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Andy McNally   Service Record    
Andy McNally

Andy McNally Swarek , The Idealist

Birth Name: Andrea Grace McNally
Gender: Female   Female
Born: 1984
Marital Status: Married to Sam Swarek
Occupation: Training Officer
Affiliation: Metropolitan Police Service
Rank: Police Constable
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Portrayed by:Missy Peregrym
 ● First Appearance: Fresh Paint

She is married to Sam Swarek. Being a cop is in her blood. It’s all she's ever known all she ever wanted to be. She is the ultimate rescuer and enabler, but quickly learns that she can't save the world because not everyone wants to be saved.

Back Story Edit

Meet Andy McNally, who is empathetic (almost to a fault) and a born rescuer, is the star player in 15 Division’s finest batch of rookies. A natural A-student, she's already clashing with her training officer, Sam Swarek, who keeps telling her she's got to learn to trust her instincts. While it never hurts to be prepared, part of being a good cop is learning what you can’t control—which is seriously not easy for this girl. Andy's the daughter of retired beat cop Tommy McNally: her bloodline is the blue line. But Tommy left the force under a cloud, and only Andy knows that now he's hitting the bottle. So Andy is the most positive person on the job—because she knows first-hand where the job can take you, and she doesn’t want to go there. Swarek quietly believes that Andy could be made into a capable officer and though training officers are the forbidden fruit, Andy is feeling the pull of his confidence in her. Because she herself can’t help but wonder after an endless series of screw ups, can she really do this job?


Born Andrea McNally, Andy grew up in Toronto. Her father was a cop like her, and was actually Oliver Shaw's training officer. Her mother left her father when she was 12. It is implied she has a new family somewhere else. It is not clear why her mother left but it may have something to do with her fathers job. It is also possible it has something to do with his alcoholism, but it is unclear whether this started before or after she left. When she was young her father took her on camping trips out in the woods

Andy's luck with men may be not so thrilling. She was dating Detective Callaghan, until he cheated on her with his ex Jo Rosati. She has feelings for her training officer, Swarek, and in the last three episodes of season 2, Andy and Sam enter a relationship. Although she is a fighter, she has some weakness when it comes to Sam Swarek... Is she ready for this?

After dancing around a relationship, Sam and Andy take the plunge. Unfortunately, when Sam is in the middle of a dangerous undercover operation, Andy helps find and rescue Sam from the dangerous Jamie Brennan, but when the two are suspended for three months, Andy realizes that she can't stay in town and obey the orders to avoid Sam.  Upon her return from Termagant at the end of their suspensions, the two became an official couple at the start of season 3. When Sam followed Andy's hunch instead of his own instincts and his best friend Jerry Barber was killed as a result, Sam was distraught and began to distance himself from Andy and his other friends at 15. Sam broke up with Andy, leaving her heartbroken and confused in the parking lot of the Penny. After ignoring her calls for weeks, Sam tries to repair the relationship when Andy finds herself in a life and death situation.  Unsure of whether she can trust Sam, Andy leaves on an undercover mission with Nick Collins, leaving Sam sitting at the bar waiting for her at the end of season 3.

Season 4 finds Andy returning from her six months of undercover with Nick Collins, hoping to get things back on track with Sam, only to learn that he has moved on with a new cop, Marlo Cruz.  While it seems that Sam is immediately conflicted, and realizes that Andy didn't leave for undercover because she no longer has feelings for him, it looks like he may crack, but he continues his relationship with Cruz.  When Andy realizes that Sam is no longer an option for her, she finds herself involved with Nick Collins, who has made it clear that he has true feelings for Andy, which jeopardizes her friendship with Nick's ex, Gail Peck.  When Sam realizes that he may have lost Andy for good, he pours his heart out, just before getting shot in the station. The finale ends with Sam on the operating table, Andy by his side.  

Season 5 finds Andy and Sam confessing their feelings about each other, and they start dating. Nick wants what's best for Andy and they break up. Andy had to train rookie Duncan Moore, but Officer Moore abandoned her when she was protecting a child from a gunman. Andy reported Moore to the authorities. This led to a court battle.  

Andy was hurt in an explosion in the season 5 finale when retrieving some evidence, consequently breaking her ribs. She is noticed wearing an arm sling.  

Season 6 starts with Andy and Sam returning from Oliver's cabin after a 3 week leave following the bombing. Sam learns from Marlo that she's 4 months pregnant with his child. Sam calls Andy to tell her the news but while on the phone with Andy she is attacked at Traci's apartment. The attacker escapes and Andy is Unharmed, while Andy is focused on trying to find her attacker. Sam has yet to tell her the truth. While the case goes nowhere Sam and Andy return to the station where Sam tells her the truth, Andy not being able to handle the news leaves.

