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- "Shoot him! We can take back this prison! What you waiting for?! Do it! It's our house, shoot him!"
- —Andrew trying to convince Oscar to shoot Rick Grimes and take back the prison.[src]
Andrew is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a prisoner who survived the outbreak along with Tomas, Axel, Oscar, and Big Tiny. He served as the secondary antagonist of the episode "Sick" and later the primary antagonist of the episode "Killer Within".
Although his personality is not well known, Andrew is seen as a sly, cunning and docile young man. Although shown to be somewhat cowardly, Andrew is also shown to be capable of extreme violence and cold blooded murder and is indeed a dangerous individual. He is shown to be completely loyal to the leader of the prisoners, Tomas, as evident by his horrified reaction to Tomas' brutal murder at the hands of Rick and desire to bring revenge upon Rick and his group by killing them all and retaking the prison. It appears that Andrew holds respect for his fellow prisoners, as evident by him wanting Rick to help Big Tiny after his infection. He did seem oblivious that Oscar and Axel held grudges against him due to his loyalty to Tomas, as before his demise he believed that Oscar would favor him over Rick, which Oscar clearly did not as he killed him to establish his own place in Rick's group.
Almost nothing is known about Andrew's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was a convicted criminal being held in the prison for an unknown crime. It is possible he worked in the prison's generator room as he knew how to start up the prison's alarms during his attack in "Killer Within".
In the outbreak's onset, a big rebellion and riot started at the West Georgia Correctional Facility. Andrew, Tomas, Oscar, Big Tiny, and Axel were taken to the prison's cafeteria by a guard. They were locked inside with only a revolver as the guard went out to call for backup. He never returned and the five prisoners were locked inside for 10 months, completely cut off from the outside.
Similar to the other prisoners, Andrew was confused about what was going on. He was shocked after being told by Rick about what had happened to the world. When Tomas claimed the prison, Andrew stood with him, but they ended up accepting Rick's offer to give half of their food in exchange for help clearing Cell Block B for the prisoners to live in. On their way to the cell block, while fighting walkers, Big Tiny was scratched and is told by Rick that there was nothing they could do about his infection. Andrew stood up for Big Tiny, desperately pleading to Rick that there must have been a way to save him. He witnessed Big Tiny's brutal death at the hands of Tomas, but didn't show any feelings about it. While clearing out the laundry room, Tomas attempted to kill Rick twice. Rick responded by killing Tomas' by hacking into Tomas' skull with a machete. Andrew attempted to attack Rick, but instead, was knocked down and disarmed. Andrew fled the room and ran down the corridors, attempting to evade Rick, who had begun pursuing. Eventually, Andrew ran into a courtyard filled with walkers. He attempted to reenter the prison, but Rick had closed the entry gate, and only told Andrew that he'd, "better run." Andrew then attempted to avoid the walkers closing in on him. As Rick turned to leave, he heard Andrew's screams, presuming that he was eaten alive.
Later on in the episode, a mysterious figure is seen spying on Carol Peletier from the tree line, hinting that Andrew survived after being left to die by Rick.
At the beginning of the episode, a mysterious figure is seen dragging a deer carcass to the prison gates, and begins to lure walkers into the prison. After breaking the secure lock on the gates with an axe, the figure then leaves a heart on the ground and disappears into the prison.
Later on, after walkers begin to flood the prison, the prison's alarms are activated, and Rick, Daryl and Oscar go to shut them down before more walkers arrive. While Daryl is busy holding a door shut, and Rick and Oscar are shutting the alarms down, Andrew appears, revealing that he is the mysterious figure and that he escaped from the Walkers Rick left him in. He then tries to strike Rick with an axe, but misses.
Andrew then strikes Oscar in the face with the ax and Rick attacks Andrew, and the two engage in a fight. Rick attempts to shoot Andrew though he kicks his revolver out of his hand and the two continue to scuffle. As Andrew gets back to his feet and prepares to strike Rick with the ax, Oscar throws a barrel at his head and picks up Rick's gun and points it at Rick. Andrew gets back to his feet and tells Oscar to shoot and kill Rick, which will allow them to reclaim their prison. Oscar however hesitates and Andrew questions him of what he's waiting for and tells him to shoot Rick again however Oscar turns the gun on Andrew and shoots him in the head, killing him.
Although he is killed by Oscar, Andrew's attack on the prison is not without tragedy as T-Dog is bitten and eventually killed by the walkers Andrew lured in and Lori in all the commotion of the attack goes into labor and sacrifices herself in order to give birth to her baby.
- Killed By
After leading a horde of walkers to the prison, Andrew attacks Rick in the prison's generator room. During their scuffle, Andrew kicks Rick's gun out of his hand, which is picked up by Oscar after he throws a barrel at Andrew's head.
Oscar initially points the gun at Rick, as Andrew encourages him to kill Rick. However, Oscar shoots Andrew in the head, killing him.
This list shows the victims Andrew has killed:
- Theodore Douglas (Caused)
- Lori Grimes (Caused)
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people