It's like someone hands me an Apple and a Pear with sticky notes on them of which is which and I decide I take the Pear as an Apple because I interpreted the description that way.
It doesn't make any sense.
What you have left out is that the ending was in the air because of the development of certain features. Of course the writing had to be changed accordingly.
Also the battle against TIM was considered at a draft stage. It was "One of the plans on the drawing board".