So I got through the "Disarming Diplomats" chapter, and moved on to "Conference Conflicts." I enter, and Admiral Trem tells me to sit down so we can get started. I go to the seat next to him, position myself on the chair, and sit (using the sit (chair) emote).
He just continues to tell me to take a seat.
I've tried every seat on that side of the table, I've tried standing right next to the admiral... I've done everything short of jumping up on the table and doing a disco dance.
Is this a bug, or is there something special about this that I'm missing?