Where in “The Walking Dead” universe is Beth Greene? Hershel’s youngest daughter went missing in episode 13 of Season 4 and never resurfaced. But don’t fret. Beth (played by Emily Kinney) took to Instagram to tease fans about her return to the hit AMC series.
“Stopped by #TWD writers room today,” Kinney posted along with a photo. “#strikeapose #newalbumcover.”
“TWD,” of course, stands for “The Walking Dead,” and the “new album cover” is a reference to her musical career. Kinney can be seen posing with “Walking Dead” showrunner, Scott Gimple (far right), and four of the show’s writers who put on their best serious faces.
After Kinney’s Instagram post, fans immediately started asking the 28-year-old actress questions, such as, Is Beth still alive? (Speculation says she died in Season 4.) But “Walking Dead” fans will remember that the show didn’t clear up Beth’s storyline at the end of last season.
The last time viewers saw Beth, she was bonding with Daryl, at their new funeral home safe haven, when the building suddenly became overrun by walkers. In an attempt to save Beth, Daryl told her to run, while he tried to fight some off. But unfortunately, Daryl couldn’t clear the house and was forced to run outside after her. Only, he didn't find her outside. Instead, the crossbow-wielding survivor found her bag abandoned on the ground, and a car speeding off. Daryl tried to chase after the car on foot but couldn’t catch up.
When a Season 4 finale poster featuring Beth surfaced, “Walking Dead” fans thought that the pair might be reunited. But the missing teen was only featured in a flashback to the prison. Still, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about her fate.
After Rick and the rest of the survivors arrived at Terminus, many viewers began to speculate that Beth was locked up in one of the train cars, just like Maggie, Glenn, and the others. When the cameras panned over an area full of skeletal remains, many feared that Beth had become the first victim of the suspected cannibals.
Fortunately, “Walking Dead” creator, Robert Kirkman, squashed those pesky “Beth barbeque” rumors.
“I’ve seen that a lot on Twitter,” he dished to TV Guide. “When a theory is as prevalent as that one is, it’s more than likely not true. If there ever was a story line 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 not feel too good about how well we’re doing our jobs. Thankfully this doesn’t seem to be the case.”
Season 5 of "The Walking Dead" will air on AMC in October 2014. Are you happy that Emily Kinney met with “The Walking Dead” writers? What do you think happened to Beth? Let us know in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.