The BEST Episodes of Breaking Bad

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Network: Netflix

Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine accompanied by a former student, Jesse Pinkman, with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.

Felina

#1 - Felina

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 29, 2013

All bad things must come to an end.

star 9.03
12,440 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 8.77
13,201 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 8.73
11,987 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
11,353 votes
Writers: George Mastras
Full Measure

#5 - Full Measure

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 13, 2010

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

star 8.57
13,662 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 Mr. White's help.

star 8.50
12,478 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
12,057 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
11,345 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
12,556 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
13,336 votes
Writers: Thomas Schnauz
Half Measures

#11 - Half Measures

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 6, 2010

Against Walt's advice, 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
13,677 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
10,859 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
11,974 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
11,147 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
11,395 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 Mr. White.

star 8.24
12,772 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
15,553 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
11,831 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
Writers: George Mastras, Sam Catlin
ABQ

#19 - ABQ

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 31, 2009

Skyler and Walt collide in the season finale as her frustration with his secrecy finally comes to a head. Jesse self-destructs after a personal blow, forcing Walt to come to his aid. Donald's grief leads to tragedy.

star 8.14
13,522 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Box Cutter

#20 - 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
13,341 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
10,399 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
11,810 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Buyout

#23 - 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
10,820 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison
A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

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

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2008

Walter accepts his new identity as a drug dealer after a PTA meeting. Elsewhere, Jesse decides to put his aunt's house on the market and Skyler is the recipient of a baby shower.

star 8.12
15,347 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Peter Gould
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
10,740 votes
Writers: Thomas Schnauz