The BEST Episodes of Breaking Bad
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020
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.
#1 - Felina
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 29, 2013
All bad things must come to an end.
#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.
#3 - Ozymandias
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 15, 2013
Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances.
#4 - To'hajiilee
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 8, 2013
Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#12 - Granite State
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 22, 2013
Events set in motion long ago move toward a conclusion.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.