So I have some vacation time and got bored so I caught up on all 8 eps of the season so far today. Neegan is a cooler character than I gave him credit for but to be honest this entire season makes very little sense to me and the mid-season finale ended where the season should have started, by Rick's own admission. A ruler like Neegan terrorizes his own guys and rules by fear. You cut the head off that snake and you're in a better position than you were before. Carl sorta got it, I think his motivator was primarily revenge, but he somehow managed to fuck it up after just standing there pointing the rifle at Neegan. Rosita got it too but also managed to fuck it up because the writers hate their viewers. "But there are so many! The Saviors have the numbers and will win no matter what!" Then leave. Hit the road until you're far enough away from the threat. Like honestly, that character that keeps messing with Daryl got his face ironed and his wife banged? Who subjects themselves to that after having escaped?
Neegan's reactions also aren't consistent some of the time. Off the top of my head he killed Glenn simply because Daryl punched him in the face. But then he lets Carl off the hook after not only trying to kill him but successfully taking out 2 of his guys? Wat? We also never figured out wtf Daryl was doing with the giant A (presumably Alexandria?) on his shirt messing around with walkers on poles. I thought that whole point system option thing was going to be some gauntlet gladiator type game. Then Rosita gets pissed at her bf hiding guns and the first thing she does her next time out the gate it to get and hind a gun. Then after her talk with Gabriel who confronts her with the notion that she might not be the victim after she kills Neegan and she's ok with it, she looses it when it actually happens? I must be taking crazy pills.
I can guess at this point since they took the opportunity to show the colony of women as well as to introduce The Kingdom that Rick will now unite Hilltop, Alexandria and these other 2 towns against the Saviors. Eugene is useless as ever except now that he's actually going to become useful making ammo, he's going to become useful for Neegan...can't wait for that character to die. And Carol is still in la la land...a development arc that never really made sense for her character in the first place.