Re: Can Data only receive order from Riker (& up) ?
Troi deferred to O'Brien and Ro because of their experience in such matters, but when all was said and done during that crisis, she was still in command. Both O'Brien and Ro still followed her orders and her authority until the crisis was over.
"You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can't do what we do and they hate us for it."