ByAmy Martin, writer at
Amy Martin


If you've kept up to date with The Walking Dead, you'll well and truly know that main character Beth Greene met an unfortunately and grizzly end in the recent mid-season finale. What you've also likely heard is that there has been a petition started to 'Bring Back Beth', which has received over 50,000 signatures so far..... and I think it's a little ridiculous.

From the petition:

Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) was killed off in the mid-season finale in season 5 of The Walking Dead. Her death was far too soon and the writers threw away the potential of a perfectly good character. Her story wasn't over. Emily Kinney and her character don't deserve this. There was so much more to be done with her character and they chose to kill her in a disgusting, unsatisfying death that caused more anger and disappointment than shock and mourning. Beth was a symbol of hope that a lot of women could relate to and see themselves in (especially self-harmers who saw her as someone who overcame their suicidal/depressive feelings). By sloppily killing her it just shows that she was used to further a man's (Daryl's) story line. We realize that the circumstances she dies in are irreversible, but this is television. Anything is possible. By signing this petition you can at least show your support for Beth. Let's show Emily Kinney how much we love her and want her back.

Okay, they realize that the 'circumstances she dies in are irreversible', and they've also made some fair, reasonable points - such as Beth's death just being used to further Daryl's story line, and yeah, I could agree with that to some degree.

However, the problem I have with this petition is that as we all know, death is irreversible, especially when you get a bullet through your skull. The Walking Dead isn't a cartoon, so how the heck would the show producers bring her back anyway? Would they do the cheesy 80's plot of "it was the evil twin that died?", god I hope not.

It was suggested that she was brought back through either memories/flashbacks, or as a 'ghost' - just like how Lori was. In my opinion - flashbacks/memories (most likely Maggie's) cool, fine. As a ghost? Yeahhhhnahhh, been there, done that, and it was bloody annoying to have Lori turning up all over the place for no apparent reason.

What do you think about the idea of bringing Beth back to [The Walking Dead](series:201193)? Did you sign the petition, or do you find it plain ridiculous? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below!


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