Andrew Wells

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Tom Lenk as Andrew
Andrew Wells is a fictional character in the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Tom Lenk. He was the younger brother of a character seen in an earlier episode, Tucker Wells, who summoned demonic dogs to attack the Prom in the season three episode "The Prom". He himself has demon-raising/animal control skills.

Although presumably attending Sunnydale High along with Buffy (most likely a grade or two below her), Andrew was only introduced (long after the destruction of the High School) in season six, as a member of the Trio, Buffy's self-styled "arch nemesises" [sic].

Warren Mears, the leader of the gang, was almost entirely dominated by a lust for power and greed; whereas Jonathan Levinson always had doubts and eventually helped save Buffy's life. Andrew occupied a sort of middle ground between these two, becoming more evil as the show progressed, for example, cheering "kill her!" as Warren fought Buffy, and actually killing Jonathan in season seven. After this, however, Andrew somewhat remorseful and repentant afterwards, culminating in the episode "Storyteller". Thus, the character of Andrew is an example of the show's strong emphasis on redemption. In two episodes of Angel's fifth season Andrew returns, and the character appears to have matured slightly. He is now working for the Watchers Council under the guidance of Rupert Giles.

A running joke in the show is that for a while nobody knew who Andrew was, and he was often referred to as "the other guy", "Tucker's brother", and so on. Other points of interest in Andrew's character include his apparent closeted homosexuality (manifested in his attraction towards Warren, Xander Harris and Spike), and his geeky behaviour, for example, arguing that Timothy Dalton was the best James Bond. In Angel season 5 episode The Girl in Question, Andrew is dating two girls. This could be taken either as a comment on his overcompensation of homosexuality references, or as him being attracted to girls in spite of all the references.

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