The BEST Episodes of The Detour
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Contemporary husband and father takes his family on a road trip.
#1 - The Escape
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 27, 2018
The Parkers finally happen upon help in an abandoned ghost town which is filled with deadly serious Pacific Rim LARPERS.
#2 - The Beach
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 30, 2016
Nate, Robin and the kids attempt to take down Nate's company in epic whistle blowing fashion. It won't be easy, but if there's one thing we've learned about this family is that they don't give up.
#3 - The B.J.
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2019
Nate gets caught in the worst “parent trap” ever.
#4 - The Birth
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 14, 2017
Ever wondered what happened the night the twins were born? Here's a taste: Halloween, drunk Nate, unhappy Robin and Gene dressed as Napoleon Dynamite.
#5 - The Sister
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 2, 2019
Nate and Robin head to Ithaca expecting to find their daughter but find a new family member instead.
#6 - The Club
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2017
Robin's ex Carlos lures her back into their wild past with a visit to the club where they used to party, and Nate gets jealous. The kids meet Nate's new boss.
#7 - The Tub
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2017
As Nate and Robin contemplate having another baby, a neighbor's casual get-together turns into a home birth. And Delilah learns what it means to be a third wheel.
#8 - The B and B
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2016
While the kids recover from acute food poisoning, the Parkers decide to get some rest at a southern B&B. They are treated to southern hospitality, southern customs and Russian vodka.
#9 - The City
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 21, 2017
Nate is offered a new job in New York City, so the family moves from Syracuse to the Big Apple. Robin isn't thrilled about the idea. And of course, getting there will be way harder than it should be.
#10 - The Run
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2018
After a year on the lam across the continental US, the Parkers finally settle into the last place anyone will be looking for them. Alaska. But their lies and deceits soon come back to haunt them.
#11 - The Bride
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 13, 2019
In order to save his family Nate ends up on a Russian bride tour.
#12 - The Trip
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 18, 2017
New York to Florida in a janky van? This sounds familiar. But this time there's no stopping as Robin and Nate make record time to get to the kids.
#13 - The Track
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 30, 2016
The Parkers finally make it to Ft. Lauderdale only to have Nate's plan of getting his job back completely unravel. Fortunately, at a nearby race track, there is hope
#14 - The Restaurant
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 25, 2016
Back on the road, the Parkers begrudgingly stop to eat at a nauseatingly, culturally insensitive, roadside restaurant and dinner theater called Conquistadors.
#15 - The Stop
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2018
Between the children hitting puberty and Robin’s long work hours and incessant partying, Nate struggles with his new role as stay-at-home father.
#16 - The Search
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 18, 2019
The Parkers embark on a world-wide search to find their runaway daughter Delilah.
#17 - The Goal
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 13, 2018
Edie has gone undercover, posing as an assistant coach of Jared and Delilah's hockey team. When they go on the road together, Robin suddenly gets a little jealous of this mysterious stranger.
#18 - The Same
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2019
Nate and Robin chase their kids around the world.
#19 - The Ass
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 25, 2017
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.
#20 - The Road
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 16, 2016
Blue Thunder is stuck in traffic. Nate and Robin take a stroll down memory lane about how they met and the kids learn an important lesson in 'too much information'. Seriously. Too much. Stop.
#21 - The Return
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2019
Following a breakthrough, the Parkers return to their hometown to find their daughter.
#22 - The Hotel
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2016
Having driven their van, 'Blue Thunder', into a ditch, it has to be repaired over-night. The Parkers stay at a nearby motel, Swift Stay Suites. What could possibly go right?
#23 - The Plane
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 13, 2018
Nate is reunited with his family and pulls off an evacuation away from Edie and the feds. Unfortunately, he didn't have much time to plan it and he has to rely on a terminally ill, 90 year old Alaskan bush pilot.
#24 - The Funeral
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 20, 2018
Having crashed their plane into the Alaskan wilderness the family must rely on one another to survive. It's like the Revenant. But less cold and grunting.
#25 - The Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 11, 2016
Nate, Robin and the kids are headed from Syracuse to Ft. Lauderdale in a janky mini van instead of flying. Between truckers, aggressive drivers and road side breakfast spots, nothing is really what it seems.