She and her sister, Amy , were saved by Dale Horvath during the initial outbreak and eventually joined a group of survivors at a camp outside Atlanta.
She gains strength in being talented with firearms at the Greene family farm. After it is overrun, Andrea meets Michonne and is taken to Woodbury seven months later. At Woodbury, Andrea becomes involved in the town's affairs, stepping up when leadership was lacking and later engaged in a relationship with Philip Blake , better known as The Governor until his true motivations are exposed. She finds herself caught in the crossfire between her previous group and the town of Woodbury, opting for a peaceful resolution between the two conflicting sides.
Contents Overview Personality Andrea is strong, cautious, and brave. She was extremely protective of her younger sister before her death. Never one to shy away from a challenge or a fight, Andrea is stubborn, opinionated and first and foremost interested in keeping herself and those she cares about most out of harms way. Her closeness to Amy is what directly influences her into becoming suicidal around the end of season one and possibly her reason to punish Dale Horvath , as she blames him for not letting her die in the way she wanted do and continuing having her to survive in the cruel post-apocalyptic world.
During season two, she begins to become more independent, even considering leaving the group, and wanting to keep the gun her father gave her, despite Dale's disapproval due to her lack of gun knowledge and brief suicidal streak. However, after adequate training with Shane Walsh , she becomes quite efficient with firearms and became a strong protector for the group and is more than willing to protect the group from any danger.
It is shown that Andrea looks up to Shane as a better leader for the group than Rick and follows him on many crucial decisions such as abandoning the search for Sophia and killing the walkers in Hershel's barn.
By season three, she had been separated from the group after the farm was overrun, and was saved by Michonne , with whom she forms a close bond. After being brought to Woodbury , she begins a relationship with the Governor , which eventually ends when Andrea realizes that the Governor has a dark, sadistic nature.
During the second half of the third season it is shown that Andrea possesses strong leadership abilities as shown by a speech delivered to the Woodbury people following an attack by Rick and his group and does not see a war between the two groups as necessary. Andrea was shown to have become very bold as shown by her attempt to kill the Governor in order to protect her former group from certain death by the man but unfortunately failed, leading to her tragic demise. Because of their different personalities, their parents gave them different upbringings.
During this time she was in college to study law, she remained distant from her family, frequently missing Amy 's birthday parties. After getting a degree, she eventually became a successful civil rights attorney. Before Andrea and Amy went on a road trip, their father gave Andrea a gun for protection. She has remained protective over the gun ever since.
As they were heading back to Amy's college after the trip, they were caught in the initial stages of the outbreak. They were stranded in Atlanta when they were rescued by Dale Horvath , and soon met up with a band of other survivors. Post-Apocalypse " Guts " When Glenn Rhee and Rick Grimes enter the department store, Andrea greets Rick with a handgun, angry at his recklessness, which has riled up the zombies who now surround the building.
She calms down and puts away her gun. Later, she and Rick speak about her sister, Amy back at the camp. She points out a necklace in the shape of a mermaid that her sister would like and Rick asks why doesn't she take it. She replies that it would be looting and he's a cop, but he dismisses the fact, saying "Looting probably doesn't apply in this situation"; she smiles and pockets the necklace.
Later, when Glenn and Rick attempt to grab some cars to escape, she goes up to the roof with Morales and Jacqui and she starts breaking down when she sees Rick drive away with the rescue truck, thinking he is abandoning them.
But Rick does come back, and Andrea and the others make it to the truck just as the zombies break into the department store. When Carl Grimes and Sophia Peletier find a zombie, they scream, prompting the adults to rush to them and killing it. Andrea and Amy watch in disgust as the zombie's head is separated from its body.
Later, she is doing laundry with her sister, Jacqui and Carol Peletier. As the women share what they miss most, she admits she misses her vibrator, prompting the women to break out in laughter. Ed Peletier walks over to the women in curiosity and tells the women they should be working and not laughing. Sick of Ed's attitude, she begins to stand up for herself and the others, tossing him his laundry saying that if he doesn't like it, he can do it.
Ed throws the laundry back at her and responds that he won't smack her just because she's "some college educated coos". With heated tensions, Carol and Amy try to separate the two, which results Carol in being slapped and Shane Walsh attacking Ed in a fit of rage.
Later, she returns to camp with a bunch of fish and they all have a nice dinner at night. Dale asks Andrea to back him up on the watch thing, but she disagrees. Prior to the dinner, she is in Dale's RV looking for wrapping paper to wrap the mermaid necklace for Amy, since it is her birthday soon.
Unfortunately, zombies attack the camp, killing several people, including Amy, which leaves Andrea very, very distraught as Amy dies in Andrea's arms. She pays little attention to most of the people around, refusing to be distracted. She even resorts to pointing a gun at Rick when he comes near her and tries to get her focus off of Amy. Dale at the end of the day tries to comfort her by telling about his wife's death, to which she opens up shortly afterward.
