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|Occupation||Assumed School Student/Farm Hand|
|Relations||Hershel Greene (Father)|
Annette Greene (Late Mother)
Maggie Greene (Half-Sister)
Shawn Greene (Late Half-Brother)
Jimmy (Late Boyfriend)
Glenn Rhee (Future Brother-in-law)
|Series lifespan||"Bloodletting" to present|
|Beth Greene Gallery|
Emily Kinney Gallery
- "When there's nothing left to keep you here, when
You're falling behind in this
Big blue world
Oh you go to
Hold on, hold on
You got to hold on
Take my hand, I'm standing right here
You got to hold on"
- —Beth singing "Hold On" to the group.[src]
Beth is a shy, 17-year old girl who lived a normal life with her family. She lived on her father's farm and attended the local high school. She went to church regularly and strongly believes in her faith. Her first appearance was in Season 2 and as the season developed so did she. In Episode 10, "18 Miles Out", a different part of Beth is shown. She tells her sister, Maggie, that she wants to commit suicide. However, after a minor attempt she has a change of heart and decides to live. She goes on to become a more important and vocal member of the group in Season 3, becoming stronger and braver by the day. She wields a Vektor CP1 and a crowbar.
After Hershel married Annette, and she moved into Hershel's Farm, she gave birth to Beth. Beth has lived her entire life on the farm.
She attended high school, along with Jimmy, and began a casual relationship with him at some point. As the apocalypse broke out, Hershel barricaded his family, Jimmy, Otis, and Patricia within the farm. She was devastated by her mother and brother's deaths. She often was protected by Jimmy.
Beth is first seen coming out of the house with her boyfriend Jimmy to see who's approaching the house. When Rick explained his son Carl had been shot by Otis, Beth holds Jimmy's hand and approaches him. Hershel leads Rick inside the house to treat Carl and Beth helps by gathering some towels for Carl and putting them on the bed. Afterwards she can be seen with her boyfriend Jimmy while Otis goes to his wife.
Beth did not make an appearance in this episode.
Beth is first seen gathering some rocks for Otis's funeral. She stands outside with everyone else when both groups greet each other. She and the others attend the funeral where everyone piles up the rocks in memory of his contributions to the group and, more specifically, Carl's survival. She stands next to her sister and Patricia quietly.
Beth approaches Rick to let him know that her dad wants to see him. Afterward, she helps Lori, Carol and Patricia prepare for dinner. She runs outside along with everyone else when they hear Andrea shoot Daryl. Beth and everyone else eat their meal and she ends up sitting at the "kids" table with Jimmy, Maggie and Glenn. She cleans the table and does the dishes after everyone has finished eating.
Beth and Patricia approach Rick and Shane, announcing they would like to take part in gun training. Rick says he first has to ask Hershel and, with his approval, he takes Beth, Patricia, and others to the shooting range. Beth watches the other learn how to shoot.
Beth is not seen until the end of the episode, when she is playing checkers with Carl and Patricia. She witnesses Shane handing out guns to his group and notices her father, Jimmy, Rick, and two walkers; Louise Bush and Doug. She runs towards the barn with the others and watches as Rick's group shoots the walkers that were kept in the barn, including her mother and half-brother. She and Jimmy hold each other and watch as all their zombified friends and family are shot.
After seeing her mother Annette and half-brother Shawn get shot, Beth becomes hysterical. She hovers over her mother's corpse, unaware that she is still undead. She turns the body over and is subsequently attacked by the zombified corpse of her mother. The group manages to pull her away before she is bit. Hershel comforts her as their family walks back to the house, with Shane throwing his accusations at them along the way. She then attends the funeral for her mother, brother, and Sophia. Later, she is seen washing dishes and suddenly collapses to the kitchen floor. Maggie and the others then lay Beth on a bed in the guest bedroom thinking she might be in shock of what she had seen earlier that day. Rick and Glenn then travel into town and accompany Hershel and tell him about Beth.
In the farm house, Beth is still in a state of shock, not being able to react to anything. Maggie tells Andrea a story about Beth finding her birth control pills, and how she lied to their father to keep her out of trouble. After Hershel returned from Patton's Bar, he gave Beth a sedative to keep her body from working to much. Maggie angrily told Hershel that she doesn't know what to do to Beth when he was gone.
