We’re only 4 days out since the finale of Season 4 of The Walking Dead and the speculations regarding Season 5 are already in full bloom. But I think I’m doing a public service to everyone by reporting this news – Beth will not be Terminus barbeque when the series returns for its fifth season in October 2014.
Here’s what Robert Kirkman had to say about the theory:
“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 regards to Beth’s whereabouts, he goes on to say:
“I don’t know! She got taken, she’s not back yet… 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.”
Now that Kirkman has weighed in on this, can this argument finally be settled so we don’t have to listen to this theory for the next 7 months?
If Emily Kinney (Beth) is not, in fact, going to be cannibal BBQ, is it safe to say she might play a much larger role in Season 5? One can only speculate what role that will be, but for now we’re going to leave it be. We’re sure whatever role she plays will be very instrumental to the plot. For the time being, we’re just too tired to speculate.
If you can’t help yourself from theorizing, feel free to sound off with your Beth speculations in the comments section below.
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