I still think there is a chance Ryland is a double agent under orders to not release himself no matter the consequences. He even asks Cre “is that an order?” Was that code for “are you changing the plan?”
Either way I don’t think Cre is being honest with us. She might be working for Bangar all along. Rytlock and the commander wonder out loud more than once how Bangar keeps outsmarting them and gaining ground.