Search Party (2016)

The BEST episodes of Search Party (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

When former college acquaintance Chantal goes missing, five self-absorbed 20-somethings get entangled in the ominous mystery of her disappearance. Leading the search party is Dory, a lifelong doormat who works as a rich housewife's assistant. Dory makes it her personal mission to find Chantal and she's bringing her friends into the investigation with her. Self-diagnosed narcissist Elliott, who puts his ego aside to help Dory, is particularly good at detective work. Bubbly actress Portia excels at chatting up suspects for information because of her desperate need to be in the spotlight. Sheltered Drew has to grow a spine to help solve the mystery and save his deteriorating relationship with Dory. Dory's ex-boyfriend Julian seeks the truth because of his background as a journalist.

Last Updated: 6/1/2022Network: HBO Max
The House of Uncanny Truths
384 votes

#1 - The House of Uncanny Truths

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/2016

The crew heads to where they suspect Chantal may be hiding, but when Dory is floored by a terrifying connection, things take a disastrous turn.

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161 votes

#2 - Psychosis

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/17/2017

The gang ties up loose ends before facing the reality that they might go to jail by midnight, leaving it up to Dory to figure something out.

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The Reckoning
98 votes

#3 - The Reckoning

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/25/2020

It's the tensest day of the gang's lives as the jury deliberates over Dory and Drew's fate.

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Rogue Witness
94 votes

#4 - Rogue Witness

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/25/2020

Elliott takes the stand to testify for the defense. Portia's faith deepens, as does her bond with her new Christian friends. Drew makes a dangerously self-sabotaging choice, and Dory receives a terrifying message.

Irrefutable Evidence
102 votes

#5 - Irrefutable Evidence

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/25/2020

Alarming evidence surfaces that potentially obliterates Dory and Drew's chances of being acquitted. Elliott confronts his roots, and Portia attempts to make amends for testifying against her friends.

167 votes

#6 - Obsession

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/3/2017

As Elliott descends into insanity, the gang turns their back on Dory, who begins working with Julian at a political campaign.

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185 votes

#7 - Paranoia

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/3/2017

The gang gets invited to Chappaqua, where they receive the key to the city for finding Chantal; a police officer named Joy begins to uncover their tracks.

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The Infinite Loop
88 votes

#8 - The Infinite Loop

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/28/2021

The real Lylah appears, and the gang finally gets a solid lead on Dory’s whereabouts.

Password to the Shadows
357 votes

#9 - Password to the Shadows

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/25/2016

The crew wreaks havoc on Chantal's sister's rehearsal dinner and have no choice but to pay off an unlikely source for Chantal's possible whereabouts.

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162 votes

#10 - Hysteria

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/10/2017

Dory and Drew receive a visit from Officer Joy Hartman, make a shocking discovery, meet up with Elliott, and make it to Portia's play on time.

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218 votes

#11 - Murder!

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/19/2017

After finding Chantal and killing the not-so-villainous Keith, the gang is faced with the horrifying task of trying to bury a body before the sun comes up.

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The Mystery of the Golden Charm
393 votes

#12 - The Mystery of the Golden Charm

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/23/2016

Dory meets a handsome private investigator named Keith, who guides her through a risky adventure to probe deeper into Chantal's personal life.

Directors: Ryan McFaul
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The Secret of the Sinister Ceremony
394 votes

#13 - The Secret of the Sinister Ceremony

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/23/2016

The crew drops in on a sinister cult tied to Chantal's disappearance, but they may have bitten off more than they can chew when Dory and Drew come home to a threatening note.

Directors: Ryan McFaul
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163 votes

#14 - Frenzy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2017

The gang must get $60,000 to their blackmailer; Joy follows Fat Franky around town, which doesn't end as suspected.

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The Return of the Forgotten Phantom
307 votes

#15 - The Return of the Forgotten Phantom

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/2016

The world discovers that Elliott is a liar, so he enlists Drew to help save face. Portia is given the opportunity to dazzle the set, and Dory and her boss Gail go undercover, which ends face-to-face with a prime suspect.

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171 votes

#16 - Denial

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/2017

Dory drops in on Keith's funeral; Drew investigates the threatening flowers left at his work; Portia severs ties with her mother; Elliot endures group therapy at rehab; Julian realizes Mary may be an imperfect role model.

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The Captive Dinner Guest
402 votes

#17 - The Captive Dinner Guest

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/22/2016

It's the dinner party from Hell when Dory and Drew invite Portia and Chantal's intense ex-boyfriend over in an effort to get some answers out of him.

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Escape to Nowhere
85 votes

#18 - Escape to Nowhere

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/14/2021

Dory escapes, Drew’s past resurfaces, Portia meets her movie’s director, and Elliott embraces his new role at the network.

The Imposter
83 votes

#19 - The Imposter

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/28/2021

After bringing her family to financial ruin, Chantal is inspired to tell her life story. Dory sees something on TV that reminds her who she is.

Directors: Alia Shawkat
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig
79 votes

#20 - Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity-Jig

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/21/2021

Chip drags Dory back to the house, where a nosy Paula Jo awaits. Drew rushes back to New York after seeing something strange on social, Portia has a bleak first day on set, and Elliott gains even more notoriety.

The Riddle within the Trash
394 votes

#21 - The Riddle within the Trash

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/24/2016

Dory makes a huge connection in the case, while Drew is tempted by the fruits of another. Elliott's big charity launch ends disastrously when his integrity is challenged. Portia has an altercation with the star on the set of her show.

Directors: Ryan McFaul
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In God We Trust
104 votes

#22 - In God We Trust

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/25/2020

While Dory and Drew face their grueling first day in court, which begins with damning testimony from Portia, Elliott plays with fire by appearing on a conservative talk show.

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The Whistleblower
103 votes

#23 - The Whistleblower

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/25/2020

Given the mountains of evidence against them, Dory, Drew, and their uninspiring legal team struggle to come up with a half-decent defense strategy, while Portia and Elliott are aggressively interrogated under fluorescent lighting.

Directors: Jay Duplass
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192 votes

#24 - Conspiracy

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/2017

The gang goes on a mission to cover up Keith's semi-accidental murder and return Chantal to her family, with a few major roadblocks along the way.

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A Dangerous Union
101 votes

#25 - A Dangerous Union

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/25/2020

As the gang tries their best to put aside their differences at Elliott and Marc's epic wedding, Dory can't help but feel wary that a threatening presence looms nearby.