‘The Walking Dead': Why Daryl & Beth Hooking Up Would Be Totally Okay

Mon, March 10, 2014 12:00pm EST by 265 Comments 12,689 Article Views
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megan

Posted at 2:15 AM on December 6, 2014  

They have to be together.their so cute togethe.she sould some how come back to life and get together.

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Gia

Posted at 2:55 PM on November 24, 2014  

I think that though it is true there are not alot of people that Beth could be with, there are still other options! Like that guy (season 5 spoiler) the cops also took who she helped break out of where they were being held. He teams up with the group to get ger back and their reltionship definitely develop. Daryl+Carol is NOT a good combo. They are more comrads and friends with mutual respect than anything else and that should not change. As for Daryl, if he and Beth do not get together than I don’t know who he could be with….
+Beth was 16 in SEASON 2. She (in season 5) is19

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Gabi

Posted at 9:25 AM on November 18, 2014  

ew wtf beth isn’t 19 she’s 16. Daryl’s like mid 30s early 40s. I’m only 20 and I would never even THINK about getting involved with a 16 year old, apocalypse or not. Sorry but bethyl is so gross and inappropriate. Beth and Noah would be really cute together, and Daryl and Carol have a great bond and are much nearer in age. If Daryl seriously pursued Beth (which I seriously doubt he will) that would completely destroy his character’s credibility.

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MáPache

Posted at 4:05 PM on November 19, 2014  

Beth isn’t 16 … remember in the prision (season 3) Axel ask her how older is, and she said: im 17 – if you made a time line she can be 19 at this moment (obviously you dont put atention to the details) To me Darys has 35 – 37 You can not say that a love relationship between them can destroy the credibility of the characters. Also the relationship between Carol and Daryl is like a mother – son love. Daryl needs love, tender and hope things that Beth has a lot of, i agree she need grow up more but i can see a love in the air maybe in others season if they still survive

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Kai

Posted at 4:52 PM on November 4, 2014  

I can’t see Daryl and Carol being a pair. Yes, there is some pretend flirting, but Daryl treats it as such. PRETEND. They both have gone through too much abuse and traumatic events in their lives that they would just drag each other down.
I think Beth would be the best choice for a pairing for Daryl. She helps him open up about his feelings and he becomes more optimistic that there are still some good people left out there. Regardless of the age difference, I think Beth would be good for Daryl and make him see the good in the world.

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Amelia

Posted at 12:24 PM on November 3, 2014  

I think that the bethyl haters aka the caryl shippers are so viscious because they know that bethyl are right otherwise they wouldnt be throwing so many excuses such as daryl being a pedophile which is going way out of line.

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Sonja

Posted at 1:03 AM on November 3, 2014  

Daryl ran all night and day to catch up with that car, if that’s not love, I don’t know what it is.

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Jody

Posted at 11:00 PM on November 2, 2014  

I feel like it would be a terrible move to have Daryl and Beth be romantically involved. They have more of a brother sister chemistry in my opinion. People like to use the episode where they get drunk together as like a love brewing type thing but it reminds me more of when a younger sibling looks up to the older one trying to be cool and act like them. Like you have an older sibling that teaches you things and lets you get away with stuff but also trying to protect you and show them that they should be their own person and in an essentialy “don’t try and be like me, you shouldnt look up to me” kind of way. Besides, how Beth has lost everyone in her family except Maggie and Daryl lost his brother it is better that they have that family dynamic. And the age thing does bother me a bit sure she may be 28 IRL she is portrayed as an adolecent in the show. If there were to be a romance for Daryl, Carol makes the best sense. Just because their bond is so strong and it seems like they don’t have any feelingd besides friendship it seems more like the kind of relationship where you have strong feelingd but you try not to show it either to protect yourself or the other person or maybe just because repressing your feelins is essential for survival. And you actually do kind of get hints, catching them staring at each other and stuff even though it is very subtle.

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Iza

Posted at 2:36 AM on October 18, 2014  

On the Season 2 actually i don’t find any chemistry between Daryl and Carol, It feels that he only treats her as a family. But when it comes to Season 4 episode 1, when Daryl told Beth about what happened on her boyfriend, then Beth hugged him. I just said, “Oh, there is something on this two… you know” so I keep watching and then the group were separated Beth and Daryl is team up together.. I LOVE IT the BETHYL COUPLE. I hope there’s more interesting thing happen between them on the Season 5.

