|Thaao Penghlis as Andre DiMera|
|Days of Our Lives|
|Portrayed by|| Thaao Penghlis (1983-1985, 2007, 2015-) |
As Tony (1993-1996, 2002-2005, 2007)
Wayne Northrop (disguised as Roman Brady)
|Current status||Present; Regular (Contract)|
|First appearance||September 1, 1983|
|Nickname(s)|| Count D (by Bart) |
Alfi (as Alfonso)
|Alias(es)|| The Phoenix |
Count Tony DiMera
The Salem Slasher
|Occupation|| Executive at DiMera Enterprises|
Former CEO of DiMera Enterprises
Former DiMera Soldier
|Title|| He considers himself as The King or Phoenix|
Count (as Tony)
|Residence||DiMera Mansion 430 Lakeview Drive Salem, Illinois 06649|
Andre DiMera is a fictional character from the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Thaao Penghlis. Andre is the eldest son of Stefano DiMera. He was originally introduced as Stefano's nephew, who was raised by Stefano after his parents died. Andre was given plastic surgery to look exactly like Tony DiMera, and he impersonated Tony on several occasions, often committing terrible crimes while using his identity. In 2015, Andre was revealed to be Stefano's biological son and his true heir. As of 2017, he is the Patriarch of the DiMera Family and the new Phoenix, while he accepts Chad as the head of DiMera Enterprises.
Andre has always had interesting dynamics with the rest of the DiMera family. He killed two of his siblings (Benjy Hawk, and Renee DuMonde), and was indirectly responsible for Lexie Carver's death. Andre had a rivalry with his sister Megan Hathaway growing up as she was always favoured by Stefano, and Andre was jealous of her. As Tony, Andre was a loving big brother to Lexie, and a loving father to Rex and Cassie when he thought they were his. Andre's worst relationship was with EJ DiMera. He was jealous of EJ to the point he tried to kill him numerous times, almost succeeded every time. He didn't seem to care too much about Chad at first, but softened greatly after Stefano's death, seeing Chad as the only family he has left, he started caring for him and soon Chad forgave him for his actions towards him in the past. Andre grew to care about his family; Chad, Abigail and their son, Thomas Jack. He took on the role of patriarch and protector of his family as well as the new Phoenix after inheriting his father's ring.
Andre along with Tony is played by Thaao Penglhlis. In April 1983 it was announced Thaao would play a second CHARACTER named Andre DiMera on a contract basis. Andre first appeared on September 1, 1983. In July 1985 it was revealed Andre (and Tony) on October 24, 1985 he made his last appearance. In June 1993 it was announced that Thaao was returning as Andre impersonating Tony. On August 2nd, 1993 he returned on contract. In May 1996 he was revealed to be leaving the show and on July 2, 1996 he left the show once again. On January 28, 2002 on a recurring basis until August 2003 when he was upped to a contract basis. In January 2005 it was revealed he was leaving the show as Andre yet again. On Aug 13, 2005 he left the show yet again. In Dec 2006 it was revealed Andre would return for a seven month stint starting on April 23, 2007 and ending on October 17, 2007. On May 14, 2015 Thaao Penglhlis announced he would return as Andre first appearing on September 25, 2015 on a recurring basis for the 50th anniversary. Thaao signed a two year extension on contract of the character on May 8, 2016.
When Andre arrived in Salem, he got plastic surgery to look like Tony. Stefano and Tony were at odds, so Andre was going to replace Tony as Stefano's "perfect soldier". Stefano and Andre plotted to frame Roman Brady for being the Salem Slasher.Andre Captured Tony and chained him in André's penthouse.
Renee got suspicious the verbs were different and the cologne was different so Andre stuck a knife in her back with poison on it killing her. Stefano had Andre murder several Salemites while wearing a latex Roman mask becoming the Salem Slasher. Stefano was furious when he found out that André murdered Renee DuMonde, his daughter, and vowed to pay Andre back one day. When Anna realized Andre was not Tony André tied her up in his penthouse. Tony broke free and fought with Andre, but he and Anna escaped. After killing Daisy Hawkins in front of Sandy Horton and Marlena Evans, Roman was arrested but was released after a detective found a latex Roman mask.
Stefano had André steal the Baka, which he used it to build a bomb. He planned to have André kill Marlena during a nationally-televised concert; if the plan did not work, his backup plan was to set off a bomb at the concert hall which could only be defused using the Baka. While André busied himself organizing the charity concert which would benefit a new psychiatric wing for the hospital, Stefano busied himself by trying to drive Eugene insane. He had Delia telephone Eugene incessantly pretending to be his deceased wife Bonnie. Delia also created phantom projections of Eugene's other dead wife, Trista. Though the plan originally worked, Eugene soon realized that he was being duped. Meanwhile, Stefano managed to capture Roman and hold him captive.
Andre tried to get the three prism one ones by Maxwell Hawthay so to get a hold of the prism he lured Maxwell into an old cotton plantation and made him fall through a trap door killing him. Andre hijacked a plane to get one of Stefano's three prisms. The plane happened to carry hope, Anna and Daphne on a photo shoot in Haiti. André's hostile nature caused the plane to go down after the pilot died of a hart attack and the plane crashed on Stefano's island. Daphne DiMera, Tony's mother, died from her injuries and said good-bye to Andre, believing he was Tony. Tony was furious with Andre and the two fought, which ended with Andre getting trapped in quicksand. Tony tried to save his deranged cousin, but Andre slipped beneath the quicksand and was presumed dead.
In 1993, Andre, masquerading as Tony, returned to Salem after a lengthy absence. Stefano and Andre planned for him to marry Kristen Blake, Stefano's adoptive daughter, but she was in love with John Black. Stefano claimed to be dying, so Kirsten agreed to marry Andre to honor his final request, but Kristen left Andre at the altar to help John look for Marlena Evans and his daughter Belle. Andre and Kristen tried to get married a second time, but John interrupted the wedding with proof that linked Stefano to the death of Curtis Reed. Stefano attempted to flee, but John shot out the tires of his car and Stefano was presumed dead after crashing into the water. Kristen blamed John for Stefano's death, and married Andre.
Kristen hosted a charity event at Maison Blanche with Andre and several other Salemites in attendance. Little did they know that John and Marlena were being held there by Stefano. Roman eventually rescued them and a fire started at Maison Blanche. Andre went back into the mansion to retrieve the laptop that had a file on John's past, but went blind as a result.
Kristen left Andre when she learned that he knew Stefano was alive, and that he had replaced her birth control pills with placebos. Kristen eventually returned to Andre when John became a priest, and Andre's eyesight returned, but he continued faking it to keep an eye on Kristen.
John was released from his vows, and Kristen left Andre to be with him again. Soon after, Andre discovered he had a fatal blood disease, and planned to frame John for his murder. Andre wrote his plan down in a diary and also told Father Francis. When Andre learned Father Francis planned to tell John, he provoked him into having a heart attack, and cut off his oxygen at the hospital, causing Father Francis to lapse into a coma
At Peter Blake's and Jennifer Horton's wedding, Andre got into a fight with John and then locked himself in his room. He mounted a gun with a button to pull the trigger, and pretended that John was threatening him, while several others were outside the door. Andre pressed the button and was shot by the gun and when John left the room there was traces of gunpowder on the door. He was rushed to the hospital, but died soon after. John was sentenced to death, but Rachel Blake, Kristen and Peter's mother, found Andre's diary and John was cleared of all charges.
Andre returned to Salem, seven years later at John and Marlene's anniversary party, using his own identity as a cover for "Tony's" death, He also claimed that Stefano had died in a car accident and made Andre promise he would take of his sister Lexie. Andre pulled out all the stops to prove that Stefano was dead, but he actually wasn't and Andre would often privately talk to Stefano on the phone. Andre found himself with a close ally in the form of Bart Biederbecke, who was fanatically loyal to the DiMera family. Andre came to trust Bart, and would often confide in him.
Andre also had a newfound obsession with Marlena, and was thrilled to learn that he fathered Rex and Cassie, the Gemini twins, with Marlena. Andre also discovered that John's mother was Daphne DiMera, making him and Tony half-brothers. Andre was dismayed when Roman Brady and Kate Roberts were proved to be Rex and Cassie's real parents and Andre was furious with Stefano when he found out he knew along.
Andre was the prime suspect when the Salem Stalker started to kill people in Salem. Andre planned to prove his innocence at a public show where he would unmask the killer, but the Salem Stalker unleashed a tiger that mauled Andre and put him in the hospital. As Andre lay there helpless, he was given a lethal injection and died before he could tell anyone that Marlena Evans was the Salem Stalker.
