Did one of them have ulterior motives? It wasn't clear. Until the end, that is.
During the exchange, all went well and Rick and Co. (complete with Carol and Beth) were on their way out of the double doors when Dawn stopped them. She wanted Noah, too.
Rick and Daryl immediately protested. Their terms had been set and he wasn't about to bargain for someone who belonged to neither party. Noah, not wanting to cause waves, surrendered himself. That's when Beth stepped up to have words with Dawn — and stab her in the chest with medical scissors she'd hidden in her cast.
Everything went down hill from there.
Beth was shot in the head and then Daryl shot Dawn in retaliation. With bodies on the floor between the two groups, another female officer called an end to it all.
Watching Beth die was just heart wrenching, but worse was everyone's reactions. Daryl and Carol's crumpled faces, Sasha's mile-wide eyes, Rick's rage tears and, most of all, Maggie's scream as she saw Daryl carrying her sister's limp body out of the building just as she and the rest of the group arrived on the scene.
I'm not taking this all well — and neither is Twitter. Here are ten people who understand what we're all going through after that episode.
— Joe™ (@joeygladstonex3) December 1, 2014
— Daryl Dixon (@IDarylDixon_) December 1, 2014
I was prepared and ready for Carol to die. Not Beth. Damn you@RobertKirkman. #TheWalkingDead #TWDRescueMissionpic.twitter.com/JucJvLWKAI— BradMD (@TheSuperiorBrad) December 1, 2014
— Isabelle Gonzales (@Isabelles_Life) December 1, 2014
it didn't even hit me that hard that beth is really dead until i saw emily crying about it and my life is changed now— poncho daryl stan (@ponchodaryl) December 1, 2014
— Zach (@AdjectiveFace) December 1, 2014
Seeing Daryl And Carol cry when beth was shot was the Saddest thing ever #TWD pic.twitter.com/VJxlIlU2R4— Ryan The Lion™ (@HerculesHandy) December 1, 2014
When Maggie and Daryl started crying about Beth, I felt like someone stabbed me in the chest— Kailin☪ (@thoughtofdallas) December 1, 2014
So, if this foreshadowed Beth's death... pic.twitter.com/i4aKti1Rsh— Taylor(osita) (@MsMingusReedus) December 1, 2014
— NotHanley (@KingKersh) December 1, 2014
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