Your eyes did not deceive you. Beth did, in fact, return to ‘The Walking Dead’ for a powerful episode — and she played a major role in [SPOILER]’s shocking death.
On the Feb. 8 episode of The Walking Dead, Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) made a pretty epic “comeback.” Well, sort of. As the group tried to move on from her untimely death, and even tried to find a new place to settle down, the beloved fan-favorite character returned to help [SPOILER] say his final goodbyes.
‘The Walking Dead’s Beth Returns With A Purpose
WARNING: EPISODE SPOILERS BELOW.
However, she made a very surprising and heartbreaking return on Feb. 8 — along with some other familiar faces.
When Tyreese got bit by Noah’s zombie brother on the winter premiere, he started seeing things. Well, not things. People.
Beth was just one of the many former characters that appeared courtesy of Tyreese’s hallucinations. The others? Mika and Lizzie, as well as Bob and, believe it or not, The Governor.
The episode itself strongly revolved around Tyreese’s death as blood gushed out of his arm in Noah’s brothers bedroom, but the return of those familiar faces — especially Beth’s — had a very powerful purpose.
It was no secret that Tyreese had been struggling with his inner demons ever since the Mika and Lizzie incident, and those demons appeared through his hallucinations as he faced death.
While the Governor berated Tyreese for not having the guts to be as brutal as he needed to be in this post-apocalyptic world, Beth played the guitar and sang to him while Mika and Lizzie told him that things were going to be better now.
Even though Beth’s bloody gunshot wound and cheek stitches were showing, she appeared in an angelic-like state to sooth Tyreese as he suffered.
Tyreese’s Death Proves There’s Life After Zombie Bites
For five seasons we’ve been watching people die on The Walking Dead and the only thing that comes after that is a walker, unless, of course, someone else is around to take care of the necessary head wound that can prevent it.
For the first time, The Walking Dead gave us a real glimpse of what comes after for the victims of the post-apocalyptic world, especially if they are one of the “good guys” like Tyreese was.
While Rick frantically tried to get Tyreese back to camp after letting Michonne chop off his arm, it was no use.
Instead of seeing Rick driving the truck, Tyreese saw Beth, and she looked beautiful. Her wounds were gone, and she was once again telling Tyreese that everything was going to be okay.
In the passenger seat was Bob, looking better than ever, and next to Tyreese in the back were Mika and Lizzie who were no longer covered in blood.
In that moment, it was obvious that Tyreese wasn’t going to survive even after having his arm chopped off.
Suddenly, Beth’s presence took on a much bigger meaning. Not only had she helped soothe Tyreese in a time of need, but now she was there to help him move on from this life of brutality, chaos, and loss.
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— Lauren Cox