As we head toward the second half of The Walking Dead‘s 5th season, Rick Grimes’ group has lost well more than a dozen close friends and family members. Beth Greene was the latest, but she won’t be the last. That’s the world that these characters live in — one of danger, death, and fear — but after a time, there has to be something more than this cycle of torture.
How many times can the characters on The Walking Dead collapse, pulled down by the weight of their sorrow and tears? How long until both they and we grow numb to the constant onslaught of pain?