I have no idea what the repeated montages of every single character flashing through Rick's mind was about. He knew what happened, he wouldn't imagine it "might" be Sasha, or Darryl or whomever. Naked time wasting that didn't serve the narrative at all. The same goes for Rick and Negans trip to the bridge for zombie time. Nothing there narratively. Zero. More time wasting.
From the show's perspective I figure it was two things: 1) He was living through what could happen
2) They shot a bunch of head bashings and only cut in the ones they used in edit so no one could walk off set and say who it was - spoiler free
"Vampire Bat" might be the stupidest line ever uttered on the show.
That was pretty bad. I thought he overplayed Negan in this episode, and that wasn't the only cringeworthy dialog either...
Other than gore porn, I have no idea what the lingering shot of the ruin of Glenn's head featuring popped out eyeball laying on the ground was about. We got it. He's dead and it was awful.
Ceaseless grimdark isn't going to fly for me. The rest of this season can't be what episode one was or it may be time to stop watching the show pretty quick. I'm not particularly interested in seeing the wings pulled off flies for the next few months.
Yeah, it wasn't enjoyable or compelling to me. I was already on the fence last season, I don't think I really care too much anymore...