Rumors are circulating the internet that Andrea played by Laurie Holden who was shockingly killed in the finale of Season 3 of The Walking Dead will reappear in Season 4 of AMC’s hit show. Andrea’s death resulted in serious back lash with fans on our site who were beside themselves with rage over the death of the character
Fans were not the only ones who were blind sides by the killing of the character Laurie Holden has said that she also had no idea it was coming.
I tend to agree with other fans that the killing of Andrea was a low point because she was the only strong female character of any substance on the show. Sure Michone is a bad ass but Andrea was so much more then just a rough riding ass kicking female lead.
Andrea’s character was Intelligent, mature, internally conflicted, beautiful and had evolved through the show. Andrea was a very complex character and killing her off took a lot of the wind out of the show.
That said we all know why they killed her off the shows producers needed a shocking finale. They couldn’t kill Rick, Carl or Daryl so I would suggest poor Andrea just drew the short straw. It had to be a big enough character for us to really care so Glen couldn’t cut it and it couldnt be a character as key as Rick that fans would go from upset to complete mutiny.
With Andrea dead and the new rumors of her return the question is how can she make an appearance in Season 4? The easy answer is in flash backs.
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Andrea spent quite some time out in the wild with Michone and if the shows producers want to bring her back into the story and build the back story for Michone then flashbacks is an effective way to do both. Laurie Holden spoke to TV Line about the opportunity to return and said quote;
It’s not up to me, you know? I’m the actor. I do what I’m told. The writers are the ones in charge of the storylines. And they write the scenes. Woulda, shoulda, coulda. Do I wish we could’ve seen and explored more of the comic-book-Robert-Kirkman Andrea? Yes. Absolutely.Do I wish that I had more scenes with Michonne showing that friendship? Yes. Absolutely. But at the end of the day, I don’t think I could ask for a better death. I feel like her life mattered, and she died trying, and her heart was in the right place. I feel grateful for that. You can’t have it all.
Robert Kirkman has also weighed in on the topic sayings its a possibility that they will explore relationship more between Michone and Andrea in Walking Dead Season 4. What are your thoughts on the idea? Do you want to see Andrea return?
As much as I enjoyed Andrea’s character and have a huge crush on Laurie Holden I think that a flash back wont work. Her character ran its course and trying to re-inject her with flash backs is just going to confuse things. That said one thing that fans have jumped on quickly is that nobody saw Laurie Holden’s character die. Perhaps she is alive?
Will she be Michone’s new pet?
Do you think that a flashback sequence in Season 4 that explores Michone and Andrea’s relationship more will be fulfilling for fans? Hit the comments and tell us what you think.