While that could be the case. Drowtales back then (Before the time skip) Is differnt then it has been since the crew got cut down. All I can think of is, the ending will be a disappointment. Some of the things the post time skip was building up was kinda meh. Like the owls, who kinda didn't succeed at anything then scratching the paint job on Snads ship.
I think they did more then that.