Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by

Gillian Flynn

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Nick’s very young mistress and one of his twenty-three-year-old journalism students. They begin an affair which lasts over a year, and Nick relishes Andie’s normalcy, her impressionable nature, and the way she regards him as someone worthy of love and respect. However, Nick has a hard time keeping Andie happy once Amy disappears, and makes himself appear even guiltier by using a disposable phone to contact her and continuing to meet up with her for clandestine conversations and sex in the days just after Amy goes missing. Eventually, on the advice of his lawyer Tanner Bolt, Nick breaks things off with Andie—who retaliates by holding a press conference in which she reveals the truth of her affair with Nick, dealing a significant blow to his all-important public image.
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Andie Character Timeline in Gone Girl

The timeline below shows where the character Andie appears in Gone Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
19. Nick Dunne, Four Days Gone (2)
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Nick walks outside to find his “very young mistress,” Andie, standing on the doorstep. She runs into the house and embraces Nick, and he feels... (full context)
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Nick tells Andie that she shouldn’t have come—his sister, Go, is sleeping in the other room. Andie tells... (full context)
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Nick met Andie when she was one of his students in a class called “How to Launch a... (full context)
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After closing The Bar, Nick walked Andie home during the snowstorm, and they had sex for the first time at her apartment.... (full context)
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Back in the present, Andie tells Nick that she loves him “no matter what happens.” He is unable to return... (full context)
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...morning to the sound of Go, in the hall bathroom, running the water. He wakes Andie up hurriedly and hustles her towards the door. He pushes her out, but not in... (full context)
21. Nick Dunne, Five Days Gone (1)
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...mother, Maureen—and adds that Nick is “fucked” in terms of the investigation, as news of Andie will surely come out soon. Nick accuses Go of turning against him, pointing out that... (full context)
25. Nick Dunne, Six Days Gone (1)
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...Amy, and prays for her return. As he looks up into the crowd he spots Andie, looking “disgusted.” Nick finishes up his speech, and a moment of silence begins—but Noelle Hawthorne,... (full context)
27. Nick Dunne, Six Days Gone (2)
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...give him an answer. Go heads to bed, and Nick’s disposable rings—he picks the call. Andie asks him to meet her at an old watchtower at the edge of town, and... (full context)
29. Nick Dunne, Seven Days Gone (1)
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...be completely honest with him about everything. Nick divulges the truth about his affair with Andie to Tanner. Tanner tells Nick to cut off all contact, immediately, or go to “fucking... (full context)
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On the flight home to Missouri, Nick convinces himself to fall out of love with Andie—and is surprised by how easy it is. He also ruminates on the history of his... (full context)
31. Nick Dunne, Seven Days Gone (2)
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...would be bad—the woodshed is one of the places he used to have sex with Andie when they were sneaking around. He realizes now that the other spots Amy left clues—his... (full context)
32. Amy Elliott Dunne, The Day Of (2)
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Amy reveals that she saw Nick and Andie together months and months ago—when she showed up to surprise him at The Bar one... (full context)
33. Nick Dunne, Seven Days Gone (3)
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...up. At nearly midnight, there is a knock on the door—Nick answers it to find Andie standing there. He yanks her inside and tells her she’s going to “put [his] neck... (full context)
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Nick tells Andie he’s hired a layer—whose advice is to break things off with Andie. Andie keeps saying... (full context)
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Andie is disgruntled and angry, and accuses Nick of having used her for sex. She asks... (full context)
34. Amy Elliott Dunne, Five Days Gone
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...and then it’ll be just a matter of time before the police find out about Andie. (full context)
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...front desk, Dorothy, brings her tomatoes from her garden. She is obsessed by thoughts of Andie and Nick, unable to keep lurid thoughts of their lovemaking out of her head. Amy... (full context)
35. Nick Dunne, Eight Days Gone (1)
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In the morning, desperate to “contain” the drama he’s started with Andie, Nick tries calling her and leaving her voicemails apologizing for his actions—but she does not... (full context)
36. Amy Elliott Dunne, Seven Days Gone
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...goes down to the pool. She frets about being unable to control things back in Carthage—Andie still hasn’t come forward, and Amy’s own diary still hasn’t been found. She resolves to... (full context)
37. Nick Dunne, Eight Days Gone (2)
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...is worried about whatever Amy has left somewhere in the house—or what could happen if Andie comes forward. (full context)
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...in which the cops could see any admissions about the items in the woodshed, or Andie, as evidence of Nick’s guilt rather than Amy’s plan, he asks Nick to definitively, once... (full context)
41. Nick Dunne, Nine Days Gone
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...warns Nick, however, that he’ll need to use the Schieber interview to come clean about Andie—the information is bound to come out anyway, and it’s better if Nick is able to... (full context)
44. Amy Elliott Dunne, Ten Days Gone (1)
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On the way out of the casino, Amy and Desi pass by a TV—on it, Andie, “the slut,” is holding a press conference. Dressed conservatively and looking tiny and helpless, Amy... (full context)
45. Nick Dunne, Ten Days Gone (2)
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Nick, Tanner, Go, Sharon, and the rest of the people gathered in the suite watch Andie’s press conference. When it’s over, Sharon is visibly upset—Tanner apologizes for not being able to... (full context)
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Boney and Tanner spar about Boney’s decision to allow Andie to give a press conference, and then Boney leads Nick out to the woodshed. Tanner... (full context)
49. Nick Dunne, Fourteen Days Gone
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...spiral of rage directed at all the women in his life who have let him down—Andie, Marybeth, Go, Boney, and Amy. He has tried his whole life to be a “decent... (full context)
53. Nick Dunne, Forty Days Gone
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...on his mind—why every clue was hidden in a spot where he’d had sex with Andie. Amy replies that she didn’t know about Andie until she saw it on TV, tied... (full context)