According to The Huffington Post on Feb. 24, Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea on AMC's "The Walking Dead", will be partaking in a role where her character attempts to settle things down in the town of Woodbury and try to find some kind of peace between The Governor and Rick's group at the prison.
She is a sweet woman and even demonstrated her ability to lead when The Governor was cooped up in his "penthouse" and now has the pulse of the townspeople. She sympathizes with his plight of his daughter's fate and was even witness to Milton's elderly friend Mr. Coleman in regards to him passing away and "turning". Andrea can relate, and in an interview with Access Hollywood, Holden states why:
"I know, isn't he a dear? I think that he’s caught in the middle of a very complicated situation and I think he has a lot of respect for The Governor… but at the same time, he’s a really good person. He’s a humanitarian and I think that [Milton] and Andrea, they really bonded over Mr. Coleman and they’re kindred spirits in a way. They want the best for humanity, so you may see an alignment of those two at some point — possibly".
But there are quite a few things for Laurie to consider if she reunites with Rick's group. Holden made a statement in regards to the big surprise her character is in for.
"I think Andrea hopes for a warm reunion, but it's not the interaction that she expected," Holden told TV Guide. "There's so many unanswered questions. She doesn't know Shane's (Jon Bernthal) dead, she doesn't know about Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), she doesn't know what happened with the baby. It's been a long eight months. I think it's going to be a reunion that's full of surprises and news that breaks her heart".
Holden also remarks that Laurie's mission of peace would be to ensure that people's lives are intact and that The Governor doesn't do anything rash. She might even consider bringing the two communities together, but in the light of the situation and The Governor's first encounter with Rick's group at the prison, that's going to be one big pill for Andrea to swallow.
The gloves are off and ethical considerations on The Governors behalf have gone to the wayside. His methods of combat and coping mechanisms are way out there in left field.
Can Andrea talk some sense into him? Can her gentle, sympathetic, big green eyes be charismatic enough to calm the governor's angst?
There is indeed something in store for Andrea as the season draws to the end. According to Holden:
"It’s enormous," Holden said. "God it’s huge ... Your mind is going to explode".
To find out what happens next, tune into AMC's "The Walking Dead" is scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m. EST.