The WORST Episodes of Breaking Bad
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 6, 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 - Fly
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 23, 2010
Walt becomes obsessed with a contaminant in the lab and refuses to finish the cook until it is eliminated. A frustrated Jesse attempts to get Walt back on track.
#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.
#3 - Green Light
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 11, 2010
Walt loses control as he reacts to Skyler's news, endangering his job and relationships with Saul and Jesse. Hank throws himself into his blue meth investigation. Jesse enacts a new plan.
#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.
#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 takes charge and assembles a crew of dealers to get their product out on the streets.
#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.
#7 - Gray Matter
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 24, 2008
Walter and Skyler attend a former colleague's party. Jesse tries to free himself from the drugs, while Skyler organizes an intervention.
#8 - Cancer Man
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 17, 2008
Walter finally tells his family that he has been stricken with cancer. Meanwhile, the DEA believes Albuquerque has a new, big time player to worry about. Meanwhile, a worthy recipient is the target of a depressed Walter's anger, and Jesse makes a surprise visit to his parents home.
#9 - ...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. after his aunt discovers he has been smoking pot. Also, Skylar is upset when Walter stays away from home.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Abiquiu
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 30, 2010
Skyler gets more involved in Walt's business, much to his chagrin. Hank struggles with his recovery. Jesse takes an active role in his new enterprise, leading him to a startling discovery.
#14 - 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.
#15 - I.F.T.
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 2010
Walt ignores Skyler's demands, furthering the rift between them and pushing her to break bad. Still suffering from panic and anxiety attacks, Hank crosses a line at work.
#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 to fit in with his new co-workers in El Paso. Skyler pursues a new job opportunity that reconnects her with a former colleague. Jesse gets to know his landlord, Jane.
#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 about himself. A new adversary tracks the elusive Heisenberg, Walter White's kingpin alter ego. Skyler seeks advice on the state of her marriage and confronts Walt.
#18 - Mas
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 18, 2010
Gus increases his efforts 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.
#19 - Over
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 10, 2009
Walt and Hank get into a heated argument at a party the Whites host to thank friends and family for their support over the last few months. A stir-crazy Walt consumes himself with home improvements. Skyler is emotional and conflicted about Walt's treatment and opens up to her boss, Ted. Jane hides her relationship with Jesse from her father.
#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, looking for more independence, pursues a new opportunity.
#21 - Peekaboo
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2009
Walt returns to work. Skinny Pete gets ripped off and when Jesse steps in to "handle it," he gets more than he bargained for. Skyler finally gets to thank Gretchen for paying for Walt's treatment.
#22 - Seven Thirty-Seven
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2009
Walt and Jesse are vividly 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.
#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. After witnessing a disturbing outburst, Walt worries he and his family are in danger.
#24 - Caballo Sin Nombre
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 28, 2010
Walt tries to reconcile with Skyler, but when his advances are rejected he takes drastic action to bring his family back together. A confused and angry Walter, Jr. lashes out at his mother. With the help of Saul, Jesse makes a significant investment.
#25 - 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.