Captain Archer orders the crew of Enterprise to save a Xindi-Insectoid hatchery.Captain Archer orders the crew of Enterprise to save a Xindi-Insectoid hatchery.Captain Archer orders the crew of Enterprise to save a Xindi-Insectoid hatchery.
Because Dr. Phlox has the authority to order Captain Archer to sick bay, it seems strange that the concerned party chose to mutiny rather than exercising that provision.
However, Dr Phlox tried to quote Starfleet Regulation 104 section C, giving him authority to medically relieve Archer as unfit for duty. However, Archer threatens both Phlox and Trip with "confined to quarters" and they leave. Now they have no other option but to mutiny.
Captain Jonathan Archer: My great-grandfather was in North Africa during the Eugenics Wars. His battalion was evacuating civilians from a war zone when they came under attack. There was a school full of children directly between them and the enemy. If his men had returned fire, they might have hit it. So he called the commander on the other side, got him to agree to hold his fire long enough to evacuate the school. There are rules, Trip - even in war.