The BEST Episodes of The Detour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2019

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

The B.J.

#1 - The B.J.

Season 4 - Episode 4

Nate gets caught in the worst “parent trap” ever.

star 8.05
112 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Brennan Shroff
The Escape

#2 - 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 8.01
254 votes
The Sister

#3 - The Sister

Season 4 - Episode 3

Nate and Robin head to Ithaca expecting to find their daughter but find a new family member instead.

star 7.98
122 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Chad Carter
The Beach

#4 - 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 7.87
711 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Jason Jones, Mike Beaver
The Search

#5 - The Search

Season 4 - Episode 1

The Parkers embark on a world-wide search to find their runaway daughter Delilah.

star 7.85
149 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Jason Jones, Samantha Bee
The Return

#6 - The Return

Season 4 - Episode 2

Following a breakthrough, the Parkers return to their hometown to find their daughter.

star 7.76
128 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Chad Carter
The Run

#7 - 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
326 votes
The Tub

#8 - 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
725 votes
The Year

#9 - The Year

Season 4 - Episode 5

Delilah and Jared reunite and catch up on the past year.

star 7.74
99 votes
Directors: Jason Jones
Writers: Paris Patterson
The Stop

#10 - 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
326 votes
The Goal

#11 - 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 7.71
282 votes
The Plane

#12 - 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 7.71
265 votes
The B and B

#13 - The B and 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 7.71
872 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Samantha Bee
The Funeral

#14 - 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 7.69
268 votes
The Birth

#15 - 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
642 votes
The Track

#16 - 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
733 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Brennan Shroff
The Wedding

#17 - 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 7.64
838 votes
Writers: Neena Beber
The Ass

#18 - The Ass

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 7.63
497 votes
The Club

#19 - 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 7.63
723 votes
The Restaurant

#20 - 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
942 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Jason Jones
The Water

#21 - 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 7.61
272 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Mike Beaver
The Mule

#22 - 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
537 votes
The Boat

#23 - 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
291 votes
The Road

#24 - 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
799 votes
Directors: Jason Jones
Writers: Jason Jones
The City

#25 - 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
788 votes