Andrea

In this week episode Walk with Me, all the highlights in The Waling Dead are pointed on Andrea, portrayed by Laurie Holden, and her new friends, who we will talk of in the next days. Andrea has been a member of the regular cast since Season 1 (and that’s a rarity, since just a few people survived two seasons…), and has always been portrayed as a tough, sometimes harsh woman, very independent and mannish. In the comics, she’s not exactly the same…

Despite being a central character also in the comics series, we don’t know much about Andrea’s past, not even her surname. All we know of her life before the zombie apocalypse is that  she graduated in law, and was hired as a clerk in a law firm in Atlanta. She was very close to her younger sister, Amy, who grew up with her and shared with her the most precious moments of their lives. Despite there was two years between her and Amy, the two of them looked so alike they were often mistaken for twins. Differently from Amy, Andrea was quite ashamed of her freckles, and hid them behind make-up (something that she would have abandoned the moment she realized the world had changed and there was something more important than her look). The two sisters had some sort of ritual to strenghten their bond: every year, Andrea would have accompanied Amy to the college by car, in some sort of road trip during which the two had the occasion of becoming even more friends than before. Actually, it seemes it worked, judging from their kind of relation.

One year, when Andrea and Amy were having their usual road trip to the college, their car broke down, and the two were forced to push it to the road’s side. As you can imagine, that was exactly the worst year to be by foot: the walkers had already started to appear all over the country, and the girls risked a lot being by themselves unaware of the situation. Luckily for them, a few minutes later a RV stopped near them, and a man hurried them to come up: he was Dale Horvath, a good old man who would have become their protector and fatherly figure. Dale saved the two girls from the streeth and informed them of what was happening: the trio moved to Atlanta, following the radio’s instructions and sure to find in there some help. Unfortunately, the city was already overrun by zombies, and so they all decided to set a camp outside of it. The camp became some sort of beacon for many survivors in the zone, and the group became quite large, counting Allen and his family, Glenn, Jim, Carol and her daughter Sophia, the police officer Shane alongside Lori and Carl, wife and son of his (believed) dead partner. Andrea, along with Amy, cared for the group’s children, and, since everyone had a role, things went on pretty well. Growing attached to Dale, the two girls lived in his RV, thus making Donna, Allen’s wife, very upset about it, since she thought it was inappropriate and indecent to have an old man living with two young girls. Clearly, nobody cared something about Donna’s opinions. In the group, Andrea was always the shy and closed off one, opposite to Amy. Everything was fine (as it could be in a zombie-infested world) until the moment Rick Grimes, who was presumed dead, joined the group and, some time after, a group of roamers attacked them. During the following fight, Amy was killed, and this event proved to be quite a trauma for Andrea, who became even more closed off, isolating herself from the rest of the group and the entire world for some time. The only one who stayed near her was Dale, who helped her cope with her loss. This episode strenghtened their relationship, which would have become true love soon after, despite age differency.

After her depression period, Andrea became a valuable member of Rick’s group, finding in herself a strength that she didn’t imagine she could have. Thanks to her skills with guns, she also became one of the best shooters of the group, having a Anshütz .22 LR as her weapon of choice. Still a little bit closed, Andrea reacts to her grief by showing an often aggressive attitude, which is proved to be just a way not to show anyone her inner pain.

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  1. […] When The Governor conquered the prison, the group scattered, and Maggie and Glenn, along with Andrea, Dale, Ben, Billy and Sophia came back to the farm, hoping to find it safe. Finally, Buttons […]

  2. […] group joined the Safe-Zone, and Spencer got interested from the very beginning in one of the women, Andrea. When Douglas organised a welcome party for the new group, Spencer never left Andrea for a second, […]

  3. […] of all, she got the proof that Spencer wasn’t gay at all the moment he started hitting on Andrea and other young, female residents (but she remarked to Barbara that, if Spencer was like his […]

  4. […] the group was stronger than Chris thought, and immediately after his refusal, a sniper, Andrea, blasted off one of Greg’s ears. It was the beginning of a devastating […]

  5. […] group of cannibals who had been following them since the Prison. Gabriel was forced to lead Rick, Andrea, Michonne and Abraham to the countryside only he knew, to find the Hunters’ camp, and […]

  6. […] to find a not-so-warm welcome by a woman with a gun pointed at them. The woman, named Andrea, was soon reached by the leader of her group, a former sheriff named Rick Grimes. When they were […]

  7. […] by a woman who held them at gunpoint. It was Hershel Greene‘s farm, and the woman was Andrea; in a few moments, also the group leader, Rick Grimes, arrived on the place, but explanations were […]

  8. […] as well as Jim, was a character from Season 1, and she was portrayed by Emma Bell. The sister of Andrea, Amy has been cited in many episodes since her premature demise, and she’s be haunting her […]

  9. […] of surviving outside of it. The trio met some other survivors, two sisters, Amy and Andrea, and an old man, Dale. Together, they set up a campsite in the city’s outskirts, a little […]

  10. […] again, Ben seemed to be completely unaffected by his father’s death, and when Dale and Andrea adopted him and Billy, he started referring to them as to his father and mother, with seemingly no […]

  11. […] of the street, Allen was lucky enough to meet a small group of survivors, namely Glenn, Amy, Andrea and Dale Horvath, that welcomed them in their campsite. While Donna joined the other women of the […]

  12. […] she had something to say about the old man Dale living together with the young sisters Amy and Andrea, something that she considered a real scandal. She didn’t change her mind, but became less […]

  13. […] of the city, Glenn reached a van outside it, where Dale Horvath, a good old man, and two sisters, Andrea and Amy, had settled. Soon after, many other people joined the little group, and a small (very […]

  14. […] Me that The Governor, portrayed by David Morrissey, isn’t quite a good guy. Ok, he welcomes Andrea and Michonne in his little paradise, Woodbury, but every fan of The Walking Dead should know by […]

  15. […] the mysterious woman who briefly appeared at the end of The Walking Dead Season 2 saving Andrea from a walker in the Beside the Dying Fire episode, and was properly introduced only in the […]

  16. […] the two spent a lot of time together, under the surveilance of the women of the group, especially Andrea, who became Carl’s friend. Carl developed a deep bond with his mother, and the two often […]

  17. […] and spending her time gossiping about Douglas and his continuous flirting with the new women, Andrea especially, later. Following her friend Olivia, Barbara tried to have some of the newcomers break […]

  18. […] Dwight only mocked, cursed and threatened Rick, just to be punched in the face by his girlfriend Andrea. While many Alexandrians wanted him to be killed as a warning for the other Saviors, unexpectedly […]

  19. […] The first night of travel, the small group composed of Rick, a tied-up Paul, Michonne, Glenn and Andrea was attacked by a herd of walkers: Paul used the occasion to earn the trust of his new travel […]

  20. […] first “war council”, Richard was the only representative of the Kingdom, while Rick, Andrea and Michonne represented Alexandria and Jesus and Kal represented Hilltop. Believing they […]

  21. […] good riders for her herd-duty expedition, but those were also Siddiq’s best workers. When Andrea came to the site to question Siddiq’s timing, he informed her that most of his best men were […]

  22. […] came to Hilltop. Oscar was the first one to offer food to the newcomers, two women named Maggie and Andrea, and as the Saviors immediately after attacked the colony, he understood far too well that the two […]


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