Tom Riley wrote:
Even if it was weeks later, the time jumped by with no explanation, not even a mention. It was a sudden and abrupt, "oh wait it's all cool! End." It flows so badly in the final minutes.
I understand what you are saying. There wasn't a 'blunt' mention of time passage. But there are subtle things to suggest that time has passed. The children arrive from the same turbo shaft that the accident occurred in, and they have had enough time to make Picard a plaque. Also, the Bridge is pristine, and Picard does't show as much as a limp (a broken bone can be mended instantly, but will be sore for a few days: mentioned in a couple of eps