Beth is the center of a dispute between Lori, Maggie, and Andrea. After she woke up from her coma, she was given a plate of food by Lori. After a while, Lori checked on Beth and found her crying. "It's just so pointless" said Beth. Lori comforts her, saying that she has to be strong as there are people that care about her. When Lori was washing up Beth's plate, she found out that the knife was missing. It is revealed that Beth wants to commit suicide, having lost hope in the world. Maggie scolds Beth for making such a cowardly decision. Beth tried to make her sister commit suicide together with her, much to Maggie's dismay. While the sisters are fighting, Andrea argues with Lori about Beth and wants Beth to have the freedom to make her own choice, while Lori and Maggie try to prevent the suicide from happening. After being given the opportunity by Andrea, Beth attempts to kill herself with a broken shard of glass from the bathroom mirror. She realizes how painful it is and ultimately decides it was a mistake. Lori and Maggie and her father help her after they find her. Beth also finds out about Lori's pregnancy in this episode, and that Maggie had sex with Glenn, something that Beth was afraid for Maggie when she was younger.
In the farmhouse, Glenn finds Hershel checking up on Beth. Glenn asks how Beth is feeling and Hershel states that she is doing much better, Hershel then leaves Beth to have a conversation with Glenn.
Having made a full recovery, Beth attends Dale's funeral, and is later seen moving some of the Atlanta group's things into the house. She is then later seen fixing up and barricading the farmhouse for the group to move into. She is with the group when they discover that Randall is missing and retreats to the farmhouse for safety.
Beth is waiting in the farmhouse for Rick and Shane to get back. Once they notice walkers coming toward the house, Beth, Patricia, Lori, and Carol opt to stay in the house for safety. Beth is the first to notice the barn ablaze and alerts the others about it. Lori, knowing they have to leave, flees the house with Beth and the other girls. However, while Beth is running with Patricia, a walker manages to grab the older woman. Patricia is killed by a group of walkers, whilst holding Beth's hand. Finally realizing Patricia's life is lost, Lori pulls Beth away, and they get into Otis's truck with T-Dog. Later, the survivors, with the exception of Andrea, regroup on the highway where the Atlanta survivors left supplies for Sophia. Beth told the others about Patricia's fate and she is devastated when she discovers Jimmy did not make it off the farm alive. That night, she camps out with the group just off the side of the highway with The Prison in view behind them.
Beth is first shown scavenging an abandon house for supplies after the house has been cleared from walkers. Carl was going to share the dog food he found with Beth and the others, but Rick threw it away. Later she is guarding the group while they figure out what to do next. When they find the prison, Beth helps clear out the prison yard by killing many of the walkers. That night, they camp right outside the prison. Beth told Lori that this place is great for having the baby because it's secured. Then Hershel asks Beth to sing "The Parting Glass". At first, she is shy about singing the song as there are lots of people, but Glenn asked "Why not?" and Beth started singing. Maggie assists her sister while singing once they are halfway through the song. The next day, Beth is seen helping the group kill walkers by the fence with Carl, Lori, Hershel and Carol. After Rick and the others cleared out a cell block, Rick called the others to come over. They finally enter the prison and choose a cell to sleep in for the night. It is shown that Carl may have a small crush on Beth as he is planning to share a room with Beth, but Hershel arrived and Carl left the room. Later, Beth stays behind with Carol, Lori, and Carl while the others go and search for the cafeteria.
As the group brings the wounded Hershel into the cell block, Beth immediately becomes distressed at the mere sight of her unconscious father. She is seen multiple times at Hershel's side throughout the episode. She also cut her father's pants on the right side so that he could move easier. She hoped that her father survives the amputation and yelled at Maggie for being so pessimistic. When Carl told his mother to "get off his back," Beth scolded him, saying that he should not talk that way to his own mother so Carl walks away. After that, she watches over her father and at one point begins screaming hysterically for help when he stops breathing, summoning Lori who comes in and does CPR on Hershel, successfully resuscitating him. After Hershel woke up the second time, she and Maggie hold each other while crying and finally things calmed down.
Beth, along with the rest of Rick's group, did not make an appearance in this episode.
