Starfleet Command was uneasy with the tardigrade being on board the ship to begin with, so it makes sense they wouldn't raise much of a fuss over Ripper being released. As for Lorca, I imagine he likely took a pragmatic view of the matter. The tardigrade was dying anyway, so he'd lose access to it anyway. Now, though Stamets has tardigrade DNA in him, meaning he can still use the spore drive, which Lorca likely views as the best possible scenario under the circumstances. As are many of the FX shots in the first season. Actually, I find the swearing on Picard actually works reasonably well. The only reason the "sheer fucking hubris" line stands out is because it is a rather memorable phrase. Though a curious decision made on Picard regarding the profanity I noticed is that it's usually only the new characters who swear, everyone from TNG (or Voyager, in Seven's case) who's brought back does not swear, with the one exception being in season 2 when Picard snaps "I'm too old for your bullshit, Q." Which I interpret as their attempt rationalize the lack of swearing in the other shows, we just followed characters who tend to avoid profanity. Reminds me of Doctor Who producer Russell T Davies talking about the DW spinoff Torchwood, which was aimed at an adult audience and therefore was allowed to use profanity. But after the first season he decided to stop including swear words since, in his opinion hearing profanity on television was ultimately just a distraction, shining a spotlight on the fact that "this show is aimed at adults" and didn't add anything else.