The BEST episodes of Breaking Bad season 2

Every episode of Breaking Bad season 2, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Breaking Bad season 2!

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
13773 votes

#1 - ABQ

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/31/2009

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.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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13580 votes

#2 - Phoenix

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/24/2009

The Whites welcome a new addition. Walter, Jr. launches a website to aid his struggling family. Jesse's addiction spirals out of control.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writer: John Shiban
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14722 votes

#3 - Grilled

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2009

Walt and Jesse find themselves in close quarters with an unhinged Tuco. Marie and Hank comfort Skyler, who is distraught over Walt’s disappearance. Hank pays a visit to Mrs. Pinkman on some not-so-official business.

Directors: Charles Haid
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14066 votes

#4 - Mandala

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/17/2009

Saul proposes a new business partner. Skyler makes a disturbing discovery. Jesse divulges his real profession to Jane.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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Better Call Saul
13245 votes

#5 - Better Call Saul

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/26/2009

When Badger gets busted, Walt and Jesse seek the legal advice of a shady attorney, Saul Goodman. Hank returns to Albuquerque, but his troubled mental state and demeanor cause Marie to worry.

Directors: Terry McDonough
Writer: Peter Gould
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4 Days Out
13930 votes

#6 - 4 Days Out

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/3/2009

The Whites await news about Walt's cancer treatment progress. Walt and Jesse retreat to the desert for a marathon cook.

Writer: Sam Catlin
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13830 votes

#7 - Peekaboo

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/12/2009

Walt returns to work. Skinny Pete gets ripped off and when Jesse steps in, he gets more than he bargained for. Walt's cover story on how Elliott and Gretchen are paying for his medical treatment starts to collapse.

Directors: Peter Medak
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Seven Thirty-Seven
15166 votes

#8 - Seven Thirty-Seven

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/2009

Walt and Jesse are 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.

Directors: Bryan Cranston
Writer: J. Roberts
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13840 votes

#9 - Over

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/10/2009

Walt and Hank get into a fight, and Walt consumes himself with home improvements. Skyler opens up to her boss, Ted. Jane hides her relationship with Jesse from her father.

Directors: Phil Abraham
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Negro y Azul
13889 votes

#10 - Negro y Azul

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/19/2009

Rumors fly about Jesse's recent actions as he and Walt discuss expanding their business into new territories. Hank struggles in El Paso. Skyler pursues a new job opportunity. Jesse gets to know his landlord, Jane.

Writer: John Shiban
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Bit by a Dead Bee
14495 votes

#11 - Bit by a Dead Bee

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2009

Walt and Jesse cover their tracks, but as a result, both of their financial situations suffer. Meanwhile, Hank and his DEA colleagues may have a break in their meth investigation.

Directors: Terry McDonough
Writer: Peter Gould
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13864 votes

#12 - Breakage

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2009

Tensions and bills mount at the White household. Hank makes progress at work, but struggles with some residual effects from his encounter with Tuco. Jesse assembles a crew of dealers to get their product out on the streets.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
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13426 votes

#13 - Down

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2009

Walt tries to reconnect with his family. Still suspicious of her husband's actions, Skyler keeps her distance. Jesse finds himself without a place to live and struggles to cope.

Directors: John Dahl
Writer: Sam Catlin
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