Scene 2.3 Picard and the Vulcan ambassador are having a private conversation aboard the Vulcan ship. The admiral is upset and is letting the ambassador know this. Picard: For a race that prides itself on it's ability to use reasoning this move makes no sense. It would be better for the quadrant if Vulcan remained a part of the council. You know the Romulans far too well. Ambassador: We cannot sit at the same table with them. I am sure you are aware of our people's history. Picard: If you don't want the Romulans to exert further control over the region than it would be best to stay. Let them you know you are watching them. Ambassador: Not to worry about that Admiral, be assured we will be watching whatever our decision. But maybe there is a way we could come to an agreement. If perhaps Federation head-quarters were moved from Earth to Vulcan, then maybe we could reconsider our recent, hasty decision. Picard getting upset: Ah. And there it is. I knew there had be reason for this foolish decision. It doesn't surprise me though that Vulcan would act this way however. And if The Federation won't move then what? Will you start spying on us like you did with the Andorians? Ambassador: That is far in the past Admiral. A different time with different politics. That was a mistake that will not be repeated. Picard unconvinced: Well we shall see.