In this episode, Beth is first seen smiling at Carl as she walks with Lori to Hershel's cell. She helped her father get up from bed with his new crutches. After that, she escorted Hershel into the prison yard with the others. As the group looked at each other happily, walkers invade the prison yard. Beth immediately ran to the upper level of the prison and locked herself there with Hershel. She stayed there with Hershel for the entire episode. When Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Axel, and Oscar arrived in the prison yard, Beth and Hershel told them about the directions the others had ran. At the end of the episode, Beth and Hershel got out of the cage and the group found out that Lori had died giving birth.
Beth is first seen looking at Carl and the baby. Once Daryl, Maggie, and Glenn decided to look for supplies for the baby, Daryl asked Beth to keep an eye on Carl. Beth, along with Hershel, console a grief-stricken Carl over the death of Lori. Beth waited inside the prison for Maggie and Daryl to return from their errand while she continues to watch over Carl. When Daryl and Maggie arrived with supplies for the baby, Beth helps get the bottle ready when they get back, and then gives it to Daryl. When Carl says all the possible names for the baby girl, Beth listens in grief along with the others. Daryl then suggest the name "Ass-Kicker" and the group laughed.
Beth is mostly seen by her father's side and along with the rest of the group. When Rick appears in cafeteria for the first time since Lori's death, Beth can be seen holding the baby and sitting with the others. Beth appears when Rick returns to the group for a second time. Beth is busy heating up more formula for the baby while Rick holds her for the first time. Then, Beth, Rick, Carl, Hershel, and the baby are then seen walking out into the prison yard while Rick walks down and sees a mysterious woman holding a basket full of baby formula and ignores her.
Beth, Carl, Hershel, and Rick quickly carry Michonne into the prison and Rick asks Beth to get water and a towel for Michonne. Beth was also happy when Carol got up from her bed. Beth then proceed to hand Judith over to Carol. When she found out that her sister was kidnapped, Beth becomes even more assertive. When the group bickers over whether or not to rescue Glenn and Maggie, she asks why they are even considering this, Maggie is her sister. Then, when the group was planning a rescue mission to recover them, she volunteered to accompany the group. She opens the gate into the prison courtyard and Michonne asked her if the group really takes over the prison which was overrun with walkers, with just the few of them. Beth said there where others. She ultimately stayed behind at the prison with Axel, Carl, Carol, Hershel, and Judith.
Beth appears mostly by her father's side. In the prison cell, she is seen holding Judith as Axel tries to flirt with her before being called out and reprimanded by Carol. Later when Beth is reloading guns, she, Carl, and Hershel hear the screams of Donna, Carl goes and finds out where the screams came from. Beth and Hershel wait at the cell block for him to return and when he does, he locks up the unexpected group in the common room. Beth suggested to Carl that they should help the new group, and he replied that he did.
Beth is seen holding Judith in the common room, while Hershel attends Allen's wound. Sasha believes that Judith is Beth's baby, but Beth informs her that Judith isn't hers. Beth and Axel take shovels to Tyreese's group when they go to bury Donna. Later, when Rick and the other group members arrive at The Prison, Beth runs up and kisses Rick on the cheek for saving Maggie's life. She then hold hands with Maggie as they walk to the prison. After that, she gives Judith to Rick, and stated that she has Lori's eyes. Rick feels uneasy hearing the statement and feels headache as Judith's cries echo through the room and fill it with disturbance around his mind.
Later on, Beth is walking with Judith and she comes up to Carol. Carol says that Judith reminds her of Sophia when she was still a baby. Beth told her that she always wanted a child. They bond with each other while doing laundry. They also discuss the situation with Daryl, and Beth states that she is angered at Daryl for abandoning the group, also states that Merle sounds "like a jerk." Later that evening, Beth is concerned about Judith's safety as she is worried about The Governor retaliating. She and the others are present when Rick decides the fate of Tyreese's group. When Rick is screaming furiously, Beth hold Judith tightly and hide behind Maggie and Carl. She and the others worry about the current state of Rick's mind.
