Data builds a daughter! She is awesome, and they bond as a parent/child relationship, so of course some asshole from Star Fleet thinks the best thing ever would be to separate them and study Lal somewhere far away from Data. Admiral Haftel is insistent, and this drives Lal to emotion – she is petrified. Without the circuitry to correctly process it, she goes catatonic, and Admiral Haftel attempts to help Data to repair the damage.
“She… she won’t survive much longer. There was nothing anyone could have done. We’d repolarize one pathway and another would collapse. And then another. His… hands were moving faster than I could see, trying to stay ahead of each breakdown. He refused to give up. He was remarkable. Just… wasn’t meant to be.”
IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE BECAUSE YOU LITERALLY SCARED HER TO DEATH, YOU FAT FUCK. YOU KILLED HER. YOU.