I know it's Maggie and all, but just once I'd like to see these people upon hearing that another group is being chased/tormented/extorted/what have you by a niche group of crazies go "You know what? Best of luck to you but we're going to take a pass on this. Alexandria and each of the surrounding communities has been burned down/overrun/walls knocked in oh, three or four times now. We're tired." As it is, this is apparently yet another group in a mostly depopulated world where there's strength in numbers that nevertheless apparently has nothing better to do than hunt people in the woods.
I'd say this is very much a "Look, we threw something new together in the time of covid. Beggars can't be choosers" kind of return except for the reality that it really isn't any goofier than a usual return. Exploding tree/blanket person for everyone with nary a drop on any of them.