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The Best Episodes of Finding Carter

Every episode of Finding Carter ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Finding Carter!

A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.


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The best episode of "Finding Carter" is "One Hour Photo", rated 8.4/10 from 123 user votes. It was directed by Peter Lauer and written by Peter Lauer, Terri Minsky. "One Hour Photo" aired on 9/16/2014 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Throw Momma From the Train".

  • One Hour Photo
    8.4/10 123 votes

    #1 - One Hour Photo

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-09-16

    Carter uncovers secrets that could unsettle her family; Max and Taylor's relationship may come to a breaking point.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Peter Lauer, Terri Minsky

  • Throw Momma From the Train
    8.3/10 115 votes

    #2 - Throw Momma From the Train

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-08-12

    Carter and Taylor celebrate their birthdays together for the first time since they were toddlers.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Sean Reycraft

  • Love Story
    8.3/10 114 votes

    #3 - Love Story

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-09-02

    Grant and Tyler are furious when Elizabeth chooses to take extreme actions to find her daughter; Carter's choice becomes one of life or death.

    Director: Jennifer Lynch

    Writer: Elle Johnson

  • Pilot
    7.9/10 184 votes

    #4 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-07-08

    16 year old Carter's life is turned upside down when she learns that the mom who raised her is actually her abductor. But after being reunited with her real family, she learns there's more to her kidnapping than meets the eye.

    Director: Scott Speer

    Writer: N/A

  • Now You See Me
    7.9/10 116 votes

    #5 - Now You See Me

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-07-22

    Bird's painting at her art show upsets Carter, Elizabeth's relationship with David gets even rockier, and a piece of Carter's old life returns.

    Director: Rob Hardy

    Writer: Maria Maggenti

  • The Birds
    7.7/10 141 votes

    #6 - The Birds

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-07-08

    Carter and her new friends plan to trick the police, while an old friend tries to stay in her life, and her relationship with Elizabeth continues to be strained.

    Director: Scott Speer

    Writer: Terri Minsky

  • Drive
    7.7/10 119 votes

    #7 - Drive

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-07-15

    Bad boy crash enters Carter's life and causes drama in the Wilson family. David continues to sneakily pursue writing his book with his publicist.

    Director: Rob Hardy

    Writer: Heather Thomason

  • The Long Goodbye
    7.1/10 106 votes

    #8 - The Long Goodbye

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-09-09

    Everyone remains stunned by the previous night's events; Carter's loyalties are tested.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Maria Maggenti

  • Love the Way You Lie
    7.1/10 111 votes

    #9 - Love the Way You Lie

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-03-31

    Lori kidnaps Carter for a second time and the Wilson family learns the truth.

    Director: Jennifer Lynch

    Writer: Emily Whitesell

  • Atonement
    7.1/10 74 votes

    #10 - Atonement

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2015-12-15

    Carter uncovers a shocking truth after someone close to her is murdered. In the midst of legal battles, David and Elizabeth petition for temporary custody of Ben.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Emily Whitesell

  • The Heat
    7.0/10 108 votes

    #11 - The Heat

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-07-29

    Carter's ulterior motives backfire when she spends a day with Elizabeth and sees another side of her. David continues to move along with his book plan, and Taylor is initiated into the group during a wild game of 7 Minutes in Heaven.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Elle Johnson

  • Riptide
    6.8/10 91 votes

    #12 - Riptide

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-05-19

    Carter is grounded just as an old friend arrives with alarming information about Lori; and Taylor sees Max in a different light after learning about his past.

    Director: Jennifer Lynch

    Writer: Jen Braeden

  • I'm Not the Only One
    6.8/10 96 votes

    #13 - I'm Not the Only One

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-06-16

    Carter vows to put an end to Lori's manipulation, but Lori drops a bombshell that rattles the entire Wilson household.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Emily Whitesell

  • The Fugitive
    6.7/10 105 votes

    #14 - The Fugitive

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-08-05

    Carter admits to having feelings for Crash; Crash plans to skip bail to avoid jail time.

    Director: Rose Troche

    Writer: Sam Wolfson

  • Half Baked
    6.6/10 96 votes

    #15 - Half Baked

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-08-19

    Elizabeth is confronted with the truth, and David makes a shocking request of his wife. The Wilson children try to cope with the drama together, and Carter finds out she was lied to by someone she trusts.

    Director: Jamie Travis

    Writer: Heather Thomason, Sam Wolfson

  • Do the Right Thing
    6.6/10 100 votes

    #16 - Do the Right Thing

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-08-26

    David has to face up to his lies, while Taylor decides she's ready to take the next step in her relationship with Max. Ofe deals with money troubles, and Carter is blamed for something she didn't do.

    Director: Jennifer Lynch

    Writer: Emily Silver

  • Pretty When You Cry
    6.5/10 80 votes

    #17 - Pretty When You Cry

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-04-21

    A person from Carter's past offers new, game-changing insights on Lori; Joan's intervention with Grant causes family drama.

    Director: Gavin Polone

    Writer: Josh Senter

  • Stay with Me
    6.5/10 81 votes

    #18 - Stay with Me

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-05-05

    Carter attempts to save Crash from a dire situation; David and Elizabeth weigh heavy decisions.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Heather Thomason

  • Wrecking Ball
    6.5/10 83 votes

    #19 - Wrecking Ball

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-06-09

    Carter must deal with new parents, a twin sister and a brand new high school; Carter vows to find the only mother she has ever known.

    Director: Scott Speer

    Writer: Sean Reycraft

  • I Knew You Were Trouble
    6.4/10 78 votes

    #20 - I Knew You Were Trouble

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-05-26

    Upon hearing surprising news about Lori, Carter and Max take a road trip together.

    Director: Jaime Eliezer Karas

    Writer: Emily Silver

  • Shut Up and Drive
    6.3/10 86 votes

    #21 - Shut Up and Drive

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-04-07

    The Wilsons try to get justice for Carter's kidnapping, but are tested by secrets.

    Director: Scott Speer

    Writer: Maria Maggenti

  • Something to Talk About
    6.3/10 78 votes

    #22 - Something to Talk About

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-05-12

    Taylor throws herself into planning a big school event and Carter tries to make sense of it.

    Director: Jennifer Lynch

    Writer: Rayna McClendon

  • Native Son
    6.3/10 79 votes

    #23 - Native Son

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-10-06

    After learning about the outcome of Lori's trial, Carter wants to get to know her brother; David and Elizabeth fight over Lori's latest surprise.

    Director: Scott Speer

    Writer: Emily Whitesell

  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    6.2/10 84 votes

    #24 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-04-14

    The Wilsons put aside their tensions to celebrate Joan and Buddy's anniversary. Meanwhile, a struggling Max must take a job from an unlikely source.

    Director: Gavin Polone

    Writer: Sean Reycraft

  • The Death of the Heart
    6.2/10 64 votes

    #25 - The Death of the Heart

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2015-12-01

    New obstacles threaten Jared and Carter's relationship; Max deals with the aftermath of his father's trial.

    Director: Jonathan Frakes

    Writer: Sam Wolfson