was apparently taken prisoner. Although a human, the boy has been fully assimilated into the warlike and highly patriarchal Talerian culture. When the Talerian Captain Endar, who claims Jono as is son, demands the boy's return, Picard refuses. Written by
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Data clearly checks his cards when playing the card game. As an android, he would not need to check what cards he has - they would be committed to memory. He could, of course, be 'mimicking' human behaviour. In reality he was checking so that viewers at home could see his hand. See more
[Endar has implied a retaliatory strike, should Picard refuse to return Jono to him
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Are you saying that you're willing to go to war over this boy?
Would you not, for your only son?
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