So many years had passed since that fateful day, but Maggie had two important reasons for returning to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The question bothered her ever since they left her sister behind. Had they done the right thing? They’d all tried so hard to convince themselves and each other they had. Beth was barely hanging onto life, there was virtually no chance she’d survive. Especially if they moved her.
If somehow she did manage to recover from the wound it would only be because Dr. Edwards pulled off a miracle. And then what if she wasn’t really Beth anymore? After all, the bullet went into her brain. Didn’t it?
It must have.
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Beth knows what they say about failure. Try, try again. She’ll get out of Grady sooner or later.
I was cussin’ out loud and thinkin’ bout quittin’. Lookin’ back now, I’m sure glad I didn’t. Because just when I thought it couldn’t get no hotter…I caught a glimpse of the farmer’s daughter.
The first time people within the group realize there is more to Daryl and Beth’s relationship than they first thought, and some witness first’s happening between them.
“Have you done this before?” She then questions Beth and Beth remembers the way the woman had questioned her daddy back at the farm, when Carl needed that surgery.
“Helped deliver a baby in a prison boiler room? First time. You?” Beth does her best to make a joke.
While vacationing in Aruba, Beth falls head over heels in love.
They couldn’t bury Beth when they came out of the hospital, so Daryl returns to do things right. What he finds isn’t what he expects.
The vision came when she was focusing on regulating her breathing, ears on high alert for wandering footsteps, eyes closed. It was if suddenly after being alone for all this time, someone was panting right along next to her. Tears trickled down her cheeks when visions of angel wings and crossbows fluttered through her thoughts.
Set some time after “Coda”, the group eventually finds haven in a safe house and starts moving on, while Daryl tries to come to terms with what happened. Little did they know, Beth was still alive…
“He had missed this most of all; feeling safe with her. He’s rarely ever felt truly safe anywhere his entire life. He was on the brink of actual sleep when he heard her. “I’m not gonna leave you.” And it all came rushing back that she was dead.” Daryl is Negan’s prisoner, but he’s not alone in that room.