Vicki: Uh-oh. She's had a shock...the telltales in her armor tell me...back to the only 'mother' I've ever known....Vicki: Pulserate up, eyes dilated---this is shock, but not physical shock---some kind of emotional or intellectual shock---something unpleasantly shocking happened to you, in your imagination...

Vicki: Y'know, in a way I resented you...I always got he feeling I didn't pass the Turing test with you...that you could tell me apart from a conscious if, in your eyes, I really wasn't a person.Vicki: I guess it's only natural for 'daughters' to resent their 'mothers' a little...but like a real daughter, I would hate to lose're the only 'mother' I have.

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