The BEST Episodes of The Detour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Network: TBS

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

The Escape

#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.

star 7.96
279 votes
The Beach

#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.

star 7.93
789 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Jason Jones, Mike Beaver
The B.J.

#3 - The B.J.

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2019

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

star 7.93
179 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Brennan Shroff
The Birth

#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.

star 7.82
722 votes
The Sister

#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.

star 7.79
184 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Chad Carter
The Club

#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.

star 7.77
803 votes
The Tub

#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.

star 7.75
805 votes
The B and B

#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.

star 7.74
950 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Samantha Bee
The City

#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.

star 7.73
867 votes
The Run

#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.

star 7.71
349 votes
The Bride

#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.

star 7.71
173 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Mike Beaver
The Trip

#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.

star 7.70
619 votes
The Track

#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

star 7.69
810 votes
Directors: Jeff Tomsic
Writers: Brennan Shroff
The Restaurant

#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.

star 7.69
1,021 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Jason Jones
The Stop

#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.

star 7.68
347 votes
The Search

#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.

star 7.68
210 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Jason Jones, Samantha Bee
The Goal

#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.

star 7.68
302 votes
The Same

#18 - The Same

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 6, 2019

Nate and Robin chase their kids around the world.

star 7.67
161 votes
Directors: Natalie Zea
Writers: Stephanie Streisand
The Ass

#19 - The Ass

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 25, 2017

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

star 7.67
546 votes
The Road

#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.

star 7.67
876 votes
Directors: Jason Jones
Writers: Jason Jones
The Return

#21 - The Return

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 25, 2019

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

star 7.66
187 votes
Directors: Brennan Shroff
Writers: Chad Carter
The Hotel

#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?

star 7.66
1,200 votes
Directors: Steve Pink
Writers: Jason Jones
The Plane

#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.

star 7.65
286 votes
The Funeral

#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.

star 7.65
286 votes
The Pilot

#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.

star 7.64
1,554 votes