The BEST Episodes of Finding Carter

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019

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.


#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 8.30
255 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Emily Silver, Terri Minsky
Love Story

#2 - Love Story

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.27
195 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Elle Johnson
One Hour Photo

#3 - One Hour Photo

Season 1 - Episode 12

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 8.25
171 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Terri Minsky
Throw Momma From the Train

#4 - Throw Momma From the Train

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.16
183 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Sean Reycraft
The Long Goodbye

#5 - The Long Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 11

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 8.11
174 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Maria Maggenti
The Birds

#6 - The Birds

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.04
154 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Terri Minsky
Half Baked

#7 - Half Baked

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.95
176 votes
Directors: Jamie Travis
Writers: Heather Thomason, Sam Wolfson
The Heat

#8 - The Heat

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.89
187 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Elle Johnson
Do the Right Thing

#9 - Do the Right Thing

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.88
172 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Emily Silver
Love the Way You Lie

#10 - Love the Way You Lie

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.84
177 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Emily Whitesell
The Fugitive

#11 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.83
179 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Sam Wolfson
The Sheltering Sky

#12 - The Sheltering Sky

Season 2 - Episode 23

star 7.80
114 votes

#13 - Drive

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.78
200 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Heather Thomason
Shut Up and Drive

#14 - Shut Up and Drive

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.76
157 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Maria Maggenti
Wrecking Ball

#15 - Wrecking Ball

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 7.74
127 votes
Directors: Scott Speer
Writers: Sean Reycraft

#16 - Atonement

Season 2 - Episode 24

star 7.74
115 votes
She's Come Undone

#17 - She's Come Undone

Season 2 - Episode 18

Everything comes to a head at a house concert for Carter, Taylor, Max, and Ben, where everyone’s secrets come to light.

star 7.73
113 votes

#18 - Riptide

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 7.69
127 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Jen Braeden
I'm Not the Only One

#19 - I'm Not the Only One

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 7.68
139 votes
Directors: John Terlesky
Writers: Emily Whitesell
The Corrections

#20 - The Corrections

Season 2 - Episode 22

star 7.66
105 votes
The Death of the Heart

#21 - The Death of the Heart

Season 2 - Episode 21

Just as things are going perfectly between Carter and Jared, new obstacles arise to threaten their relationship. Meanwhile, things come to a head between Elizabeth and Lori while Max deals with the aftermath of his dad's trial.

star 7.64
112 votes
Rabbit, Run

#22 - Rabbit, Run

Season 2 - Episode 15

star 7.59
120 votes
Rumour Has It

#23 - Rumour Has It

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 7.59
127 votes
Directors: Rodman Flender
Writers: Maria Maggenti
Now You See Me

#24 - Now You See Me

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.59
187 votes
Directors: Rob Hardy
Writers: Maria Maggenti
Native Son

#25 - Native Son

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.58
134 votes