The BEST Episodes of The Ranch (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 30, 2020

Network: Netflix

Being a pro athlete didn't pan out for Colt. Now he's helping his dad and brother keep the ranch afloat, and figuring out how he fits into the family.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

#1 - Take Me Home, Country Roads

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

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.

star 8.35
150 votes
Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

#2 - Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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

star 8.12
640 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle
Change

#3 - Change

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

Nick confronts Rooster. Running out of options, Colt reaches out to Lisa Neumann. Joanne urges Beau to make peace with Colt.

star 8.04
269 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jamie Rhonheimer, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson
If Tomorrow Never Comes

#4 - If Tomorrow Never Comes

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 15, 2017

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

star 7.98
322 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle
Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)

#5 - Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

Colt and Mr. Phillips search for Abby. Heather warns Rooster about Nick. An unexpected celebration brings everyone together.

star 7.97
263 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bryce Vankooten, Jamie Rhonheimer, Lisa K. Nelson, William Vallery
The Cowboy Rides Away

#6 - The Cowboy Rides Away

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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.

star 7.94
646 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jim Patterson, Nathan Chetty, Nikki Schiefelbein, Steve Leff
It Ain't My Fault

#7 - It Ain't My Fault

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

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.

star 7.90
156 votes
Perfect Storm

#8 - Perfect Storm

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 13, 2019

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

star 7.90
201 votes
I Know She Still Loves Me

#9 - I Know She Still Loves Me

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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

star 7.83
668 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson, Max Searle
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

#10 - Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 15, 2017

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

star 7.83
316 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Max Searle, Nathan Chetty, Steve Tompkins
Welcome to the Future

#11 - Welcome to the Future

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 13, 2019

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.

star 7.82
192 votes
I Can't Go There

#12 - I Can't Go There

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

Colt tries to figure out what he wants from Heather, almost breaking up with her. As Beau deals with a sick calf, Colt learns that there is more to Heather than he thought.

star 7.81
885 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle, Nathan Chetty
It Ain't Fair that It Ain't Right

#13 - It Ain't Fair that It Ain't Right

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

Beau's at the end of his rope and decides to teach Colt and Rooster a lesson. Mary realizes she needs to choose between Rooster and Nick.

star 7.80
260 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Jessica Kravitz, Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty
Leavin's Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

#14 - Leavin's Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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

star 7.80
616 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jamie Rhonheimer, Jeff Lowell, Steve Tompkins
Fresh Out of Forgiveness

#15 - Fresh Out of Forgiveness

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

When Colt lands in trouble covering for Rooster, he tries to cash in a favor. Beau invites Joanne to stay at the ranch. Colt plans a surprise for Abby.

star 7.80
269 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty
Big Money

#16 - Big Money

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 15, 2017

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.

star 7.80
309 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jeff Lowell, Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Nikki Schiefelbein
Baby I'm Burning

#17 - Baby I'm Burning

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

Four months later, wildfires rage in Colorado. Abby wants to postpone the wedding, but her parents don't approve. Joanne stands up to a stubborn Beau.

star 7.79
277 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Jeff Lowell, Jessica Kravitz, Steve Leff
Can't Be Really Gone

#18 - Can't Be Really Gone

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2017

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

star 7.79
564 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson, Nathan Chetty
Sittin' on the Fence

#19 - Sittin' on the Fence

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

Beau's depressed over Maggie, so Mary tries to fix him up with a friend. Colt wonders when Abby's going to follow through on her promise.

star 7.77
706 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson, Steve Tompkins
Let's Fall to Pieces Together

#20 - Let's Fall to Pieces Together

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 7, 2016

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

star 7.77
678 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Matt Ross, Nikki Schiefelbein, Steve Leff
Down the Road

#21 - Down the Road

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

It's time to market the cows, but Beau has second thoughts due to rock bottom cattle prices. Colt and Rooster navigate the complexities of their dating situations. Abby has a revelation for Colt.

star 7.76
870 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle, Nathan Chetty
Telling Me Lies

#22 - Telling Me Lies

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 15, 2018

The Bennetts return to the ranch. Beau gets a business proposition from Neumann's Hill. A face from Maggie's past arrives with news.

star 7.76
269 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Brian Keith Etheridge, Carla Filisha, Nikki Schiefelbein, Steve Leff
Changes Comin' on

#23 - Changes Comin' on

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 7, 2018

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

star 7.76
227 votes
Fadeaway

#24 - Fadeaway

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

As Colt battles the elements, he leaves Abby a poignant message. Armed with a new perspective, Beau surprises Joanne.

star 7.75
138 votes
Got a Little Crazy

#25 - Got a Little Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

Colt fixes things with Abby and upon learning that Beau and Maggie will not be home, the boys hold a party with Abby, Kenny, Heather, and her friend back at the ranch.

star 7.75
1,012 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Nikki Schiefelbein, Steve Tompkins