“Finding Carter” Season 1 Double Premiere Episode 1 “Pilot: The Birds” aired on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on MTV. Carter struggled in her new life with her real family. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Finding Carter” recap of Season 1 double episodes premiere: “Pilot: The Birds.”
“Finding Carter” Season 1 Double Premiere Episode 1 “Pilot: The Birds” was directed by Scott Peer. Carter Stevens (Kathryn Presscott) already had a perfect life with her single mom, Lori (Milena Govich). Lori always told her to enjoy life and have fun. It was during Carter’s wild stint in opening a closed carousel that got her and Max in trouble. Unfortunately, Carter’s world turned upside down when her mother didn’t attend the hearing about their crimes.
A social worker told her that they were looking for her — the kid who got kidnapped when she was a toddler. Carter was also informed that Lori Stevens is not her “other mom’s” real name either. The woman told her about Elizabeth Wilson (Cynthia Watros), who worked as a cop. Liz and David (Alexis Denisof) arrived to tell her about her twin sister and another sibling. When they left the station, the family agreed that Carter could retain her name and not use Linden.
They arrived to the family home and introduced Carter to the family. She met Grandma Joan (Meredith Baxter), Grandpa Buddy (Robert Pine), her twin sister, Taylor (Anna Jacoby-Heron), and Grant (Zac Pullam). Carter also met with Toby, who worked on David’s bestselling novel, David’s literary agent.
Carter continued to struggle with her new life. She wanted to take revenge on Liz for putting a ransom in order to find Lori. She showcased her rebellious side by taking away the family car to meet up with Max and not attend the family therapy.
Little did she know, Carter was followed by Kyle, Liz’s fellow officer and secret lover. Kyle told Liz that he could wait for her “to patch things up” and be together in the end. Later, they plotted on getting revenge on Liz. Max, on the other hand, was invited by Liz for interrogation. All the time, they just talked about Carter. Max was also introduced to everyone in the family.
At the party, she met Taylor’s friend, Gabe. He took a liking on Carter, which got Taylor furious. He was the one who also introduced to Ofe, a.k.a. “One Freaking Eyebrow,” and Bird. Carter took a Molly from Ofe, and she had a seizure immediately. Carter woke up from a sedated coma in a hospital. Taylor voiced out to Carter about being lucky for being abducted and for having a seizure and coma. Liz gave her an elephant squeaky toy, while Grant gave her an escape bag and another burner phone.
The episode ended with Toby and David talking about Carter. Toby told him that the publishing was happy with the sample chapter. Carter previously attended a therapy session with the family. There, she shared that Liz was the problem and not David. She didn’t know that David used a recording from the session for his new book.
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That’s it for the “Finding Carter” Season 1 Double Premiere “Pilot: The Birds” recap. It aired on Tuesday, July 8, 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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