The BEST Episodes of The Ranch (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2019

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.

Change

#1 - Change

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.07
244 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Jeff Lowell, Jamie Rhonheimer
Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

#2 - Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

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.

star 8.04
585 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Max Searle, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)

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

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 8.03
236 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Lisa K. Nelson, Bryce Vankooten, William Vallery
If Tomorrow Never Comes

#4 - If Tomorrow Never Comes

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.

star 8.01
296 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

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

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.

star 7.87
290 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Max Searle, Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty
The Cowboy Rides Away

#6 - The Cowboy Rides Away

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.

star 7.87
589 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jim Patterson, Steve Leff, Nikki Schiefelbein, Nathan Chetty
It Ain't Fair that It Ain't Right

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

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 7.86
235 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Nathan Chetty, Jessica Kravitz, Jamie Rhonheimer, Matt Ross
Big Money

#8 - Big Money

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.

star 7.84
282 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Jeff Lowell, Nikki Schiefelbein
Can't Be Really Gone

#9 - Can't Be Really Gone

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.

star 7.83
535 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Nathan Chetty, Jim Patterson, Jeff Lowell
Baby I'm Burning

#10 - Baby I'm Burning

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.83
249 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Leff, Jessica Kravitz, Jeff Lowell, Jamie Rhonheimer
Changes Comin' on

#11 - Changes Comin' on

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.

star 7.82
196 votes
Fresh Out of Forgiveness

#12 - Fresh Out of Forgiveness

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 7.81
242 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
When You Come Back to Me Again

#13 - When You Come Back to Me Again

Season 2 - Episode 16

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

star 7.80
281 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bryce VanKooten, William Vallery, Matt Ross, Max Searle
Telling Me Lies

#14 - Telling Me Lies

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 7.79
244 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Nikki Schiefelbein, Carla Filisha, Steve Leff, Brian Keith Etheridge
I Know She Still Loves Me

#15 - I Know She Still Loves Me

Season 1 - Episode 15

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 7.76
612 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jeff Lowell, Max Searle, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
A Gamble Either Way

#16 - A Gamble Either Way

Season 3 - Episode 3

Torn between the ranch and a job opportunity, Colt wonders what's best for his family's future. Mary offers to work at Maggie's bar.

star 7.75
266 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Brian Keith Etheridge, Carla Filisha, Jeff Lowell, Nikki Schiefelbein
Rodeo and Juliet

#17 - Rodeo and Juliet

Season 2 - Episode 13

Beau ponders a lucrative business offer. Rooster runs afoul of the liquor board. Colt tries to make peace with Abby's dad.

star 7.75
307 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Max Searle, Carla Filisha, Steve Leff
Learning to Live Again

#18 - Learning to Live Again

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.

star 7.75
318 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty
If I Could Just See You Now

#19 - If I Could Just See You Now

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.

star 7.74
196 votes
Find Out Who Your Friends Are

#20 - Find Out Who Your Friends Are

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.

star 7.73
513 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Max Williger, Don Reo, Jeff Lowell
I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say

#21 - I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say

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

star 7.73
491 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bryce Vankooten, William Vallery, Steve Tompkins, Nikki Schiefelbein
I've Come to Expect It from You

#22 - I've Come to Expect It from You

Season 1 - Episode 17

Colt plans a special date with Abby. Rooster vents his frustrations to Maggie, while Joanne gives Beau some sage advice.

star 7.73
601 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson, Jamie Rhonheimer
Leavin' Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

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

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.

star 7.72
564 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jeff Lowell, Jamie Rhonheimer, Steve Tompkins
My Best Friend

#24 - My Best Friend

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.

star 7.71
550 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Jamie Rhonheimer, Ashton Kutcher, Carla Filisha
Do What You Gotta Do

#25 - Do What You Gotta Do

Season 2 - Episode 17

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

star 7.71
279 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty