Good morning! As I said on Saturday, I really enjoyed
re-watching S1. I hadn’t watched the entire thing in quite some time. Remember
that in S1, Beth wasn’t on the horizon at all. None of the things I mention
here came about because Beth was being planned for. In fact, I’m pretty sure Gimple
didn’t even start working on the show until S2. But we have a lot of evidence
that Gimple goes back through previous seasons and builds on what’s already
been done. It’s a smart story telling technique bc it makes the story and
characters arcs feel more cohesive. So I’ll just be pointing out things that Gimple
may have gone back, seen, and used to build Beth’s arc.
1x01: Days Gone Bye
Remember that the first thing we see is Rick approaching the
defunct gas station, where he sees the little, blond zombie girl. After that it
goes back to the beginning. This part really surprised me. Check out some of
these first images we see:
First there’s the gas station, which Gimple made good use of
in 4a, just as Beth’s arc was kicking off. There’s the blond girl entangled
with rick, this doll (reminded me of Sophia’s doll), then a bike/trike, and a
tiger. Again, no idea if this is a thing, but could that truly have been
looking forward to Shiva? I’m gonna say yes, it’s a possibility. They had no
idea in S1 if the show would go that long, but Shiva is a big part of the CBs.
And here, in S1, is a tiger.
(Oh, and I know this pic is blurry—the camera is moving too
much to get it clearer—but I’m pretty sure around the tiger are poker cards.
Where else did we see those? Around the “green” walker in Still. Just