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The Best Episodes of The Ranch

Updated January 24, 2020 1.3k votes 90 voters 3.8k 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
    April 1, 2016
    40
    7

    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
    October 7, 2016
    32
    0

    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.

  • 3
    41
    13

    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.

  • 4
    April 1, 2016
    37
    10

    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.

  • 5
    June 16, 2017
    29
    7

    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.

  • 6
    April 1, 2016
    27
    6

    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.

  • 7
    October 7, 2016
    27
    6

    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.

  • 8
    October 7, 2016
    27
    6

    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.

  • 9
    April 1, 2016
    31
    11

    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.

  • 10
    April 1, 2016
    27
    7

    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.

  • 11
    June 16, 2017
    20
    1

    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.

  • 12
    April 1, 2016
    22
    6

    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.

  • 13
    April 1, 2016
    16
    0

    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.

  • 14
    October 7, 2016
    19
    5

    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.

  • 15
    June 16, 2017
    22
    8

    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.

  • 16
    16
    2

    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.

  • 17
    June 16, 2017
    17
    6

    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.

  • 18
    September 13, 2019
    17
    6

    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.

  • 19
    September 13, 2019
    17
    6

    Season 4, Episode 10

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

  • 20
    June 15, 2018
    14
    3

    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.

  • 21
    September 13, 2019
    14
    3

    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.

  • 22
    December 15, 2017
    14
    3

    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.

  • 23
    June 14, 2017
    17
    7

    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.

  • 24
    December 15, 2017
    11
    0

    Season 2, Episode 17

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

  • 25
    April 1, 2016
    15
    5

    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.