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The Best Episodes of The Ranch

Updated January 24, 2020 1.0k votes 86 voters 3.7k views72 items

There are so many good episodes of The Ranch, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Down the Road" the best, or is "The Cowboy Rides Away" your favorite episode of The Ranch? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Ranch are, let's rank every episode of The Ranch from best to worst.

The comedy series The Ranch follow along the lives of the dysfunctional Bennett family of Iron River Ranch in the fictional Colorado town of Garrison for four seasons. The Ranch stars Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger, Elisha Cuthbert, and Sam Elliott; Danny Masterson's character has been written out of the series as of December 2017 after accusations of sexual misconduct were made against him. The Ranch made its debut on Netflix on April 1, 2016 and ran for four seasons, seperated into eight parts, with the final episodes airing January 24, 2020.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Ranch, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one episode of The Ranch over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1
    41
    5

    Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 20

    Colt realizes what he wants for his future, Beau and Maggie find some closure, and the gang celebrates Christmas at the bar.

  • 2
    38
    6

    There Goes My Life

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 9

    Heather sets up Rooster with her sister, but Colt's afraid he'll ruin a good thing. Maggie and Beau air their dirty laundry at marriage counseling.

  • 3
    32
    8

    Down the Road

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 10

    Colt and Rooster worry when Beau has a change of heart about the calves. But that's just the beginning of the surprises that await the Bennett clan.

  • 4
    29
    5

    My Best Friend

    June 16, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 5

    The guys wind up in hot water after an ice fishing trip. Beau takes Brenda out to dinner, but Maggie's not far from his mind.

  • 5
    27
    4

    I Know She Still Loves Me

    October 7, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 15

    Beau and Maggie come to a decision about their relationship, but they don't see eye to eye about the ranch. The boys take Kenny out drinking.

  • 6
    26
    4

    Sittin' on the Fence

    October 7, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 13

    Beau is unhappy since Maggie left, so Mary tries setting him up with her friend. Colt questions Abby's feelings for him after Rooster plants an idea in his head.

  • 7
    19
    0

    Last Dollar (Fly Away)

    June 16, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 9

    As Heather's medical bills roll in, Colt realizes how expensive it is having a baby. A surprise visitor at the bar sweeps Maggie off her feet.

  • 8
    18
    0

    Leavin' Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

    October 7, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 19

    Maggie stands up for Rooster when Beau kicks him out of the house. Meanwhile, Colt is torn between his brother and his father.

  • 9
    22
    5

    Back Where I Come From

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 1

    When Colt Bennett returns home from Canada to try out for a semipro Denver team, he learns that his family's ranch has fallen on hard times.

  • 10
    22
    5

    Some People Change

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Colt runs into an ex at Maggie's bar and reminisces with Rooster over a bottle of whiskey. Getting back in Beau's good graces is a losing battle.

  • 11
    15
    0

    American Kids

    April 1, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Rooster and Colt's long-simmering rivalry comes to a head on the first day of hunting season. But their bickering has an upside for Beau and Maggie.

  • 12
    26
    13

    Til It's Gone

    Season 1, Episode 8

    The ranch's dwindling finances drive a wedge between Beau and the boys, and Colt goes behind his father's back to ask Maggie for help.

  • 13
    17
    3

    I Can't Go There

    Season 1, Episode 7

    Colt figures out what he wants from Heather. A sick calf gives Beau an excuse to avoid dealing with his feelings -- and creates some unexpected bonds.

  • 14
    18
    5

    Find Out Who Your Friends Are

    April 1, 2016

    Season 2, Episode 6

    Emotions run high when Abby and Heather fight, leaving Colt caught in the middle. Rooster faces the consequences of blowing off work.

  • 15
    14
    1

    Starting Over Again

    June 15, 2018

    Season 3, Episode 1

    In the wake of his heart attack, Beau vows to stop sweating the small stuff -- but Colt and Rooster's latest blunder makes him lose his cool.

  • 16
    16
    5

    Gone as a Girl Can Get

    October 7, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 11

    An angry Beau clears Maggie's things out of the house. Colt tries to sort out his feelings for Abby and Heather.

  • 17
    17
    7

    I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say

    June 16, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 8

    Colt gets possessive when Heather starts dating a teacher. Abby gives Beau relationship advice. Maggie has a business proposition for Rooster.

  • 18
    15
    5

    Perfect Storm

    September 13, 2019

    Season 4, Episode 10

    Colt, Beau and Luke bond during a road trip to New Mexico. Back home, Abby runs into Mary and Nick.

  • 19
    16
    8

    She'll Have You Back

    June 16, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 4

    Abby agrees to give Colt a chance, but her father isn't as forgiving. Beau and Rooster go to a cattle auction. Maggie thinks about selling the bar.

  • 20
    14
    5

    Welcome to the Future

    September 13, 2019

    Season 4, Episode 9

    Colt tries to round up the other ranchers to give Neumann's Hill some competition. After another argument with Abby, Colt signs the divorce papers.

  • 21
    11
    2

    One of Those Nights

    Season 2, Episode 7

    During a snowstorm, Colt and Abby head out of town, Beau and Joanne get cozy at the ranch, and Maggie meets a charming stranger.

  • 22
    11
    2

    Without a Fight

    September 13, 2019

    Season 4, Episode 8

    Abby and Beau pressure Colt to take Lisa's deal, but support from the local ranchers leads him to waver. Stress causes Luke to lash out.

  • 23
    15
    8

    The Devil Is Alive and Well

    September 13, 2019

    Season 4, Episode 6

    At Colt and Luke's encouragement, Beau and Joanne plan a celebration. Abby asks Colt to go to counseling. Mary's downward spiral continues.

  • 24
    14
    7

    Easy Come, Easy Go

    Season 1, Episode 16

    Beau gives Colt and Rooster more responsibility on the ranch. Beau begins to criticize everything in sight because he doesn't like change in his life

  • 25
    9
    2

    Wrapped Up in You

    December 15, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 12

    Wondering if he's ready to marry Abby, Colt seeks romantic advice from an unlikely source: Beau. Rooster hires a flaky new waitress.