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It took you 13 years, and you still have secrets you won't tell me. How long am I gonna have wait to hear those?

Andi to Bex

Outside the Box is the second episode in Season 1 of Andi Mack. It first aired on April 7, 2017 to 1.24 million viewers.



Andi grapples with telling her best friends Buffy and Cyrus some big news, but is preoccupied making Jonah Beck a bracelet, at his request. Meanwhile, Cyrus becomes the Space Otters’ official Enthusiastic Supporter, helps them win their first game.

Full Plot

Things are still awkward at Andi Mack's house. Andi is finding it difficult to adjust to the fact that her sister, Bex, is her mother and her mother is her grandmother. Celia doesn't like the idea of being called a grandma but Ham embraces being called Pops.

Bex tries her best to be in Andi's life but at the same time struggles to get in on all the family activities such as memory games at dinner. At the same time, she has to prove herself to Celia who seems unwilling to accept the new status quo.

Andi struggles with telling Buffy and Cyrus about her new big secret. She meets with them at the frisbee field to tell them the secret. She decides to tell them the full story including how she is now frisbee partners with Jonah Beck. Unfortunately, Andi lacks the courage to tell them the secret. After a frisbee game, Jonah Beck notices Andi's bracelet and likes it. Andi tells him they're easy to make and she can make him one. Amber comes over and scares them off.

Later in Andi Shack, Cyrus and Buffy are going through Andi's stuff while Andi is making a bracelet for Jonah Beck. Buffy advises Andi against making a bracelet for Jonah since he has a girlfriend but Andi says it's just a bracelet. It means nothing. While trying to get Cyrus to back her up, Buffy notices Cyrus looking at a photo. He shows the photo to Buffy. Andi asks them to respect her privacy but they admit that they already know. Buffy asks Andi when she found out about it and Andi says that she found out the secret on her birthday.

Buffy and Cyrus tell Andi that it must have been a huge shock for her finding out the secret... that her sister has a secret baby! Andi is relieved that they haven't figured out that she is the secret baby. Bex urges Andi to tell Cyrus and Buffy that she is the secret baby but Andi is not ready. Bex herself is not ready either to tell Andi who her father is. She has even taken his photo from the memory box so that no matter how much Andi tries, she won't find him.

After the next practice, Andi gives Jonah the bracelet she made for him. He hugs her but Amber sees them from a distance. Amber cries to Jonah, worried that she might lose him to Andi. She notices the bracelet Andi made and pressures Jonah to give it to him.

At The Spoon Diner, Buffy and Cyrus still have so many questions about the secret baby. Andi is distracted by Amber who is entering The Spoon Diner, wearing the bracelet that Andi made for Jonah. However, Cyrus and Buffy get more interested in the secret baby. Who is the secret baby? Is the secret baby a boy or a girl? How old is the secret baby now? To stop them, Andi reveals that she is the secret baby and that Bex is her mother and her mother is her grandmother - and Amber is wearing her bracelet!

This distracts Buffy and Cyrus from asking about the secret baby. They all turn their attention to Amber. Andi finds herself in a long unplanned stare-down contest with Amber. What did she ever do to Amber? She wonders. Buffy tells her that Amber is insecure because she thinks Andi is trying to go after Jonah. Andi insists that the bracelet meant nothing and the stare-down continues.

After Amber exits, Cyrus and Buffy recall Andi telling them that she is the secret baby. They both have a lot of questions.


Main Cast

Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack
Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman
Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll
Asher Angel as Jonah Beck
Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack
Lauren Tom as Celia Mack

Recurring Cast

Stoney Westmoreland as Ham Mack
Emily Skinner as Amber
Anson Bagley as Gus


  • Combined with 13, this episode comprises the Andi Mack premiere movie, "Tomorrow Starts Today".
  • This episode was available on WATCH Disney Channel on March 10, 2017.


Bex: So, what happened? Did you tell Buffy and Cyrus?
Andi: No.
Bex: Andi?
Andi: I tried but I only got to the part about you-know-who?
Bex: Who?
Andi:(whispering) Jonah
Bex: Why is there a part about Jon-know-who?
Andi: Because... I have to tell them the whole story. It's not like you can start a conversation with 'Oh hey guess what? My sister is my mother and my mother is my grandmother!'
Celia: I am not your grandmother!

— Andi, Bex, Celia

Cyrus: What do we know about the secret baby?
Buffy: Is it a boy or a girl?
Cyrus: How old is the secret baby now?
Buffy: Have you ever met the secret baby?
Cyrus: Your mother must not be too happy about the secret baby.
Buffy: Are you going to tell us anything about the secret baby?
Andi: Stop talking about the secret baby!
Cyrus: Why can't we talk about the secret baby?
Buffy: Is there something wrong with the secret baby?
Cyrus: Please tell me everything is gonna be okay with the secret baby.
Andi: I'm the secret baby. Bex is my mother and my mother is my grandmother and AMBER... IS WEARING MY BRACELET!

— The secret baby


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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 MonsterThe New GirlsI Got Your NumberSecret SocietyThe QuacksOne in a MinyanThe Ex FactorMount Rushmore or LessHammer TimeUnloading ZoneOne Girl's TrashArts and InhumanitiesSomething to Talk A-BootA Moving DayWe Were Here