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Beth Greene (Character)
from "The Walking Dead" (2010)

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"The Walking Dead: Slabtown (#5.4)" (2014)
[Officer Dawn speaks to Beth about working off her owed time at the hospital]
Officer Dawn Lerner: You know, you shouldn't see this as a sentence. I'm giving you food, clothes, protection. When have those things ever been free?
Beth Greene: I never asked for your help.
Officer Dawn Lerner: But you needed it. Try to look at the good we're doing. Hard as it was, we saved Joan's life. Trevitt's life. We saved your life. I'm keeping us all going here. That is not a small thing. It's taken a lot to get us here, Beth. And I believe what we had before all of this isn't over. And when we're finally rescued, when this nightmare ends, we're gonna need to rebuild.
Beth Greene: You don't really think someone's coming for us?
Officer Dawn Lerner: There's still people like us, Beth. People trying to keep the world alive, to fix it. Until then, we all have to contribute. To compromise. If we take, we give back. It's only fair. So keep working off what you owe and you'll be out of here in no time. If that's what you want.
Beth Greene: It is.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Well, then you have to eat. Otherwise, you'll get weak. You won't heal, you'll require more treatments, and you won't be able to do your job. I know you didn't ask for this. I didn't either.

[Dawn tells Beth the truth of what she see's in Beth]
Officer Dawn Lerner: Every sacrifice we make needs to be for the greater good. The second it isn't, the second we lose sight of that, it's all over. The thing is, you're not the greater good. You're not strong enough.
Beth Greene: I am strong.
Officer Dawn Lerner: How many people had to risk their lives to save you? In here, you are part of a system. The wards keep my officers happy. The happier my officers are, the harder they word to keep us going. And this hasn't been easy. There have been compromises, but it's working. And after they rescue us, we're gonna help put the world back together. Because we're the ones holding on. That's the good we're doing here. That's the good you're doing here. That makes you worth something. But out there... you are nothing. Except dead or somebody's burden.
Beth Greene: That's bullshit.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Oh, yeah? I saw this the night you came in.
[Dawn holds up Beth's arm revealing the cut on Beth's wrist]
Officer Dawn Lerner: Is this bullshit, too? Some people just aren't made for this life, and that's okay. As long as they don't take advantage of the one's who are.

[first lines]
Beth Greene: [Beth wakes up in a city hospital and pounds on the room door] Hey! Hello! Hey!
[Beth hears coming footsteps and grabs the IV from her arm for a weapon]
Dr. Steven Edwards: Everything's okay. Okay?
Officer Dawn Lerner: Put it down. Drop it, right now.
Dr. Steven Edwards: I'm Dr. Steven Edwards. This is Officer Dawn Lerner. How are you feeling?
Beth Greene: Where am I?
Dr. Steven Edwards: Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Beth Greene: How did I get here?
Officer Dawn Lerner: My officers found you on the side of the road surrounded by Rotters.
Dr. Steven Edwards: Your wrist was fractured and you sustained a superficial head wound. Can you remember your name?
Beth Greene: Beth.
Beth Greene: [Officer Dawn squints her eyes to study Beth] The man I was with, is he here, too?
Officer Dawn Lerner: You were alone. If we hadn't saved you, you'd be one of them right now. So you owe us.
[Beth and Officer Dawn Lerner look hard at each other in the eyes]

[Beth gets food from the cafeteria when Officer Gorman introduces himself]
Officer Gorman: You're looking better and better. We had a lead on some guns, so me and my partner were pretty far out. That's when we saw you, wriggling in the road. You don't remember me, huh?
Beth Greene: I was fighting a Walker. And then everything went black.
Officer Gorman: Yeah, one was eyeing your thighs when we showed up, but I got there first. Jacked that Rotter up. I'm Gorman. If someone does you a favor it's courtesy to show some appreciation. Unless you want me to write down everything you're taking.
Officer Gorman: [Beth pauses on grabbing food and looks up at Officer Gorman] Everything costs something, right?

[Beth admires Dr. Edwards' painting in his office]
Dr. Steven Edwards: It's a Caravaggio. I found it on the street outside of the High, like trash.
Beth Greene: It's beautiful.
Dr. Steven Edwards: It doesn't have a place anymore. Art isn't about survival. It's about trancendence. Being more than animals. Rising above them.
Beth Greene: We can't do that anymore?
Dr. Steven Edwards: I don't know.
Beth Greene: I sing. I still sing.
[Dr. Edwards' smiles]

[Noah talks to Beth for the first time about how he arrived at Grady Memorial hospital]
Noah: They said that they could only save one. For the longest time I actually believed them. Now I get it. Dad was bigger, stronger. Would have fought back. Would have been a threat.
Beth Greene: They left him behind on purpose?
Noah: Dawn didn't look the other way. See, she's in charge, but just barely. And it's getting worse. That's why I'm out of here when the time is right. I came looking for my uncle. Gotta get back to my mom.
Beth Greene: Where is home?
Noah: Richmond. Virginia. We had walls. See, they think I'm scrawny. They think I'm weak. But they don't know shit about me. About what I am. About what you are.
[Beth smiles at Noah]

[Officer Gorman startles Beth in one of the hospital rooms, alone]
Officer Gorman: Lose something? This is yours, ain't it?
Officer Gorman: [Officer Gorman opens up a lollipop and sucks on it in front of Beth] Mmm. Sour apple. Like the kind Dawn required from pediatrics. Suppose you could have a taste. See if it rings any bells.
Beth Greene: I don't want it.
Officer Gorman: Oh, come on, now. I just want to be sure I'm returning it to its rightful owner.
Officer Gorman: [Gorman begins rubbing the lollipop on Beth's lips] Ah. Ah.
Officer Gorman: [Beth begins to suck on it as she's being forced to] Yeah. That's right. That's right. That's right.
Dr. Steven Edwards: [Dr. Edwards walks into the room] Leave her alone.
Officer Gorman: The girl should have been mine.
Dr. Steven Edwards: Nobody's yours, Gorman. Nobody. And if you think you're getting Joan back...
Officer Gorman: Oh, I'm going to get her back. Do you think Dawn is gonna stop me?
Dr. Steven Edwards: I will.
Officer Gorman: Are you stepping up, Doc?
Dr. Steven Edwards: What happens when you get sick, Gorman? When you get an infection. When you get bit?
Officer Gorman: Mmm. I think there's gonna be somebody. Somebody who ain't you.
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn steps up to the doorway and calls out to Gorman] Gorman?
Officer Gorman: And maybe somebody in charge who ain't her.
[Officer Gorman slowly walks out of the room looking back at Beth, sucking on his lollipop]

[Dr. Edwards talks to Beth on the roof of the hospital as the two look out at the bombed city buildings]
Dr. Steven Edwards: When everything started, Dawn reported to a guy named Hanson. They had orders to clear the hospital and move everyone to Butler Park. It was close to midnight when we heard the jets, the bombs. The screams. I was on the third floor. Dawn and Hanson's teams were doing a final sweep. And we knew it was bad, just didn't know how bad until we came up here. The city had fallen. And everyone we evacuated... they were just gone. We kept mostly to ourselves at first, 'til the food ran out. We started going out on runs, a few of us at a time. We'd see people who needed help. Barely holding on. But we were barely holding on ourselves. Came a time where I couldn't look away anymore. I found this kid. Naplam burns on his clothes, his skin. Dawn said we couldn't spare the resources. So we struck a deal. I'd use what I could to heal him and he'd compensate us for those resources through service. Now...
Beth Greene: You're not the problem.
Dr. Steven Edwards: We lost people. That was the problem. Hansen cracked. Made some calls got people killed. Dawn took care of things. She took care of him. She saw us passed it. Kept us together. Kept us alive.
Beth Greene: You call this living?
Dr. Steven Edwards: We're still breathing. Patients we brought here, they're still breathing. Outside these walls, alone, unprotected, they'd be dead. We'd be dead. We're not the ones who make it. As bad as it gets, it's still better than down there.

