|The Walking Dead character|
|Created by||Glen Mazzara|
|Portrayed by||Emily Kinney|
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Beth Greene is a fictional character from the American horror drama television series The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC in the United States. She was created by former showrunner Glen Mazzara and is portrayed by Emily Kinney since the series' second season. Unlike most of the characters in the show, she has no counterpart in the graphic novels the series is based on. She is the daughter of veterinarian and farmer Hershel Greene and younger half-sister of Maggie, and later joins the group of protagonist Rick Grimes after her family's farm is overrun.
The character's first major story arc involves her contemplating suicide following the disposal of the undead corpses of her mother, brother and friends, until she changes her mind. Beth eventually becomes the primary caretaker of Judith, Rick's baby daughter. Kinney was part of the recurring cast in the series' second and third seasons, before being promoted to a series regular in the fourth season.
Beth Greene is Hershel's younger daughter and Maggie's younger half-sister. In the mid-season premiere of season 2, she sinks into a deep depression after watching her family members and neighbors - who had become walkers and were being housed in her father's barn - get shot. (One of these was her mother, Annette, who was still undead and tried to attack Beth when she ran to her, only to be pulled away from Beth and killed by Andrea.) She attempts to convince Maggie to commit suicide with her and shortly afterward, attempts it on her own by cutting her wrists in the bathroom, but eventually she changes her mind. She later loses her boyfriend Jimmy when the barn is over run by zombies, as well as Patricia, a farmhand on the Greene farm who was very much a member of the family to her.
At the beginning of season 3, Beth becomes a more confident and useful member of the group, and is skilled at killing walkers. She also seems to have caught the attention of Carl Grimes who has a child crush on her. Much of her storyline in season 3 revolves around worrying and caring for her father, who had been bitten by a walker on the leg (which was immediately amputated by Rick Grimes to prevent the infection from spreading) and subsequently recovered. At the prison, she is often seen looking after baby Judith. When the Governor attacks the prison a second time, Beth hides with her father and Carl in the forest, and returns to the prison when the Woodbury army retreats.
In the beginning of Season 4, Beth's storyline is mainly caring for Judith, and the other members of the group. She has seemed to have grown to be more mature and wise. During the mid-season finale "Too Far Gone" Hershel is murdered in front of Beth, Maggie, and the rest of the prison group when the Governor cuts his head off with a katana. Beth later comes across Daryl, where he responds to her with "We gotta go, Beth, we gotta go", the two are then seen leaving the prison together.
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