‘The Walking Dead’ season 5: Speculation on finding Beth
The second half of season 4 of “The Walking Dead” showed Beth being kidnapped. Viewers were disappointed when no hints on who took her or why were revealed on the season finale. Some fans thought that she was dead while others had theories about Father Gabriel. Now that everyone knows Beth is alive, there are theories on whether she will be found or not. On Aug. 12, WetPaint posted a speculation on who might search for Beth Greene.
Last season, viewers saw all the characters separated after battle with the Governor. Maggie was determined to find Glenn and he didn’t give up on her either. Eventually they found one another and everything in the world was right again. But now that Beth has been taken, will she be found? Daryl tried to track her, but eventually gave up hope. If he couldn’t find her, will anyone be able to?
“The Walking Dead” season 5 trailer revealed that Beth is still alive, but not exactly in the best circumstances. She has been taken to an old hospital and has been told that she is part of a “system.” Things don’t look too pleasant there and at one point in the trailer, a female, dressed in a cop uniform slapped her across the face. Judging by the hardened look on Beth’s face, it seems that it probably wasn’t the first time she was mistreated.
When season 4 ended, Maggie didn’t even know that her sister was kidnapped. She is bound to find out in the first episode, though. Maggie and Daryl, along with several other members of Team Prison found themselves reunited at Terminus. The question of Beth’s whereabouts is sure to come up and Daryl will have to tell her what happened.
Maggie isn’t one to give up hope, though. She didn’t give up searching for Glenn even though Sasha told her that he was probably dead. She not only searched for Glenn, but left messages written in blood and told him to go to Terminus.
There were viewers who were confused why she spent so much time and energy looking for Glenn and not her sister. The two had been separated after Team Prison fled their “home.” Lauren Cohan addressed this at Comic-Con. Comicbook.com reported that Maggie’s reasoning was that she hoped Beth would be with Glenn. The last time Maggie saw Glenn was on the bus at the prison. Beth was supposed to get the children on the bus, but because of the events that took place, neither character was on the bus when it sped off from the prison. Cohan explained,
“I think that Glenn, along the line, has been established as this watcher and caretaker of a lot of people. He was taking the more dangerous missions for the good of the group and I think that what we’d hoped the audience would understand [is] that if she finds him, that he would be with her and he would somehow be protecting everybody that had been lost when we ran out of the prison, and definitely that it’s — you’ll see this year.”
Maggie is definitely going to want to search for Beth after they get out of Terminus. Chances are, Glenn will help her. But now the question is will they find Beth or will the imprisoned Greene escape? Emily Kinney said in an interview that she hopes someone saves Beth or that Beth will save herself.
From the trailer, it appears as if Beth is surviving and Daryl taught her a lot, too. “The Walking Dead” season 5 clip also shows her running from the hospital, so that is a clue that she might get away if they don’t catch her. Fans are speculating that she will at some point be reunited with the group. Her current situation is going to make her stronger, so don’t be surprised if she not only saves herself but also finds Team Prison on her own. Chances are she won’t be the emotional girl fans remember, but might just turn out to be a much stronger and more evolved character when the zombie series returns.
Do you think Maggie and Glenn will search for Beth? Do you think she will be saved or will Beth save herself? Fans will find out more when “The Walking Dead” season 5 premieres on AMC on Oct. 12.