[Beth tells Dawn the truth after the death of Officer Gorman]
Officer Dawn Lerner: Who the hell do you think you are?
Beth Greene: He attacked me. Just like he attacked Joan. Just like you let him. You know what's happening here and you let it happen. You're letting it happen.
Officer Dawn Lerner: So that we can make it.
Beth Greene: No one's coming, Dawn. No one's coming. We're all gonna die and you let this all happen for nothing.
[Dawn looks down at her desk and see's a broken picture of Officers Dawn and Hansen together, when she slaps Beth across the face]

[last lines]
Beth Greene: [Beth confronts Dr. Edwards about why he let a patient die] How did you know Trevitt was a doctor? That's why you had me give him the wrong meds, right? Why you had me kill him. 'Cause if he had lived there'd be another doctor and Dawn wouldn't need you. She wouldn't protect you.
Dr. Steven Edwards: Trevitt was an Oncologist at St. Ignatius. I knew him. They would have kicked me out. Maybe Gorman... maybe he would have killed me. I didn't have a choice.
Beth Greene: Use everything you can use.
[Dr. Edwards' looks at the painting in his office]
Dr. Steven Edwards: When they arrested Christ, Peter denied being one of his disciples. He didn't have a choice. They would have crucified him, too.

"The Walking Dead: Coda (#5.8)" (2014)
[Beth asks Dawn about the photograph in her office]
Beth Greene: Is this Captain Hanson?
Officer Dawn Lerner: Did someone say something to you about him?
Beth Greene: Just that he use to be in charge.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Well, you'll hear stories about him. About me. About what I did. he was my mentor. My friend. I miss him. That's the part that the stories leave out.
Beth Greene: What happened to him?
Officer Dawn Lerner: They risk their lives every time they go out there. It has to be worth it. It has to matter. He lost sight of that. So he lost them. Beth, in this job you don't need their love... but you have to have their respect. Otherwise, the day is gonna come where you need backup and you don't have it. And what comes next? Everybody goes down. Hanson lost his way. That's what happened.

[Officer Dawn talks to Beth about the people who leave the hospital]
Beth Greene: I'm gonna get out. Just like Noah.
Officer Dawn Lerner: He'll be back.
Beth Greene: He's going home.
Officer Dawn Lerner: They always come back. They don't ever get far because they can't. But really... they don't want to.
Beth Greene: He's going home.
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn takes a pause and smiles at Beth] I was like you when I was younger. Nobody could tell me anything. I'm not stupid. You know her.
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn looks over to Carol when Beth's expression freezes] And somehow you both round up here. Maybe that means something. Beth, you can be a part of this. Both of you. This is important. Maybe the most important thing you do in your life. And what you did back there... Gorman and O'Donnell hurt people. The world didn't lose anything when they died. And you're wrong about what happened. I didn't use you. And I will remember.

[Officer Dawn stops the trade from being completed with her and Rick having both of their hands on their guns]
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn shouts out to Rick's back from down the hallway] Now I just need Noah. And then you can leave.
Rick Grimes: That wasn't part of the deal.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Noah was my ward. Beth took his place and I'm losing her so I need him back.
Officer Shepherd: Ma'am, please, it's not...
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn quickly snaps back at her fellow officer] Shut up!
Officer Dawn Lerner: My officers put their lives on the line for him. One of them died.
Daryl Dixon: [Daryl walks over to Dawn] No, he ain't staying.
Officer Dawn Lerner: He's one of mine. You have no claim on him.
Rick Grimes: The boy wants to go home, so you have no claim on him.
Officer Dawn Lerner: Well, then we don't have a deal.
Rick Grimes: The deal is done.
Noah: It's okay.
Rick Grimes: No, no.
Noah: [Noah begins to walk back to Dawn's group] I got to do it.
Beth Greene: It's not okay.
Officer Dawn Lerner: It's settled.
Beth Greene: [Beth runs up to give Noah a hug] Wait!
Noah: [Noah gives Beth a shoulder hug back] It's okay.
Officer Dawn Lerner: [Dawn looks over to Noah and whispers] I knew you'd be back.
Beth Greene: [Beth looks over to Dawn and begins walking over to Dawn with tears in her eyes whispering back] I get it now.
[Beth stabs Dawn in the chest with a pair of scissors when Dawn almost immediately pulls the trigger to her gun at Beth's head]
Beth Greene: [Dawn tries to shout that it was an accident when Rick shoots her in the head]

