Andrew "Andy" Trudeau was a police inspector for the San Francisco Police Department and the partner of Darryl Morris. He was a childhood friend of the Halliwell sisters, as he grew up in close proximity to them, and had an on again-off again romantic relationship with Prue since high school.
As an adult, Andy became an inspector like his father and grandfather before him. After the sisters gained their powers, Andy grew suspicious of them since they were connected to several unsolved cases involving magic. He later quit after being investigated by Internal Affairs, which was actually set in motion by the demonic Inspector Rodriguez.
At the age of five, Andy was visited by a future version of Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell, who accidentally traveled back in time due to a binding spell. Shortly, in his teenage years he fell in love with the Halliwell eldest sister, Prue and the two started a romantic and sexual relationship together. It was revealed that the two of them missed their own prom in order for them to be alone together.
However, unfortunately Andy and his family moved away to Portland. Once there he met his future wife, Susan and became a highly qualified police inspector in the city. Although, the two would later divorced before he finally returns back to San Francisco in the year of 1998.
Reuniting with Prue
Shortly after being called back to San Francisco, he was called to a homicide incident. The event involved a wiccan practitioner by the name of Serena Fredrick, who was violently killed by an athame. However, as he was leaving the scene, he bumped into Jeremy Burns, a crime reporter from the local news. Although, unknown to Andy, he was the one who killed Serena and that he was a upper level warlock under disguise. He then reported to San Francisco Chronicle in order to speak with Dr. Gordon. When he arrived, he stated his name and turned to his side to find Prue standing there.The two greet each other and he admits to checking up on her over the years, as that he knows about the fact that Prue was engaged to Roger. The two then depart ways once Phoebe is released from hospital. The next day, Andy goes to the manor and asks Prue on a date, although she declines. The two later meet up, and sleep together at his apartment. And after talking and coming to an conclusion about their relationship, they finally decide to give both of them another chance to see how it all works out.
However, their relationship doesn't exactly go as they both planned. Due to the fact that Prue or her sisters magically keep showing up different crime scenes or are somehow connected to the crime that was made.Prue than learned that Andy has an ex-wife named Susan, who she encounters face to face at a restaurant when she is supposed to meet Andy and in a fit of jealousy, Prue used her power on Andy, sending him into a cart of desserts. However, Andy apologized for not being honest with Prue and she accepted the apology. The relationship between Andy and Prue was also a sexual one, but Prue's revelation as a witch made it so she didn't have the time to be with him, nor any other men. Andy's suspicions became aroused. It was revealed that he had considerable circumstantial evidence of the sisters' occult activities and their involvement in numerous cases. Eventually, Prue had no choice but to admit to her involvement and explain it.
While Andy was skeptical, it was eventually proven to him that Prue was not working against him, and he eventually came to understand the true complexities of the relationship that went sour with Prue. However, once it looked like Andy and Prue might get a chance without the magical problem, Andy gave his life to save Prue and her sisters to ensure the good work they do continued. But eventually, she learned to accept her new life as a witch, and to balance her personal life, but not before Andy died. Although this greatly saddened her, she eventually learned that Andy was happy to sacrifice himself, protecting Prue and her sisters.
- "Well, then why can't you believe that there are people who believe they are witches"
- —Andy to Darryl[src]
Although, at this time Andy wasn't suspicious that Prue and her sisters were witches or even supernatural creatures. Andy was sent out to a abandon house near the lake, where Phoebe was nearly killed by the demon, Javna who sucks the life out of people in order for him to stay young. After they vanquish the demon using a power of three spell, Andy arrives and wonders why they were present there and from this point on, becomes suspicious of the three of them.Andy's suspicious got worst after more unusual death's arose, that were somehow connected to the Halliwell sisters. One of them was the death of Skye Russell and the murderer behind it, Whitaker Berman. He, with the help of a machine, was able to project himself into the dreams of his choice, which meant anyone and alter them to the point he was able to kill them in his or her's sleep. After Prue becomes his next victim and nearly kills her. She is able to over come her fears and with her power flings him off the building there on in her dream and kill him. His body was then found by Andy and Darryl, dead in his office.
When a warlock was sent from the future to kill a mother and her baby. Prue had cast a spell that causes everyone to say the truth of every question they're asked. This caused Andy to reveal information of the murders done by Gavin to Phoebe. Prue than later used to this spell to see if Andy would accept her as a witch. The two met in her office, and she than moved a object on her desk, with her active power, which caused much horror to Andy.
At the end of the day, while the truth spell was still active, Andy explains to Prue that she can't be with someone magical at this point in his life. The spell than wears off and he doesn't remember the events of the day.
Andy was called in for questioning by him about the many unsolved cases involving him and the Halliwells. He lied to him and said he had no idea what he was talking about, but Rodriguez told him that he knew that Prue Halliwell was a witch and that he wanted to meet with her. Prue meets up with Andy a couple of hours later, to discuss Phoebe's premonition of him dying. Prue told him not to come to the house today, because that is where he gets killed. The two hug, and say their goodbyes and Andy watches Prue as she walks off.
