Seconded. The dumbest and most wtf moment of the entire trilogy.
That’s actually the norm in tv shows. But where tv shows differ is that the writer(s) are the same whereas the writers changed between this new SW trilogy.
It may not have been a bad idea to keep a writer (or two) on from day one and have them oversee the story, while serving as producers as well to make sure the directors, if they really needed multiple, stay on path to serve that singular narrative. So for example if JJ Abrams didn’t want to direct Ep8, but Disney managed to convince him to write the script (with someone else directing) then at least there would be a consistency to the whole trilogy.