Beth's shocking death on The Walking Dead has caused fans to start a petition to bring her back.
Without a doubt, Sunday night's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead,
was depressing. Beth's death was intended to make audience member's cry for hours in their living rooms. But, it looks as though some fans are not ready to accept Beth's death and have even started a petition to bring Beth back!
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Read more: Walking Dead Producer Reveals Why Beth Had to Die
According to reports, a user on the petition website change.org has submitted a petition to bring back Beth Greene to The Walking Dead
with the hopes of reaching 10,000 signatures, and at the time of writing this article, they only need 374 more.
Here is what petition says:
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.
Was it too soon for Beth to die?
Beth was definitely a unique character in the bunch, especially for those who have struggled with mental illness. In addition, Beth could have had many more storylines, and could possibly have been a love interest to Daryl. But, according to the executive producer from The Walking Dead
, "Beth didn’t die because she was weak; Beth died because she was strong and that’s painful".
The petition also points out that "Beth was a symbol of hope that a lot of women could relate to." The Walking Dead has a wide range of characters that many of the audience members can emphasize with. Now, that she's gone will viewers stop watching?
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"We realize that the circumstances she dies in are irreverisble, but this is television. Anything is possible."
There is a possibility that producers will bring back Beth Green, especially with a petition with over 10,000 signatures. However, the likelihood of that happening is slim to none. That being said, it is interesting to note that the creator and one of the producers for The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman revealed that he was against killing Beth off in the TV series:
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