**SPOILER ALERT** Contains info and or spoiler alerts on the episode Cause and Effect for those of you who havent seen this episode yet . Its the one with Kelsey Grammar where the crew get stuck in a time loop
Let me explain. This episode is about the crew stuck in a time loop along with another ship. They manage to stop the loop by avoiding the ship. That might explain the Enterprise escaping the loop because everytime they collide the loop starts over and the last time they avoid colliding ,thus breaking the time loop.. Fine the loop ends. But the other ship manages to escape too (Kelsey Grammars ship). Okay this is the confusing part before the Enterprise came what was keeping Grammars ship in the loop if seemingly the act of not crashing with the Enterprise got them out too. But what was keeping them in the loop before Picard's and the crew got into the fray. Were they just appearing like they did and then disappear interacting with nothing else for 50 or so years then only recently with Picards ship for about three weeks. What I mean to say if Picard and crew were reliving the same day and starting over when their ships explode how were Kelseys crew reliving the same day,What was the catalyst for their loop to end and then start over. How did their day end and then start over. I find it confusing. I want to say its a plot hole or mistake but surely not . Its too obvious to be jsut a plot hole so im just going to stick with confused. CAn anybody explain this to me.