Re: So I'm Watching "Chains of Command"
R. Star wrote:
If Riker wasn't being so selfish he'd have gone to Jellico himself to volunteer when he by his own words heard Jellico had been talking to every pilot on the ship. I personally think Jellico did the whole "drop the ranks" thing just so he could give Riker the opportunity to get everything off his chest before he flew that mission.
Which is precisely why I think Riker was in the wrong during that particular discussion. He could have offered an olive branch but instead made Jellico come to him (after talking to LaForge) rather than the opposite. I wish there had been an after-action scene in which Picard reminded Riker of his place. His behavior throughout the episode was inappropriate.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again