The BEST Episodes of Breaking Bad

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020

Network: Netflix

When Walter White, a chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live, he chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime with the intent to secure his family's financial security.

Felina

#1 - Felina

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 29, 2013

All bad things must come to an end.

star 9.03
12,625 votes
Directors: Vince Gilligan
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Face Off

#2 - Face Off

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 9, 2011

Walt and Jesse team up to take on Gus. With Saul's help, Walt finds an unexpected ally.

star 8.78
13,348 votes
Directors: Vince Gilligan
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Ozymandias

#3 - Ozymandias

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 15, 2013

Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances.

star 8.74
12,150 votes
Directors: Rian Johnson
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
To'hajiilee

#4 - To'hajiilee

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 8, 2013

Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways.

star 8.62
11,501 votes
Writers: George Mastras
Full Measure

#5 - Full Measure

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 13, 2010

With Jesse on the run, Walt negotiates a bargain with Gus and concocts a plan to provide for his and Jesse's safety.

star 8.57
13,810 votes
Directors: Vince Gilligan
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Salud

#6 - Salud

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 18, 2011

Walt's family worries when he doesn't turn up for Walter, Jr.'s 16th birthday. Jesse is forced to put his lab skills to the test without Walt's help.

star 8.50
12,613 votes
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison, Peter Gould
Dead Freight

#7 - Dead Freight

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 12, 2012

Walt's team must get creative to obtain the materials they need to continue their operation.

star 8.44
12,192 votes
Directors: George Mastras
Writers: George Mastras
Blood Money

#8 - Blood Money

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 11, 2013

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

star 8.43
11,467 votes
Directors: Bryan Cranston
Writers: Peter Gould
Crawl Space

#9 - Crawl Space

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 25, 2011

Walt takes drastic action to protect his secret and Gus. Skyler's efforts to solve Ted's financial problems hit a wall.

star 8.42
12,689 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: George Mastras, Sam Catlin
One Minute

#10 - One Minute

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 2, 2010

Hank's increasing volatility forces a confrontation with Jesse and trouble at work. Skyler pressures Walt to make a deal. Gus' actions have severe consequences.

star 8.41
13,487 votes
Writers: Thomas Schnauz
Half Measures

#11 - Half Measures

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 6, 2010

Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. A tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.

star 8.40
13,827 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Peter Gould, Sam Catlin
Granite State

#12 - Granite State

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 22, 2013

Events set in motion long ago move toward a conclusion.

star 8.39
11,000 votes
Directors: Peter Gould
Writers: Peter Gould
Gliding Over All

#13 - Gliding Over All

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 2, 2012

Walt ties up loose ends. Seeing the evidence of his success, he makes a startling and dangerous decision.

star 8.37
12,105 votes
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Confessions

#14 - Confessions

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 25, 2013

Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand.

star 8.32
11,281 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison
Say My Name

#15 - Say My Name

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 26, 2012

Walt takes control of business matters as Mike grapples with the consequences of his actions.

star 8.25
11,536 votes
Directors: Thomas Schnauz
Writers: Thomas Schnauz
End Times

#16 - End Times

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 2, 2011

Hank pushes Gomez to pursue one last lead, while Walt struggles to protect the family. Jesse gets alarming news and rushes to meet with Walt.

star 8.24
12,903 votes
Directors: Vince Gilligan
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett, Thomas Schnauz
Crazy Handful of Nothin'

#17 - Crazy Handful of Nothin'

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2008

The side effects of chemo begin to plague Walt. Meanwhile, the DEA rounds up suspected dealers.

star 8.23
15,716 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: George Mastras
Hermanos

#18 - Hermanos

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2011

Skyler develops an unusual solution to her money troubles. Hank enlists Walt to investigate a theory. Walt’s impatience with Jesse grows.

star 8.17
11,956 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: George Mastras, Sam Catlin
Box Cutter

#19 - Box Cutter

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

Walt and Jesse face the deadly consequences of their actions. Skyler deals with a puzzling disappearance, as Marie struggles to help Hank with his recovery.

star 8.14
13,486 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Vince Gilligan
ABQ

#20 - ABQ

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 31, 2009

Walt's lies have pushed Skyler to her limit. Jesse self-destructs after a personal blow, forcing Walt to come to his aid. Donald's grief leads to tragedy.

star 8.14
13,666 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Rabid Dog

#21 - Rabid Dog

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 1, 2013

An unusual strategy starts to bear fruit, while plans are set in motion that could change everything.

star 8.13
10,532 votes
Directors: Sam Catlin
Writers: Sam Catlin
Live Free or Die

#22 - Live Free or Die

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 15, 2012

As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus' empire.

star 8.12
11,941 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Vince Gilligan
A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

#23 - A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2008

Walter accepts his new identity as a drug dealer. Elsewhere, Jesse decides to put his aunt's house on the market and Marie throws Skyler a baby shower.

star 8.12
15,510 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Peter Gould
Buyout

#24 - Buyout

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 2012

Walt, Jesse, and Mike struggle over the future of their business, as occupational hazards weigh on Jesse.

star 8.12
10,944 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison
Buried

#25 - Buried

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 18, 2013

While Skyler's past catches up with her, Walt covers his tracks. Jesse continues to struggle with his guilt.

star 8.11
10,868 votes
Writers: Thomas Schnauz