The BEST episodes of Breaking Bad season 1

Every episode of Breaking Bad season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Breaking Bad season 1!

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.

Last Updated: 5/28/2023Network:AMC
Crazy Handful of Nothin'
15846 votes

#1 - Crazy Handful of Nothin'

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/2/2008

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

Directors: Bronwen Hughes
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A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal
15634 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/9/2008

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.

Directors: Tim Hunter
Writer: Peter Gould
Watch Now:iTunes
20184 votes

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/20/2008

When an unassuming high school chemistry teacher discovers he has a rare form of lung cancer, he decides to team up with a former student and create a top of the line crystal meth in a used RV, to provide for his family once he is gone.

Directors: Vince Gilligan
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Cat's in the Bag...
17711 votes

#4 - Cat's in the Bag...

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/27/2008

Walt and Jesse attempt to tie up loose ends. The desperate situation gets more complicated with the flip of a coin. Walt's wife, Skyler, becomes suspicious of Walt's strange behavior.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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...And the Bag's in the River
16400 votes

#5 - ...And the Bag's in the River

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/10/2008

Walter fights with Jesse over his drug use, causing him to leave Walter alone with their captive, Krazy-8. Meanwhile, Hank has a scared straight moment with Walter Jr..

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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Gray Matter
15606 votes

#6 - Gray Matter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/24/2008

Walter and Skyler attend a former colleague's birthday party. Jesse tries to free himself from drugs, while Skyler organizes an intervention.

Directors: Tricia Brock
Writer: Patty Lin
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Cancer Man
15918 votes

#7 - Cancer Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/17/2008

Walter finally tells his family that he has cancer. Meanwhile, the DEA believes Albuquerque has a new, big time player to worry about. Jesse makes a surprise visit to his parents home.

Directors: Jim McKay
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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