The WORST Episodes of Breaking Bad

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Network: Netflix

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.

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#1 - Fly

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 23, 2010

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

star 7.26
13,711 votes
Directors: Rian Johnson
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett, Sam Catlin

#2 - Down

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.62
13,669 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Sam Catlin
Green Light

#3 - Green Light

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 11, 2010

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

star 7.64
13,303 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Sam Catlin
Thirty-Eight Snub

#4 - Thirty-Eight Snub

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.69
13,541 votes
Writers: George Mastras

#5 - Breakage

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.71
14,120 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Bit by a Dead Bee

#6 - Bit by a Dead Bee

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.71
14,754 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Peter Gould
Cancer Man

#7 - Cancer Man

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.73
16,236 votes
Directors: Jim McKay
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Gray Matter

#8 - Gray Matter

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 24, 2008

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

star 7.73
15,893 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers: Patty Lin
Open House

#9 - Open House

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.75
12,858 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Sam Catlin
...And the Bag's in the River

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

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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..

star 7.76
16,737 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Cat's in the Bag...

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

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.78
18,145 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Vince Gilligan

#12 - Abiquiu

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 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.

star 7.79
13,355 votes
Writers: John Shiban, Thomas Schnauz

#13 - Cornered

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 21, 2011

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

star 7.80
12,575 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison

#14 - I.F.T.

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 2010

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

star 7.80
13,982 votes
Writers: George Mastras
Bullet Points

#15 - Bullet Points

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.80
12,987 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Negro Y Azul

#16 - Negro Y Azul

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.80
14,119 votes
Writers: John Shiban
No Mas

#17 - No Mas

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.81
13,965 votes
Directors: Bryan Cranston
Writers: Vince Gilligan

#18 - Mas

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.82
13,564 votes
Directors: Johan B. Renck
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett

#19 - Over

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 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.

star 7.82
14,090 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett

#20 - Kafkaesque

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 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.

star 7.83
13,206 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers: George Mastras, Peter Gould
Seven Thirty-Seven

#21 - Seven Thirty-Seven

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.84
15,436 votes
Directors: Bryan Cranston
Writers: J. Roberts, J. Roberts

#22 - Peekaboo

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.84
14,083 votes
Directors: Peter Medak
Writers: J. Roberts, Vince Gilligan
I See You

#23 - I See You

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 9, 2010

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

star 7.87
13,356 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Gennifer Hutchison

#24 - Madrigal

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 22, 2012

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

star 7.90
11,929 votes
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Caballo Sin Nombre

#25 - Caballo Sin Nombre

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 28, 2010

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

star 7.91
14,250 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Peter Gould