Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Beth Greene Stands in the Woods on The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 10: “Inmates”

To be perfectly honest, we’ve never really thought much of Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) on The Walking Dead. Sure she was a great babysitter for baby Judith and the fact that she had a gorgeous voice didn’t hurt, but was she really and indispensable member of Team Prison? Probably not.

However, according to Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Beth will prove her worth in a major way in this Sunday’s Season 4, Episode 12: “Still.” Norman talked to HuffPost Live earlier today, February 27, and when one fan asked if Daryl still has hope after The Governor’s (David Morrissey) bloodbath, he gave major props to Beth. “He needs to be pushed in a hopeful direction, he’s not a positive person,” Norman started off. “I will say that the episode that’s playing this Sunday answers a lot of those questions. The character that Emily plays (Beth) is such a candle in the darkness for him and she brings that out in him again, she gives him hope in a way.”

Norman also said that he’s “most proud” of the upcoming March 2 installment and singled his co-star Emily out for her great work, noting, “It came out great, they did such a good job with it and Emily’s so good in it.”

He couldn’t dish on anything specific (what else is new?!) but it does sound like Daryl ends the episode in a better headspace than where we’ve seen him  in the past. Norman points out, “That sort of hope is something he needs to find through other people and I think he starts off that episode in a really dark place, he basically just growls at her [Beth] for the first 20 minutes of that show. She becomes that light at the end of the tunnel.”

If Beth is truly able to bring Daryl out of his somber place and help him get back to the man we know and love, than we’re eternally grateful to her.

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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Source: HuffPost Live