So after a huge build up about the death of a major character in The Walking Dead season five was anyone really surprised that the show would be moving on and saying so long to Emily Kinney as Beth? Hints began back in season four when Beth was taken from Daryl after she gets out of the creepy walking dead filled funeral home in episode 13, Alone, her fate has been in question. Once season five started, it was revealed that she was in a hospital being held captive by the mentally screwed up Officer Dawn. Although to be honest, it looked like the girl was in danger of being beaten to death by the violence prone cop in charge before she was finally dispatched with a bullet to the head after stabbing Lerner with a pair of scissors in Sunday’s episode.
The Walking Dead midseason finale felt like a 1950s song title, “Hello Eugene, Goodbye Beth.” While not as catchy as “Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart,” the idea is the same, Eugene showing up, albeit still unconscious or asleep, and Beth getting taken out at the episode’s end equalled loss of heart. As in broken. The wails of grief could be witnessed on Twitter as fans of the show all expressed their dismay that Maggie Greene’s younger sister was shot through the head after the tense trade off in the hospital corridor.
Season four, episode two of The Walking Dead could have been titled please do not feed the walkers. In the season premiere of season four, the amount of walkers surrounding the prison where Rick and the survivors decided to stay had increased. Not only had they increased but they were gathered around the fence in droves.
The Walking Dead season 4 starts tonight and fans cannot wait to see where the show is headed next. Walkers are still, mindlessly and resolutely, searching for food and survivors. The amount of survivors fluctuates, rising briefly, then dropping off as the newest members get bitten or eaten.