The BEST episodes of Finding Carter

Every episode of Finding Carter ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Finding Carter!

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.

Last Updated: 1/14/2023Network:MTV
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Pilot
star
8.28
364 votes

#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/8/2014

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.

Directors: Scott Speer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Love Story
star
7.76
340 votes

#2 - Love Story

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/2/2014

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.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Elle Johnson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
One Hour Photo
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7.73
319 votes

#3 - One Hour Photo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/16/2014

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.

Directors: Peter Lauer
Writer: Terri Minsky
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Long Goodbye
star
7.59
321 votes

#4 - The Long Goodbye

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/9/2014

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.

Directors: Peter Lauer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Love the Way You Lie
star
7.49
237 votes

#5 - Love the Way You Lie

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2015

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

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Throw Momma From the Train
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7.21
332 votes

#6 - Throw Momma From the Train

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/12/2014

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.

Directors: Jamie Travis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Half Baked
star
7.07
323 votes

#7 - Half Baked

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/19/2014

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.

Directors: Jamie Travis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Drive
star
7.05
346 votes

#8 - Drive

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/15/2014

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.

Directors: Rob Hardy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Do the Right Thing
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7.05
295 votes

#9 - Do the Right Thing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/26/2014

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.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Emily Silver
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Heat
star
7.00
303 votes

#10 - The Heat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/29/2014

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.

Directors: John Terlesky
Writer: Elle Johnson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Fugitive
star
6.98
325 votes

#11 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/5/2014

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.

Directors: Rose Troche
Writer: Sam Wolfson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Birds
star
6.95
226 votes

#12 - The Birds

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/8/2014

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.

Directors: Scott Speer
Writer: Terri Minsky
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Now You See Me
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6.94
305 votes

#13 - Now You See Me

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/22/2014

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.

Directors: Rob Hardy
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Shut Up and Drive
star
6.60
218 votes

#14 - Shut Up and Drive

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2015

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.

Directors: Scott Speer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I'm Not the Only One
star
6.57
206 votes

#15 - I'm Not the Only One

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/16/2015

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.

Directors: John Terlesky
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Riptide
star
6.53
192 votes

#16 - Riptide

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/19/2015

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.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Jen Braeden
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Wrecking Ball
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6.52
194 votes

#17 - Wrecking Ball

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/9/2015

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.

Directors: Scott Speer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Rumour Has It
star
6.50
199 votes

#18 - Rumour Has It

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/2/2015

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.

Directors: Rodman Flender
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
star
6.47
206 votes

#19 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/14/2015

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.

Directors: Gavin Polone
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Pretty When You Cry
star
6.47
209 votes

#20 - Pretty When You Cry

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2015

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

Directors: Gavin Polone
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Wake Up Call
star
6.44
174 votes

#21 - Wake Up Call

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/2015

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.

Directors: Norman Buckley
Writer: Sam Wolfson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
I Knew You Were Trouble
star
6.44
193 votes

#22 - I Knew You Were Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/26/2015

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.

Directors: Jay Karas
Writer: Emily Silver
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Something to Talk About
star
6.43
192 votes

#23 - Something to Talk About

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/12/2015

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.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Stay With Me
star
6.42
198 votes

#24 - Stay With Me

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/5/2015

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.

Directors: Norman Buckley
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Native Son
star
6.39
201 votes

#25 - Native Son

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/6/2015

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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