However, Andre was not dead and showed up on an island called Melaswen (NewSalem spelled backwards), along with Marlena and all of her "victims". Andre was accused of being the mastermind, but he maintained his innocence. However, Andre actually was the one behind the Salem Stalker scheme. Andre and Bart were holding Colin Murphy in his lab torturing him. Andre also managed to capture Victor and a pregnant Jennifer. Andre shot down hope and Patrick's plane and held them. Bo and John rescued everyone After Karen Fitzpatrick thought something was off. Andre once again faked his death during a duel with John but John had superior fighting skills so André tried to distract John by flinging a dagger at Marlena, When john was on the ground so he flung the dagger at André's throat and caused a massive explosion, which caused some of his hostages to be recaptured by him and held at a DiMera Castle In Europe.
Andre manipulated Sami Brady into posing as Stan and helping him in his plots to harm those in Salem. Sami got John addicted to drugs. Sami stopped when Andre kidnapped Belle and Phillip and later tried to take Rex hostage but was arrested. Andre got out on bail. Sami came by and when she got mad Andre pushed her through French doors. When Andre was captured and incarcerated, he attempted to blackmail Sami into freeing him, but was unsuccessful.
Lexie who was though to have died a few months earlier was being held captive In the tunnels underneath the DiMera mansion. Lexie was rescued but died in 2012 from the fumes she had inhaled in the tunnels.
In May 2007, Andre returned to Salem and planned to use the Stem Cells from EJ DiMera and Sami's children to save Stefano's life. EJ, who was in love with Sami, vowed not to let Andre hurt her or his children. Andre kidnapped Sami to try to torture her into the stem cells. Jealous of Stefano's love for EJ, Andre tried to kill him, but he was rescued by Bo Brady and Steve Johnson.
Anna DiMera, Tony's ex-wife, returned to Salem and helped the Brady's discover that Andre had been posing as Tony for over twenty years, Bo confronted Andre on the roof, who slipped and fell, but not before telling Bo that the map was tattooed on his associate Bart Biederbecke's back. Andre was hospitalized and doctors said he was paralyzed from the waist down. The real Tony DiMera returned to Salem and confronted Andre and Stefano, vowing to put an end to them. Andre escaped from the hospital and showed up at the police station, pretending to be Tony, where he stabbed Roman So he would not arrest him for impersonating tony.
Andre arrived at the mansion where he found Tony threatening Bart with a sword. Andre and Tony engaged in a duel that ended when Bart got caught in the middle and Andre accidentally stabbed him with his sword. Andre was so distracted by what he had done that he allowed Tony to escape. Stefano told Andre that Bart had the key to ending the feud. Bart died, and the key was recovered from his body by the Brady's.
Andre tried to stop Bo and Hope from ending the Brady and DiMera feud. He stalked Bo and hope in Ireland and tried several hits, including having a boy leave his backpack with a toy car that had a bomb inside, but the bomb was defused. Hope opened the tabernacle that had a letter in it, containing the secret to the Brady/DiMera feud. Andre held a knife to Hope's throat but was scared off by the priest. Andre got the letter, and Bo chased after him. Andre hid next to a shed, so when Bo came out of the shed, Andre stabbed him in the arm.
Andre's rogue actions resulted in Stefano losing faith in him, and Andre felt that he could no longer trust Stefano so he stayed away from the mansion, and remained in hiding. After stealing the envelope that Stefano claimed would put an end to the feud, Andre put a cloth over Benjy Hawk's mouth and kidnapped him. Andre cut out Benjy's liver, and left him in a dumpster. Andre gave the liver to Dr. Rolf, and transplanted Benjy's liver into Stefano. Since Benjy was Stefano' son, the liver was able to cure Stefano of his disease. The Brady's faked Stefano's death in an attempt to lure Andre out of hiding.
Sami was determined to get the letter back so she and EJ went to meet with Andre, but he kicked them in the sauna, and they escaped. Sami was determined to find the letter so when she got in a car wreck and went to the hospital Andre Threatened Lexie with a knife into going into Sami's room, disguised as a clown Andre held a straight razor to Sami's throat to threaten her into not look for the letter. André escaped the hospital disguised as an old women.
Sami was determined to get the letter back so she and EJ went to meet with Andre, but he locked them in the sauna, and they escaped. Andre heard that Steve has killed Stefano, but wondered if the death was fake to trap him. Sami was in the hospital, so Andre dressed as a clown, and snuck into the room. He held a sharp razor to Sami's throat and questioned her about whether or not Stefano's death was faked. Sami said she didn't know, but Andre didn't believe her. He warned Sami that if Stefano was alive, and this was a trap, he would kill her and Roman. Lucas came in, and didn't recognize Andre. Sami didn't say anything incase Andre hurt Lucas, but as soon as Andre left, she told Lucas it was Andre. Lucas went looking for Andre, who was now disguised as an old woman and left the hospital.
On the day of Stefano's funeral, Andre broke into the Brady Pub, and held a straight razor to Kate's throat. Andre ordered Kate to call Roman, but Shawn was also there and attacked Andre. Andre knocked Shawn unconscious, and dragged him into the back. Belle was also there, and called Bo when she saw Andre. Andre took the phone from Belle, and told Bo not to say anything about him being at the pub, or he would kill Belle and Shawn. Andre implied to Bo that EJ was involved in the kidnapping, causing Bo to go look for EJ. Andre locked Shawn and Belle in the walk in cooler, and made Kate call Roman to tell him she was in danger and to come to the pub. When Roman got to the pub, Andre attacked Roman, and they got into a fight. Andre threw Roman against the bar, knocking him unconscious, and then kidnapped him. Andre made Kate strip naked and then took her clothes, before departing.
Andre replaced the driver of the Hearst that had Stefano's coffin, but Roman was inside and was being buried alive. Andre showed up at the funeral home and noticed some chalk markings on the door. He went inside and found a letter that warned him he was being compromised. Steve approached Andre, and pretended to be on the DiMera's side, but Andre saw through the ruse and stabbed Steve in the gut, before fleeing.
Bo and Abe found Andre's hideout, but Lucas and EJ wondered into the area with fliers, looking for Roman. Andre kidnap the two men and threw a grenade into the building, claiming Roman was in the building. Andre lied, but left behind the leather folio. Andre went to see Sami and ordered her meet him alone and with no cops. Sami met with Andre, and he put a gun in her hand, and ordered her to choose who would die: Lucas or EJ. Sami went to shoot EJ in the leg, but Andre interrupted her fire and she shot Lucas instead. As Andre mocked Lucas, Sami assaulted him and he fled. Andre later dug up Roman, and replaced him with Benjy.
When Steve found out Benjy was dead, he kidnapped Stefano and held him hostage at the TV station to lure Andre out of hiding. At the same time, Andre strapped bombs to Roman, and brought him to the Brady Pub where Sami and EJ were. Andre saw that Steve had Stefano, and defused the bombs. He tied EJ and Sami up in the kitchen and attempted to gas them to death. Andre brought Roman to the TV station, and announced he had killed Sami and EJ. Stefano was furious with Andre for killing his sole heir, and Andre felt betrayed that Stefano was going to give everything to EJ when Andre showed the most loyalty.
Bo tried to jump Andre, but he managed to take Hope hostage, and vowed to continue the feud on his own. Bo followed Andre to the roof and tried to make a deal with him, but when Andre wouldn't take the deal, Bo took a shot and Andre fell off the roof and was hospitalized. Andre was put on life support, and Stefano sat vigil by his bedside. He realized the monster he created and wanted to help Andre turn his life around for the better when he woke up.
When Stefano told Shawn Brady that he had tricked him into breaking up Santo and Colleen, resulting in Colleen's suicide, Shawn blamed Stefano and vowed to get even by turning off Andre's life support. However, he couldn't go through with it, but Andre turned off his own life support to frame Shawn, and doctors couldn't revive him in time.
A few days after André's assumed death It was revealed Andre had a hit out on John conspiring with his ex-cellmate. While John was talking to Marlena about belle a rental vehicle hit John. John "died" in the hospital but in march 2008 he was revealed to be alive and being kept alive in Dr. Rolf's lab training to became the perfect soldier.
Off-screen, Andre survived turning off his life support, and at some point, he and Stefano discovered they were really father and son. Despite this, Stefano decided it wouldn't be safe for Andre to ever return to Salem. Andre also was aware of events going on in the family like Lexie and EJ's deaths, and the discovery of another one of Stefano's sons: Chad DiMera.
In September 2015, Andre returned to Salem to help Stefano, who had a heart attack. Stefano was stunned to see Andre, and told him they agreed he would never return to Salem. Andre assured Stefano that he didn't need to be concerned about him, but said he was worried about Stefano. Stefano told him he was fine, and that it would take more then a heart attack to keep him down. Andre asked Stefano what caused it, and Stefano said that it was an argument he had with Chad. Andre inferred that Chad killed Serena Mason and Paige Larson, but Stefano said Chad was innocent. Andre questioned who might have it out for Chad, and asked if Chad knew about him. Stefano said no and added Chad can't find out. Andre scoffed that it was counter productive not to tell Chad, considering Stefano is all about family.
