In other messages, I'm still waiting for you to post
But yea, again the way I see it is simple.
1: The crew come across the syndicate ship, and for some reason decide to attack/board it. Either they destroy the thing, and scree and jabber end up escape podding out of there to be picked up, or come across the prisoners and break them free.
2: Scree and Jabber decide to try and escape (I dunno, Scree's natural curiosity and complete innocence convinces Jabber or something to try), end up stranded in a escape pod, where the ship comes across them.
Don't mind which one really