The Tables Are Turned
The whole "do something bad, then play the hero in order to win favor" is a clever move, but also a staple of any good TV schemer. USUALLY it works. But in the case of Pottinger, he saw right through Datak's attempt to "play hero" and get out of prison, and flat out denied him. Datak's reaction and Pottinger breezy dismissal was a two-fold dose of awesome.