- "Andy" redirects here. For the character of the same name from The Autobiography of Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes, see Andy (My Life, My Tapes).
Andy Brennan is a deputy in the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department. Andy is a bit slow, even "dimwitted," very sensitive, and tends to cry at murder scenes. He is very loyal and trustworthy, and is compared to a dog by Albert Rosenfield. Andy has been seeing the secretary of sheriff's department, Lucy Moran. She, however, has grown tired of him, and seeks adventure by seeing Dick Tremayne. Andy is initially jealous of Dick's relationship with his former girlfriend, however the two later bond over Dick's temporary foster son Nicky and end up becoming rather fond of each other. Not much is revealed of Andy during the show, except through physical comedy, such as his inadequacy at handling guns and sticky tape. However, Andy improves his gun skills at the range, later shooting Jacques Renault when he tries to go for Sheriff Truman.
In the pilot, he is revealed as a trumpeter, albeit not a very good one. And he has a talent at drawing which is demonstrated when he sketches BOB from Sarah Palmer's vision; during the trial of Leland Palmer when he sketches the back of Leland's head; and when redrawing the Lodge map from memory to a board in the police station.
Twin Peaks (1990-1991)Edit
When Pete Martell discovers a body wrapped in plastic, Andy is called to the scene to take pictures. He cries, but this is not the first time, as Sheriff Harry S. Truman notes that the same thing happened "last year in Mr. Blodgett's barn." He hands the camera to Doctor Hayward and is sent to get a stretcher as Hayward finishes his job and they identify the body as homecoming queen Laura Palmer.
Later, Andy sits with Deputy Hawk at Twin Peaks High School as they ask Laura's boyfriend, Bobby Briggs, about his whereabouts until Sheriff Truman arrives and informs him of Laura's death. Truman then has Andy assist Bobby to make a phone call to his parents to contact their lawyer.
Later, Andy goes with the sheriff to the Palmer home, where Truman questions Mrs. Palmer about Laura and Hawk searches for possible evidence. While there, they receive a call from Lucy that a mill worker named Janek Pulaski reported his daughter, Ronette missing.
Andy, along with other deputies, finds a train car where the murder took place. He calls Lucy in tears, requesting her to tell Harry that he did not cry.
When James Hurley is arrested, he and Hawk take him to his cell.
Andy has breakfast, watching two men weld when FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper arrives at the sheriff's station.
He helps Agent Cooper set up a demonstration he has prepared for the investigation, which he calls the "Tibetan method" and uses it to determine with individuals bearing the initial 'J' could be involved with the Laura Palmer case. Cooper has Andy stand near the bottle as he throws rocks towards them. The rock for Doctor Lawrence Jacoby knocks the bottle down, but does not break it. Andy puts it back into place. He is hit in the head when the rock for Shelly Johnson is thrown. The bottle then breaks when the rock for Leo Johnson is thrown.
Andy contacts Sheriff Truman, informing him that a fight has broken out between Doctor Hayward and Albert Rosenfield at the morgue on whether Laura's body should be released for the funeral or kept for more tests. When it becomes physical, he is helped by the present Benjamin Horne to restrain them. The argument becomes physical once more before Sheriff Truman arrives with Agent Cooper. Truman punches Albert and Cooper orders the body be released, taking Hayward's side.
Andy comes to inform Sheriff and Truman when it is time for Laura's funeral.
Andy sketches a gray-haired man that Sarah Palmer saw in a vision.
He returns to the sheriff's station with Harry, who goes to the conference to meet Cooper and Doctor Jacoby. Andy then asks Lucy why he could not spend the previous night with her, but she ignores the question, instead asking him if he will be having coffee.
After Jacoby leaves, Andy goes to the conference room and shows the finished sketch to Cooper and Truman. Cooper says that he saw this man in a dream he had. A call is then received from Hawk, who has seen a one-armed man that is wanted for questioning.
Andy goes with Cooper and Truman to the Timber Falls Motel, where the one-armed man, Gerard is staying. When they approach the room, Andy draws his gun but drops it, making it go off. Truman sends him away as he and Cooper kick in the door.
He looks around Gerard's hotel room, finding his sample case of right shoes.
When they go to the Lydecker Veterinary Clinic, Cooper asks Andy to go to the nearby convenience store to pick up twine, bringing him Finley's Fine Twine.
They bring back files from the clinic and he apologizes for what happened with his gun. He is told by Harry to meet in the pistol range, and on the way he sees Lucy, who brushes him off.
Cooper asks him about his current situation with Lucy, and he says he does not know why she will not talk to him. He then practices shooting, but is told he needs practice.
As he looks through the files with Harry and Cooper, Cooper's superior, Gordon Cole calls, saying that the bird they are looking for is either a parrot or myna bird. Andy then finds a file on a myna bird named Waldo owned by Jacques Renault.
The next morning, Andy assists Sheriff Truman's investigation in Jacques's apartment and is ordered to get donuts for Agent Cooper, which he brings with a cup of coffee.
He then goes to the Johnson home and speaks to Shelly, asking about Leo's current whereabouts. She tells him that she overheard an argument about Laura between Leo and Jacques. He tells her to call the sheriff's department whenever Leo gets in touch with her then leaves.
Andy enters the sheriff's station and goes to Lucy, who still does not want to talk to him.
When a gunshot rings out in the conference room, he goes in with the other lawmen to find that Waldo has been shot.
Andy sits with Sheriff Truman on a stakeout, awaiting Jacques to cross the border. Harry asks him about his situation with Lucy, which has not improved. Jacques soon arrives and they arrest him, but he puts up a fight. He disarms an officer and nearly shoots Sheriff Truman, but Andy manages to calmly shoot him in the arm.
Later at the sheriff's station, he stands with Hawk, Ed, and some other lawmen as they discuss his heroic actions earlier in the evening. Lucy listens in and goes to the kitchen area. The other men encourage him to follow her and he does, closing the divider behind him. He and Lucy kiss until the announces she is pregnant and Andy leaves.
Twin Peaks: The Missing PiecesEdit
Upon hearing that Harry's suggestion that they set a trap for Bernard Renault, who is coming in from Canada, he makes a stray comment that he'll be coming in on foot. After a long silence, Harry asks if he means they will have a lot of trails to cover. Andy denies this, explaining he thinks it will be a very long hike.
Later, he and Harry are enjoying the doughnuts and coffee Lucy set out when she calls them over the intercom to let Harry know Josie Packard heard a prowler outside her house. Harry leaves, telling Andy to monitor the radio for a call from Hawk. Harry hears Lucy screaming a few moments later (she was surprised by Sheriff Truman appearing in front of her), and runs out into the hallway, colliding with her as she is going back to make sure he is still there.