Beth is shown talking with the group in the beginning. She believes that Woodbury won't attack because they had been scared off. After Glenn and Carl announced that the boiler room is infested with walkers, Beth and the others argues about the safety of the prison. Later on, Beth is seen holding Judith. Beth asked Maggie to hold Judith for a while as she wanted to make Hershel something to eat. She sits down with Maggie and gives the baby to her. Beth instructs Maggie how to take care of Judith properly and held Maggie's hand. They smiled and Beth proceeds to make food for her father. At the end of the episode, she is shown walking with Carl when The Governor attacks. Carl quickly protects her by leading her to a table for cover, where she hides behind Carl. While the Woodbury soldiers reload, she and Carl run behind a wall for cover. Maggie runs to hand her and Carl guns. Carol then runs to them and Beth hands a gun to her. After The Governor's forces leave and zombies invade their field, Beth, Carl, Maggie and Carol run to the gate and open it for Hershel, Glenn, and Michonne. Beth and Maggie were relieved when Hershel made it out alive and the group glanced with distraught at the prison field, now overrun by walkers.
Beth is seen along with the rest of the group when they discuss the Woodbury situation. Beth stops Maggie when she lashes out at Merle, wanting the group to come to a decision rather than assigning blame. When Andrea arrives at the prison Beth is seen along with the others running out to protect the prison then Beth is not present until near the end of the episode when Andrea leaves the group, as she is taking care of Judith or possibly keeping watch. Beth is seen with a gun protecting the prison along with the others. Later that night, Beth sings the Tom Waits song, "Hold On", by the candlelight while the rest of the group listens on.
Beth stayed at the prison as she is waiting for Rick, Daryl, and Hershel to come back from their negotiation with The Governor. She is later seen helping put extra ammo around the prison. When Glenn and Merle are fighting, Beth shoots into the air to stop the fight between Merle and Glenn and glare at them without saying anything. She is later seen listening to Rick's briefing about the meeting between him and The Governor.
Beth is seen setting up booby traps in the prison yard for when Woodbury attacks. She uses a car to load and carry traps around the yard. She is later seen praying with Hershel and Maggie. When Hershel stopped praying, she asked her father if he's okay and he replied that he would do anything to keep her and Maggie safe. She is seen at the end of the episode listening to Rick's speech about how they are all equal.
Beth was seen at the beginning of the episode loading clothes and other belongings in a car for the prison survivors to leave. She and Carl load a bag into the back of the car garage hastily, and she gave him a confused look as to why he's throwing a tantrum. Later, during the attack, she was with Hershel and Carl in a forest close by the prison. Together, they hid and waited. She was protected by Hershel and Carl when a Woodbury soldier came across them and was shot by Carl. When the coast was clear, Beth walked into the prison with Judith in her arms. She lets Rick kiss Judith on the forehead and then walks away. When Rick, Michonne and Daryl leave for Woodbury Beth kills two walkers before they leave. Later, at the end of the episode she is with the prison survivors and the new Woodbury prison members. Beth along with the others, all walk into the prison. She welcomes the newly arrived groups of elders and children from Woodbury into the prison.
Beth will appear in this season.
This list shows the victims Beth has killed:
- A few zombies.
- "Do something!"
- —Beth yells at Maggie when Hershel stops breathing.[src]
Beth is Hershel's youngest daughter. They have a normal, loving, father-daughter relationship. Hershel is protective of Beth as she is still considered a kid, at the age of 17. Hershel is Beth's father and they love each other dearly. After Beth tried to commit suicide, Hershel was by her side watching and caring for her. Hershel calls Beth, "Bethy", and is proud of of his daughter's singing skills.
When Hershel is bitten, amputated and taken back to the cells, Beth starts to cry in Lori's arms at the sight of her unconscious father in "Sick". Beth does not give up on Hershel and still believes he will be okay, Beth starts to make new pants for Hershel and Maggie asks why in which Beth moans at her for sounding as she has given up on their father. When Hershel regains consciousness, he and Beth are seen walking around together, Beth helping Hershel walk and cope with his new disability while Maggie is off with Glenn.
Jimmy was Beth's high school boyfriend for 3 months. The couple were usually seen together and it was obvious that they cared deeply for one another. However, Beth showed some frustration when saying "We went out for three months and now I'm married to him?" hinting their relationship might not have been as solid as first thought. Still, Beth is visibly devastated when she finds out that Jimmy died from a walker attack and starts to cry.
She is assumed to have cared for her brother since when he was killed in the barn shootout, she was crying but did not run to her brother's corpse. Shawn was also Beth's only "playmate" when Maggie went to college.
