7x01: Clues in TTD That Brought on an Epiphany

Good morning, Everyone! Whew. Yesterday was a difficult day, wasn’t it? I’m glad to get a bit more distance from the premiere.

Before we start today, I want to address something. I’m getting a lot of messages that show concern over whether Beth is really coming back or not. Comments, inbox messages, DMs, etc. And I’ll get around to answering them all—promise—but I just want to state for the record that I have more hope for Beth’s return than ever before.

Here’s the thing: I think it’s totally normal to feel a bit hopeless right now. Nothing in that premiere really had anything to do with Beth or TD (other than a few red-letter symbolisms that I pointed out yesterday, and those were all positive things for TD) but still a lot of people are feeling hopeless. Do you know why that is? It’s because of Glenn and Abraham. I know that sounds like I’m stating the obvious, but my point is that because we all feel so sad and hopeless about their loss, we start to question other things as well. Is Beth really coming back? Is there a point? Do I need to go home and rethink my life (haters, please don’t answer).

And that’s totally normal. But just try to recognize that it’s really more about your sadness over Glenn and Abe than it is about anything TD related. Me, and most of the hard-core theorists saw a lot of hope for Beth in that premiere, even amongst all the hopelessness.

And hopefully my theory today will help return some of everybody’s hope. So I had to re-watch that 90 minute TTD. In seasons past I’m the only one who enjoys watching it, but surprisingly a good number of my family sat for parts of it. Still, there were conversations being had, some people leaving, party cleanup, so I knew I’d missed some things…

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[crowd booing] 
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[crowd booing louder] 
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Green Day live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (9/28/16)

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