Finding Carter Recap 8/26/14: Season 1 Episode 9 “Do the Right Thing”


Tonight on MTV their drama series Finding Carter returns with the eighth episode of its first season called “Do the Right Thing.” Tonight, after learning of Elizabeth’s affair, Carter and Taylor urge her to come clean.

On the last episode after learning of Elizabeth’s affair, Carter and Taylor urged her to come clean. We learned that David tricked Carter by getting her on his side so he could continue his book about her. Elizabeth told David about the affair and he asked her to leave the house,although it didn’t take long for her to return because there was total chaos in the house without her. In the end, Elizabeth returned home and both she and David promised to work on their marriage which made all the children happy. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you.

On tonight’s episode Carter is betrayed by David. Meanwhile, Max and Taylor struggle to take their relationship to the next stage.

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Carter is locked in her room and Liz tries to get her to let her in. Taylor asks what’s going on and Liz tells her to go back to bed. They head in through Taylor’s room and see that Carter has turned up the music and bailed. Grant wakes up and comes in and asks what’s going on. Taylor says simply – Carter. Liz is with Carter at a diner and she asks why she’s so upset at David. She tells her that her dad lied about talking to Lori and that he had set up a meeting where they waited for three hours.

She says her dad knew they were waiting on something that wouldn’t happen. Liz says David isn’t cruel and Carter says that she agreed to let him write the book. Liz says he’s not a liar but he does hide things. Liz holds out her hands and Carter takes them. She promises Carter that she’ll get an explanation for what happened. She asks to drive the police car and says it would cheer her up.

At school, Gabe says his dad is a mess. Ofe shows up and he has a black eye and tells them it’s the cost of doing business. He says he’s low on cash. He asks where Bird is and she’s talking to Ramon. He calls her over and says he needs his bank to cover some of his debts. She covers him when he’s short and she says it’s a bad time. She says her folks are back in town and are hassling her about money.

Ofe says the guy is going to break his elbows or knee caps and Carter and Gabe tell him to go to the cops but Ofe reminds them he’s running an illegal gambling operation. Taylor comes up, Ofe compliments her and Taylor asks her for the car keys. Carter wants to know why she’s skipping and Carter hands over the keys and tells her to be safe and have fun.

She hugs her and tells her to not to be nervous. She says Max is a great guy and she’s losing her virginity perfectly. She hugs her and sends her off. Carter tells her she smells good and looks good. Taylor says next time she sees her she’ll be totally changed. She takes off.

David comes in to find Liz cooking and she says they are for the bake sale at school. She asks how it went from the editor. He says he had a lot of notes. Liz asks to read it and he says soon. She asks why he took Carter to see Lori and says it was an awful thing to do. He says he wanted her to feel that the decision to stay with them was right.

He says it’s okay as long as she doesn’t know. She tells him that Carter does know and she explains that she just explained the phone call with Lori. He says he has to find Carter and goes. Liz casts an eye on his backpack he left lying. David finds Carter at school and asks to talk. Liz opens up his bag. Carter says she just wants the truth no matter what it is.

Liz pulls out the book. Carter asks if he was punishing her for not letting him write the book and he says he was just trying to give her closure. He says his intentions were good. Liz opens the box and sees that the book is done and the cover art is even done. Carter says she was going to tell David she changed her mind about the book but asks him just to hold off for awhile.

He says they can start when she’s ready. Liz flips through the manuscript and sees that it’s completely written. She looks pissed. Taylor and Max are kissing and he asks if she’s sure she wants to do this. He tells her she can change her mind at any time. He asks if she likes the music and she does. He tells her not to be afraid to speak up if she doesn’t like something or wants him to stop.

Taylor tells him to stop and says it sounds like driver’s ed. He says he just wants her first time to be perfect. She asks to turn the light off and then says they can do whichever way is best. Max tells her to decide what makes her comfortable. She says light off. They kiss some more. She says now she can’t see him and asks for the lamp to be turned on.

Max says he found that lamp on the street and it doesn’t work. He says he’ll go to the hardware store and get a lamp and runs out. David comes home and picks up his backpack. He can tell the book is gone and he punches the stack of cookies that says bake sale, do not touch.

Crash tells Ofe to tell him who beat him up but Ofe says it was his mistake for taking bets that were too large. Carter asks Crash if he beats people up and he doesn’t really answer. Max is back with the lamp and they’re kissing again. She asks what’s wrong and he says he’s nervous and doesn’t know what to do. He says he’s usually better than this.

She asks why he’s nervous and he says being her first is a great honor. He says he wants to be better than the guys that come after him and doesn’t want to think about them but can’t. He says he’s terrible for leaving and buying a lamp. He says being nervous and telling her he’s nervous is just making it worse. He apologizes. She says they can do it another time and he seems to like that.

Taylor leaves. Max calls out good-bye. Bird hands Ofe a necklace. She says she took it from her mom’s jewelry closet. She tells him to pawn it. Crash says he can pawn it but Carter tells him not to do it. He asks if she’s worried and he likes that. Bird says it’s not like it’s stolen and Ofe tells Crash he loves him. Then Bird says hello and he tells her he loves her too.

