The Best Episodes of The Ranch (2016)

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018

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 8.09
196 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 8.06
562 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 8.04
198 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Lisa K. Nelson, Bryce Vankooten, William Vallery
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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
270 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Max Searle
It Ain't Fair that It Ain't Right

#5 - 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 7.88
191 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Nathan Chetty, Jessica Kravitz, Jamie Rhonheimer, Matt Ross
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 7.88
562 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jim Patterson, Steve Leff, Nikki Schiefelbein, Nathan Chetty
Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

#7 - 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 7.88
263 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Max Searle, Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty
Baby I'm Burning

#8 - 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 7.88
202 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Leff, Jessica Kravitz, Jeff Lowell, Jamie Rhonheimer
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Big Money

#9 - 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 7.87
253 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Jeff Lowell, Nikki Schiefelbein
Can't Be Really Gone

#10 - 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 7.84
508 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Nathan Chetty, Jim Patterson, Jeff Lowell
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Fresh Out of Forgiveness

#11 - 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 7.84
198 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
When You Come Back to Me Again

#12 - 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 7.81
254 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Bryce VanKooten, William Vallery, Matt Ross, Max Searle
Telling Me Lies

#13 - 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
200 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Nikki Schiefelbein, Carla Filisha, Steve Leff, Brian Keith Etheridge
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Rodeo and Juliet

#14 - 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 7.77
281 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Max Searle, Carla Filisha, Steve Leff
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Learning to Live Again

#15 - 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 7.77
293 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty
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 7.77
217 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Brian Keith Etheridge, Carla Filisha, Jeff Lowell, Nikki Schiefelbein
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I Know She Still Loves Me

#17 - 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
587 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jeff Lowell, Max Searle, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
I've Come to Expect It from You

#18 - 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 7.74
578 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Jeff Lowell, Jim Patterson, Jamie Rhonheimer
Find Out Who Your Friends Are

#19 - 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
488 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Max Williger, Don Reo, Jeff Lowell
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Starting Over Again

#20 - Starting Over Again

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.

star 7.72
238 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jim Patterson, Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty
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Travelin' Prayer

#21 - Travelin' Prayer

Season 3 - Episode 5

Fires force the town to evacuate. While Maggie takes charge, Beau feels hopeless. Colt runs into Heather, and Rooster meets Mary's boyfriend, Nick.

star 7.72
208 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matt Ross, Nathan Chetty, Don Reo, Jim Patterson
Leavin' Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time)

#22 - 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
539 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Don Reo, Jeff Lowell, Jamie Rhonheimer, Steve Tompkins
Sittin' on the Fence

#23 - Sittin' on the Fence

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 7.71
620 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jim Patterson, Steve Tompkins, Don Reo, Jeff Lowell
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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
527 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Steve Tompkins, Jamie Rhonheimer, Ashton Kutcher, Carla Filisha
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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 7.70
257 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jamie Rhonheimer, Nathan Chetty
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