The next episode shows Andy avoiding Sam, not being able to cope with the fact that Sam is having a baby and its not with her. At the end of the episode Andy meets Sam in his truck and tells him that she doesn't know how to do this but she does know is that she loves him and that this child will never face a day where it feels unloved or unwanted by her. 6x03 Sam tells Andy that the baby is a girl, Andy tells Sam that she will adore him.

6x01 Sam plans a special trip to Oliver's Cabin, but everything goes wrong with a dead bird, poison ivy and a raccoon destroying Oliver's cabin. Sam and Andy are by the lake cleaning up Sam Apologizes for everything falling apart, she tells him that its perfect because its just them and kisses him, Andy walks away talking about starting up the BBQ and she turns around to Sam on one knee, Andy is shocked and drops everything in her hand Sam asks "Marry Me, McNally" and she says yes.

The next episode everyone is at the black penny celebrating their engagement, while Sam gets down on one knee asks Oliver to be his best man, Andy notices her ring is missing. As the episode progresses Oliver becomes the prime suspect in the corruption and the bombing. Oliver ends up resigning and walks away. Sam gives Andy her ring back saying he found it in the sheets. The next day Andy, Dov, Gail, and Nick  begin to suspect that Commissioner Santana is behind the corruption and is setting Oliver up. Andy and Dov set a trap to see if the commissioner will take the bate while Gail and Nick are on watch, Gail and Nick are called away Andy decides to go catch him her self, she ends up catching Steve Peck, as he tries to escape he is caught leaving the building by Nick and Gail, as Gail is shocked to see that her brother is corrupt Nick and Andy have to arrest him and Jarvis is sent to arrest Santana, and Oliver is cleared.

6x09 Marlo goes into Labor with Sam not answering his phone and no help, Andy has to deliver Marlo and Sam's daughter, Sam finally shows up to hold his daughter, at the hospital Andy looks through the window at the family that she will never be apart of. The next episode Andy and Sam are suppose to have a date night and Andy shows up at Sam's place with wine, but no Sam, so she goes to the bedroom to find Marlo asleep in bed, as she leaves Sam walks in the door, Andy walks away. at work Sam tries to explain the Marlo just showed up and that she needs help and sleep. Feeling that they need space Andy tells Sam that Juliette offered her a 5 month Undercover job in Vancouver, Sam angry tells her to not leave again and that they will figure this out. At the end of the episode back at Sam's place Andy tells Sam that shes not leaving and that she was just telling him that for him to have an out, he tells her that he doesn't want an out and that they both tried running, tried being with other people but they always end up finding their way back to each other. Then Sam present Andy with a dog named Boo Radley, and says lets just get married already, Fast.

Andy is at their apartment getting ready and nick shows up to tell her that he wont be going to the wedding and that he's going to Vancouver for the Undercover job but he will be back, Andy asks him if hes happy and he says yes hes happy, while helping Andy look for her vows her dress rips and nick is able to sew it up, as he leaves he gives her his sunglasses as something borrowed and she kisses him on the cheek and he leaves. Giving peace to their failed relationship. As Andy is on her way to the church she picks up a girl on the side of the road, finds out the girl as been assaulted and Andy returns to the person responsible only for her to get carjacked by the girl. Andy quickly realizes that the supposed subject has been stabbed by the girl, Andy tries to call Duncan for help but her phone dies, so she leaves to find help and Duncan worried about Andy tracks Sam's truck and he finds Andy walking in the road, they are able to call and Ambulance and Duncan gets Andy to her wedding. Andy makes it to her wedding with her dad walking her down the aisle, Sam and Andy say their vows and are MARRIED. they spend the party at Oliver's cabin and Andy tosses her boutique to Chloe. Next morning Sam tells Andy "Good Morning Mrs. Swarek", Andy replies "Good Morning Mr. McNally.


  • Walks her own path. Won't take crap from no one.
  • Empathetic. Can bond with just about anyone
  • Wants to make the world a better place—at any cost.
  • Her body - need we say more

Weaknesses Edit

  • Over-analytical. Needs to learn to trust her gut.
  • Always compelled by Sam's dimples
  • Too trusting. Doesn't always see the darker side of people.

Andy's Secret Edit

  • Her beloved retired-cop father Tommy McNally, whose badge she proudly wears, is drinking himself to death.
  • An intense attraction for her training officer: Sam Swarek.
  • She has a cabin in North Bay where she canoes. With an oar.
  • She can NOT ride a horse.
  • She enjoys chasing the wind on a horse.
  • Andy has dated fellow officer Nick Collins.

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