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Amy

Posted at 9:44 AM on October 15, 2014  

NOOOOOO!!! How else can I say it? Gross? Disgusting? Weird? Boring? All of those. These two don’t mesh, this isn’t porn. No interest whatsoever in seeing those two hook up. If they do, I’ll most likely stop watching. This is about survival, not sex! I’m sick of the Maggie/Glen saga too. Now that Herschel is gone, Maggie (with her horrific version of a southern accent-I’m from Texas- her accent is terrible, why hire a British woman to play a southern American) and Beth (with her annoying sub-par singing) are useless to the storyline. Kill them both off and bring in someone with more depth! The producers should be better at character development by now.

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LP

Posted at 12:02 AM on October 14, 2014  

I was absolutely turned off once I saw where they were trying to take the relationship between Daryl and Beth. It may be technically legal but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t seem weird and unnatural. The dynamic of the two screams father & daughter relationship, so as soon as they tried to make them have chemistry it felt uncomfortable watching it. Then, after that, it was honestly boring. Boring as all get out. Even my Guy was bored out of his mind waiting for the more interesting scenes to come back on. Even though she is an adult (BARELY) they have made her seem like a naive, young teen. She acts like one, thinks like one, and walks around with this wide eyed, confused look on her face. You would think she was 15 with how she is portrayed in this show, so they do make it SEEM uncomfortable to pair these two randomly out of nowhere when his interest before was Carol (who I also don’t really see him with) but talk about a swing in the other direction! I’m frankly tired of old dudes pairing with barely legal girls on TV. This isn’t a porn video for Pete’s sake. I could see Daryl with someone younger (25+), but not THAT young, and certainly not PORTRAYED as even younger than her age in the show. The fact that they have to keep pushing that she is an adult shows that people do NOT see her image as one, because they have made her that way in the show. I would like to see a woman with a womanly appeal attract Daryl. Not some girl that you could confuse with being 12 if you didn’t know. This completely ruins Daryl’s character as a MAN and makes him see like some typical jerk going for a girl barely even legal. They also further added the creep factor when immediately after their scene together, it showed another guy talking to Daryl about how “f***** up a girl must have him, and she must be a great piece of ***, and then he made a creep dig at it being “one of them young one’s” like he was talking about a little girl. Just NO, please keep their characters as him a PROTECTOR and “father like” figure to her like men that age SHOULD want to be to young girls who could be their daughter, and save the forty year old and eighteen year old relationships for the sucky college humor movies. Oh, and before anyone tries to argue with me. You’re not going to change my opinion. Lol. It’s mine and here to stay. I am a 24 year old and I am tired of seeing this over-kill pairing tactic in movies and on TV.

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Jane

Posted at 3:12 AM on October 12, 2014  

If you think about it, this pairing shouldn’t be that shocking, because in the comics, Andrea even hooks up with Dale. And that’s an even bigger age gap. But I think most of the fans find this pairing shocking because they almost look like a father-daughter to eachother.
I really don’t think it’s neccesary to see them having an actual Glenn-Maggie kind of relationship, but I’d love to see them simply care for eachother like they did in episode 12 and 13 of season 4.

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Celia

Posted at 4:50 AM on October 9, 2014  

The age is not an issue. Not in the zombie apocalypse, not in the normal world since that she is 18. Somebody asked Gimple in Twitter what Hersel would think if Beth and daryl had a child and he said that Hersel would be a proud grampa. Lauren said that Maggie would have not problem with Daryl and Beth in a relationship. Thats are the only opinions that matters.
Sorry, but I cant take the “pedophile´´ comment seriously because they almost allways ended saying “Daryl should be with Carol´´They are biased.
I understand that some people really dont like pairings with a big age gape, but for now, theres nothing sexual in their relationship. Even if they ended together, knowing Daryl you know that they arent going to be together only for the sex. Knowing Daryl you know that he will never take advance of her, or any other woman. If he only wanted sex, he would have got involved with Carol when she offered him the opportunity, back in season 3, or with some of the Woodbury women.