They were interrupted by the arrival of Aiden Jennings, brought to see Stefano by one of his henchmen. Andre stayed and and learned that Aiden had been hired by Stefano to seduce Hope away from Bo. When Aiden refused to leave, Andre shoved him out the door. Andre made Stefano some chamomile tea to calm him, and Stefano admitted he was happy to have Andre close, but said he was concerned about the danger Andre could be in. Andre assured Stefano that he wouldn't let anyone hurt him or the DiMera family, but that in order to protect the family, he needed to know what was currently going on. Andre questioned why Stefano hired Aiden to seduce Hope away from Bo, but Stefano said "all in good time".
Andre took over all of Stefano's affairs while he recovered from his heart attack, and they bought all of Aiden's debts, so they could own Aiden. Aiden offered to represent Chad to pay them back, but Andre told Aiden they would let him know when he could be of service to them. Andre caught Chad, trying to break into Stefano's vault. He introduced himself and said he was Chad's brother. Chad didn't believe Andre's claim, and told him to tell "their father" that he needed to borrow some money. Stefano appeared, and allowed Chad to borrow the money. Andre gave Chad a untraceable burner phone, so they can contact each other if need be. Justin Kiriakis stopped by the mansion, and searched the mansion. He found a fishing lure that indicated Chad was hiding at the Kiriakis cabin, and Stefano and Andre contacted Chad, telling him the police know where he is hiding.
Chad asked how the police found him, and Andre said they found a fishing lure from the Kiriakis cabin. Andre said he was determined to help Chad, but Chad asked why since Andre doesn't know him. Andre said he wants to because they are family, but Chad tells Andre he thinks maybe Andre is setting him up and wants to be the true DiMera heir. Andre sneers that Chad won't be the heir of anything if he goes to prison. Chad decides that Clyde Weston is the most likely choice to set him up. Andre wonders how they can prove it and says he has a suggestion.
Andre found out that Clyde was connected the drug trafficking in Salem, and Chad used that as a way to bait Clyde, texting him from the burner phone Andre gave him. Chad left the mansion, and then returned after gauging Chad's reaction to this text. Andre noted that Chad also went to see Abby. Chad texted Clyde back "money for my silence" as a way to trap Clyde. Amused, Andre wheeled Stefano out of the room and assured him Chad knew what he was doing. Andre found out Clyde was arrested for drug trafficking, and had someone search Clyde's room, but they didn't find anything. Chad noted that doesn't mean he is innocent. Andre agreed and said he and Stefano have been watching Clyde since he arrived in Salem. Andre told Chad that Clyde isn't dumb enough to leave evidence out in the open where it could easily be found.
On October 19, Andre showed up at the Brady Pub while the Brady's mourned Will Horton, and gave Sami his condolences. Marlena asked if he was Tony, and Andre said Tony was still dead. Roman wanted to arrest Andre, but Andre handed him a pardon from the governor, and said he expressed great remorse for his actions. Andre went on to say that he has recovered and realizes he was insane. Marlena said he was evil, and Andre replied that he was better now. Lucas wanted to know what Andre was doing at his son's memorial. Andre said he wanted to apologize for everything he had done, and make peace with everyone, and Roman responded by punching him. Andre said he would be staying with his father if anyone wanted to come and visit him. He clarified that he learned Stefano was his biological father, and then left the pub.
Andre was furious that Aiden refused to get the evidence against Chad. Aiden swore he would pay them back, and Andre said that when Hope's liquid assets wouldn't be enough. Andre told Aiden that Hope's insurance policy should be enough to cover the debt. Andre later visited Chad in the hospital, and told him that he would clean up his mess, and then Chad would be indebted to him. Andre later visited Chad and told him it would be better off if he remained in the coma or died.
Aiden told Andre and Stefano that he was going to kill hope and make it look like the necktie killer did it, in order to get Chad off the hook. Stefano and Andre went to the Bicentennial to wish Hope all the best, but it was secretly Stefano saying good-bye to Hope. Andre visited Chad and told him that he would soon be a free man when the necktie killer struck again. Chad called for a guards, and Andre squeezed Chad's neck to keep him quiet. He told Chad he regards him as a friend and wants to help him as much as Stefano does. Chad told Andre he heard what he said to him while in the coma, and also said he would tell anyone who listens what Andre told him. Andre told him it was already in motion and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
Andre got a call from one of his men, telling him Sami was back in town. Andre said she will deal with her when the time comes. Andre and Stefano played chess while they waited for Chad to be released. Instead, they learned Aiden had been killed and Bo had suddenly returned to Salem. Andre and his men cornered Sami and took her away to some unknown location. Andre then went to pick up Chad from the GCPD, since they had no reason to suspect him of being the killer. At home, Chad told Stefano what Andre had said to him while in the coma. Andre snarled that Chad should focus on his feature and not the past. Stefano ordered Andre to take him to his bed.
Andre ordered Sami to give him back everything she took from Stefano. Sami realized Andre was acting without Stefano's authority, and told him he wants to take over the DiMera empire. She mocked him that EJ best him to it, and Andre inquired that Sami was talking about EJ as if he were still alive. Sami said EJ would always be with, and Andre sneered that Hollywood suits her well. Sami said she would give Andre everything if she left Stefano with nothing and have he half the money. Andre refused Sami's offer,'and she refused to cooperate.Andre went to Marlena and told him that Sami stole personal property. He tried to get Marlena to give him the information he wanted without revealing he kidnapped Sami, but eventually decided to tell Marlena to get her to cooperate. Marlena told him all Stefano had to do is change the numbers, and then realized that Stefano didn't know what Andre was up to. Marlena went to Stefano and begged for Sami's freedom and life. Stefano asked Andre what was going on, and Andre lied about kidnapping Sami. John went to Andre and offered to give him the flashdrive for Sami's safe return. Stefano overhead and wanted to know what Andre was up to. Andre assured Stefano he was doing it all for him. Andre took John and Marlena to where Sami was being held captive, only to discover she had escaped. Andre went to tell Stefano, who showed him that Sami had managed to steal from them again.
Andre discovered Belle had returned to town, newly single, and figured they could use Chad to find out where Sami has hidden the money. Andre suggested Chad seduce Belle and get her to tell him where Sami had hidden their money, but Chad refused. Andre chlorofromed Marlena after she had hypnotized Chad and injected something into Chad. Andre took Chad back to the mansion, and forced him to look at different images, while whispering in his ear that nothing was more important than family. By doing this, Andre successfully reconditioned Chad into doing what Andre wanted him to, and Chad set his sights on Belle per Andre's instructions.
Andre was confident that Chad could get Belle to open about where Sami hid the money, but Stefano started to wonder if this was the endgame for the DiMera's. Andre became disheartened by Stefano's newfound pessimism, and became more desperate to get the money back. Chad's attempt at seducing Belle were all backfiring. Andre encouraged Chad to not give up, but Chad said if she wasn't interested there is nothing he can do. Andre feared the brainwashing may be wearing off, so he reminded Chad about how nothing was more important than family, and Chad went to work.
When Hope went to confront Stefano, he ordered Andre to find Chad and bring him to the mansion, saying he needed to talk to them both. Andre quickly found Abby with Chad and realized he was no longer brainwashed. Andre tried to use the trigger words, and it almost seemed to work, but Chad ultimately resisted. He disowned Andre and Stefano, and said he no longer wanted anything to do with the DiMera's. Andre remarked that Chad is No innocent, having been complicit in illegal activities to aid the DiMera's. Chad said he wants to change and better himself and tells Andre not to come near him again.
