Quote:It is a lawless world and they have had more then enough exposure to evil humans, The Governor and Terminus being big examples.
Quote:So they feel the Hillop people need to be helped and Hilltop in turn would give them supplies.
Quote:The problem was the lack of overall intell on the Saviors. What they attacked appeared to be more of an outpost then a main base. Then they got spotted and had to deal with the hostage takers.
Quote:The Saviors I suspect knew of Alexandria or swiftly found out after the attack.
Quote:The Saviors are gangsters extorting and killing as they please and they do not listen to reason. That group that intercepted Daryl, Abraham and Sasha were going to kill them if Daryl didn't end them with a missile. (LOVE that scene!)
Quote:So now they have to live under the "peace of the gun" as it were and keep paying protection money as it were to stay alive.
Quote:Rick must unite with Hilltop, the Kingdom and any other communities and form an army to take down the Saviors. They need numbers and they need intel to form a plan.
They need to get a spy in Negan's group, or follow them back to their base (put a tracker in with the offerings they give them).
Or they need to poison the food they give Negan in such a way that it won't be detected. Like how the white men gave Indians blankets that made them sick.
And like you said they need to send small teams of one or two guys to other colonies to get the ball rolling on some sort of secret resistance.
Poisoning any food they give them is a good idea except:
1. They may force Rick's crew to taste test any food they give them
2. The food may go into storage for awhile
3. If the food is consumed right away then Rick and crew must attack while the Saviors are downed, which would require some seriously good timing and communications.
For now they need to play along and get allies and intel.