Re: So I'm Watching "Chains of Command"
Riker really was an ass in that scene, right up to the end with that smug look on his face and the "you're welcome" back shot as Jellico was leaving. And really ... there's "no joy" ? You're on the brink of war, Commander. STFU. Jellico should have ordered his ass to do it instead of asking.
I don't know if it was the intention of the writers to make Jellico look like the "bad guy" and Riker the "good guy" but in my opinion, in the end, Jellico gets more points from me.
"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."