Andre returned to the mansion to talk to Stefano and noticed a chess piece was out of place on the chessboard. Andre got a text from Stefano saying he had left Salem because Hope was onto him. Andre confronted Hope about the text, and Hope said that Stefano knew she was onto him for kidnapping Bo. Andre told Hope when she showed up she didn't have a warrant for Stefano's arrest, and Hope admitted she couldn't prove it. Andre knew Hope's story didn't add up, and said he would get to the bottom of it. He tried phoning the airlines, but they wouldn't give him the information he wanted
Chad stopped by the mansion to get his things, and Andre asked him if he talked to Stefano. Chad said he got a text saying that he left town because Hope was onto him. Andre asked Chad if that seemed suspicious to him, but Chad said he hopes whethe Stefano is he stays far away from Abby and Thomas, and said Andre should join him as well. Andre asked how Chad could turn his back on his family, but Chad said it was easy after what he and Stefano did to him. Andre defended his actions, and tried to use the trigger world to brainwash Chad again, but Chad sneered that it wouldn't work. Andre scoffed at the notion of true love, and told Chad he doesn't see his and Abby's relationship. Chsd said they picked a date and said Andre wasn't invited, and he never wanted to see him or Stefano again. Chad left to get the rest of his things, but Andre stopped him and told him that he thinks Hope has done something with Stefano. Chad refused to believe that Hope could break the law, and said that Stefano got what he deserved if he was responsible for Bo's captivity. Andre was stunned by Chad's lack of compassion for Stefano.Andre was staring at a statue when he noticed blood on it. He took a photo of it and showed it to Rafe, declaring that he would get the blood tested. The test confirmed that the blood was Stefano's, and Andre approached Chad again, convinced that Stefano was dead and Hope was responsible; Chad refused to believe it. Andre's men told him Rafe was seen leaving an abandoned building, and Andre went to investigate. Andre called Chad and told him to get down to where the building was, so he could see how wrong he was about his theory. Sure enough, Andre found Stefano's body, but only got a chance to uncover the hand that had the Phoenix ring on it, before the building was demolished with Andre trapped inside. Andre got out of the building, but was badly injured. After getting his injuries taken care of, Andre set about getting his revenge. He broke into Hope's house and found her gun, discovering that three bullets has been fired. He was almost caught when one of his men sent him a text while Shawn was in the house, but he managed to escape. Andre tried once again to get Chad to help him, but Chad refused to take part in any revenge schemes. As part of his plot to avenge Stefano, Andre placed a bug in Hope's house, and befriended Chase Jennings. He subtly placed a cell phone in Chase's bag that set the house on fire. Hope and her family put the fire out while Andre watched through the camera. Hope found the camera and disabled it.
Andre was forced to leave the mansion when Chad bought it, and moved into the Salem inn. He encouraged Chase to be more assertive with Ciara, saying women like that. After Chase left, Chad visited Andre and accused him of killing Stefano. Try as he might, the only thing Andre was able to convince Chad of was that Stefano truly was dead. Andre was brought down to the station, and questioned by Roman and Rafe. Andre admitted that Stefano was dead, and told them where to find his body. He told Roman that Hope killed Stefano, and he was being framed by her and Rafe, but Roman refused to believe him.
Chase told Andre he raped Ciara, and Andre promised to protect him. He took Chase to a secret location under the DiMera mansion, and told him to stay put until he got back. As Andre headed back to his room, he was arrested for Stefano's murder. Two months later, Andre phoned Hope from prison, and told her he will be free soon, and come after her and Rafe. He also taunted Hope about Chase raping Ciara.
Aiden returned to town, and it was revealed that Andre had kidnapped him, and replaced him with an imposter. Hope paid Andre a visit, and wanted to know if Aiden's story was true. Andre denied it, and Hope sneered that he used to be a good liar. Andre snapped that even if he did have anything to do with kidnapping Aiden, he wouldn't tell her.
Aiden also visits Andre, and demands to know why he kept him alive. Andre told Aiden he and Stefano needed a contingency plan just in case the imposter didn't kill Hope, but told him it was all moot since Bo killed the imposter. Andre explained that he and Stefano were preoccupied to do anything to Aiden, and then Hope killed Stefano, and framed Andre for the crime. Aiden refused to believe it, but Andre said she did it, and he was going to prove it once he got out of prison.
Andre hinted to Aiden that he wanted Aiden to help get him out of prison, but Aiden refused. Andre offered to back up his story to Hope about him being kidnapped, but Aiden still refused and blamed Andre for Chase being in prison as well. Aiden told Andre to enjoy prison, and left. After Aiden left, Andre said he would see Aiden soon. A little while later, Andre phoned Aiden, and demanded that Aiden get him out of prison, or he will tell Hope that Aiden is still lying to her.
Andre offered Aiden a deal to get rid of Rafe for good if Aiden got Andre out of prison. Aiden later accepted Andre's offer, and set things in motion for Andre to be released from prison. Mike Monahan confessed to killing Stefano, and Andre was brought to the station where Rafe confronted him. Andre said he had no desire to get revenge anymore, so Rafe reluctantly let Andre go, but warned him he was keeping an eye on him.
Andre went to the DiMera mansion, and slid Stefano's ring back onto his finger, and stated his father's famous catchphrase "it's good to be back". Andre tried to take some money out of a safe, but Chad caught him. Chad forced Andre to give him back the money. Andre told Chad he was broke, and had no where to go, but still have the money back. Andre asked Chad how Abigail was doing, and Chad wondered why he cared because he didn't know Abigail. Andre said he knew Chad, and Chad was all he had. Andre said he wanted to make amends, but Chad didn't believe him, and three Andre out of the house. As Andre was leaving, Chad gave him the money, and also asked him to get his scar fixed. Andre thanked Chad, and told him he could sneak Abby out of the facility since she had to wear a protective mask, and know one could see who she was.
Andre encountered Kate, and immediately offered to be an ally of hers. Kate was suspicious of Andre's intentions. Andre told her he suspects she killed Deimos Kiriakis, and realized how right he was when he called out for Deimos, and Kate seemed panicked. Andre offered his services as a chef to Kate, and Kate decided to let Andre stay at the mansion with her. Andre went to see Chad, and offered to help him look for Abby. Chad asked Andre what he wanted in return. Andre asked Chad to give him a property of Stefano's just outside of Salem. Andre found a letter Abby had written that had fallen out is sight, and gave it to Chad.
On his way back to the mansion, Andre saw Nicole and Deimos together talking. Andre told Kate if she payed him five hundred thousand dollars, he would get rid of Deimos. Kate later kicked Andre out of the mansion, and Andre offered to see what Deimos was up to in exchange for a generous fee. Kate agreed to Andre's proposition, and he moved back into the Salem Inn. Chad confronted Andre, and accused him of kidnapping Abby. Andre admitted he lied about finding the letter, and said he saw Abby at the mansion. Andre said he lied to spare Chad pain, but Chad didn't believe him and stormed out. Andre got the deed to the place Chad gave him, and went to investigate it.
Rafe also paid Andre a visit, and demanded to know why Aiden visit him in prison. Andre said he was interested in acquiring a piece of DiMera property. Chad asked Andre to come to the mansion, and apologised for lashing out at him. Chad asked Andre to help him find Abby, and said he would give him whatever he wanted. Andre agreed to make some calls and see what he could find out. Andre read a news report about a plane going down, and told Chad Abby was on the plane.
Andre also knocked Rafe out when he went to investigate the old farmhouse, and chained him up. Andre placed a bomb and the returned to the Salem Inn where he gleefully watched Rafe, through his laptop, scream for help. Andre eventually stopped watching, but left it on, and returned to watch when he heard Hope speaking. Andre tearfully lamented how he had finally got justice for Stefano as he continued to watch Hope and Rafe's struggle.
The bomb went off, and Andre believed he has won. He shared the news with Aiden, who was less than thrilled and attacked Andre. Andre got the upper hand, and told Aiden he made sure he will take the fall for murdering Hope and Rafe if he doesn't get back in line. Andre overhears Shawn and Belle talking about Hope being in the hospital. Andre says he was going to send her some flowers. Shawn told Andre to stay away from her. Andre sneered that Hope has nine lives unlike his father. Shawn retorts with "or yours", referring to Stefano's death.
Andre and Aiden broke into each other's rooms at the Salem Inn. Andre realized Aiden had an interest in taking over for district attorney since Justin could lose his job for destroying evidence. He talked Aiden into forming an alliance with him, and Aiden said he would work with Andre if he left Hope alone. Andre said he would think about it, and left.
Andre used his contact at the Salem PD to help find out info about Justin's status. Andre ultimately got his way, and Abe replaced Justin with Aiden as Salem's District Attorney. Andre also reaffirms his alliance with Kate, and offers his support to Chad, but Chad is skeptical of Andre's motives. Laura and Jennifer show up st the mansion, and Andre observes Laura's hostility towards Chad. He later calls someone and says he thinks he may have found them a new ally.
Andre asked Kate to mediate a reconciliation between him and Chad. Kate said if it was Tony asking, she wouldn't hesitate. Andre reminded her that Tony was dead, and Kate said he was Andre's "brother", and encouraged him to find the part of himself that was most like Tony. Eduardo Hernandez shows up at the pub, and introduced himself to Andre since he was friends with Kate, and Eduardo and Kae were dating.
Kate set up a meeting between Chad and Andre where Andre revealed he wanted Chad to hire him at DiMera Enterprises. Chad was against the idea because he didn't trust Andre would share his vision of taking the company in a more legal direction. Both Kate and Andre told Chad he could fire Andre if he doesn't follow Chad's wishes, so Chad agreed to give Andre a chance.
Andre proposed moving in on the Kiriakis shipping territory, since their clients were afraid to do business with them with the police monitoring the docks thanks to the escaped convicts. Chad was against the idea since it involved illegal activities and because of his friendship with Sonny Kiriakis, but Kate sided with Andre, and informed Chad that DiMera Enterprises was on the verge of going bankrupt, and this was the only profitable option, so Chad reluctantly gave Andre the go ahead.
Andre was seen talking to his secret partner about meeting them, and said Chad can't know anything about it. While on the pier, Andre ran into Clyde Weston, and offered to help him kidnap Thomas, so Andre could claim control of DiMera Enterprises. With Andre's help, Clyde got into the DiMera mansion through the secret tunnels. Andre and Clyde held Lucas and Adrienne hostage along with Chad, hoping to force them into telling him where Thomas was. Andre ended up shooting Chad, but it was all revealed to be a ruse to trap Clyde.After Clyde was arrested and taken away, Andre calls Steve to inform him that everything went according to plan. Steve tells Andre he did a good job, and Andre says that he is sure complimenting him took a lot of of Steve, so he'll give him a moment. Kayla also passes on a sincere thank-you to Andre, who downplays his role in Clyde's capture. Chad asks Andre how he found Clyde, and Andre asks to table it for another day. Chad inquires that Andre doesn't trust him, and Andre says that this trust business is still all new to him. Andre proposes a toast to brothers and the good guys winning.
Andre noticed that Aiden and Hope seemed to be getting close, and suspected Aiden may have something on Hope. Andre broke into Aiden's room, and stole a recording of Hope confessing to killing Stefano. He made mtiole copies of the recording, and then returned it to Aiden's room. Andre arranged for the recording to be played over the loud speaker at Horton Town Square during a Halloween fundraiser just as Hope, Rafe, and Roman were all being honoured for their work at the Salem PD.
Rafe storms up to Andre, and smashes the recording. Andre sneers that it is too late to save Hope. At the Salem PD, Andre and Hope talk in private. Andre tells Hope how he got the recording, and reminds her an innocent man is sitting in prison for her crimes. Andre noted that he chose to go as Cleopatra for Halloween, and also stated that Cleopatra ended up having to repent for her sins just like Hope has to now. Andre mentioned the recording also implicated Roman and Rafe in the cover up, and Hope agreed to plead guilty in exchange for Andre not going after them.
Kate encourages Andre to show some compassion and forgiveness since he wants to improve his image. Rafe tells Andre Hope wants to see him. Andre visits Hope, and says she wants to make sure their deal still stands. If she pleads guilty, he won't go after Roman and Rafe. Andre adds that if she pleads guilty, he will let the justice system play out. Andre later tells Kate her words of wisdom weren't lost on him.
Andre gets some bad news from Laura and learns that Abby is missing. Abby returns to the mansion to check on Thomas, and encounters Andre. A flashback reveals that Abby had begged Andre to help her leave Salem, and keep Chad from looking for her. Andre allowed Abby time with her son before she left again. Afterwards, Andre went to talk to Melissa Trask, the DA, who would be prosecuting Hope for Stefano's murder. He convinces her to drop the charge of Hope framing him, leaving only the murder charge. Later, Andre is playing chess and lamenting how justice would finally be served. He talks about how he will keep the information about Roman and Rafe covering for Hope to himself incase he need it later.
Andre testifies against Hope at her trial, and listens to Chad's testiony about Stefano. During the recess, Andre tells Chad that their father would have been proud of him. He then takes a call from Laura, asking him about Abby. Andre informs Laura that Abby has returned to Salem. Hope is sentenced to 25 years in prison for second degree murder. Andre calls Laura to see if Abby has returned yet. When she hasn't, he surmises she is still in Salem, and laments that he can bring Abby back to Chad when the time comes.
Chad admits to Andre that he has developed feelings for Gabi Hernandez, but he feels guilty about it. Andre tells Chad he still loves Abby, and advises Chad to fire Gabi to put some distance between them. Andre goes over to Jennifer's to give a statement about Stefano's murder. As Jen gets Andre some water, he notices Jen seems to have company. Andre goes to steal a fork, but then sees someone running. Andre tells non tomforget the water and says he has something he needs to do.
Andre heads Abby off, and tells her the time has come for her to reveal herself to Chad. Abby believes Chad is moving on Gabi, but Andre says it is only because he thinks Abby is dead. Andre goes to take Abby to the mansion, but they see Chad. Abby tied to run, but Andre stops her and tells her it is fate. Abby goes to approach Chad, but then runs away when she sees Gabi. Andre realizes Abby needs more time and hands her a untraceable cell phone, so she can call him whenever he needs to.
Andre tries to get Gabi to quit DiMera Enterprises, but it backfires when Chad realizes what Andre was up to. Andre was annoyed by Chad and Gabi getting closer and kept trying to convince Abby to reveal herself. During that time, Andre learned Stefano had been ill and wanted Hope to kill him, but Andre still maintained Hope deserved to pay for killing Stefano. Andre approached Chad and asked him for help in finishing this new technology that can find anyone in the world, which is how he found Clyde and Orpheus. Chad agreed to help Andre.
Abby finally decided to reveal herself to Chad, but she and Andre caught Chad and Abby in a passionate kiss. Abby ran off, and Chad was furious at Andre for barging in on them. Andre left the mansion and found Abby in the park. Abby was determined that leaving Salem was the best option for everyone, but Andre had enough, and told Abby that if she won't tell Chad she is alive, then he will. Abby, in turn, threatened to tell Chad about Andre's involvement in her fake death if he exposed her.
Kate accuses Andre of stealing money from the DiMera coffers, but Andre claimed he was innocent. Later, Andre was called to the Salem PD by Rafe, who asked to exhume Stefano's body, since they believe he could still be alive. Andre was incredulous that the Salem PD would come to him for help after being apart of framing him for Stefano's murder, but eventually agreed to the request convinced it was Stefano's body, but it is revealed that the body that was buried in Stefano's grave isn't him and so it is very likely that the Phoenix is still very much alive.
Chad calls Andre to the Brady Pub on New's Year Eve. Andre is happy Chad wants to ring in the New Year, but Chad blasts him for knowing Abby was still alive. Andre muses that Abby sold him out, and defends his actions as helping both Chad and Abby. Andre says he cares about them both encourages Chad to forgive Abby. Chad asks Andre why he should ever trust him again, and Andre tells him Stefano is most likely alive since the body buried in the grave doesn't match his DNA.
After Chad leaves, Kate arrives and tells Andre that she has figured out that Eduardo Hernandez have s stolen the microchips. Andre muses that this could put a damper on her relationship with Eduardo, and asks Kate to steal back the microchips for him. Kate is hesitant to betray Eduardo, but Andre makes a subtle threat against Eduardo's life to motivate her.
Andre goes to see Chad and runs into Abby. He gets an update from Abby on how her reunion with Chad is going. After Abby leaves Andre alone, he muses over how Stefano betrayed him, while staring at the king chess piece.
"How can you be so cold? I came back to help you, a tremendous risk, because I love you. Because I thought you loved me, but you let me go to prison for your murder, and you let me grief for you, and so did Chad! Why!? So, you could play your games. Well, I am finished playing by your rules father!""
-Andre's feelings on Stefano faking his death
Andre finally catches Chad, and wants to talk strategy on how to protect DiMera Enterprises from any attempts Stefano may make to sabotage it. Chad blows Andre off since he and Abby have planned a date. Andre is ecstatic that Chad and Abby are reconnecting, but Chad won't tell Andre anything, and accuses Andre of using Abby. Andre admits that he was using her at first, but as he watched all over all those months, he began to care about her.
He was later confronted and held at gun point by Dario Hernandez. Andre wasn't afraid of this threats as Dario explained he wanted the stolen technology whom he and his father, Eduardo, believe Kate and Andre have taken the microchips back. Intrigued, Andre kept going deeper with Dario to see what else he knew, Andre claimed he had no idea where the chips are. In an instant Andre's bodyguard, Leon, arrived and held Dario at gun point. Dario put his gun down and Andre left the scene with Leon. He went to meet up with Kate to inform her about his meeting with Dario, she revealed she had not taken the chips.
Shocked, Andre and Kate realised it was Deimos Kiriakis who had stolen the microchips from the Hernandez family. Andre confronted Deimos at the Kiriakis Compound, and Andre warned him as to how far he is willing to go to get the microchips back. The two exchange threats to each other, Sonny arrived to end this ordeal but with failure. Chad later arrives to take his brother home.
When he returned home he promised Chad that he will get the chips back from Deimos. He arranged for one of the Titan's cargo ships to be sabotaged and in the process all of the cargo had been lost.
