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The Finder is a television series which is centered around the life of the main character, Walter Sherman. Walter is retired from the army, and at one point, he suffered brain damage when he was caught in a roadside bombing. Now Walter is somewhat eccentric. He is recluse and is often paranoid of people's intentions. However, he also has a very special talent. It seems that Walter is able to find anything for anybody. If something is lost or missing, Walter can find it.

This talent puts Walter in great demand by people looking to solve mysteries. Walter's friends, who include Leo, a one-time attorney who now tries to keep Walter from getting into too much trouble, do the best they can to support him and help him solve the riddles presented to him. During each show, Walter and his friends work with the local police, detectives, or other people who require Walter's services.

Although he sometimes seems normal, Walter's erratic side often comes out. He has a tendency to ask inappropriate or prying questions of his clients. He also considers his ability to find things a compulsion, and can be quite obsessive about achieving his goals. His behavior can be quite manic, but his friends and those he's working with do the best they can to cope with his unique personality.

Throughout the course of the series, the plot lines that follow Walter, his friends, his love interest, and the other people around him grow into a complex and interesting story. No one can ever be sure what Walter or his friends will be challenged with next. In the process, Walter also learns more about himself and how he fits into the larger world.

FOX
1 Season, 13 Episodes
January 12, 2012
Action & Adventure, Drama
7.7/10
Cast: Geoff Stults
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The Finder Full Episode Guide

  • Walter visits his dying father and his father asks him to find his first love.

  • A mob boss thinks a voodoo doll was made to be used against him. He wants Walter to find it.

  • Joyce wants Walter to find the man who murdered her father.

  • A family hires Walter to find their missing husband and father but the only thing they have is a partial voicemail he left.

  • For their wedding anniversary every year, Joe and Annie ate at The Bella Plata restaurant, until mob boss Fico Vasquez closed it down. In an effort to preserve his once happy marriage, Joe asks Walter to help him find the meal over which he and his wife first fell in love. Things get complicated when Walter searches for the restaurant's chef, whom the mob also is looking for.

  • When new tracks are leaked from deceased rapper J-Stryke, music mogul Big Glade and his lawyer, Leo's former love interest, seek Walter's help to find who is responsible. In the meantime, Walter finds out something much more complicated.

  • Walter searches for a female high school student who has gone missing during Southern Florida hurricane storms. He ends up stranded on Looking Glass Key at the Ends of the Earth Bar while Isabel looks for more information at the missing girl's high school. Willa's probation officer ends up stranded with Walter, Leo and Willa and they all work together to solve the missing girl's case.

  • In this special episode, "THE FINDER" teams up "BONES." Dr. Jack Hodgins (guest star TJ Thyne) from the Jeffersonian team seeks Walter's help to find evidence that could expose extraterrestrial activity.

  • An amateur magician's assistant suddenly vanishes after a failed attempt at a certain act. Walter and Leo's investigation leads to a counterfeit money ring.

  • Walter helps Isabel's new boyfriend Frank (guest star Lance Gross), an all-star baseball athlete, find his stolen collectibles. But in the process, Walter discovers Frank has lost something more meaningful than memorabilia. Then, to earn Willa's trust, Leo and Walter bring her in on the case.

  • A NASA scientist needs Walter's help to find a pair of red shoes that were left at a bar by a woman he just met.

  • Walter searches for a bullet that could prove the innocence of a death row inmate just days before his execution. Meanwhile, FBI psychologist - and Jeffersonian team member - Dr. Lance Sweets evaluates Walter and starts to comprehend Walter's intangible gift and motivation to find the unfindable.

  • After recovering one of John Fogerty's beloved guitars, Iraq veteran Walter Sherman helps a teenage boy find his missing father, a military pilot and war hero whose plane vanished after embarking on an undisclosed mission.

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