“Finding Carter” Season 1 Episode 3 “Drive” aired on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on MTV. Carter found a new love interest in a bad boy named Crash. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Finding Carter” recap of Season 1 Episode 3 “Drive.”
“Finding Carter” Season 1 Episode 3 “Drive” was directed by Rob Hardy and Heather Thomason. Previously on Season 1 Double Premiere “Pilot: The Birds,” Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott) finally reunited with her biological family after several years of separation. She had no choice but to leave Lori (Milena Govich), the woman she knew was her mother and her actual kidnapper.
In “Drive,” Carter’s friends were interested on getting back at Liz (Cynthia Watros) after they were caught during the food court prank. Carter went to apologize to everyone at the police station. She checked out another arrested guy who was handcuffed by Liz. It was a teen who was arrested for dealing drugs.
Bird (Vanessa Morgan), Ofe (Jesse Carere) and the others started looking for Lori’s alternate aliases. Gabe (Jesse Henderson) tracked for more information using his father’s connection in the police station. Kyle (Eddie Matos) was introduced in the series as Gabe’s father and Liz’s secret lover. He also apologized to his dad about using burner phones to help Carter before.
Carter and Crash immediately clicked despite Gabe’s obvious dislike over him. When she told them about her curfew, Carter thought of inviting them to their home including Crash. Liz didn’t like the idea, but David (Alexis Denisof) told her that it’s harmless.
David agreed to talk to Crash but saw him teaching Grant (Zac Pullam) how to make a joint. David and Liz immediately kicked him out. Carter surprised them by kissing Crash passionately in front of her parents and her friends.
Later, David and Carter bonded at the farmer’s market. They talked about the description of her “father” that Lori said to her. She was told that the man was a stranger who Lori met during her travel in Europe. Carter was happy with her relationship with him. David also talked with Toby on getting Carter’s kidnapper to talk to him. Toby shut down the idea and reminded him about his debts from Random House.
On the other hand, Taylor (Anna Jacoby-Heron) bonded with Max (Alex Saxon) inside their house. She taught him how to bake croutons. He also bonded with Grant over a game of killing zombies. Grant asked him about the “boys” in Carter’s life, which included Max, Gabe and now Crash. Carter got mad when Liz tried to kick out Max during the family dinner. Carter was told by Taylor that it was part of Liz’s plans.
Max went to sit, but then Liz told him that it’s a family dinner. She also told him that his stuff was in the living room and that Carter has new friends, so he should go. Carter told her to stop throwing her friends out and defended Max. She said that Max could stay and that he could even stay in her room. She told Max to come up with her, and Liz told him she’d save him some food. Liz was pleased with herself.
Carter asked Gabe to accompany her to the possible location of her mother. Their plans were unfruitful when they learned that the woman was nowhere to be found. Later, Crash apologized about his behavior towards Grant during his visit. Carter joined Crash to drive away from all their problems.
Little did she know, Crash used a stolen car when they were together. Several police car chased them. Carter asked him to pull over. She was left behind, and Crash immediately took off. Carter made a desperate call to David. Her father consoled her by telling her that he wouldn’t say anything to Liz. They hugged while Lori watched from afar.
That’s it for the “Finding Carter” Season 1 Episode 3 “Drive” recap. It aired on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on MTV. Check out MNG regularly for the latest news about “Finding Carter,” including episode recaps and spoilers.
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