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Andy has appeared on our screens for quite some time now, and I can't seem to find a thread to talk about him on! I like andy, and we have seen his character grow substantially in his time already. I'm really enjoying his current scenes with him and brax, but I hope he continues with us great work.

 

I also find tai a great actor, who can portray a practical point of view in the storylines, andy has often been the only piece of reality in the braxton clan. Incidentally enough, I stumbled across this video, of hi-5 of which his girlfriend was a member of, and found out that he auditioned for a role (along with Teigan Nash- demi harman's bff) with hi-5 before joining haa.

 

 

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I didn't know Tai auditioned for hi-5 at first I wasn't sure I was going to like Andy after he found out about Casey but now I kinda like him and I think he should

manage the gym and become a qualified personal trainer

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I never liked Andy, his character development has taken way to long. The way he has acted towards the Braxtons and others his first year is just nasty in my opinion

I mean, even Matt who came after Andy started acting nice way before Andy

Andy had been in prison/juvenile detention with Heath before and he's had a criminal history and along with losing his step-father because of Brax I can understand his initial bitterness.

Matt was just an angry young man because of where he came from with his family background and he didn't like the snobbery that came with Summer Bay High students until he got to know them better and he was no longer under Montgomery's influence.

Andy's issues are far greater than Matt's in my opinion. Some would dispute that and say Matt's upbringing hasn't been easy at all which I would agree with especially with the introduction of his father recently.

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To be honest, I think Andy is one of the worst things that has ever happened to Home and Away.His debut episode involved him casually attempting to murder two teenagers with the flimsiest of flimsy reasons.Well, okay, other characters have had equally unpromising debuts in recent years but he's never really moved on from that moment, he's still the same person.We're treated to some twisted logic that because he's Josh's brother everyone should be nice to him, which seems to ignore the fact that practically every bad thing that's happened to Josh is Andy's doing and he'd have been a lot better off if Andy had stayed in jail where he belonged.(I've never really forgiven Heath for forcing Josh to see Andy when he'd rightly decided he wanted nothing to do with him.)I thought there might be hope for him when he was clearly affected by Casey's death and seemed to want to make up for it but what was the end result of that storyline?He murdered a man in cold blood.And incredibly the show tried to sell it as a moment of redemption, when in fact it was the exact opposite, proof that he's beyond saving and has no regard for human life whatsoever, and casting a heavy stain on Kyle and Josh's characters by having them cover up the indefensible.Having him kill someone that no-one liked does not make him a nice person, especially when he was going to kill Brax in very similar circumstances for very similar reasons.It's just what he does.No matter how nice he is to people from hereon in, there's always going to be that black mark hanging over him for as long as he's in the show, so the sooner he goes the better.

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I never liked Andy, his character development has taken way to long. The way he has acted towards the Braxtons and others his first year is just nasty in my opinion

I mean, even Matt who came after Andy started acting nice way before Andy

Andy had been in prison/juvenile detention with Heath before and he's had a criminal history and along with losing his step-father because of Brax I can understand his initial bitterness.

Matt was just an angry young man because of where he came from with his family background and he didn't like the snobbery that came with Summer Bay High students until he got to know them better and he was no longer under Montgomery's influence.

Andy's issues are far greater than Matt's in my opinion. Some would dispute that and say Matt's upbringing hasn't been easy at all which I would agree with especially with the introduction of his father recently.

Yeah but Brax didn´t kill his father so it changes everything

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I never liked Andy, his character development has taken way to long. The way he has acted towards the Braxtons and others his first year is just nasty in my opinion

I mean, even Matt who came after Andy started acting nice way before Andy

Andy had been in prison/juvenile detention with Heath before and he's had a criminal history and along with losing his step-father because of Brax I can understand his initial bitterness.

Matt was just an angry young man because of where he came from with his family background and he didn't like the snobbery that came with Summer Bay High students until he got to know them better and he was no longer under Montgomery's influence.

Andy's issues are far greater than Matt's in my opinion. Some would dispute that and say Matt's upbringing hasn't been easy at all which I would agree with especially with the introduction of his father recently.

Yeah but Brax didn´t kill his father so it changes everything

No he didn't kill his stepfather but he thought he did and led Adam Sharpe to him later on to 'bury' the body when as a matter of fact Johnny was alive until Adam or his associates murdered him.

Brax has that type of liability hanging over him whether it was intentional or not.

To be honest, I think Andy is one of the worst things that has ever happened to Home and Away.His debut episode involved him casually attempting to murder two teenagers with the flimsiest of flimsy reasons.Well, okay, other characters have had equally unpromising debuts in recent years but he's never really moved on from that moment, he's still the same person.We're treated to some twisted logic that because he's Josh's brother everyone should be nice to him, which seems to ignore the fact that practically every bad thing that's happened to Josh is Andy's doing and he'd have been a lot better off if Andy had stayed in jail where he belonged.(I've never really forgiven Heath for forcing Josh to see Andy when he'd rightly decided he wanted nothing to do with him.)I thought there might be hope for him when he was clearly affected by Casey's death and seemed to want to make up for it but what was the end result of that storyline?He murdered a man in cold blood.And incredibly the show tried to sell it as a moment of redemption, when in fact it was the exact opposite, proof that he's beyond saving and has no regard for human life whatsoever, and casting a heavy stain on Kyle and Josh's characters by having them cover up the indefensible.Having him kill someone that no-one liked does not make him a nice person, especially when he was going to kill Brax in very similar circumstances for very similar reasons.It's just what he does.No matter how nice he is to people from hereon in, there's always going to be that black mark hanging over him for as long as he's in the show, so the sooner he goes the better.