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Breanna

Posted at 3:06 AM on September 29, 2014  

Even though Beth took off (or was kidnapped, I’m hoping she didn’t just ditch Daryl), I’m rooting for them so hard! I thought the whole Caryl relationship would have been weird, personally, it just didn’t seem like they had any chemistry. Almost like Daryl thought of Carol as his mom or sister. It just didn’t click for me. But with Beth, OMG those two have chemistry!! I loved the episode that was focused on just them, it was sooo good. Yes, she’s young, but she’s still an adult. She’s at least 19 by now and can make her own decisions, and Daryl isn’t stupid. If he likes Beth, he’s definitely considering if HE thinks it’s appropriate. Either way, they have to be reunited in season 5, someway, somehow. We need an explanation to why Beth just disappeared that night.

So yes, Beth and Daryl 10000% in my book!

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hailee

Posted at 12:12 AM on September 7, 2014  

Omg on episodes 415-417 I was like there going to kiss bit they never did…. so upsetting:( I was so devestated .they need to kiss they need to b together they deserve to b together in that they both lost everything …….but each other… I would love to watch them spike it up that would b the best seaaon ever…..

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tim

Posted at 10:57 AM on July 29, 2014  

it’s not “statutory” rape…she’s not underage. She of legal consent. I really really think all the fuss is over caryl shippers and they are brutal. I hope the walk dead sinks that ship whether he hooks up with beth or not.

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Elle

Posted at 11:26 AM on July 30, 2014  

I agree! The Caryl shippers are vicious! Posting mean and hateful Twitter posts to EK and NR and tagging mean “pedophile” posts on Daryl. Hello! These are one: FICTIONAL characters and two: NOTHING physical has happened with them yet!! Chill the flip out!!!

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Violet

Posted at 7:35 AM on August 8, 2014  

Not to mention the fact that in order for Daryl to be a pedophile, Beth would have to be a child. Beth is 18 (possibly 19) on the show and the actress who plays her is 29 in real life. At 18, Beth could live on her own, be held responsible for debt, and get married without her parents’ consent in normal, non-zombie apocalyptic times. In the world of TWD, she’s definitly old enough to be with whomever she chooses. If that happens to be an older man, who cares? The human race is facing extinction and there are unspeakable horrors around every corner! Let people have a little happiness!

 
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kathy mitchell

Posted at 12:09 PM on July 27, 2014  

Hate to say the only reason I even watch it is for Norman, and I still fall a sleep or watch boondocks or he’s all over the internet so I can get my fill somewhere else it is so boring it’s just to much like a soap opera that the samething over and over, and my favorite movies are zoobie movies and I’m able to get threw them awake. I hope the writers realize give up on this and make a movie staring only Darrel and me would be great haha.. It still be better than this soap opera. :-\ sorry for the fans. Look who the fans are,,,and why, and what do they watch it for? Ask same to soap opera fans. ▶

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missy

Posted at 10:52 PM on July 9, 2014  

I think it was really smart of the writers to put them together. It’s clear that Daryl’s feelings for her aren’t sexual (yet). He really cares about her as an emotionally strong and caring person. By separating them, it gives them a chance to realize what they both really mean to each other. It was obvious Daryl was falling for her, but how does she feel about him? There is going to be a long, slow and angsty build-up before we get to see anything physical between them. Norman and Emily are doing a great job with this.. all those smoldering looks between them. So hot!

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Emma

Posted at 11:34 PM on July 9, 2014  

I agree with you Missy. Norman and Emily just LOOK great together and I’ve never seen better chemistry, sexual, platonic or otherwise with any other couple on this show. And that includes Glenn and Maggie!

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spiritmind

Posted at 5:56 PM on July 6, 2014  

go for it…….how else will the species survive. back in the day the married them off even younger

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gabby

Posted at 9:27 PM on June 7, 2014  

i think it should happen too.In zombie age the whole to old or too young thing doesnt exist.She cares for him and him for her everyone can see that.why not add a twist.so yeah they should it would give the show more mystery.

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Emma

Posted at 11:45 AM on May 25, 2014  

I think that there should be a daryl and beth relationship. I think that it be interesting to see what happens to there Characters and that age doesnt matter in TWD

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