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The Best Episodes of The Ranch 

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Updated January 24, 2020 773 votes 79 voters 3.1k views 80 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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Merry Christmas (Whereve... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

Original Airing: 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.

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Down the Road is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Down the Road

Original Airing: 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.

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My Best Friend is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
My Best Friend

Original Airing: 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.

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Sittin' on the Fence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Sittin' on the Fence

Original Airing: 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.

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There Goes My Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
There Goes My Life

Original Airing: 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.

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Til It's Gone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Leavin' Been Comin' (For... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Leavin' Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

Original Airing: 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.

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Last Dollar (Fly Away) ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Last Dollar (Fly Away)

Original Airing: 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.

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I Know She Still Loves M... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
I Know She Still Loves Me

Original Airing: 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.

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Back Where I Come From ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Back Where I Come From

Original Airing: 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.

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Some People Change is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Some People Change

Original Airing: 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.

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American Kids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
American Kids

Original Airing: 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.

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Find Out Who Your Friend... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Find Out Who Your Friends Are

Original Airing: 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.

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She'll Have You Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
She'll Have You Back

Original Airing: 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.

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Starting Over Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Starting Over Again

Original Airing: 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.

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Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Perfect Storm

Original Airing: 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.

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I Didn't Ask and She Did... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say

Original Airing: 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.

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One of Those Nights is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Gone as a Girl Can Get ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Gone as a Girl Can Get

Original Airing: 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.

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Welcome to the Future is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Welcome to the Future

Original Airing: 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.

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The Devil Is Alive and W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
The Devil Is Alive and Well

Original Airing: 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.

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The Cowboy Rides Away is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
The Cowboy Rides Away

Original Airing: October 7, 2016

Season 1, Episode 18

Beau tries to make amends with the boys, but it may be too little, too late. A job offer drives a wedge between Rooster and Colt.

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Without a Fight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Without a Fight

Original Airing: 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.

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I've Come to Expect It f... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
I've Come to Expect It from You

Original Airing: October 7, 2016

Season 1, Episode 17

Colt surprises Abby with a romantic date inspired by their past. Rooster talks to Maggie about Beau and his frustration. Beau receives advice from Joanne.

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Things Change is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Things Change

Original Airing: June 16, 2017

Season 2, Episode 2

Heather makes a decision about the pregnancy. Mary reads Rooster the riot act for keeping it a secret, and Colt struggles with how to tell Abby.