The BEST Episodes of Search Party (2016)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Network: HBO Max
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.
#4 - Irrefutable Evidence
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 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.
#6 - Obsession
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 3, 2017
As Elliott descends into insanity, the gang turns their back on Dory, who begins working with Julian at a political campaign.
#8 - Password to the Shadows
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.
#9 - Paranoia
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.
#10 - Murder!
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.
#11 - The Mystery of the Golden Charm
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.
#12 - The Secret of the Sinister Ceremony
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.
#13 - Rogue Witness
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 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.
#14 - Denial
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#15 - In God We Trust
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.
#16 - The Rookie Lawyer
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2020
Pandemonium breaks loose when an anonymous tip is leaked to the press. Dory and Drew lawyer up, while Elliott and Portia head for the hills. Or, rather, the sand dunes of East Hampton.
#17 - The Return of the Forgotten Phantom
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.
#18 - Conspiracy
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.
#19 - The Captive Dinner Guest
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#20 - The Riddle within the Trash
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#21 - The Whistleblower
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 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.
#22 - A Dangerous Union
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.
#23 - Suspicion
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 26, 2017
The friends make choices fueled by paranoia; Keith's ex-wife confronts Dory; Portia gets cast in a play about the Manson murders; Drew begins a long con to escape to China, Elliott breaks out into hives.
#25 - A National Affair
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 25, 2020
The media can't get enough of this salacious case, and Dory is starting to enjoy the attention. Meanwhile, Drew addresses the skeletons in his closet, and a betrayed Elliott cuts ties with Portia, driving her into the open arms of Christ.