The Walking Dead: 10 New Year resolutions for The Saviors

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8. Deal With Worker Tensions

Rick’s walker herd attack on The Sanctuary showed that there are some cracks in Negan’s tightly controlled ship. When Negan was pinned down inside the trailer with Father Gabriel there was almost a worker revolution after less than two days of having to ration supplies.

That incident showed that there is a fault line of tension between The Saviors and the workers. If Negan is killed or taken prisoner the remaining Saviors are going to need to deal with that tension and make sure that all the workers are on board with the new leadership or else everything that Negan built will crumble.

The Saviors should take some notes from history about what can happen when the workers revolt. It almost never ends well, no matter how much fighting prowess the group in charge has. Anyone that takes over will have to make peace with the workers and make sure that they are holding up their end of the deal and providing safety and security for the workers.

Could anyone rule The Sanctuary as well as Negan? Maybe, but definitely not without the support of the workers. Defusing the tension between The Saviors and the workers is something that needs to happen sooner rather than later in the upcoming year.