In this season’s premiere episode, Cyrus begins to realize something about himself. Andi is hoping for her parents Bex and Bowie... to get married, all while awkwardly sorting out her feelings for classmate Jonah. Meanwhile, a second storyline depicts one of Andi's two best friends, 13-year-old Cyrus, as he's beginning to realize that he too has feelings for Jonah. This realization begins an important part of his journey to self-discovery as a gay teen and ultimately, his self-acceptance.The One Million Moms group is already freaking out over this announcement. I'm going to make an effort to check out the program when I get home from work tomorrow evening.
In the episode, Cyrus confides in Buffy. The scene, and what Buffy says to Cyrus, makes for positive role models both for kids and adult viewers. In subsequent episodes, Cyrus begins to understand himself, and can count on his supportive friends Buffy and Andi who, as teenagers, are also on a journey to self-discovery. He also grapples with how to tell his new girlfriend, Iris, about his new understanding of himself.
Updated on 10/28/17: So I totally missed "Andi Mack" last night. I was working. And then I had to go to a fund-raising dinner with Husband Mark. And then we started watching an episode of "MYST3K: The Return," which ran into the rerun time for last night's episode of "Andi Mack." So I didn't see the show last night, but I just saw this clip where Cyrus confides to Buffy that he totally has the hots for Jonah.
Here is how it all goes down. Jonah belongs to some group called the Space Otters. I was only half-paying attention from some bootleg YouTube videos, but it's apparently a fun group. He invited everybody to some party and Cyrus ended up winning some award. His prize was a special Space Otters t-shirt and a hug from buddy Jonah. Afterwards, Jonah asks to speak with Andi alone -- and you can totally see that Cyrus is freaked out about this. He and Buffy then cyber-stalk Andi and Jonah somehow and watch as he gives Andi some special bracelet.
Later, Cyrus and Buffy meet up at the local diner and exchange pleasantries. Buffy quickly realizes that something is up with her friend:
Buffy: You're scaring me.The rest of the episode rotated around Cyrus wanting to tell his BFF about how they're both crushing on the same guy (but not), while over-compensating with his new girlfriend Iris so that he doesn't look gay -- especially when he's around Jonah. Oh and there was a bunch of other stuff about Andi adjusting to having a boyfriend and her trying to get her dad to propose to her mom.
Cyrus: I'm scaring me, too.
Buffy: What is it?
Cyrus: Last night, when we were watching Andi and Jonah... You asked me, "Am I happy for Andi?"
Cyrus: And I say, "Yes, I'm happy for Andi." But I'm also not happy.
Buffy: How come? ... Are you jealous?
Cyrus: *Nods head*
Buffy: Cyrus... Do you like Andi?
Cyrus: *Shakes head*
Buffy: You like Jonah...
Cyrus: *Tears up. Something nods head* Buffy... I feel weird.... Different.
Buffy: Cyrus... *Takes his hands* You've always been weird. But you're no different.
Cyrus: I'm glad I told you.
Buffy: Me too.
Cyrus: But the thought of telling anyone else...
Buffy: You'll be okay... I promise...
Updated on 02/23/18: I was watching "Andi Mack" earlier this evening. It was an hour-long episode centered around Cyrus' bar mitzvah party. Which, incidentally, was huge! Absolutely huge! There was music and dancing, but there was also video games and karaoke and bungee equipment and a psychic and caricature artist. It was huge!
There were three big developments in this episode:
First, Andi and Jonah kind of officially broke up. They'd actually broken up last week, but Jonah hadn't realized it. He started pushing Andi away, telling her that he's not into labels like "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" and he rejected this bracelet gift that she made for him. He finally realized what he'd done, but it was too late to fix by that point. Looks like he's going to start chasing after her starting next week.
Second, Buffy learned from the psychic that she and her mother may be moving away. We'll see if the psychic's predictions hold any water.
Thirdly (and most importantly), Cyrus finally came out to Andi. He admitted to her that he's been crushing on her boyfriend for a while. It could have been a really bad thing, but it was helpful. Basically, he told her that he understood how difficult it was to be around someone who you like so much, but who obviously doesn't really care the same way about you.
Twitter went all *squee* after he came out, which was followed by a bunch of anti-gay Andi Mack trolls. But mostly everyone was excited that the story of Cyrus' coming out crawl finally began inching forward again!