Few shows handle trauma in the way that “Finding Carter” does. There are times when Carter probably angers you as a character: She’s impulsive and steadfast in what she believes in, even though at times she is believing in something that is almost surely wrong for her. Yet, this adds to her relatability. She’s a flawed human. She makes mistakes. Part of the intrigue that comes out of watching this show is trying to figure out if it is possible at all for her to recover from some of these.
Was it a mistake for her to drop out of college? The one thing that we don’t want to do in this article is try to pain this situation with a broad brush, since there are situations where it benefits someone to drop out. Maybe they just don’t learn properly there, they have a history with bullying, or maybe they just feel like there is a better opportunity elsewhere.
For Carter, we’re not sure this was the right move since it was based mostly on her wanting to dive further into a job being a bartender that she got under a false pretense in the first place. After she was fired from that, she had another option in front of her: Going off to California with Crash. It was a chance to start over, and it’s something that she talked about with Taylor, who probably made Max uncomfortable earlier in the episode by how she was more interested in helping Gabe.
Ultimately, Carter didn’t let being fired get to her, and she decided to win that back rather than head away with Crash, who seems ready to cut bait from her and everything else. She’s sticking to this new life (whatever it is), and we’ll just have to see what the results of this decision are. The same goes for Taylor and Max. Grade: B.
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