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I get it. The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead was disappointing. Nothing in the story necessitated Beth's death. She didn't die because she found her inner strength. She didn't die to save Noah's life. She died because the writers needed a heartbreaking, dramatic way to end the first half of season five. 

With that said, it's time we move on and hope the second half continues the progress made during the first seven episodes of season five. But at least 36,000 fans are having a hard time doing just that, going as far as signing a petition to bring Beth back. The petition manifesto explains exactly why Beth shouldn't have been killed. 

Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) was killed off in the mid-season finale in season 5 of The Walking Dead. Her death was far too soon and the writers threw away the potential of a perfectly good character. Her story wasn't over. Emily Kinney and her character don't deserve this. There was so much more to be done with her character and they chose to kill her in a disgusting, unsatisfying death that caused more anger and disappointment than shock and mourning. Beth was a symbol of hope that a lot of women could relate to and see themselves in (especially self-harmers who saw her as someone who overcame their suicidal/depressive feelings). By sloppily killing her it just shows that she was used to further a man's (Daryl's) storyline. We realize that the circumstances she dies in are irreversible, but this is television. Anything is possible. By signing this petition you can at least show your support for Beth. Let's show Emily Kinney how much we love her and want her back.

It's a great defense Beth's character, one that writers should have listened to before making her pull the trigger. But as unjustifiable as Beth's death was, there's no reason why the showrunners should literally flip the script and give her an illogical revival. Doing so would hurt the show's credibility far more than a poorly written finale. 

Move on, people. Just move on. 

[via THR​]