Andrea (Laurie Holden) is in quite the pickle on The Walking Dead: Now that she knows The Governor (David Morrissey) isn’t the hookup buddy she thought he was — and that he hurt her friends, the friends who’d assumed Andrea was a goner — what will she do?
Staying in Woodbury would mean getting saddled with 70+ helpless survivors who’ve never truly faced the walker-filled world, which would be noble, but would also mean negotiating a new relationship with a man (The Gov) who’s proven himself to be a lot darker than Andrea had ever imagined.
Making her way to the prison would mean abandoning the helpless denizens of Woodbury and convincing her former friends and allies that she’s on their side.
Either way, it’s not an easy path.
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with actress Laurie Holden at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ “An Evening With The Walking Dead” on February 5, and she detailed the nuances of Andrea’s ultimate decision: Woodbury or the prison group.
“I think she’s going to be asked to choose, but I don’t think that you can choose,” Laurie remarked. “And it’s not about the Governor versus Rick’s group. There’s an entire town, 75 people — of kind people, pregnant women, of beautiful elderly people. You can’t say, ‘Oh, I’m going to choose this group to kill those people.’ There’s a lot of innocent souls. So I think that it’s just about her trying to make peace in the best way she can, and hopefully, she can do it.”
But even if she succeeds in diplomacy, getting back into Rick and the group’s good graces won’t be as simple as showing up and saying hi. “Well, I don’t think they’re going to be very understanding about it, but [...] it is a big misunderstanding because it’s not like he was doing terrible things to Rick and the group. [...] She had no idea, and she would never in a million years tolerate that because that was her family. And she loves them, all of them.”
Still, it remains to be seen which family she’ll side with in the end — if it comes to that.