RETURN OF PROVOCATEUR
He disobeyed his parents and all of their rules, spent evenings at strip bars, fled the scene of a car accident, smoked marijuana at a school parking lot, attacked his mother's boyfriend, blackmailed his mother, accused his mother of molestation and finally slept with his mother's other boyfriend. Tonight on ABC, Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew Van De Kamp) returns as Bree's deliciously evil atheist sociopath gay son Andrew to stir up more trouble on Wisteria Lane.
The 20-year old actor, whose shenanigans on Wisteria Lane made for some of the most amusing viewing during the prime-time soap opera's critically-blasted second season, has been praised for giving depth to a character that could have easily been portrayed as one-dimensional.
Andrew Van De Kamp, who is based on creator Marc Cherry's own life, has instead become a complex character that one has every reason to hate, but can not help but love for his strong personality, being comfortable with who he is and that take-it-or-leave-it attitude. It all broke the cliches and stereotypes that had plagued portrayal of gay characters on television in the past.
So, what's next for Andrew? The troubled teen returns as his mother Bree finds him at a soup kitchen for the homeless and learns her son had been supporting himself working in the streets as a hustler. Needless to say, he is still bitter over their not very amicable parting. Now wait till he meets his new stepfather.