You literally can't justify it any other way. There have been many, many shows in the past decade with fantastic character progression and enticing main characters, as well as plot arcs and lovable nemeses. This stopped being one of those shows.
They had no idea what to do with Finn's arc, so they just made him a punching bag, with no resolution. This fostered resentment of him, so they do it again out of misplaced sense of writing justice, and the vicious cycle continues.>Hurr durr, you're just salty because fascist loves apathetic fool
Nope, honestly think Finn can do better even when I try to give a shit about shipping. You can sum up Finn's arc when his rapist gets a happy ending with an autistic fruit, and he gets the ACTUAL LABRADOR ENDING FROM LOST.
It's becoming a common trend, of writers failing to give a shit about characters, failing to resolve a single plot thread, or just refusing to do either for paranoia they'll fuck it up.>Moffat attempting to ruin a legion of careers, in multiple shows, with nonsensical plotlines and barely disguised grudges for their more talented predecessor>Bryan and Michael refusing to write an overarching plot for Korra after S1 out of sheer spite, and then hastily pretending that they did all along in S4>Chibnall being so scared of fucking up as badly as his predecessor that he's stated he's refusing to do story arcs, the thing that made nuWho (Davies) better than the original series>Writers of OITNB being unable to cast their MC as anything but a spoiled yuppie, so they just trash her>Time travel and Resistance fucking up the animated star wars series>People forgetting how to write Morales, so they just have him nick Peter Parker's life a la Single White Female>The weakest cast member of the new X men is the focal point of the new film
The only comfort is that after the initial ill deserved praise, these writers are just forgotten. Not reviled, not sainted, just gone.