Pretty much spot on RR1 when it comes to Andy but there is one thing I would dispute and that is that Andy did not attempt to murder Casey and Maddy but just inflict harm upon them. I don't think his modus operand and chief objective was to murder Casey and Maddy.

My impression from watching that episode is that Andy intended to run Casey and Maddy off the road but he wasn't attempting to kill them but if he did kill them he could have been liable for reckless murder as a reasonable person would know that running someone off the road could easily result in a death or serious injuries.

However driving off rather than aiding them after he ran off the road demonstrated a lack of remorse but again I feel like Andy thought they weren't in any grave danger to die but rather they have minor injuries.

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To be honest, I think Andy is one of the worst things that has ever happened to Home and Away.His debut episode involved him casually attempting to murder two teenagers with the flimsiest of flimsy reasons.Well, okay, other characters have had equally unpromising debuts in recent years but he's never really moved on from that moment, he's still the same person.We're treated to some twisted logic that because he's Josh's brother everyone should be nice to him, which seems to ignore the fact that practically every bad thing that's happened to Josh is Andy's doing and he'd have been a lot better off if Andy had stayed in jail where he belonged.(I've never really forgiven Heath for forcing Josh to see Andy when he'd rightly decided he wanted nothing to do with him.)I thought there might be hope for him when he was clearly affected by Casey's death and seemed to want to make up for it but what was the end result of that storyline?He murdered a man in cold blood.And incredibly the show tried to sell it as a moment of redemption, when in fact it was the exact opposite, proof that he's beyond saving and has no regard for human life whatsoever, and casting a heavy stain on Kyle and Josh's characters by having them cover up the indefensible.Having him kill someone that no-one liked does not make him a nice person, especially when he was going to kill Brax in very similar circumstances for very similar reasons.It's just what he does.No matter how nice he is to people from hereon in, there's always going to be that black mark hanging over him for as long as he's in the show, so the sooner he goes the better.

Pretty much spot on RR1 when it comes to Andy but there is one thing I would dispute and that is that Andy did not attempt to murder Casey and Maddy but just inflict harm upon them. I don't think his modus operand and chief objective was to murder Casey and Maddy.

My impression from watching that episode is that Andy intended to run Casey and Maddy off the road but he wasn't attempting to kill them but if he did kill them he could have been liable for reckless murder as a reasonable person would know that running someone off the road could easily result in a death or serious injuries.

However driving off rather than aiding them after he ran off the road demonstrated a lack of remorse but again I feel like Andy thought they weren't in any grave danger to die but rather they have minor injuries.

I guess it's a slightly grey area, but as I recall, Josh asks if they should help them and Andy says "Let them burn."Maybe that was just Andy mouthing off, and I suppose he had the opportunity to finish them off if he was really serious, but at the very least I'd say he didn't care whether they lived or died and would have been pretty pleased with himself if it had been the latter.(Josh did later claim that he didn't help them because he thought there was no way they could have survived, although that may have been him being economical with the truth so Maddy wouldn't think as badly of him.)

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Andy isn't any worse than Brax. Or Casey...

Yes I caused an accident which could have had horrible consequences. But the whole thing was so extremely over the top, we were meant to feel sorry for Casey. He was paralyzed for two weeks, and then he was back to his normal self.

Tai Hara has a far softer way to play out his role, than Steve Peacoke is playing Brax. And it is quite nonsense that Brax is always almost, but only almost, doing horrible things and then others are doing it for him... or suddenly blame others for doing horrible stuff, like making Adam the guilty one. We have never seen that kind of storylines with Andy. He gets the blame for things he are doing, and even more.

Andy has more potential to change, and change quickly than Brax has. He is far more quiet, and he is just a wannabe bad boy, while Brax is a bad boy. He was jealous of his brother, but has changed from that now (July 2014 eps).

I wish that his and Josh' relationship was more explored. It has some potential. Andy has a lot of potential if it was used properly.

I think the Barrett Brothers were introduced far too early. If they had been introduced after Casey and Heath's departure i think the vibe around them would have been different. People were afraid of loosing the Braxtons, and didn't want anyone to replace them. Bringing in the Barretts that early made people think that The Braxton's time on the show was coming to an end soon. But the Braxtons didn't leave in late 2013 or early 2014, so what was the point?

And , if the writers wanted the viewers to like the Barretts they shouldn't have introduced them as the Braxtons' enemies, and then expect fans to suddenly love them. Especially when people was afraid of loosing the Braxtons to their enemies. And they should have focused more on the bothers relationship and less on Josh and his girlfriends.

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