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Moment of Goodness

Moment of Goodness: Andrea’s Fight To Live, The Walking Dead “Beside the Dying Fire” 

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I’m glad I marathoned the heck out of this show to catch up in time for tonight’s finale. I knew there was going to be a big showdown at Hershel’s farm – I mean EP Glen Mazzara hasn’t been shy about telling us there would be more death and more bloodshed in the finale. But I honestly never thought Laurie Holden‘s Andrea would be in real danger. She’s evolved into such an interesting character for me. Sometimes I don’t like her or some of the choices she’s made, but part of me really respects her. I like that she wants to be one of the people who can protect the group. Maybe Lori and the others want her to contribute in other ways, but it’s up to Andrea to say what role she wants to play amongst these survivors. So when the herd was bearing down on the farm, I have to admit I wasn’t at all worried about Andrea. But I should’ve been.

Part of me still can’t believe she was left behind. She stepped up when it looked it was the end for Carol. Then Carol was gone. T Dog said he saw Andrea go down so I guess that’s enough to convince the group she’s dead. And I get it. They all wanted to go back to make sure they hadn’t left anyone behind but they couldn’t. It would’ve been certain death for some of not all of them. And Andrea knows they’re not coming back. She’s low on ammo, carrying what’s left of the group’s weapons, and trying to hoof it to safety. I’m surprised she got as far as she did with those walkers chasing her. And as she was fighting – so hard – for her life I was getting more and more distressed. I really didn’t want her to go out like that.

Then the hooded figure in black with two chained walkers takes out the walker that’s about to devour Andrea. I didn’t know whether to shout for joy be even more worried for her. I don’t read the graphic novels, so I have no idea who this hooded figure is – and I like it that way. I feel like I should worry about Andrea. I should wonder if she’s going to be ok. Will this hooded figure help or hurt her? Why does does the hooded figure have two armless walkers chained to himself/herself? Will he/she help Andrea get back to the group? Does Andrea even want that?

So any great things to ponder about Andrea and about the new dynamic within the group. I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

The Walking Dead returns this fall on AMC.

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