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Petition to bring Beth back to The Walking Dead. No, seriously

December 11th, 2014 by Marc 1 Comment

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This is just, well, stupid, really. Are these guys serious?!


After the death of Beth Greene in the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead it seems that a group of people – who believe she was killed only to forward the story of Daryl Dixon – have decided to start a petition to bring her back.

Em, what?!

I’m shocked at the reaction to Beth’s death as, personally, it did very little in the way of shocking me, so this is sort of lost on me, but hey, fans are fans…

So far almost 40,000 fans have petitioned AMC to bring the character back. Now, ordinarily in a series about zombies it might not be a stretch to bring her back, but we doubt it’s what they want.

We would say that they obviously on’t watch the show much or they’d know that everyone is a target… but where’s the fun in that?

Here’s the full 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, unsatifying death that caused more anger and dissapointment 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) storyline. We realize that the circumstances she dies in are irreverisble, 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.
Emily Kinney’s character was not a fan favorite for the first couple of years that she was around, but in Seasons Four and Five, she had gained a staunch following, not least of all because there was a group of “shippers” who hoped to see her end up with Daryl Dixon. When the pair were separated last season, “Where is Beth?” became one of the show’s biggest ongoing questions.

And you can sign it here


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….