Beware spoilers below!
While The Walking Dead episode “I Ain’t a Judas” was very slow, one thing happened that got people talking- Andrea standing over The Governor with a knife in her hands. The much anticipated reunion between Andrea and the group at the prison left much to be desired by this fan. She seemingly has chosen Woodbury over her original family in this episode, so what does this mean for everyone going forward?
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with the creator/writer of the series, Robert Kirkman to gain some insight. Just as I had feared, when asked about whether her actions are considered as her making a choice between the two groups, Kirkman replied, “I think so. She could have stayed at the prison. She could have chosen sides, but she knows they’re good people back in Woodbury and she has recognized that the Governor is a bad person and these people need her. That’s the choice she made. The reasons behind why she made this choice and what her actions will be now that the choice is made, that’s the question.”
He also shed some light on why Andrea couldn’t kill The Gov:
Andrea is very adept to killing zombies — mowing down 100 of those things and have a comfortable sleep — but she’s not a person who has killed a human being yet. The idea of slitting someone’s throat, or stabbing them to death in their sleep is not something a person can bring themselves to do, despite how good they think the decision is, or how much it’s going to help people. It’s that human struggle that makes The Walking Dead special; the fact that there is a clear distinction between killing a zombie and killing a human. It’s something that would weigh on someone.
She is struggling to make a plan. Going to the prison — she’s trying to come up with a peaceful solution. She doesn’t think that killing him is the answer. Or maybe she does, and just can’t bring herself to do it. That’s the kind of thing we’re going to be exploring moving forward. I don’t think she knows exactly what’s going to come next. I know that she’s hopeful that things can be resolved in a way that doesn’t result in the people she loves and cares about being needlessly slaughtered. There’s a lot of big unknowns, moving forward.
Things are bound to explode in the very near future as the tension grows between the two groups. Now, we’ll have to wait and see how Andrea will treat The Gov going forward. Kirkman said, “She’s still in bed with the Governor — both figuratively and literally — and she is going to be manipulating the Governor as much as he will be manipulating her.” And let’s not forget that Rick and The Gov have yet to actually meet face to face. There are a lot of big events bound to start happening very soon, and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. Will Andrea make it out of this situation alive?
(Interview via The Hollywood Reporter)
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