Reluctant to the idea at first, he agrees. Rodriguez arrived at the house at 6:00pm, shoots an energy ball and it hits Phoebe, killing her. Rodriguez is then destroyed and time reverses itself, going back to the morning of the same day. The same course of events happen, except Phoebe as well as Piper are killed the second time around. Since, once again, Rodriguez failed in killing all the Charmed ones, Tempus resets time.
When Rodriguez went to the manor a third time, Andy saw that Kit hissed at Rodriguez and his eyes went red. When he got into the house, Rodriguez already shot an energy ball at the sisters and that Prue is unconscious, due to Piper pushes her out of the path of the ball. Andy tried to shoot Rodriguez thinking it would kill him, but Rodriguez fired an energy ball, hitting Andy, sending him across the room and smashing into the Living Room Hutch.
Andy then met Prue in the Ghostly Plane, and he tells her he knows its his time to go and that they weren't meant to save him after all. He told Prue to go back and continue fighting. He vanished and Prue heard Phoebe calling for her. She regained consciousness and saw Andy's lifeless body on the floor. Prue and her sisters then cast the spell to accelerate time, banishing Tempus. Prue then untied Rodriguez, who sent an energy ball directly at her. Prue deviated it and it hit Rodriguez, destroying him.
At his funeral, a deeply saddened Prue left a rose on Andy's coffin. After a few days, she told her sisters that she felt that Andy would always be with them.
- "That’s right, Phoebe. It’s my responsibility, isn’t it? The oldest sister, always supposed to be able to figure things out. Well, if that’s the case, then how come I couldn’t save Andy? If I’m supposed to be so powerful, how come I couldn’t save him? I mean, my god, don’t you understand? Andy died because of me, it doesn’t matter what he said, it was my fault. How could it be good to be witches if all it does is get the people we love killed? "
- —Prue finally breaks down.[src]
Andy's death mostly affected Prue's life. Shortly after this event, the demon called, Abraxas attacked the sisters, however Prue was recludent to using her powers to vanquish him. However, it was later revealed that Prue was still grieving over his death and it was the first demon they've faced since Rodriguez. She explained to her sisters, that she blames herself for Andy's death, implying that she could of stopped it. Although, she later finally comes to terms with his death and is able to defeat Abraxas with the help of his sisters.
A couple of months later, a spirit killer would use Andy's death to traumatize Prue in order to get her to commit suicide. The killer was able to convince Prue that it was her fault that he died and that everyone around her keep dying or get hurt. While at the edge of breaking point, Piper and Phoebe were able to change her thoughts and she eventually overcame her fears and was able to attack the spirit killer and Leo then orbed him away to an unknown place. From that point on, Andy's death never effected Prue in a way that deeply saddened her.
However, he was briefly mentioned when she obtained the power of Empathy. When she was coming home, she got a hit from Cole Turner and Phoebe. She explains that she could feel love from both of them and it was something that she never felt something like that since Andy.
Although, at the time of his death, Darryl didn't know about the sisters secret. However, he still took the news of Andy's death hard. Prue who wasn't coping that well either, went to see Darryl and the two embraced in a hug. Darryl also mentions that he hasn't got a new partner yet. From that point on, Prue and Darryl become quite good friends.
- "Oh, sure, the Angels of Destiny allowed me to join my family in the beyond. I reunited with Andy."
- —Prue to Cole.[src]
She often lashed out to her loved ones and Andy suffered the most and refused to let her go.
However, she couldn't handle what was happening to her and moved herself to the Astral Plane, but it didn't help much anyways. As a last resort, she returned back to half, and possessed a brain-dead witch, Patience.
Reuniting with Darryl
- "Come on, partner. Don't close that door on an old friend."
- —Andy to Darryl.[src]
In 2010, Prue's soul merged with the demon Heremus, which made her a threat not only to her family, but to the world. Andy came in touch with a woman named Amelia Desmots, who brought his spirit to Darryl Morris to enlist his help. Andy, Piper, Phoebe and Paige enter Prue's mind where they are briefly reunited before Heremus takes over again. Prue then knocks Amelia out with a lightning bolt to sever Andy's connection to the physical plane. After Piper released Prue's soul, she returned to the afterlife and reunited with Andy.
Throughout the series, Andy is often dapperly dressed while on the job, wearing a suit, dress shirt and tie in the office; if he is out in the field he often wears a tan/gray colored trench coat. Oftentimes, the dress shirt is of a solid color, sometimes stripped with a solid color tie with designs on it. Off the job, Andy dresses in a casual but masculine way, wearing solid color sweaters, dress shirts or tees, jeans and suede or leather jackets.