Grant sees the bashed in cookies and wipes the crumbs off the counter. He throws the container of cookies int eh trash and heads out. Taylor is in her room when Carter comes in to talk and ask how it went. Taylor makes a face and tells her he was nervous and weird about future boyfriends. Taylor says she’s not sure he wants to but Carter says he really, really likes her. Taylor says she really, really likes him too.

Liz comes in and knocks on the door of David’s office. She sets the book down on his desk and tells him good luck trying to talk his way out of that one. He just glares. They sit at opposite ends of the table later and he says he’ll talk to Carter later. She says they can talk to Carter together. He walks away, seemingly resigned.

Liz knocks on Carter’s door and tells her it’s time to get up. She asks for more time and Liz tells her she’s not going to school today. She asks why and she says they need to talk over breakfast. Carter looks through the book her dad has written. She looks up at him and says – you’d already written it – and the whole speech about fatherly truth telling was a lie.

David says yes. She asks what the red marks are and he says the editor made those marks. She asks Liz if she’s read it and she says she did yesterday. Carter asks David if he would just pretend to talk it through with her and show her chapters he’d already written and edited. He said he hadn’t thought it through but says he really needed the book. He says he wouldn’t have published without her permission.

Carter cries and says she doesn’t believe him. Later, Bird reads the book and they are shocked at the things David has written about them all. Ofe is thrilled at the game results because now he doesn’t ow the guy. Bird tells Carter to call Crash but he gets voice mail. Bird’s intercom rings and her mom says she needs her in the house. Bird gets another ping and goes.

Taylor is dancing in her room when Max comes in. She says it’s bad. She’s in her bathrobe and no makeup. She says she’s glad he’s there and he says he likes her like this. He kisses her. She asks to change the music and he says no. She says she needs to brush her teeth and says it’s not perfect. He says it is and pushes her back on the bad. He says he really likes her. She says she really likes him.

Max says he really, really, really, really, really likes her. Then he kisses her. She tells him that’s five and there’s one more to go. The intercom rings and the voice asks for Carter. She goes up to the main house as requested. There are police in the house. She asks for the necklace she has of hers and then says she has a bracelet of hers. Carter says Bird gave it to her. Bird says she didn’t. Kyle is there and he arrests Carter for grand larceny…

At the bake sale, Grant lies and tells his mom her cookies sold out really fast. Someone asks if this is her phone and then says she needs to silence it during school events since she should be able to donate a couple of hours of time. She then tells Liz that her daughter is in jail. Liz gets a text and Grant tells her to go. She races out. It’s Kyle leaving her messages about Carter.

David comes in and asks why he can’t stay out of his family business. Kyle says Carter doesn’t have a lot of friends there and has been accused of stealing $100 grand of jewelry. He tells him she was wearing a $20,000 bracelet when she was arrested. He tells him to get a good criminal lawyer. Liz shows up and tells David she doesn’t trust him with her because he may be looking for material for his book.

Liz says she believes Carter and David says maybe she was stealing to have money for her run away trip with Lori. Kyle tells them Bird is ready to testify against her and it’s bad. Bird tells Ofe she can’t tell her parents she lied because they’re looking for any excuse to dump her. Ofe says Carter will be in jail unless she steps up. Crash comes in and asks what’s up. He says he got 20 grand for the necklace.

Bird says he has to get back the necklace and then her mom will drop the charges. He says to get her to drop the charges first then he’ll get the necklace back. She says it’s a fine time for him to develop morals and Ofe says she’s forgotten hers. Liz comes in and Carter asks if they can go. She asks if Crash put her up to it but Carter says it’s about her.

She asks what could happen to her and Liz says they need a criminal attorney. Liz says they have to wait until they set her bail. Carter tells her that Bird took the necklace and said her mom would never miss it. She says between her and her husband she might be better off in jail. Liz sighs. At home, Liz and David go to talk to Taylor but Liz opens the door, sees her and Max, the slams it and says they can talk about it later.

Max comes downstairs and says he’s leaving. He apologizes to Liz. He tells Taylor six reallys and goes. Liz tells Taylor she didn’t realize the two of them were so close. They tell Taylor that Carter is in jail for stealing from Bird. Taylor tells her to go talk to Bird and says she’ll crack – she says she’s jealous of Carter and has been and that Carter would never steal from her.

Bird and her mom show up with a cop. Bird says she did a terrible thing and hopes they can forgive her. She says her daughter stole the necklace and blamed it on Carter. David says he was wrong. Liz says she’s going to pick up Carter. Bird’s mom says she’s dropped all charges. Kyle tells Liz that Carter is gone. She asks where she is and he says Crash came by and posted bail for her.

He says it was about an hour ago. Liz is furious at him and says she just got her back and now she’s gone. She cries and says – she’s gone. We see Carter and Crash driving away. He hands her the book and says she left it at Bird’s. He asks if it’s any good and she says she didn’t care for it. She opens the window and lets it fly out page after page and says – who’s going to want to read a book called Finding Carter now?