Originally Posted by horatio
Briar Patch, communication are down. Furthermore Picard doesn't wanna home phone (he is not fu*king ET
) as the Council is behind Dougherty. He has to turn rogue which is the point of the story, that he has to abandon his career in order to stand up for Federation principles.
But, and this is valid criticism, it is of course a fake sacrifice. But then again so is Spock's in TWOK, the show has to go on.
His plan was to protect the people on the planet long enough for Enterprise to get out of the patch and radio home to the Federation. That's my point. Call the Federation and all will work out. It's a cop out.