The Best Episodes Directed by Bryan Cranston

Blood Money

#1 - Blood Money

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 9

As Walt and Jesse adjust to life out of the business, Hank grapples with a troubling lead.

star 8.66
5504 votes
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Seven Thirty-Seven

#2 - Seven Thirty-Seven

Breaking Bad Season 2 - Episode 1

Walt and Jesse are vividly reminded of Tuco’s volatile nature, and try to figure a way out of their business partnership. Hank attempts to mend fences between the estranged Marie and Skyler.

star 8.11
4623 votes
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No Mas

#3 - No Mas

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 1

As Walt copes with the aftermath of the plane crash and Skyler's anger, Jesse comes to a new realization about himself. A new adversary tracks the elusive Heisenberg, Walter White's kingpin alter ego. Skyler seeks advice on the state of her marriage and confronts Walt.

star 8.04
4226 votes
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The Roll Over

#4 - The Roll Over

Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 8

After discovering that Audrey risked BBB's future on a fraudulent investment, Marius convinces her, a reluctant Julia, and a team of his old compatriots to con back the money from the person who ripped her off. Unbeknownst to Audrey and Marius, Otto unilaterally enacts a perilous plan to save the business. Meanwhile, Katie and Brendon hold a NYC detective bound and gagged in their basement.

star 8.03
1381 votes
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#5 - Billboard

Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 10

When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the vandalism into a women's rights protest, which sparks a colossal media circus. In no time, feminists, conservative religious groups and national new reporters descend on the scene. After Hal grants a TV interview, a woman from his past turns up at the faux protest; and Reese, inspired by the giant billboard stripper who comes to life in his dreams, gives an impassioned speech about the objectification of women.

star 7.96
182 votes
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Election Day

#6 - Election Day

Modern Family Season 3 - Episode 19

Claire’s race for town council comes to a head on Election Day as the Dunphys make phone calls for votes and Mitchell and Cameron take to the streets to campaign, while the candidate endures technical problems during some last-minute interviews.

star 7.95
1628 votes
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The Old Man & the Tree

#7 - The Old Man & the Tree

Modern Family Season 5 - Episode 10

Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own Christmas tree; Gloria is on edge when her mother visits; Mitchell does last-minute shopping to find the perfect gift for Lily.

star 7.93
2332 votes
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Work Bus

#8 - Work Bus

The Office (US) Season 9 - Episode 4

The staffers hit the road in a rented bus when the building is deemed unsafe. Meanwhile, Nellie reaches out to Andy for help in adopting a baby, and Jim uses pie to spread cheer to Pam.

star 7.74
868 votes
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College Recruiters

#9 - College Recruiters

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 12

A broke Francis gets talked into getting a real job by Dewey, but one of Francis' rocker friends decides to offer him the position of tour manager of his band instead. Back home, Hal takes over the college recruiters, which Malcolm refuses to meet with, and treats each one as a suitor. However, Hal's plans are ruined when Malcolm chooses to go Harvard.

star 7.50
168 votes
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Malcolm Defends Reese

#10 - Malcolm Defends Reese

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 9

Lois thinks the new babysitter she found for Jamie is perfect... until she starts driving Lois crazy. Meanwhile, Reese starts getting picked on by the teacher when he and Malcolm are in the same class. However, Malcolm decides to defend him.

star 7.47
172 votes
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Army Buddy

#11 - Army Buddy

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 8

When Lois finds renewed energy with orthotic inserts for her shoes, Hal fears she will not look to him for support anymore and plots to destroy the inserts. A former female army buddy of Reese's comes to their house for a visit. But she gets defensive when Reese thinks they are way more than just friends and comes intact to the idea of trying to sleep with her.

star 7.44
171 votes
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Malcolm's Money

#12 - Malcolm's Money

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 10

Malcolm receives a check for $10,000. After Hal and Lois find out, they decide to keep the money and spend it on something for themselves. However, when Dewey overhears this, he wants to get in on it, too. Now, they'll have to find a way to pay Malcolm back.

star 7.42
185 votes
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