Why did Carol have Beth’s knife in the first place? I’m not even getting into why she waited three weeks to give the knife to Daryl. When did Carol come into possession of it?
I can’t imagine Daryl ever letting Beth go for a second until he absolutely had to. Whether it was for a (yet unseen) burial or when the group was swarmed by walkers on the way out of Atlanta and he had to leave her behind in a car, that man would not let her body out of sight, whether she was alive or not.
If we go with the burial scenario, it would mean that when everyone is paying last respects and mourning over the loss, Carol was basically looting her body?!? How in the hell did anyone, let alone Maggie or Daryl, allow that? I know that weapons are precious commodities in the ZA. The thing is, I don’t remember anyone taking Tyreese’s hammer when they buried him. Have you seen anyone hand the hammer to Sasha as a kind of momento? What the hell?
So now let’s go with the “leave her body in a car” scenario. The same concept applies, but now carol would be risking her life, and possibly the lives of the rest of the group, to get Beth’s knife.
But here’s the thing: Beth didn’t have her knife with her during the hallway scene at Grady. I just watched that horrific scene…twice…to make sure. It is absolutely nowhere to be seen. If she’d had it, I would think she’d have used it instead of the tiny scissors.
So, what, when everyone was heading towards the stair to leave, someone came running up and, “Hey, you guys almost forgot this”? Why give it to Carol if Rick was the obvious leader of the group? I get not giving it to Daryl, him being the most shook up by what happened, he’s obviously dangerous with a weapon, and his hands and arms would be full as he carried Beth.
Yet another loose end that has yet to be tied up. No this doesn’t prove anything regarding Beth’s survival, but it’s kind of a big part in the ever growing plot hole that surrounds that idiotic scene.
By the way, if someone has already brought this up, I apologize for bringing it up again. I guess I’ll have Javier make up a fresh drink for you.