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Originally Posted by wco81
They were always going to have these "character" episodes because they were always going to have Negan be more than a one-season villain.
It's the same shtick that Lindelof and other Lost producers were pulling, to pad out seasons until they reached their target. So a lot of backstories over and over again.
If they decided to go to all-out war right away, instead of having each character deliberate on whether they're going to fight -- like they have a choice -- they could dispatch the Saviors story in a few episodes.
But they want to milk it so that is why we have this mess.
When they finally defeat Negan and the Saviors, what's the next villain, El Presidente?
Wash, rinse and repeat.
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