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Bowie Quinn for the win!

Bowie to Andi

Dad Influence is the seventh episode in Season 1 of Andi Mack. It first aired on May 12, 2017 to 1.49 million viewers.

Plot

Summary

Andi gets invited to go on a fun adventure, but overprotective Celia makes her go to school; Andi’s glad she did because she finds out something important about Jonah and Amber.[1]

Full Plot

After Bowie's arrival, the Macks hold a quick family meeting to address the situation. Bowie can't believe that he has a thirteen year old daughter he didn't know about. He doesn't get mad at Bex about it. He just says it's whack! He quickly notices some similarities between himself and Andi. The family does a quick catch-up with Bowie. He tells them that he is currently filling in for one of the boys in a band called The Renaissance Boys. He asks to spend time with Andi but Celia wants Andi to go to school. The conversation becomes too intense for Celia to deal. And so she goes outside and starts angrily pruning the flowers. Andi chooses to go to school.

Buffy and Cyrus are surprised to see Andi at school since she was supposed to be fake-sick that day. Andi wants to tell them about her dad, but they have big news too: Jonah Beck and Amber broke up. Andi says that if Jonah Beck is a free agent now, he can be with anyone he wants. She wishes it would be her. They see Jonah Beck approaching. He asks to talk to Andi, and she gets excited hoping that he's going to ask her to be his girlfriend. Unfortunately, Bowie arrives calling for Andi. Andi leaves quickly without getting to tell Buffy and Cyrus who that guy is or finding out what Jonah Beck wanted to ask her. Vice Principal Dullridge explains to Andi that her mom (Bex) has requested for permission so that Andi can hang out with Bowie.

Bowie takes Andi to his car which runs on fries and vegetable grease. he explains to her how he uses energy-saving alternative fuel for his car aka The Grease Mobile. They start hanging out. They try to discuss the awkward situation of whether Bowie wanted kids and whether Bowie is the dad Andi was expecting. Bowie starts filming Andi for his vlogs. When they run out of things to do, he puts his arms out and starts "listening" to the universe to tell him what to do next. He overhears drums playing from a distance and takes Andi there where they find a group of people playing bongos in the woods. Bowie and Andi join in. After playing bongos, the duo goes to The Spoon Diner for lunch and also for Bowie to get additional supply of vegetable oil for his grease mobile. While at the diner Andi texts Buffy and Cyrus to help find out what Jonah Beck wanted to ask her.

To help Andi, Buffy enlists Cyrus to go with her in an attempt to find out more info. Cyrus asks for the plan but when Buffy says she'll take charge and talk to Jonah, Cyrus decides that this is a dude-to-dude thing. So, he offers to talk to Jonah. He asks Jonah if he's thinking of asking out anyone in particular but Jonah tells him that he doesn't want a girlfriend right now. He says that he doesn't want to get hurt again but Cyrus encourages him by asking him to follow his heart. He reminds him that he is Jonah Beck. This uplifts Jonah Beck's spirits and he leaves to get what he wants.

After leaving The Spoon Diner, Andi thanks Bowie for the fun time but tells him that she wants to go back to school to her friends and find out about Jonah Beck. Bowie tells Andi that he is leaving and isn't sure when he'd be back. Andi says goodbye and goes to school only to find Jonah Beck and Amber together!

It turns out when Cyrus told Jonah Beck to follow his instincts, Jonah chose to get back together with Amber. Buffy doesn't want Andi to find out that she and Cyrus had anything to do with Jonah getting back together with Amber. So, she pressures Cyrus to keep it a secret. Andi joins them and tells them about her dad. She says that she is disappointed that now he's gone... and now Jonah Beck is gone too.

Later after school, Bex and Andi are discussing the adventures with Bowie. They both agree that Bowie is fun but unpredictable. Andi wonders why Bex and Bowie ever broke-up especially since Bowie seems to still like Bex - he had come all the way just to see Bex since he didn't know about Andi. But Bex tells Andi the break up had something to do with Bowie's unpredictable nature.

Andi and Bex head out to Andi Shack only to find Bowie inside. Apparently Bowie has invited himself to come and live with them.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Trivia

  • This episode was originally called "I Have News".
  • Jonah and Amber broke up.
  • Andi and her dad, Bowie spend the day together.
  • In the start, Jonah was about to tell Andi something, when her dad interrupted them. Buffy and Cyrus Goodman spent the day trying to find out what he wanted to tell Andi.
  • Bowie was leaving the next day, which is why he wanted to spend time with Andi.
  • Andi and Bowie played bongos in the park.

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References

Andi Mack Episodes
Season 1
13Outside the BoxShhh!Dancing in the DarkIt's Not About YouShe Said, She SaidDad InfluenceTerms of EmbarrassmentShe's Turning Into YouHome Away From HomeWere We Ever?Best Surprise Ever
Season 2
Hey, Who Wants Pizza?Chinese New YearFriends Like TheseMamaThe SnorpionI Wanna Hold Your WristbandHead Over HeelsThere's a Mack in the ShackYou're the One That I WantA Good Hair DayMiniature GulfWe Were NeverCyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!Better to Have Wuvved and WostPerfect Day 2.0Truth or TruthA Walker to RememberCrime Scene: AndiShack!Andi's ChoiceFor the Last TimeBuffy in a BottleKeep a Lid on ItBought, Lost or StolenWe're on Cloud TenThe Cake That Takes the Cake
Season 3
The Boys are BackHowling at the Moon FestivalIt's a DilemmaHole in the WallThat Syncing FeelingCookie Monster