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THR: If Andrea wasn’t supposed to die then what was the original story?
Holden: Andrea was always supposed to save Woodbury. But she still did. There was peace to her death because she was reunited with her best friend and her family. In those final moments, she learns that the children and everybody at the prison survived. It’s a pivotal moment for Rick Grimes. Her death does propel story forward because when you think of it, in spite of her incredibly tumultuous journey she had, the people of Woodbury did escape and reach their sanctuary and none of the people of the prison were killed. After an entire season of seeing Rick’s descent into madness and tortured by the ghost of all things past, he heals by that interaction with Andrea. In those final moments, he gets what she’s all about and what she’s been fighting for. It’s an enormous wakeup call for him and allows him to snap out of his state of insanity. The Rick Grimes we’ve rooted for and have loved since the beginning — the strong, capable leader who believed in humanity, community and hope — is back and there’s a healing there. (x)
For those of you unfamiliar:
Women in Refrigerators Syndrome describes the use of the death or injury of a female comic book character as a plot device in a story starring a male comic book character. (x)