On the odd chance anyone but me or a Z watches this - did you see that coming? I totally did not see this coming.
From reading reaction elsewhere, I understand CBS was airing some sort of teaser ad that hinted in this direction (I never actually saw it, or I saw it and it made no impact.) What a blindside to end the season.
If there's an improvement to be made, they really should've ended the episode two minutes earlier, with everyone reacting to the ending, rather than try and go with the happy drinking family final scene.
I thought the build to the appearance of Negan worked well. He's such a charismatic character in the comic that I was hotly anticipating his arrival to give the show a much needed injection of excitement.