Beth loved her mother and immediately hurried to her mother's (seemingly) dead body after the barnyard massacre and started crying. After her mother was put down she went into a deep state of shock. In a bout of hopelessness, she tried to kill herself.
Maggie is Beth's half-sister and she loves her dearly. When they were both younger Beth often worried about Maggie when she went to college and did not want Maggie to start dating boys or having sex, one reason why she threw Maggie's birth control pills into their duck pond. When Beth wanted to commit suicide, Maggie told her that their mother would be ashamed if she were to know that she raised such a coward. Beth cared about her sister as she wanted her sister to know the peacefulness of killing herself. Maggie is by her side when Beth changes her mind about killing herself.
Months later, in the prison, Beth is seen together with Maggie throughout the episode where Hershel is unconscious. They maintained a very strong relationship and they're always there when the other is in need of comfort. Beth is hopeful when it comes to her father's situation, compared to Maggie who gives up hope for Hershel when he is unconscious.
- "They got her, too. Took her right from me. I was...I was holding on to her, daddy."
- —Beth revealing Patricia had been killed to the group.[src]
Beth and Patricia were close friends. They spent much of their time talking or working around the farm together. When the farm got attacked, Patricia was holding Beth's hand while running towards the truck. When Patricia got attacked, Beth refused to let go of her hand. Lori was forced to pry Beth off of Patricia's in order to save herself.
Lori displays a maternal protectiveness towards Beth and is often seen comforting her. When Beth comes out of her catatonic state she is nursed by Lori, who makes sure she has food and exercise and offers empathy for the loss of Beth's mother (who as a walker was killed outside the barn after attacking Beth). Lori could not support letting Beth commit suicide and argued heatedly with Andrea over this. When the group evacuate the farm after it is overrun with walkers, Beth winds up escaping together with Lori and T-Dog. Beth also shows concern about Lori's pregnancy, she shows she is supportive and even informed Lori that the Prison is safe for the baby to be born. In the episode "Sick", a clearly distressed Beth is shown briefly being protectively hugged by Lori after Beth sees her father unconscious. After Lori's death, Beth looked out for both of her children.
- "I was just making sure Beth was safe."
- —Carl lying to Hershel about his intention to share a cell with Beth.[src]
It has been hinted that Carl has a small crush on Beth, despite the fact that she is 4 years older than him. This is seen in the episode "Seed", when Carl tries to put his belongings on the top bunk bed in Beth's cell. Hershel, observing this, asks him if he was looking for something. Carl stutters "no" and lies that he was just making sure Beth was settled. Afterwards, Hershel gives Beth a knowing look and she rolls her eyes. It would then appear that she is entertaining the idea, as she and Carl share in a few private looks while the others aren't looking. In "Made To Suffer", after Axel flirts with Beth, Carl appears jealous and angry.
Beth seems to like Carol, even though the two aren't seen interacting much. When Hershel's life hangs in the balance after he is bitten by a walker, Beth seems highly confident in Carol's ability to save her father's life. Carol seems to be developing a bond with Beth similar to that of a mother and daughter, as evidenced by her intervening during the incident between Beth and Axel in "Made to Suffer", in which Axel began to flirt with Beth. The two of them are the primary caregivers of Judith, shown in episodes such as "The Suicide King".
Beth is very attached to Judith; she is always seen holding and nurturing her. She gets along very well with Judith, in contrast to Rick, who, at first, made her cry every time he held her. After being informed that The Governor is planning to attack the Prison, Beth becomes concerned about Judith's safety and feels that the group should flee before they attack.
Beth and Axel are first seen interacting in "Made to Suffer" when she is caring for the baby. When he begins flirting with her, Carol interjects and tells him to stay away from her. He exclaims that there are no women left since, "Maggie is with Glenn, and you're a lesbian." They are later seen assisting Tyreese's group when they step outside the prison to bury Donna.
Not much interaction is shown between Beth and Rick, but she seems to have a lot of respect for him, as he has saved her family members multiple times. When he returns at the prison with Maggie, Beth sweetly hugs Rick and gives him a kiss on the cheek to thank him for what he did for her sister, which seems to slightly surprise him. Later as Rick walks in, she gives him Judith, and she comments that she has her mother's eyes.
