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The Best Episodes of The Ranch 

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Updated January 24, 2020 774 votes 80 voters 3.2k views 72 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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Wrapped Up in You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Wrapped Up in You

Original Airing: 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.

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Easy Come, Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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

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Living and Living Well ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Living and Living Well

Season 1, Episode 12

Colt struggles to keep his relationship with Abby under wraps. The boys make a big purchase and try to sell Beau on a business opportunity.

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Learning to Live Again ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Learning to Live Again

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 11

Colt wants to buy Sam Peterson's ranch -- with or without his family's blessing. Colt and Heather have a heart-to-heart about their loss.

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When You Come Back to Me... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
When You Come Back to Me Again

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 16

Back in town, Maggie frets about how Rooster's been running the bar. Abby considers a career change.

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Do What You Gotta Do is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Do What You Gotta Do

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 17

A job opportunity in Denver threatens to drive a wedge between Colt and Abby. Maggie pushes back about the pipeline.

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Last Time for Everything... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Last Time for Everything

Original Airing: September 13, 2019

Season 4, Episode 7

Colt asks Abby to lie to the police. Joanne and Beau have a heart-wrenching talk about the future. Mary tells Luke she wants to go to rehab.

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I Can't Go There is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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My Next Thirty Years is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
My Next Thirty Years

Original Airing: June 14, 2017

Season 2, Episode 1

After Heather drops a bombshell, a visit from Abby's parents is the last thing Colt needs -- and they all end up at church together on Christmas Eve.

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If I Could Just See You ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
If I Could Just See You Now

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 13

Beau intervenes to keep Colt out of trouble. Abby and Colt follow a lead. Maggie returns to Garrison, and Mary wrestles with guilt.

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Changes Comin' on is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Changes Comin' on

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 14

One month later, tensions run high as Colt and Abby scramble to get ready for the baby. Lisa Neumann makes Beau an offer.

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I Wish You'd Stay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
I Wish You'd Stay

Original Airing: September 13, 2019

Season 4, Episode 2

Back in Colorado, Luke works to win back Colt and Beau's trust. Abby invites Colt to a teachers' mixer. Mary struggles to stay clean.

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Dumb Effin' Luck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Dumb Effin' Luck

Original Airing: January 24, 2020

Season 4, Episode 19

Jerry warns Colt that Lisa Neumann has a good case against him. And when Luke bails on work, Colt has to miss Peyton's baptism.

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Ain't Goin' Down ('Til t... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 19

Beau shrugs off the doctor's orders and resists the family's efforts to help him. Meanwhile, Colt lashes out at Maggie.

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If Tomorrow Never Comes ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
If Tomorrow Never Comes

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 20

Beau leaves the boys hanging about the Peterson ranch. Rooster takes Jen on a date. Colt and Abby fight about their future.

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Can't Really Be Gone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Can't Really Be Gone

Original Airing: April 1, 2016

Season 2, Episode 10

Colt's new responsibilities keep him away from Abby. After a memorable night, Maggie ponders what she wants for her future.

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More Than a Memory is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
More Than a Memory

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 15

Abby moves in with Colt and Beau when she learns she’s losing her job. Rooster and Jen the engineer bond over getting dumped.

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Born Country is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Born Country

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 15

Colt tries to keep his cool as he worries about Abby -- and wonders if he's ready to be a dad. Maggie catches Mary in a lie.

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We Can't Love Like This ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
We Can't Love Like This Anymore

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 20

Beau issues Luke an ultimatum. As Colt tries to prove himself to Abby, Luke makes him an offer -- but Mary drives a wedge between them.

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Reckless is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Reckless

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 12

After a fight with Nick lands Colt in hot water, Mary presses her ex for the truth. Beau delivers troubling news.

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Not Everything's About Y... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Not Everything's About You

Original Airing: January 24, 2020

Season 4, Episode 16

Maggie returns from Florida with news. When Dale uncovers a problem with the herd, Colt weighs whether to tell Lisa Neumann.

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Take Me Home, Country Ro... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Original Airing: January 24, 2020

Season 4, Episode 20

In the series finale, Luke opens up about his struggles, Maggie throws one last Christmas party at the bar, and Colt gives Beau a heartwarming gift.

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Big Money is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Big Money

Original Airing: December 15, 2017

Season 2, Episode 18

Maggie takes a stand that lands her in hot water. Colt and Rooster come up with a plan to buy the Peterson ranch, but they need Beau's buy-in.

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It Ain't My Fault is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
It Ain't My Fault

Original Airing: January 24, 2020

Season 4, Episode 11

Luke, Colt and Beau find Mary in bad shape in Nick's trailer. While Luke brings Mary back to the ranch, Colt and Beau wait for Nick.

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Keep on Dreamin' is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Keep on Dreamin'

Original Airing: December 7, 2018

Season 3, Episode 18

Money troubles put a strain on Colt and Abby's relationship. Beau tries to get Luke help for his PTSD but refuses to bail Colt out of a jam.