Well said Fluids, I definitely agree with all of your points.
I give this episode a 40 out of 100.
This episode felt like a broken record. One single note on constant repeat for the entire episode. This episode's only focus was to cement that Negan was evil, something the show has already done enough of in the season premier. That makes this entire episode pointless and a general waste of time.
This episode had hardly any content and was boring, yet it was apparently necessary to make this episode half an hour longer. All that did was make me annoyed that I had wasted more of my time watching garbage.
The only enjoyable aspect of this episode was Negan at times. He had some good lines and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is doing a fantastic job of portraying him still.
However, there was way too much Negan in this episode. Negan was present for about 80% of the episode which really wasn't needed; he was the main focus. This was the wrong way to approach this episode. This episode should be focussed on everybody trying to adjust to their new lives, but instead it focussed on Negan doing more bad stuff and being bad.
I was annoyed by Rick giving up Michonne's gun. I buy that he's terrified by Negan, but Rick definitely should be taking some precaution.
Why didn't the Alexandrians destroy their inventory list? That would have fixed a lot of their problems in this episode. They surely would have had enough time to do so, since they had enough time to fake Maggie's death.
-Dwight is back to being a bad guy in this episode. I don't like that, since he came off so well in the last episode as a deeper character.
-I really don't like the new Rick. I was more on Spencer's side than Rick's in this episode, and that's saying something.
-Father Gabriel's first meeting with Negan was pretty funny.
-Negan threatening Olivia was hollow since I hardly know who Olivia is, never mind caring about her fate.
-Rosita is finally doing something important. It only took her 3 seasons to get there.
-Carl's hair is disgusting. Please get that cut because it's all I can think about while he's on screen.
This episode was a mess. The Walking Dead needs to pick up the pace this season desperately.