The BEST Episodes of Finding Carter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2022

Network: MTV

Teenage girl Carter seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori, until she discovers Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever.

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#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 8, 2014

Carter Stevens' world is turned upside when she discovers her mom is actually her kidnapper. Reunited with her biological family, Carter has a hard time adjusting, and lies begin to unfold.

star 8.29
400 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Emily Silver, Terri Minsky
Love Story

#2 - Love Story

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

Carter and Crash try to get off the grid and leave everything behind, while Elizabeth tries frantically to find her. A gunshot destroys all of Carter's plans when it hits someone she cares about.

star 7.83
366 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Elle Johnson
One Hour Photo

#3 - One Hour Photo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 16, 2014

Carter is given a clue to what Lori's up to when some mysterious photos turn up. Max struggles with his current hospitalization, Carter sees a therapist, and a final betrayal changes Carter's life forever.

star 7.79
344 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Terri Minsky
The Long Goodbye

#4 - The Long Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 9, 2014

Everyone suffers through the waiting game to see if Max will survive. While the Wilsons watch over Max, Carter has to decide if she'll help out Crash or cut him loose.

star 7.67
344 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Maria Maggenti
Love the Way You Lie

#5 - Love the Way You Lie

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 31, 2015

Lori kidnaps Carter for a second time and the Wilson family learns the truth.

star 7.57
265 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Emily Whitesell
Throw Momma From the Train

#6 - Throw Momma From the Train

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

Carter is faced with a decision that will change her life forever. The twins celebrate their birthday, Elizabeth's secret is discovered, and Lori prepares to leave with Carter.

star 7.28
356 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Sean Reycraft
Half Baked

#7 - Half Baked

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 19, 2014

Elizabeth is confronted with the truth, and David makes a shocking request of his wife. The Wilson children try to cope with the drama together, and Carter finds out she was lied to by someone she trusts.

star 7.16
350 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Heather Thomason, Sam Wolfson
Do the Right Thing

#8 - Do the Right Thing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 26, 2014

David has to face up to his lies, while Taylor decides she's ready to take the next step in her relationship with Max. Ofe deals with money troubles, and Carter is blamed for something she didn't do.

star 7.14
317 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Emily Silver

#9 - Drive

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 15, 2014

Bad boy crash enters Carter's life and causes drama in the Wilson family. David continues to sneakily pursue writing his book with his publicist.

star 7.11
373 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Heather Thomason
The Heat

#10 - The Heat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2014

Carter's ulterior motives backfire when she spends a day with Elizabeth and sees another side of her. David continues to move along with his book plan, and Taylor is initiated into the group during a wild game of 7 Minutes in Heaven.

star 7.10
332 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Elle Johnson
The Fugitive

#11 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2014

Carter dives headfirst into a relationship with Crash, while Taylor is confused about where she stands with Max. Max is pulled into another stunt operated by Lori.

star 7.06
352 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Sam Wolfson
Now You See Me

#12 - Now You See Me

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2014

Bird's painting at her art show upsets Carter, Elizabeth's relationship with David gets even rockier, and a piece of Carter's old life returns.

star 7.01
332 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Maria Maggenti
The Birds

#13 - The Birds

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 2014

Carter and her new friends plan to trick the police, while an old friend tries to stay in her life, and her relationship with Elizabeth continues to be strained.

star 6.98
244 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Terri Minsky
Shut Up and Drive

#14 - Shut Up and Drive

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 7, 2015

As the Wilson family tries to pursue justice for Carters kidnapping, they learn painful secrets that test them in new ways. Carters friends celebrate her safe return, but Taylor struggles with Maxs emotional recovery.

star 6.81
244 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Maria Maggenti
I'm Not the Only One

#15 - I'm Not the Only One

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 16, 2015

Set to testify in court, Carter vows to end Lori's manipulation once and for all. But Lori drops a bombshell that rattles the Wilson household to the core.

star 6.69
225 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Emily Whitesell
Wrecking Ball

#16 - Wrecking Ball

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 9, 2015

Bonds of sisterhood are put to the test when secrets are revealed. Crash returns from military training and Carter is forced to make a decision about her future.

star 6.67
213 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Sean Reycraft

#17 - Riptide

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2015

Carter is grounded just as an old friend arrives with alarming information about Lori; and Taylor sees Max in a different light after learning about his past.

star 6.64
214 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Jen Braeden
Pretty When You Cry

#18 - Pretty When You Cry

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 21, 2015

A stranger from Carter's past provides new insights on Lori and Joan interferes with Grant.

star 6.63
231 votes
Directors: Gavin Polone
Writers: Joshua Senter
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

#19 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 14, 2015

The Wilsons put aside their tensions to celebrate Joan and Buddy's anniversary. Meanwhile, a struggling Max must take a job from an unlikely source.

star 6.60
228 votes
Directors: Gavin Polone
Writers: Sean Reycraft
Rumour Has It

#20 - Rumour Has It

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 2, 2015

On a camping trip with friends, Carter debates whether or not to reveal a secret that could change everything for the people she loves the most.

star 6.58
214 votes
Directors: Rodman Flender
Writers: Maria Maggenti
I Knew You Were Trouble

#21 - I Knew You Were Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 26, 2015

After getting shocking news about Lori, Carter and Max must take an unexpected road trip together. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, Joan and Taylor deal with drama on the homefront.

star 6.57
216 votes
Directors: Jay Karas
Writers: Emily Silver
Something to Talk About

#22 - Something to Talk About

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 12, 2015

Carter struggles to make sense of Taylor's behavior as Taylor throws herself into planning a big school event. Grant questions whether he can continue living at home.

star 6.57
215 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Rayna McClendon
Stay With Me

#23 - Stay With Me

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2015

Carter tries to save Crash from a dire situation while David and Elizabeth weigh heavy decisions. As Taylor evaluates her true feelings for Max, it becomes clear she's beginning to spiral out of control.

star 6.56
220 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Heather Thomason
Wake Up Call

#24 - Wake Up Call

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 28, 2015

The school counselor urges Carter to take her studies more seriously or face the possibility of failing out of school. Taylor learns the truth of David's past, tensions rise at the town fair, and Max's new job poses a threat.

star 6.54
195 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Sam Wolfson
Native Son

#25 - Native Son

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 6, 2015

After learning about the outcome of Lori's trial, Carter wants to get to know her brother; David and Elizabeth fight over Lori's latest surprise.

star 6.49
220 votes
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