I get the feeling that part of the finale was the difference between being "laid off" by Lucasfilm under Lucas and being "laid off" by Lucasfilm under Kathleen 'Disney' Kennedy. The Lucas era stuff talked about the seasonal growth and then lay offs as the projects ramped up and down. JW always pointed out that people were given six months pay and help in finding work at a new place (or just had money before being rehired by Lucas for the next project). Maybe even a regret that he wasn't laid off right before the Disney sale because he was probably just let go and cut off. Why else would he keep talking about who generous George was for something as dramatic as lay offs if not to be a contrast to Disney's approach. Somebody at Disney probably saw it coming (amongst other things). But that seemed to be foreshadowed big time.