One thing bugged me about the episode. In the final loop, Data comprehends the "3", and has enough time to figure it out and depressurize the shuttlebay.
The tractor beam would have already been on for several seconds (you can even hear Worf's panel). The other loops show that by the time the tractor beam activates, the Bozeman is already mere feet from the Enterprise.
When we see the Enterprise push away from the Bozeman's path, we see the tractor beam never activated.