Andre and Kate came over to talk strategy, but Chad and Abby were ready to go on a date. Chad lectured Andre on sabotaging the Kiriakis shipments and warned him he would fire him if he ever did something like that again. After Chad and Abby left, Kate and Andre argued over who would be better for Chad. Kate supported Gabi being with Chad while Andre continued to support Chad and Abby's relationship. Andre also called Kate out on blaming him for her relationship with Eduardo being ruined. Kate says she does blame Andre and his device.
Andre finds Chad at Mandalay. He tells his brother that Gabi and Abby are hanging out and that he and Abigail are on track. Andre's glad to hear. They get down to business. Chad's contact at Titan says tonight there's another shipment - something to do with the Orwell. They'll intercept. Andre gloats. Pier 119 at 10:00 PM. Chad says, "No bloodshed." They'll seize the ship quickly. Andre is proud of the way his brother is running the company and proud to be working with him. "And I'm proud that you are my brother," he says.
Later Andre takes a drink of champagne and drops it, then undoes his tie, gasping. Chad goes to him and he falls to the ground, poisoned. Chad tends to him, calling for help. Paramedics arrive and take him to the hospital.
Andre is wheeled in with Chad following. The doctor's confirm Andre was likely poisoned, and pump his stomach. Abby visits Andre, and tells him that she knows he has down some terrible things to people she cares about, but she also knows he has a big heart, and tells him that she and Chad need him. Abby's words cause Andre to come to, and he asks about Chad. Abby says Chad is on edge, and she is worried about him. Andre reassure she her that Chad is smart and he will be fine. J.J. questions Andre about what happens, and Andre lied and says he must have been allergic to something he ate. J.J. tells Andre that Dario was also attacked, and asks if he wants to tell him that was a coincidence. Later, Kate and Eduardo come in to talk to Andre, and Andre asks about Dario. Deimos enters the room and reveals that he has kidnapped Chad and Abby. Eduardo and Andre are both ready to rip Deimos apart, but he demands they turn over the key to him in fourty-eight hours, or they will never see Chad and Abby alive again. They tell Deimos they don't know what he is talking about, but Deimos doesn't believe them.
After recovering from the hospital, Andre goes to find Eduardo and make an alliance with him to rescue Chad and Gabi. Kate gets in touch with Sonny to ask for his help in talking to Deimos. While she is talking to Sonny, Andre points out that they need to make sure Deimos keeps his words and returns Chad and Gabi safetly. Andre suggests they kidnap Sonny. Eduardo worried how Kate will react, and Andre suggests she doesn't have to know, so Eduardo agrees. Kate informs Andre that they had found and captured Stefano, but he escaped. Andre is still annoyed that Hope could get away with framing him for Stefano's murder.
When Andre finds out that Hope has been cleared of all charges, he threatens to expose Rafe and Roman's role in the cover up. Hope reveals to Andre that she knows about how he pretends to be Alfonso Clotetz, conned Hattie Adams, and embezzled from the company she worked at. She tells Andre that she can send him back to prison if he attempts to press charges against Rafe and Roman, or she can give the police just enough to clear Hattie; Andre agrees to Hope's terms.Anna shows up in Salem, and confronts Andre about him and Stefano being alive while good men like Tony are dead. She plops the martini shaker, that has Tony's ashes in it, in front of Andre. Andre has Anna sit down and calm down. She tells Andre how she shot at Stefano and missed twice. Andre sneers that Stefano always has a way of surviving, and hopes he inherited the trait.
He asks Anna to put the martini shaker away. Anna asks if it bothers him, and Andre says that most people don't think funeral urns make good centre pieces. Anna smirks that that's not wha's bothering Andre. She says it bothers Andre that he's alive, and Tony is dead. She asks Andre if he will honour Tony's memory with his life. Andre says he thinks Tony would approve with how he is handling family matters. Anna says she hopes that is true, and says that Andre has always had Tony's face, but she has never had his heart. Andre says that he may not keep Tony's ashes in a furnance, but he always keeps Tony close to him in his heart.
Andre received a phone call from one of his men, informing him that Sonny has returned, so he ordered his man to grab him. Once Sonny was captured, Andre and Eduardo phoned Deimos, and told him that they need to meet. Andre and Eduardo arrived at the Kiriakis mansion, and Jen was brought in by a goon. The three men wanted to know about the key, and where it was. Suddenly, Drew Donovan showed up to turn himself in because he was the key. Deimos handed Drew the Orwell device, but Drew destroyed the data by implanting a virus. Roman soon turned up for questioning and brought the feuding trio in for questioning. They denied everything, but vowed to each other that their war was not over.
Andre was there with Chad when he woke up. He expressed joy that Chad was alright, and told him that Abigail was with him all night. Andre says he finally told her to go home and take care of Thomas. Andre informs Chad that Stefano was found in Prague, but had escaped. Chad asks Andre about Hope being free, and Andre says the hearing is today. Chad says that Hope has suffered enough, and Andre mutters "maybe". Andre meets with Melissa Trask to discuss Hope's case, and has her drop all of the charges against Hope because the family wants to move on and put it all behind them.
Chad and Abby invite Andre and Kate to live in the DiMera mansion. Andre accepts without hesitation, adding that Kate has been gracious, but the mansion has always been his hok. Later, Andre is with Chad and Abby in the square where Chad and Abby tell him about their plan to bring honour to the DiMera name. Suddenly, Gabi and her daughter, Arianna Horton, approach Chad. Abby leaves, and Andre follows her. Andre congratulates Abby for winning, but Abby says she was never in competition with Gabi. Later, Andre and Abby watch as Chad and Gabi are on stage with Arianna. Chad is reading to Arianna, and Abby looks upset. Andre tells Abby she has to find a way to keep Chad and Gabi apart permanently.
Chad has Andre help him find out how to sabotage Deimos' art smuggling ring. Chad wants to return the pieces to their rightful places. Andre suggests they keep them and sell them for a hefty price. Andre immediately backtracks when he sees Chad's reaction to his suggestion, and does what his little brother tells him to do. After Deimos retaliates and both Gabi and Abby are poisoned, Andre visits Gabi in the hospital, and asks her to leave Chad and Gabi alone. Gabi calls Andre a sad pathetic little man. Andre laughs off the insult, saying it may be true, but adds that he is loyal to his family. Gabi says she won't come between Chad and Abby, and demands that Andre leave her alone. Andre comes to the mansion amen is surprised when Abby tells him that Chad went to see Gabi. Andre worries that Gabi will try to convince Chad to leave Abby, but Abby laughs off Andre's concern.On the day of Chad and Gabi's vow renewal ceremony, Abby shows Andre Chad's yearbook that reveals Gabi taught Chad how to play baseball. Abby feels that Chad saved her first because he knew Gabi could catch the vial, and not because he loved her more. Andre tries to quell Abby's fears, and says that she changed him by showing devotion to her husband.
Andre walks in as Kate is about to say something, he so he pulls her aside, and subtly threatens her to keep quiet about any objections she may have. Andre, Kate, and Jennifer sit on the sofa as Chad and Abby start to renew their vows, but the. Abby tells Chad she can't be his wife anymore, and Kate leads a stunned Andre out of the room after they ask to be alone.
Kate and Andre argue about Abby and Gabi, and which one is right for Chad. Kate says that Gabi is strong, and Andre notes that Abby is strong as well since she was willing to give up Chad once already. Andre says Gabi is a lot like Kate, and says Kate is needy and narcisstic. He also taunts Kate about her past as a prostitute.Furious, Kate throws her drink in Andre's face, and gets up to leave. Andre grabs Kate and pulls her into a kiss, causing Kate to slap Andre. Andre apologizes for calling Kate a prostitute, but meant what he said when he said she was narcisstic. He adds that it's part of her charm, which flatters Kate. Kate says she and Andre don't have any friends, so they are stuck with each other. Andre suggests ordering another round of drinks, and an ice pack for his face. When Andre returns to the mansion, Chad says Abby left him. Andre tells Chad to win her back, but Chad doubts he can. Andre tells him he is a DiMera, and to to after what he wants. Chad hugs Andre and leaves the room. Andre encounters Chad and Hope in Greece. He found out Chad wanted to acquire a cursed amulet that Stefano had previously tried to acquire, and attempts over talk Chad out of it. He explains that Stefano sent his man to get it, but cancelled the transaction after the man was involved in a boating accident that left him paralyzed.
