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The Best Episodes of The Ranch  

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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.

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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Last Dollar (Fly Away) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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My Best Friend is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

3
Sittin' on the Fence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

4
I Know She Still Loves Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

5
Merry Christmas (Wherever You ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Back Where I Come From is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

7
Some People Change is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Down the Road is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

9
Starting Over Again is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

10
American Kids is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

11
I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Sa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Find Out Who Your Friends Are is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

13
Gone as a Girl Can Get is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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

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There Goes My Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

16
Leavin' Been Comin' (F... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

17
Til It's Gone is listed (or ranked) 17 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.

18
When You Come Back to Me Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
When You Come Back to Me Again 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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I've Come to Expect It from Yo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
I've Come to Expect It from You 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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Easy Come, Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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Welcome to the Future is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
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.

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

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Let's Fall to Pieces Together is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of The Ranch
Let's Fall to Pieces Together

Season 1, Episode 4

While Rooster tries to broker peace between Beau and Maggie, Colt apologizes to Heather -- but his timing couldn't be worse.

25
Living and Living Well is listed (or ranked) 25 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.