“I stopped watching,” Kinney told Hollywood Life at the 2015 Shorty Awards on April 20 in New York City. “I didn’t see my death, because I had my own experience, and I didn’t want to change what my experience of it was, because it was so special to me.”
The 29-year-old actress also revealed that she didn’t watch her death episode, but she did watch the Season 5 finale.
“I found out Melissa [McBride] and Norman [Reedus] were going to be on ‘The Talking Dead,’ and I really wanted to see the final episode, because there’s something so celebratory about it,” Kinney explained. “So even though I wasn’t completely caught up, I did watch the finale.”
Beth met her demise in Season 5, Episode 8, titled “Coda.” In the episode, Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group traded Licari for Carol, and then Shepard for Beth. But as the group turned their back to leave, Dawn (Christine Woods) demanded Noah (Tyler James Williams) to stay at the hospital as well. Noah volunteered to stay, and Beth hugged him good-bye.
Dawn then told Noah, “I knew you’d be back.” Disturbed by the statement, Beth approached Dawn and said, “I get it now,” before stabbing her in the shoulder with a pair of scissors. Dawn shot Beth in the head on impulse. Daryl lost his cool and shot the officer, also in the head, in retaliation.