This is my dilemma with Andrea. She's got terrible judgment in people versus Rick who's got everyone's number straight away. I love how she doesn't give up but it's excruciating watch her work it through. I love Laurie Holden and her work even though it brings me so much heart ache.
But I think that's a sign of good writing. When you have a character that evokes an emotion in you, whether it be admiration, disgust, disappointment, frustration... Otherwise, what's the point?
I think her character is fickle, is confused, is confusing, I don't think it's out of character for a lot of women that I've known in my lifetime. A lot of women make self-destructive decisions. I think Andrea's got good intentions, just she's the opposite of Rick. She doesn't think it through. She's impulsive and acts on emotion rather than logic. And she's stubborn, as women tend to be, sometimes. Fits in with the whole lawyer persona. Here's a woman who was an independent person before the ZA. She felt her life had meaning, and she's trying to get it back to that level, it seems.
After reading these comments,apart from the 'never giving up' thing, Andrea must have been a crappy lawyer