Glenn cares for Beth due to her youth and the fact that she means the world to Maggie and Hershel. Before they arrived at the prison, it is presumed that they started caring deeply for one another like siblings. Glenn will soon become Beth's brother-in-law.
- Beth does not appear in the Comics and is one of the many characters original to the TV Show.
- Many thought Beth to be the TV Series equivalent to Rachel Greene and/or Susie Greene because of their age and that they are Hershel's youngest daughters.
- Beth is one of the many religious characters in The Walking Dead.
- She is the first member of the Greene family to attempt to commit suicide and the second person on the show, the first being Andrea.
- In "18 Miles Out", Beth reveals that she had been dating Jimmy for 3 months.
- She further implies that she was unhappy with the idea of being with him in a long-term relationship.
- Beth is currently the third youngest of the group, the first being Judith, the second being Carl.
- Beth is becoming a more vocal character of the group, whereas she used to be shy and out of the groups discussions, she is now more opened up to the group, but still retains her shyness once in a while. She even volunteered to go on a mission to rescue Glenn and Maggie in "When the Dead Come Knocking", but ended up staying at the prison.
- Beth calls the zombies "walkers" for the first time in the episode, "Beside the Dying Fire".
- Beth may have attended the nearby high school (along with Jimmy and possibly Shawn) where Otis was killed.
- In the Season 3 premiere, "Seed", Beth uses a crowbar to kill walkers from the fence at the prison and then uses a gun to help the group kill the remaining walkers. This is the first time Beth has been seen with a weapon as well as killing walkers.
- The second and the only time when Beth ever killed walkers in Season 3 was in the finale, "Welcome to the Tombs". She also never killed any walker without the prison fences for protection.
- In a deleted scene, it was shown that Beth blamed Lori for Patricia's death.
- Beth is always seen wearing a heart-shaped necklace. It may be a memento from her mother.
- The song Beth and Maggie sing for Hershel and the group in the episode, "Seed", is "The Parting Glass", an Irish, Scottish, and Newfoundland traditional song.
- Also, the song Beth sings in the episode "I Ain't a Judas" is "Hold On" by Tom Waits.
- Beth is one of the few members in her group who still believes in God and an afterlife.
- Beth is one of the few characters alongside Maggie, Jimmy, and Sophia to have their age mentioned on-screen. In season 2, Maggie mentioned Beth's age to be 16. In season 3, she stated it herself that she is 17 years old.
- Beth told Lori that the prison is a safe place to have the baby. This is a foreshadow of the events in, "Killer Within".
- Also, Beth told Carl not to disrespect his mother when Carl was telling his mother to, "Get off his back". This is also a foreshadow of the events in "Killer Within".
- Beth is one of the many characters that did not speak in the episode she was introduced.
- Beth wore green shoes in the episodes, "Pretty Much Dead Already" and "Nebraska". Beth's actress, Emily Kinney, wore the very same shoes in her music video, "Blue Toothbrush".
- Beth is always seen wearing something in her hair and is never shown leaving her hair untied.
- In the episodes "Seed" and "Sick", Beth is seen wearing two different earrings.
- The episode "This Sorrowful Life" marks the first time Beth has been seen driving a vehicle.
- Beth doesn't like violence, as seen in "Arrow on the Doorpost". She fights only if necessary, as she told Rick she wanted to learn how to handle a gun, but doesn't even carry one when she is training with the others. In the episode "Home", when she and Carl were attacked, she immediately hid behind Carl and let him do the shooting, even though he is much smaller and younger than her. She doesn't even open fire against The Governor's forces when she was given a gun by Maggie, due to the fact that Carl and Maggie are better shooters than her.
- She also disliked arguments and conflicts, as she never said anything insulting or defying to Shane even though he crossed the line, unlike the rest of her group back in the farm. She never appeared when there are arguments between the two groups. She also immediately wants to rescue her sister and Glenn and said that the group should not even be debating the matter. When Maggie accused Merle, Beth held her back, saying it doesn't matter who's fault it is. To halt the later fight Glenn and Maggie had with Merle, she fired a gunshot into the air to shock them into stopping.
- It was announced that Beth's actress, Emily Kinney, has been promoted to series regular for Season 4.