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Throughout TNG, we are told that Data is unable to use contractions, he cannot say "can't", or for that matter "don't", "couldn't", "I've", etc. In the S3 episode, the Offspring, Data says that the usage of contractions is beyond his programming, and in the S1 episode Datalore, we discover that there are only really two differences between Data and his insane and unstable predecessor, Lore: Lore can feel emotion and use contractions, Data cannot do either of those. Logically, we can infer it's likely that the problems within Lore are based on a physical issue within his positronic net, a design flaw that could not be fixed without drastic redesign, and so some intertwined network of nodes which governed both the basest emotions and the ability to take linguistic shortcuts had to be removed, intended to be replaced by an addon emotion chip that can be shoved inside Data's brain like an N64 rumblepack. Maybe with so activity in that region of the neural net, it caused an issue with induction that caused short circuiting or unexpected thermal anomalies in the sensitive machinery of the android mind, who knows? The point is Data was mentally neutered in a fasion, to avoid the flaws of his predecessor(s), and he COULD NOT use contractions.
And yet, at the end of the episode Datalore, after having reinforced that Data cannot use contractions while Lore can, the following happens after the character we are told is Lore is beamed into space (OBSERVE THE RELATED PICTURE)
Data was beamed into space, and floated there for more than a year. Data was picked up by Pakleds and cruised around with them for a year or so. Between the radiation of interstellar space and the possibility the Pakleds tinkered with him, Data lost his mind.
Lore, meanwhile, remained on the Enterprise, taking Data's place, and only occassionally slipping up in his use of contractions.. and of course, there's the episode where "Data" almost commits murder, and then lies about it. For Data, this is impossible.. for Lore, this is not.
And so, once you see that Data and Lore switched places, you cannot unsee it. And the end of Nemesis is less sad/bittersweet, less a ripoff of the TOS movies, and more terrifying, like the premise for a horror movie where this insane serial killer robot's mind is inside a more retarded version of himself just biding his time and pretending to be retarded until the time is right...