Andre ordered Hope to arrest Chad since the transaction would be illegal, and told Chad this was for his own good. Chad pinched the rear of a woman by Andre, and the woman believed Andre had pinched her butt. Chad slipped away while the woman argued with Andre. Hope got involved, and the woman asked if Hope was Andre's wife. Hope balked at the idea while Andre snickered. The woman ordered Hope to arrest Andre, and Hope said she would love to, but they soon realized Chad was gone. They went to Chad's hotel room where Andre yelled at Chad for almost getting him arrested, even though he wasn't trying to get Chad arrested. Chad said he cancelled the transaction, and Andre left Athens, unaware that Chad had lied to him.Andre returns to town, annoyed with Kate for encouraging Chad to pursue the amulet. He and Kate also bicker about Abby and Gabi, and which one is right for Chad. They finally agree that they both want Chad to be happy, and make sure they are still on for their movie date. Andre and Kate are devastated when they learn the plane Chad was on has disappeared. Andre comforts Kate and assures her they will find Chad. They also learn that the board is ready to dismantle DiMera because they think Andre is too unstable to run the company, and they will only let a DiMera run the company. Kate proposes she and Andre get married, so she can become a legal DiMera, and take over as CEO until Chad gets back. After sleeping on it and considering all other options, Andre agrees to marry Kate. With Harold as their witness, Andre and Kate head to the courthouse to get married. Kate's friend Judge Duncan marries them, and Andre and Kate later toast to their union as a shocked Justin overhears them and laments that it is the end of the world. Kate and Andre were relieved when they saw Chad and Gabi in the DiMera mansion. After they greeting Chad, Andre and Kate announced their marriage and told Chad why they did it. Chad told Kate that the board will expect her to stay married for quite some time, and he and Gabi questioned Kate's decision, much to Andre's dismay. Chad found out he couldn't become CEO for six months, and said he would be watching Andre because even though he loved him, he didn't trust him. Chad thanked Andre, and Andre said that, unlike past DiMera's, they would stick together. Andre ran into Gabi in the hall where he told her that he wants Chad to be happy, but told her to watch herself since he didn't think she was right for Chad. Gabi told Andre that she doesn't care what he thinks, and that she and Chad are happy together, before heading off to check in Ari. also warned Andre that targeting Gabi is a move against both her and Chad. After Kate left, Andre vowed that it wasn't over, and glanced at Stefano's portrait on the wall, affirming himself to do what Stefano would do as well. On July 7, Andre and Kate were having drinks together as they toasted to Deimos' death, and discussed how to celebrate. Andre observed how well they worked as a married couple, and Kate said she has always liked marriage, but hasn't picked the right husbands. Andre said she looks better as Mrs. Andre DiMera, rather than Widow Kiriakis, but Kate said she could have inherited a lot of money. Kate saw Lucas, and knew she'd have to tell him she got married to Andre. Lucas has already found out from Austin, and was shocked that she would marry Andre.Kate said it was a business decision, and they could get divorced in six months. Andre offered to order Lucas a drink, and mockingly said he was acting just like Lucas' daddy. A furious Lucas stormed off after saying he could have given Kate away at her wedding, permanently. After Lucas left, Andre told Kate he could take Lucas camping, fishing, drown him, and then they would be one big happy family. Kate was more concerned with looking good for the newlyweds shoot. At the shoot, Andre was directed to read the paper, while Kate would pour him some coffee. Kate decided she would read the paper for the shoot as well, and the interviewer observed they weren't a conventional married couple, but Andre and Kate convinced her enough and she snapped at a photo of them together. After the interview was over, Andre put in some music, and pulled Kate into a dance while Kate tried to assert her dominance over Andre.
Abby phones Andre and asks for his help in finding out what Dario is up to. Andre calls Theo, and has him help Abby hack into Dario's laptop.On July 20, Andre stares at Stefano's portrait as he tells Thomas about his grandfather. Thomas has the king chess piece, and Andre picks it up, wondering to himself whether or not he will ever see Stefano again. Andre apologizes to his nephew, and Kate assumes it was for being so vulnerable. Kate quips that she didn't know one of Andre's skills wasn't babysitting. Andre tells Kate the nanny had an emergency, and says ornate is never too early to educate the next generation of DiMera's. Kate tells Andre they know who has been stealing from Countess Wilhelmina, but Thomas starts crying for food. Andre says he tried to feed Thomas, so Kate offers to try. Andre tries to interrogate Kate, and makes the mistake of calling her "women". Furious, Kate tells Andre that as long as they are married, he will treat her with respect, and throws a spoonful of food at Andre. Andre takes the dish back, and smiles as he gathers food on the spoon. Kate realizes what he is about to do, and warns him not to. Andre says he doesn't agree, and throws a spoonful on Kate's blouse. Kate says Andre will regret that as Andre laughs at her. Kate starts and brags about the applesauce Thomas was eating, and asks if Kate would like to try some. Kate declines, saying she already had breakfast. Andre says there is always room for applesauce, and Kate turns around and sees Andre smiling, as he is mixing up the applesauce. Kate realizes what Andre is about to do, and tries to dissuade Andre, but Andre brushes her off, and throws a spoonful on Kate's blouse. Kate starts chasing Andre around the room when Abby shows up. Kate takes Thomas up for his nap, and Andre kisses his nephew goodnight. Abby says she confronted Dario with what she knows, but Dario has something that could send Chad to prison for the rest of his live. Kate is shocked to hear it, and Abby tells them that Dario has a photo of Chad standing over Deimos' body and wiping his prints off the knife used to kill Deimos. Kate tells Abby how Dario deceived her into marriage, and Abby was shocked.
Notable possessions Edit
- "Phoenix Ring": The Ring was his father, Stefano's most iconic possession. A gold ring with a flat onyx coloured square stone on top, it is said to be the reason why Stefano keeps coming back to life. Andre also wears the ring, and it can apparently bring him back to life as well, since he is the son of the Phoenix. This was briefly contradicted in 2007 when Andre was revealed to be posing as Tony (who was assumed to be Stefano's son), and therefore was Stefano's nephew, this is corrected in 2015 when Andre was revealed to be Stefano's son, and he now wears the ring ever since Stefano's "final death" in 2016.
- Chess set: Like his father, Andre has a passion for playing chess, and always keeps a chessboard out that's all set up. Like his father, whenever he felt he had the upper hand, he would mirror his moves with chess pieces Andre would often use various pieces to symbolise real people. He'd refer to himself as the "king", the people he used as "pawns". Andre also just loved to play normal chest, and those closest to him like Stefano. In 2016, when he finally exposed Hope for the murder of his father, he mirrored his moves with chess pieces to be certain that he had the upper hand.
- Pocket Watch: Since his 2015 return, Andre carries with him a small gold pocket watch that he uses to check the time. This ended up becoming significant in exposing Andre as "Alfonso "Alfi" Cloretz", an alias he had used when he dated Hattie Adams before embezzling funds from the company she worked at, and then leaving her to take the fall.
The Legend of the Phoenix/Fake Deaths Edit
Like his father, Andre has also died multiple times, only to return later without logical explanations.
- Presumed dead after sinking into quicksand 
- Shot himself in Aremid (as Tony) 
- Mauled by a tiger and later given lethal injection (as Tony) 
- Implied to have died when a rock fell on his head, but was he revived because he was wearing Stefano's Phoenix ring (as Tony) 
- Stabbed in the throat by John Black (as Tony) 
- Fell into a pit during a fire in DiMera castle (as Tony) 
- Turned off his own life support system [Oct 2007]
- Framed Roman Brady for crimes as the Salem Slasher .
- Imprisoned Tony DiMera 
- Tied up Anna DiMera 
- Impersonated Tony DiMera[1984-85]
- Planned on killing Marie Horton as the Salem Slasher but changed his mind .
- Killed Renee DuMonde (as Salem Slasher)
- Attempted to kill Hope Brady (as Salem Slasher)
- Attempted to kill Joan Hopkins as the Salem Slasher 
- Raped Kelly Chase right before he killed her 
- Killed Kelly Chase (as Salem Slasher)
- killed Trista Evans(as Salem Slasher)
- Attempted to kill Gwen Davies(as Salem Slasher)
- Attempted to kill Marlena Evans (as Salem Slasher)
- Killed Letitia Bradford (as Salem Slasher).
- Killed Daisy Hawkins (as Salem Slasher).
- Strangled Sandy Horton (part of Salem Slasher plot)[1984).
- Killed Maxwell Hathaway (1985).
- Killed a pilot by giving him a heart attack 
- Caused the plane crash that killed Daphne DiMera 
- Stranded Tony DiMera on a deserted island [1985-2007]
- Impersonated Tony DiMera [1993-1996]
- Faked being blind 
- Married Kristen DiMera, while impersonating Tony 
- Gave placebos to Kristen DiMera 
- Caused Father Francis to have a heart attack 
- Cut off Father Francis's oxygen tube causing him to lapse into a coma. 
