We’re not going to lie, we were troubled by Beth Greene’s (Emily Kinney) absence from The Walking Dead Season 4 finale, “A.” The youngest Greene sister was kidnapped by someone driving a black car with a white cross on the back in Season 4, Episode 13: “Alone” — and we haven’t seen or heard from her since.
Some have theorized that Beth could be roasting on the barbeque at Terminus, but thankfully comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman has effectively put the kibosh on that theory because it’s too predictable. “The Beth BBQ question is a big one. I've seen that a lot on Twitter,” he recently revealed. “When a theory is as prevalent as that one is, it's more than likely not true. If there ever was a storyline where we were going a different way and the audience seemed to be ahead of us to that point, it would be extremely unfortunate and I would certainly not feel too good about how well we're doing our jobs. Thankfully this doesn't seem to be the case.” In other words, we don’t think there’s any BBQed Beth in our future.
And if Beth’s not cooking (literally) that likely means that there’s more to her story, something that Robert confirmed to TheWalkingDead.com in a post-finale interview. “I don’t know! She got taken, she’s not back yet,” RK answered when asked where Beth was. Luckily for us, he went on to admit that her mysterious story is far from resolved. “I can say that Terminus has a lot of signs out there and it’s certainly possible that all kinds of different people out there could make their way to Terminus in some way, so maybe Beth shows up to Terminus in Season 5…maybe not. I think I can say that Beth’s story is not over. We’ll see her again, maybe in Season 5, maybe not.” Vague and open-ended, but we’ll take it!
We doubt Robert and Co. will go a full season without giving us a clue about Beth’s whereabouts, but we suppose one can never be too sure of anything with this motley crew. Do you think we’ll get to see Beth, wherever she may be, at the start of Season 5, or will we need to wait even longer to find out her fate? Tell us what you think might happen below!
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.