Powers and Abilities
- Active Powers
- Dream Leaping: The ability to enter others' dreams.
- Floating: The ability to hover in midair.
- Wisping: A spirit-based method of teleportation.
- Possession: The ability to take control of a living being's body.
Notes and Trivia
- Andy was set in as the main character in all first season episodes.
- Chris Boyd portrayed Andy in the Unaired Pilot.
- Andy is a third generation inspector at the San Francisco, following his father and grandfather, which was mentioned in "Something Wicca This Way Comes".
- Andy is the eighth and last of the main characters to appear in the comic books.
- Along with the original sisters and Darryl, Andy is one of five characters to appear in both the first episode and the final comic issue.
- It is unknown why T.W. King left the show, although there are three main theories that speculate why. The first is that Shannen Doherty and T.W. King did not get along and that Doherty was overwhelmed with joy when he was written out. The second is that King wanted more screen time, but the producers couldn't think of more stories for him. The third is that King simply wanted to pursue different acting jobs.
- Aside for T.W. King and Chris Boyd, Brian Krause and Kerr Smith originally tried out for the role of Andy Trudeau.
- Piper and Phoebe seem to have mentioned Andy to Paige, since she knows about him before she met him in Something Old, Something Prue.
- Andy was featured in the Charmed novel, The Power of Three.
- Andy's counterpart in the reboot series is Niko Hamada, a Lesbian detective in a relationship with the middle sister before the Charmed Ones rewrote history to protect her.
Andy Trudeau has appeared in a total of 22 episodes and 4 comic issues throughout the course of the series.
|Charmed, Season 1|
|#01||"Something Wicca This Way Comes"||#09||"The Witch is Back"||#17||"That '70s Episode"|
|#02||"I've Got You Under My Skin"||#10||"Wicca Envy"||#18||"When Bad Warlocks Go Good"|
|#03||"Thank You For Not Morphing"||#11||"Feats of Clay"||#19||"Out of Sight"|
|#04||"Dead Man Dating"||#12||"The Wendigo"||#20||"The Power of Two"|
|#05||"Dream Sorcerer"||#13||"From Fear to Eternity"||#21||"Love Hurts"|
|#06||"The Wedding from Hell"||#14||"Secrets and Guys"||#22||"Déjà Vu All Over Again"|
|#07||"The Fourth Sister"||#15||"Is There a Woogy in the House?"|
|#08||"The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts"||#16||"Which Prue is It, Anyway?"|
|Charmed, Season 9|
|#01||"Charmed Lives"||#09||"The All or Nothing"||#17||"Family Shatters"|
|#02||"No Rest for the Wicca"||#10||"Three Little Wiccans"||#18||"Four's Company"|
|#03||"Innocents Lost"||#11||"Last Witch Effort"||#19||"Crossed, Triple-Crossed"|
|#04||"Mortal Enemies"||#12||"The Charmed Offensive"||#20||"The Old Witcheroo"|
|#05||"Unnatural Resources"||#13||"Piper's Place"||#21||"Reversal of Misfortune"|
|#06||"Morality Bites Back"||#14||"Cupid's Harrow"||#22||"Prue Ya Gonna Call?"|
|#07||"The Heir Up There"||#15||"Where There's Smoke There's a Firestarter"||#23||"The Darklight Zone"|
|#08||"Oh, Henry"||#16||"The Heavens Can Wait"||#24||"The Power of 300"|
|#00||"To The Warren Born"|
|Charmed, Season 10|
|#01||"No Country for Old Ones"||#08||"Love is a Burning Thing"||#15||"The Four Sisters, Part 2"|
|#02||"Magically Malicious"||#09||"Haste Makes Wasteland"||#16||"Happy Ending"|
|#03||"The Perks of Being a Whitelighter"||#10||"The Curious Case of Benjamin Turner"||#17||"Effigy"|
|#04||"Charmed Assault"||#11||"Fear Always Comes Back"||#18||"Tribunal and Tribulations"|
|#05||"Whatever Happened to the Demon with a Soul?"||#12||"Virtue"||#19||"Something Old, Something Prue"|
|#06||"Will o' the Witch"||#13||"Court of Love"||#20||"The Reason"|
|#07||"Hard Knox Life"||#14||"The Four Sisters, Part 1"|
- ↑ As mentioned in "Something Wicca This Way Comes"
- ↑ Season 1, "Déjà Vu All Over Again"
- ↑ Season 1, That '70s Episode
- ↑ Season 1, Thank You For Not Morphing
- ↑ Season 1, Something Wicca This Way Comes
- ↑ Season 1, I've Got You Under My Skin
- ↑ Season 1, Dream Sorcerer
- ↑ Season 1, The Truth is Out There... and It Hurts
- ↑ Season 1, Déjà Vu All Over Again
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Season 2, Witch Trial
- ↑ Season 2, Ex Libris
- ↑ Season 3, Primrose Empath