Robert Kirkman Explains The Situation Between Maggie & Beth


Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, always gets bombarded with questions about both the comic book series and the hit AMC television show.  Sometimes, the questions are absolutely ridiculous and other times, they are great questions that many folks are wondering about.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kirkman was asked about the situation that is going on between half-sisters Beth and Maggie Greene during season 5 and even going back into the second half of season 4 of The Walking Dead.  Since the fall of the prison and the loss of their father, the two girls have barely uttered a word about each other, little alone expressed any concern or possible remorse for their separation.  At times, it feels downright cold the way these two ladies have forgotten about each other in a world where family, love, and togetherness are a rare and valuable thing.

Here is what Robert Kirkman had to say about Maggie and Beth’s strange silence toward each other:

"“It’s definitely something that will be explored. Maggie is aware that her sister is out there. Because of the nature of this world, she is probably a little bit more willing to admit that she is more than likely dead than Daryl is. That’s Daryl’s M.O. Daryl is somebody who wouldn’t stop looking for Sophia. He is not somebody that is going to accept reality in the way some of these other characters will.”"

So, basically, Kirkman is saying that Maggie could quite possibly believe that Beth is dead.  That would fit the way Maggie seems to have lack of faith in nearly everything recently.  The only thing that Maggie has been pushing hard for recently has been the reconnection with her man, Glenn.

He also said that time has been a factor in why these two haven’t shown more

"“There’s been so much other stuff going on that this character is dealing with that there hasn’t been an opening where she would sit down and say, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s still out there. What can we do?’ “"

But that doesn’t explain Beth’s situation.  During her talks with Daryl during season 4 or the folks at the hospital in season 5, she has had plenty of down time to talk about her family and wanting to get back to them.  Instead, she’s been silent.  That’s something that’s very out of character for Beth, who always seemed to preach togetherness, especially at the prison.

Kirkman finished his interview with a bit of a teaser of things to look forward to in the future regarding this story:

"“We will be dealing with it in upcoming episodes, and you’ll definitely see where Maggie stands on this. I do stand by the fact that the character’s behavior is very much in line with the way we’ve established her.”"

We will be watching and waiting for those episodes of The Walking Dead, Mr. Kirkman.

Next: Discussion: What is going on between Beth and Maggie?

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