This is a short story which follows Exit strategy, from the point of view of Doctor Mensah.
Who wouldn't love Dr Mensah ? I don't love her as much as the Murderbot but still, she's a wonderful human being. Her world is something terrible that ours might well be turning into quicker than we would wish it, but she stands for human values... and for half bots/half humans to be recognized as sentient. She's also having a hard time recovering from her recent experiences.
This story is told from her point of view this time, which allows us to see the Murderbot from the outside, which is good. We learn that there is a possibility for SecUnits to have a change of status, but what will really happen ?... I'll see that next month, reading Network effect, the next novel in the series. Fortunately, the end of this month isn't far so I won't have to wait too long !
"She knows SecUnit is not so much taunting her with its abilities as refusing to pretend to be anything other than it is."