- Stoic Woobie: Timothy watched his family and everyone else on his ship die, is convinced that It's All My Fault, and his only coping mechanism with something so utterly horrible is to pretend he's an android, like Data, so he never has to deal with his feelings. The image of this traumatized little kid walking around doing a Data impression is simultaneously cute and terribly sad, and we don't exactly need Troi to tell us that this is not a good long-term solution for dealing with trauma. Sure enough, Timothy becomes Not So Stoic and starts ugly-crying in the ready room, because he's 100% convinced he unwittingly caused a massacre. Oh, Timothy.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Geordi mentions, just before the Enterprise enters the black cluster, that the Vico was specifically designed to withstand gravitational forces like those in the cluster. In retrospect, this idea would be a much better justification for the difficulties the crew has beaming to and scanning the Vico than the "emergency bulkheads are in place" explanation Data gives.
YMMV / Star Trek: The Next Generation S5E11 "Hero Worship"