"The Walking Dead: What Happened and What's Going On (#5.9)" (2015)
[Tyreese begins to hallucinate again when he see's Beth playing the guitar]
Beth Greene: [Beth sings to Tyreese] Every man has a right to live / Love is all we have to give / Together we struggle... by our will to survive / And together we fight just to stay alive / Struggling man has got to move / Struggling man no time to lose / I'm a struggling man / And I've got to move on
Beth Greene: [Beth talks to Tyreese] It's okay, Tyreese. You got to know that now.
Bob Stookey: It's okay that you didn't want to be a part of it anymore Ty.
Beth Greene: You don't have to be a part of it.
Martin: See, that's your problem right there.
Tyreese Williams: What's my problem?
Martin: You don't want to be part of it, but part of it is being now. That's what it is. Open your eyes.
Beth Greene: You don't have to. Not if you don't want to.
Mika Samuels: You don't. It's better now.
The Governor: You told me you'd earn your keep. You had no idea what you were talking about, did you? Did you? Your eyes were open, but you didn't want to see. Even though I made you see it. I showed you. Did you adapt? Did you change? No. That you would sit there in front of a woman who killed someone you loved... and you would forgive her.
Bob Stookey: That's all there is.
The Governor: This is all there is. This is it.
Tyreese Williams: I didn't know who I was talking to. I said I would do what I had to, to earn my keep. But I didn't know you. But I know - I know who I am. I know what happened and what's going on. I know. You didn't show me shit. You, you're dead. Everything that you were is dead. And it's - It's not over. I forgave her because... it's not over.
Tyreese Williams: [Tyreese begins crying] It's not over. It's not - It's not over. I didn't turn away. I kept listening to the news so I could do what I could to help. I'm not giving up. You hear? I'm not giving up! People like me - People like me, they can live. Ain't nobody got to die today.
The Governor: You have to pay the bill.
[the Governor pushes Tyreese back to the ground, as Lizzie quietly moves up next to Tyreese with a smile, holding up Tyreese's arm]
The Governor: [when Tyreese suddenly wakes up out of a hallucination, seeing Rick holding up his arm]
Rick Grimes: You hold him!
Glenn Rhee: I got it! Go!
Rick Grimes: One hit! Clean! Go!
[Michonne takes a swing with her samurai sword to Tyreese's arm]

[Tyreese hallucinates while in the vehicle with Rick's group]
Voice on the Radio: [the voice on the radio with the British accent comes on in the car] There have been troubling reports of cannibalism having broken out of refugee camps along the republic's transportation corridor. And despite the string of victories by rebel forces, there are disturbing reports of increasing the brutality of their tactics. Including the wholesale destruction of villages, burning down local prisons, targeting of civilians, and even the widespread mutilation of children and young mothers. And this seems like only the beginning of their campaign that they label as the endless war against...
Tyreese Williams: Turn it off.
Bob Stookey: You sure?
Beth Greene: It's okay, Tyreese. You got to know that now.
Lizzie Samuels: It isn't just okay.
Mika Samuels: It's better now.
[Tyreese closes his eyes]

