Peak Annunziataface.

Jarvis makes an even better Gendo than HR does.

The Admiral’s plan had many flaws. The biggest was that he never even tried to reckon with why Syr’Nj had been given a voice and influence in the Hall of Houses. It wasn’t like the others had just forgotten that non-humans were inferior and needed to be reminded. Racism can sometimes outweigh good sense, but not often when the need is urgent; even Nazi Germany made nice with nations of “racial inferiors” when war made that necessary.

But in order to come to grips with how necessary B’ial Vezk is, he’d have to face how much his beloved navy was diminishing in importance. Real importance, not just perceived importance. And there’s no way he’d ever be able to do that.