Breaking Bad

The WORST episodes of Breaking Bad

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

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: 8/21/2022Network: AMC
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Fly
star
7.27
13936 votes

#1 - Fly

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/23/2010

Walt becomes obsessed with a contaminant in the lab. A frustrated Jesse attempts to get Walt back on track.

Directors: Rian Johnson
Watch Now:Amazon
Down
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7.63
13881 votes

#2 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Green Light
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7.64
13483 votes

#3 - Green Light

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/2010

Walt loses control. Hank throws himself into his blue meth investigation. Jesse enacts a new plan.

Directors: Scott Winant
Watch Now:Amazon
Thirty-Eight Snub
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7.70
13752 votes

#4 - Thirty-Eight Snub

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/24/2011

Walt attempts to form a new alliance as he plans his next move. Skyler pushes Walt towards a business opportunity, in hopes of protecting the family.

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Breakage
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7.72
14318 votes

#5 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Bit by a Dead Bee
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7.72
14964 votes

#6 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Cancer Man
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7.73
16477 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:Amazon
Gray Matter
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7.73
16129 votes

#8 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Open House
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7.75
13014 votes

#9 - Open House

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/31/2011

Events spiral out of control at Jesse’s place. Skyler reluctantly asks for Saul’s help. Marie returns to an old pastime and a friend asks Hank for help.

Directors: David Slade
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...And the Bag's in the River
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7.76
17003 votes

#10 - ...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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Cat's in the Bag...
star
7.79
18415 votes

#11 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Abiquiu
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7.80
13577 votes

#12 - Abiquiu

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/30/2010

Skyler gets more involved in Walt's business. Hank struggles with his recovery. Jesse takes an active role in his new enterprise, leading him to a startling discovery.

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Cornered
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7.81
12786 votes

#13 - Cornered

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/21/2011

Skyler makes an unsettling discovery. Walter, Jr. pushes his dad into a questionable purchase. Jesse offers Mike some unexpected help.

Directors: Michael Slovis
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Negro Y Azul
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7.81
14337 votes

#14 - 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.

Watch Now:Amazon
I.F.T.
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7.81
14219 votes

#15 - I.F.T.

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/2010

Walt ignores Skyler's demands, furthering the rift between them. Hank crosses a line at work.

Watch Now:Amazon
Bullet Points
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7.81
13195 votes

#16 - Bullet Points

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/7/2011

The Cartel takes steps to gain the upper hand. Walt and Skyler share an embarrassing secret with the rest of the family. Jesse’s activities draw unwanted attention.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
Watch Now:Amazon
No Mas
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7.83
14204 votes

#17 - No Mas

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/2010

As Walt copes with the aftermath of the plane crash and Skyler's anger, Jesse comes to a new realization. A new adversary tracks the elusive Heisenberg. Skyler seeks advice on the state of her marriage and confronts Walt.

Directors: Bryan Cranston
Watch Now:Amazon
Mas
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7.83
13747 votes

#18 - Mas

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/18/2010

Gus tries to lure Walt back into business, forcing a rift between Walt and Jesse. Skyler doubts her new relationship. Marie confides in Skyler about her concern for Hank's well-being.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
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Over
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7.83
14280 votes

#19 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Kafkaesque
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7.84
13403 votes

#20 - Kafkaesque

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/16/2010

As Hank's hospital bills stack up, Skyler hatches a plan. Walt and Gus come to a better understanding. Jesse pursues a new opportunity.

Directors: Michael Slovis
Watch Now:Amazon
Seven Thirty-Seven
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7.85
15705 votes

#21 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
Peekaboo
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7.85
14293 votes

#22 - 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
Watch Now:Amazon
I See You
star
7.88
13558 votes

#23 - I See You

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/9/2010

The family waits for news about Hank. While Jesse covers at the lab, Walt attempts to placate Gus.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
Watch Now:Amazon
Madrigal
star
7.91
12119 votes

#24 - Madrigal

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/22/2012

Walt and Jesse seek out an unlikely partner for a new business venture. The DEA follows up new leads in its investigation.

Watch Now:Amazon
Caballo Sin Nombre
star
7.92
14476 votes

#25 - Caballo Sin Nombre

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/28/2010

Walt takes drastic action to bring his family back together. With Saul's help, Jesse makes an unexpected investment.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
Watch Now:Amazon

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