Andrea witnesses Amy's transformation finally, and after a moment of holding her, shoots her in the side of the head. She is in a deep state of depression since Amy's death, and tells Dale that, despite the idea that they can start a new life, there's nothing left for her to live for. When the building's energy resources begin to run low, a countdown is initiated. Edwin Jenner , the sole doctor to remain at the building, explains it as the process of "decontamination", and that the building is sealed shut and there is no way out.
Andrea, devastated by the fact that she has lost everything, decides to remain in the building even when Dr. Jenner unlocks the door of the basement to allow the other survivors a chance to escape. Jenner, and Andrea have decided on their fates, until when Dale remains to convince Andrea not to. Both Dale and Andrea decide to stay momentarily, until the dying seconds.
Just before the C. Surviving the self-destruction of the C. Stopped on the highway, Andrea is caught off-guard when a herd approaches, and is forced to seek refuge in the RV bathroom as a walker shuffles into the RV Andrea tries to re-assemble her pistol in haste, causing enough noise to alert the walker. Dale's quick thinking gives Andrea the means to defend herself, and she plunges a screwdriver through her assailant's head as it lunges at her. Andrea wanted to use the pistol to dispatch the walker instead of a silent weapon, and a gunshot would have alerted the rest of the herd.
Dale, Rick, and Shane believe it is in the best interest of the group to only allow those who have been properly trained to use firearms. This makes Andrea even angrier with Dale. In searching for Sophia, the group is drawn to a church. There, Andrea overhears Shane and Lori's discussion and Shane agrees to leave when the chance comes. After, Andrea confronts Shane and asks to go with him.
Andrea is attacked by a walker, but she is saved by Maggie on horseback. Back at the RV, there is still tension between her and Dale, even as he asks for her forgiveness for some of the decisions he has made on her behalf. He reluctantly returns her father's pistol to Andrea, but asks that she doesn't make him regret it. Andrea decides to join Daryl in a midnight search for Sophia.
During their walk in the woods they discuss Sophia's chances, and come across a suicide victim by hanging. Though the suicide worked, it didn't prevent reanimation and the man now hangs helplessly in the tree as a walker. Daryl asks Andrea if she wishes to continue on living. She bargains with Daryl that she will answer his question if he puts the suspended walker out of its misery. Though Andrea plays a minor role in this episode, she is part of the most notable scene with the survivors attempting to retrieve the 'swimmer' from the bottom of one of the five wells on Hershel's property.
As Glenn is lowered into the well to lasso the water-logged walker, the pump breaks. As Andrea and the other survivors struggle to re-stabilize the rope, Glenn dangles precariously within the walker's grasp. Once this near-tragedy is averted, Andrea, along with the other survivors, attempt to hoist the walker out of the well before killing it to avoid contaminating the well.
However, the walker's body is too badly deteriorated and strained by the weight of the extra water it has absorbed to withstand the stress of being pulled from the well. Its body is ripped in half as it crosses the threshold, and the bottom half falls back into the well. Andrea and the other survivors are disgusted, moreover frustrated that the well is now contaminated despite their best efforts.
She has increased her gun-wielding prowess and believes that she is now able to dispatch threats from a distance with proficiency.
She is excited upon spotting a lone walker approach the farm, as it presents an opportunity for her to prove herself to the others. Though Rick and the other survivors advise her not to shoot, Andrea fires on the walker from atop the RV but learns afterward that it was actually Daryl, limping back from his difficult ordeal in the woods.
Luckily for Daryl, her aim is not quite spot-on just yet, as the bullet only grazes his head. Though Andrea is mortified that she almost killed Daryl, it may prove to be only a minor setback to her growing confidence. A short time later, Andrea continues to sharpen her shooting skills under Shane's tutelage, but has difficulty hitting a moving target. Adding yet another layer of difficulty, Shane distracts and agitates Andrea, trying to simulate a live environment. He eventually goes too far when he brings up Amy but two reconcile when Shane asks her to go with him on a dangerous mission to check out a lead on Sophia.
Andrea follows Shane into a house to discover charred and rotting corpses and no signs of Sophia. A group of walkers are alerted to their presence, and the two are forced to bolt for the exit.
More walkers have collected in the street and are blocking their escape. Shane clears out the walkers around their car, and assigns Andrea to cover the street. She can't seem to shoot any of her targets in the head, and walkers continue to advance on her. Shane picks off the nearest one and then lowers his weapon indicating that it's sink or swim time. As a walker gets almost within arm's length, She blasts a hole in its head before it touches her, and she becomes much more precise, nailing all head shots thereafter.
Andrea walks towards the car but stops to take aim at the next wave of walkers closing in and the scene ends, but it is assumed that she dispatches them flawlessly. On the way back, Andrea grabs Shane's crotch. Shane stops the car and says "Come on then" and the two have sex. Dale tries to warn Andrea about Shane, but Andrea supports Shane's sentiments, adding "He's not a victim. Rick, Hershel, and Jimmy return with two fresh walkers who had been trapped in the swamp.
Before they can load them into the barn with the others, Shane goes over the edge, declaring that he's had 'enough.