"The Walking Dead: Seed (#3.1)" (2012)
Hershel Greene: Bethy, sing "Paddy Reilly" for me. I haven't heard that, I think, since your mother was alive.
Maggie Greene: Daddy, not that one, please?
Hershel Greene: How about "The... Partin' Glass"?
Beth Greene: No one wants to hear.
Glenn Rhee: Why not?
Beth Greene: Okay.
Glenn Rhee: [singing softly] Of all the money / E'er I had / I spent it in good company / And all the harm / E'er I've ever done / Alas it was to none but me / And all I've done / For want of wit / To mem'ry now I can't recall / So fill to me / The parting glass / Good night and joy be with you all
Maggie Greene, Beth Greene: [singing together] Oh, all the comrades / That e'er I had / Were sorry for my goin' away / And all the sweethearts / That e'er I had / Would wish me one...
[Rick offers a bowl to Lori that Carl had passed to him for her]
Lori Grimes: I had some.
Maggie Greene, Beth Greene: ...more day to stay / But since it falls...
[Rick still holds out the bowl, so Lori takes a piece of owl meat from it and adds it to hers]
Maggie Greene, Beth Greene: Unto my lot / That I should rise and you should not / I'll gently rise / And I'll softly call / Good night and joy be with you all / Good night and joy be with you all
Hershel Greene: Beautiful.

"The Walking Dead: Crossed (#5.7)" (2014)
[Beth secretly hooks up Carol to the medicine that she needs in Grady Memorial hospital]
Beth Greene: Carol. It's Beth. I just wanted you to know that I was here.
[Beth stands over the unconscious Carol when she reaches down to hold Carol's hand in the hospital bed]

"The Walking Dead: Sick (#3.2)" (2012)
Carl Grimes: Check it out!
Lori Grimes: Where did you get this?
Carl Grimes: From the infirmary. Wasn't much left, but I cleared it out.
Lori Grimes: You went by yourself?
Carl Grimes: Yeah.
Lori Grimes: Are you crazy?
Carl Grimes: No big deal. I killed two walkers.
Lori Grimes: Do you see this? This was with the whole group.
Carl Grimes: We needed supplies so I got them.
Lori Grimes: I appreciate that but...
Carl Grimes: Then get off my back!
Beth Greene: Carl! She's your mother, you can't talk to her like that.
Lori Grimes: Listen, I think it's great you want to help...
[Carl walks away]

"The Walking Dead: Inmates (#4.10)" (2014)
Daryl Dixon: They picked up the pace in here. Got up in a hurry. Things went bad.
Beth Greene: Wouldn't kill you to have a little faith.
Daryl Dixon: Yeah, faith. Faith ain't done shit for us. Sure as hell didn't do nothing for your father.

"The Walking Dead: Alone (#4.13)" (2014)
Beth Greene: I'm gonna leave a thank you note.
Daryl Dixon: Why?
Beth Greene: For when they come back. If they come back. Even if they're not coming back, I still want to say thanks.
Daryl Dixon: Maybe you don't have to leave that. Maybe we stick around here for a while. They come back, we'll just make it work. They may be nuts, but maybe it'll be all right.
Beth Greene: So you do still think they're good people around. What changed your mind?
Daryl Dixon: know.
Beth Greene: What?
Daryl Dixon: [mumbles] I don't know.
Beth Greene: Don't...
Beth Greene: What changed your mind?
Daryl Dixon: [Stares at Beth]
Beth Greene: Oh.

"The Walking Dead: Say the Word (#3.5)" (2012)
Hershel Greene: The good news is, she looks healthy. But she needs formula, and soon or she won't survive.
Daryl Dixon: No. No way. Not her. We ain't losing nobody else. I'm going for a run.
Maggie Greene: I'll back you up.
Daryl Dixon: Okay, think where we're going. Beth.
[takes her aside and indicating Carl]
Daryl Dixon: Kid just lost his mom. His dad ain't doing so hot.
Beth Greene: I'll look out for him.
Daryl Dixon: You two get to the fence. Too many to pile up,we got ourselves a problem. Glen, Maggie, Vamonos

"The Walking Dead: Still (#4.12)" (2014)
Beth Greene: I know you look at me and see another dead girl.