enjoyed a hefty 34 episodes on The Walking Dead but the majority of her tenure
was spent as a secondary character playing the innocent young daughter of
Hershel. Her real character development and transition into a fan favourite
didn’t occur until the fall of the prison when she was cast into the wilderness
with Daryl as her only companion. Whisked away by the Grady Memorial
Hospital officers and off our television screens, fans clamored for
her return - only for her to reappear and meet her demise in a single episode.
Her abrupt death after being absent from the show brought
upon a great heart wrenching moment (especially for Daryl and Maggie) but
viewers were left wondering what more could have been done with Beth, had she
managed to walk out of Grady Memorial Hospital alive.
A storyline between Beth and Gabriel was begging to be
told. Having the strong Christian beliefs bestowed upon her by her father
questioned and challenged by Father Gabriel during his weaker moments would
have created an interesting dynamic for both characters and provided the show
with a unique story arc to tell.