The Best Episodes of The Detour

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2019

Contemporary husband and father takes his family on a road trip.

The Escape

#1 - The Escape

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Parkers finally happen upon help in an abandoned ghost town which is filled with deadly serious Pacific Rim LARPERS.

star 7.99
236 votes
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The Beach

#2 - The Beach

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.86
700 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Jason Jones, Mike Beaver
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The Run

#3 - The Run

Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.76
310 votes
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The Tub

#4 - The Tub

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.76
711 votes
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The Stop

#5 - The Stop

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.73
312 votes
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The Goal

#6 - The Goal

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.72
266 votes
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The B & B

#7 - The B & B

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.70
852 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Samantha Bee
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The Plane

#8 - The Plane

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.67
250 votes
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The Funeral

#9 - The Funeral

Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.67
253 votes
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The Birth

#10 - The Birth

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.66
632 votes
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The Track

#11 - The Track

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 7.64
722 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Brennan Shroff
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The Ass

#12 - The Ass

Season 2 - Episode 12

The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

star 7.64
490 votes
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The Club

#13 - The Club

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.64
712 votes
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The Wedding

#14 - The Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 6

Instead of getting back on the road, Robin agrees to marry the southern gentleman Dr. Rob and his Russian bride but soon realizes that something is very, very, very, very wrong.

star 7.63
817 votes
Writers: Neena Beber
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The Restaurant

#15 - The Restaurant

Season 1 - Episode 4

Back on the road, the Parkers begrudgingly stop to eat at a nauseatingly, culturally insensitive, roadside restaurant and dinner theater called Conquistadors.

star 7.62
919 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Jason Jones
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The Boat

#16 - The Boat

Season 3 - Episode 5

With Robin out of work, its Nate's turn to earn-- on an Alaskan factory fishing trawler. But it's only 7 months of rotting fish, meth fumes, and family separation. What could go wrong?

star 7.59
277 votes
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The Mule

#17 - The Mule

Season 2 - Episode 11

Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing just fine without them.

star 7.59
529 votes
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The Job

#18 - The Job

Season 2 - Episode 8

Faced with the threat of losing his job, Nate tries to land a new customer and brings the family along.

star 7.59
579 votes
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The Water

#19 - The Water

Season 3 - Episode 7

A look back at Robin and Nate's first vacation together. A trip to the tropics and their first time alone since the kids were born. Spoiler Alert. They have an awful time.

star 7.59
254 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Mike Beaver
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The City

#20 - The City

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.58
777 votes
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The Road

#21 - The Road

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.58
783 votes
Directors: Jason Jones
Writers: Jason Jones
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The Hotel

#22 - The Hotel

Season 1 - Episode 2

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?

star 7.57
1,065 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Jason Jones
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The Trip

#23 - The Trip

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.55
536 votes
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The Heat

#24 - The Heat

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Parkers settle into a seemingly normal New York City routine, but they're being surveilled by Federal agents who see much more than they intended to.

star 7.55
625 votes
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The Vows

#25 - The Vows

Season 3 - Episode 6

Upon returning home from a winter at sea, Nate is left at the dock by his family. After a lift back to his "life"in town, he soon realizes things change fast. And he's not sure he likes it. Actually, he really hates it.

star 7.55
267 votes
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