During the Talking Dead Season 5 Preview special, The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple revealed the backstory behind the house at the cemetery where Daryl and Beth stopped. While many fans have been speculating that maybe whoever took Beth was staying at the house and it was all a trap, Gimple revealed that is not the case.
“It actually was a lovely place, and there is…it was a lovely place,” said Gimple. “There was a backstory to it that we…Curtis Gwinn who wrote that episode had a very, very cool backstory that is there, but we didn’t need to tell it, because we can only tell so much.”
Gimple continued “There was a nice old fellow living there. He was an undertaker. He was taking dead bodies and making them whole before burying them again, as some funeral directors would.”
“He died on one of these runs in a very actual mundane way. He couldn’t get his nitroglycerin pills in time,” said Gimple.
Gimple also revealed that the scene was never shot because the script was rather epic, so it was just a story that the writers had for themselves.