- Faked his death and tried to frame John Black for his "murder" 
- plotted to fake his death and have Stefano DiMera blackmail the judge into having John Black go to the gas chamber 
- Impersonated Tony DiMera [2002-07]
- Crashed Marlena Evans and John Black's anniversary party 
- Drugged Marlena Evans [2003-04]
- Faked The Deaths Of Many Salem Residents [2003-04]
- Arranged for the Salem stalker victims transported to Melaswen 
- Stranded Jennifer Horton and Victor Kiriakis on Melaswen 
- Shot down Hope Brady and Patrick Lockhart's plane and stranded them on Melaswen 
- Held Colin Murphy Captive 
- As Tony, masterminded the Salem Stalker plot [2003-04]
- Held Caroline Brady, Victor Kiriakis, Marlena Evans, Roman Brady, Jack Deveraux and Cassie Brady hostage in Europe 
- Tried to kill John Black with a sword 
- Flung a dagger at Marlena Evans 
- Manhandled Rex Brady (Rex tried to punch Andre and Andre did not let go of his wrist while threatening him for his lack of respect)
- Blackmailed Sami Brady into committing crimes as "Stan" 
- Threw Sami Brady through the windows of the DiMera mansion 
- Kidnapped Belle Black and Philip Kiriakis 
- Tried to take Rex Brady hostage 
- Tried to blackmail Sami Brady into breaking him out of prison 
- Imprisoned Lexie Carver in the tunnels under the DiMera mansion [April 2007]
- Caused Lexie Carver to get a tumor from imprisoning her in the tunnels [2007; died from it 2012]
- Stole John Black's body from the hospital and removed one of his kidney [June 2007]
- Attempted to kidnap Sami Brady [June 2007]
- Duct-taped Sami Brady to her steering wheel [June 2007]
- Kidnapped Sami Brady [June 2007]
- Tried to kill an unborn Johnny DiMera and take his stem cells [July 2007]
- Captured EJ DiMera [July 2007]
- Tried to kill EJ DiMera by Tying him to a bed and strapped a mechanical machine gun to a patio chair to shoot him [July 2007]
- Stabbed Roman Brady in the stomach [July 2007]
- Got into a sword fight with Tony DiMera with the intent to murder him [Aug 2007]
- Accidentally stabbed and killed Bart Biederbecke [August 2007]
- Stalked and tried to kill Bo Brady and Hope Brady in Ireland [Aug 2007]
- Attempted to blow-up a church with Bo Brady and Hope Brady inside [Aug 2007]
- Held a knife at Hope Brady's throat [Aug 2007]
- Stabbed Bo Brady in the arm [Aug 2007]
- Abducted Benjy Hawk [Aug 2007]
- Cut out a portion of Benjy Hawk's liver and threw him in a dumpster [Aug 2007]
- Locked EJ DiMera and Sami Brady in a steam room and turned the heat in an attempt to kill them [Sep 2007]
- Held a knife at Lexie Carver and made a slashing movement [Sept 2007]
- Snuck into Sami Brady's hospital room, disguised as a clown, and held a straight razor to her throat [Sep 2007]
- Evaded the police while impersonating an old lady [Sep 2007]
- chocked Kate Roberts [Sept 2007]
- Attacked Shawn Douglas Brady [Sept 2007]
- Locked Shawn Douglas Brady and Belle Black in the freezer of the Brady Pub [Sep 2007]
- Turned down the temperature of the walk-in freezer of the Brady pub to have Shawn Douglas Brady and Belle Black [Sept 2007]
- Held Kate Roberts against her will at the Brady pub [Sept 2007]
- Held a letter opener to Kate Roberts throat [Sept 2007]
- Forced Kate Roberts to strip naked and took her clothes [Sep 2007]
- Duct taped Kate Roberts and suspended her from a chandelier [Sep 2007]
- Attacked Roman Brady [Sept 2007]
- Destruction of property; smashed vases and flipped over tables in the Brady pub [Sept 2007]
- Threw Roman Brady against the bar of the Brady pub rendering him unconscious [Sept 2007]
- Kidnapped Roman Brady [Sept 2007]
- Kidnap EJ DiMera and Lucas Horton and forced Sami Brady to shoot one of them [Sept 2007]
- Had Lucas Horton shot ]Sept 2007]
- Captured Roman Brady, Locked him in a coffin and then exhumed his body but left him locked in the coffin [Sept 2007]
- Killed Benjy, Buried Benjy Hawk alive in the coffin where Roman Brady used to be suffocating him [revealed September 2007]
- killed a police officer with LSD [Sept 2007]
- Stole the officers uniform and impersonated a cop to maneuver around Salem undetected [Sept 2007]
- Strapped bombs to Roman Brady [Oct 2007]
- Held Steve Johnson at gunpoint [Oct 2007]
- Held Hope Brady hostage [Oct 2007]
- Held Hope Brady at gunpoint [Oct 2007]
- Faked his death [Oct 2007 to Sept 2015]
- Attempted to frame Shawn Brady I for his death [Oct 2007]
- Left a note for his ex cellmate to run down John Black with a rental vehicle [Oct 2007]
- Helped Chad DiMera evade the police [Oct 2015]
- Told Aiden Jennings to steal all the evidence the police had on Chad DiMera [Oct 2015]
- Coerced Aiden Jennings by threatening to kill Chase Jennings [Oct 2015]
- Ordered a hit (by strangulation )on Hope Brady. Failed (Oct to Nov 2015]
- Tried to collect an insurance policy from Hope Brady (November 2015)
- Kidnapped Sami and held her captive (November 2015)
- Semi strangled Chad to prevent him from telling the police about the plan to murder Hope and frame Aiden as the necktie killed (November 2015)
- Stalked Belle Black (November 2015).
- Snuck into Marlena's office and chloroformed her (December 2015)
- Injected an unknown substance into Chad's neck (December 2015)
- Ransacked Marlena Evans office (December 2015)
- Kidnapped and brainwashed Chad DiMera so he'd help him get the DiMera money back from Sami Brady and Belle Black (Dec 2015-Jan 2016)
- Tried to steal money from Sami Brady and Belle Black (January 2016)
- Braking and entering; Broke into Hope Brady 's house (January 2016)
- Planted a security camera in Hope Brady living room and spied on her (February 2016)
- Planted a bomb in Chase Jennings's backpack (February 2016)
- Set Hope's house on fire with, Chase Jennings, Ciara Brady and Hope Brady inside (February 2016)
- Complicit to the rape of Ciara Brady (Feb 2016).
- Helped Chase Jennings evade the police (Feb-March 2016).
- Arrested for The murder of Stefano DiMera, (innocent (Feb 2016).
- Prank phone calls to Hope Brady (April 2016).
- Injected an unknown paraplegic into Aiden Jennings neck (Nov 2016; revealed may 2016).
- Kidnapped Aiden Jennings and gassed him (Nov 2015-April 2016; Revealed May 2016).
- Replaced Aiden Jennings with an imposter (Nov 2015; Revealed may 2016)
- Held Aiden Jennings prisoner in a caged basement (Nov 2015-May 2016)
- Blackmailed Aiden Jennings over there plan to kill Hope Brady to get him out of jail (June 2016).
- Knocked Rafe out, and chained him up in an old farm (July 2016)
- Faked Abigail Deveraux's death (July 2016)
- Placed a bomb with the intent to kill both Hope and Rafe (July 2016)
- Framed Aiden for the explosion (July 2016)
- Punched Aiden in the throat (July 2016)
- Broke into Aiden's room and stole his cell phone; later returned it (Oct 2016)
- Stole a kitchen fork from Jennifer Horton's house (Nov 2016)
- Embezzled funds from the company Hattie Adams worked at and then framed her for the crime (revealed January 2017)
- Had his man Leon hold Dario Hernandez at gun point, self defence (January 2017)
- Threatened Deimos Kiriakis (January 2017)
- Arranged for one of the Titan's cargo ships to be sabotaged (January 2017)
- Stole the Orwell Device from Drew Donovan (Revealed February 2, 2017)
- Conspired with Eduardo Hernandez to have Sonny kidnapped (February 16-21)
- Sexually assaulted Kate Roberts by forcing a kiss on her (April 17, 2017)
- Hit by a rock on the back by Kelly Chase 
- Lost his eye sight after escaping from a fire 
- Diagnosed with an incurable blood disease 
- Shot Himself in the shoulder 
- Suffered artery collapse and was presumed dead 
- Stabbed by Colin Murphy
- Mauled by a tiger 
- Stabbed in the throat 
- Fell off a roof and was hospitalized [July 2007]
- Briefly paralyzed
- Assaulted by Sami Brady [Sept 2007]
- shot in the stomach by Bo Brady [Oct 2007]
- Fell off a roof [Oct 2007]
- Put on life support [Oct 2007]
- Punched by Roman Brady [Oct 2015]
- Severely injured when a building collapsed on him [Jan 2016]
- Needed stitches, leaving a scar on his face for a lacerated cheek
- Assaulted by Aiden
- Poisoned by Deimos [February 1-2, 2017]
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