Pacey and Andie have a classic meet cute when they literally run into each other while driving. Following a while of banterfilled interactions, Pacey asks Andie to hang out and eventually, he asks her on a date. Their relationship starts following the gangs first high school dance including Jack and Andie. Pacey stands by Andie throughout her difficulties with a mentally unstable mother she and her brother care for alone with their dad absent, while Andie attempts to instill in Pacey a belief in himself and his value. While Pacey starts to accomplish a lot academically, Andie's mental health problems arise and she leaves Capeside to get treatment.
After recovering, Andie admits to Pacey that she slept with a friend she made at the recovery center – Marc. A devastated Pacey breaks up with Andie, but tells her that he can forgive her in time. Unable to accept the break-up (and the inherent instability following the emotional hardship she dealt with the previous year), Andie makes up a sexual assault to reunite with Pacey, which she thinks she does, but Pacey tells her that she is not the one for him. After spending some time apart, Andie and Pacey manage to slowly rebuild and become friends, which they remain throughout the series.
- Pacey – You, Andie McPhee, are the girl I love to hate
- Andie – I love to hate you too
- ―Pandie banter[src]
- „That's what my heart is telling me right now. It's telling me, you're not the one”