WASHINGTON, March 24, 2013 —Last week on “The Walking Dead,” Andrea, the character people love to hate, made the mistake, (for the umpteenth time) of underestimating the governor. Sure she had left him trapped to die at the hands of walkers; she happily made her way back to the prison and a reunion with her friends.
Just as Andrea had the prison walls in her sight, the governor recaptured her and took her back to Woodbury. Awaiting Andrea back in town was confinement in the governor’s personal little dungeon, aptly equipped with a table full of torture tools and restraints.
Since season one, Andrea’s character has evolved from a suicidal mess to a wannabe zombie slayer with a little too much testosterone. Segregating herself from the rest of the women and their responsibilities was annoying enough.
Assuming she could best help the group by staying on zombie patrol with the men rather than humble herself to pluck a few chickens with the women didn’t endear her to anyone either. Mistaking Daryl for a walker and shooting him while on guard duty cemented Andrea’s status as a dangerous idiot. Since then, it’s been all downhill for Andrea.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, it has taken Andrea the entire third season to figure out the governor is evil and more than a little crazy. It took Andrea’s sidekick Michonne about ten minutes to figure this out. Michonne quickly followed through with this realization by stabbing the governor in the eye and escaping Woodbury.
Clueless Andrea stayed behind and became the governor’s lover and confidant instead. This put her at odds with her friends at the prison, and gave fans yet another reason to hate her. The fact that she is now the governor’s prisoner and potential torture toy has a certain degree of poetic justice to it.
This development is just one of many examples of the hapless escapades of Andrea. Her questionable smarts and judgment have resulted in so many close calls she could be characterized as the Forrest Gump of the zombie apocalypse. Somehow she always manages to escape, but her continued dumb luck is starting to wear thin with fans of the show.
Of all the characters on “The Walking Dead,” Andrea has spawned the most controversy on social media. The tweets about her have been anything but flattering.
In fact, so many people want Andrea to die, there is a Facebook page devoted to fans that encourage her demise. Whether or not the writers of “The Walking Dead” are listening to these fans remains to be seen, but we can hope.
The creators of “The Walking Dead” have made it very clear that no one on the show is safe. Characters we enjoy are just as likely to be killed off as annoying ones like Andrea.
With this in mind, will Andrea continue on into season four, or will her questionable intelligence finally lead her into a trap she cannot escape? Tune in tonight to find out.
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