Fans of The Walking Dead comic know very well one of the biggest differences between the TV series and comic books is Rick's relationship with Andrea. While TV Andrea didn't make it out of season three, comic book Andrea remains alive today and has been Rick's wife for years, now.
This was the original plan for the TV series, as Andrea actress Laurie Holden revealed over the weekend at Walker Stalker Con in New Jersey.
"Well I had an 8 year deal, I was supposed to be there until the end," Holden said during her panel. "I was supposed to end up with Rick. I was supposed to save Woodbury on a horse, and I was buying a house in Atlanta. I got the call at 10 o' clock the night before, while I was shooting, from the show runner who is no longer a part of The Walking Dead, saying that they couldn't write the episode and that he was killing my character. So we all got the script everybody on the set was sobbing. I felt like I got shot. None of it was supposed to happen the way it did."
Though some fans may still be a little bitter about Andrea's major differences when adapted to television, Holden holds no grudges. "I think The Walking Dead is in a really good place now with Scott Gimple," Holden says. "It wasn't the ship that it is now. I'm very grateful how it was written that I went out with grace and with a stellar cast. It wasn't the way that I wanted but I loved the way I went out."
Rather than Andrea, Rick has found himself in a relationship with Michonne, another great divide from the comic book source material.
The Walking Dead will return for its seventh season in October.