The BEST episodes written by Vince Gilligan

12535 votes

#1 - Felina

Breaking Bad - Season 5 - Episode 16

All bad things must come to an end.

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Face Off
13535 votes

#2 - Face Off

Breaking Bad - Season 4 - Episode 13

Walt and Jesse team up to take on Gus. With Saul's help, Walt finds an unexpected ally.

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Full Measure
13994 votes

#3 - Full Measure

Breaking Bad - Season 3 - Episode 13

With Jesse on the run, Walt negotiates a bargain with Gus and concocts a plan to provide for his and Jesse's safety.

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Bad Blood
1097 votes

#4 - Bad Blood

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 12

After Mulder chases down and kills a young man who he believes to be a vampire, the agents return to DC aware of the mistake they just made. Faced with a lawsuit from the family of the man, they recount each of their sides to the story leading up to the event. In the extremely humorous stories that follow we see how Scully and Mulder both perceive each other.

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Box Cutter
13652 votes

#5 - Box Cutter

Breaking Bad - Season 4 - Episode 1

Walt and Jesse face the deadly consequences of their actions. Skyler deals with a puzzling disappearance, as Marie struggles to help Hank with his recovery.

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2288 votes

#6 - Waterworks

Better Call Saul - Season 6 - Episode 12

The stakes are raised when a discovery is made.

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13819 votes

#7 - ABQ

Breaking Bad - Season 2 - Episode 13

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.

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6577 votes

#8 - Klick

Better Call Saul - Season 2 - Episode 10

Jimmy must make a hard choice; Mike takes control of matters; Hamlin delivers shocking news.

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Live Free or Die
11980 votes

#9 - Live Free or Die

Breaking Bad - Season 5 - Episode 1

As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus' empire.

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Dreamland (1)
1156 votes

#10 - Dreamland (1)

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 4

While being detained near the famed "Dreamland" Area 51, a strange craft flies overhead and Mulder swaps bodies with an Area 51 "Man-in-Black". While the other agent has fun in Mulder's body, Mulder himself finds it difficult to fit into someone else's life, especially a shadowy one. Mulder contacts Scully about the body swap and tries to get her the flight data recorder from the UFO test flight, but his alter ego uses Mulder's FBI persona to have him arrested.

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Small Potatoes
1137 votes

#11 - Small Potatoes

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 20

Five babies in the same town are all born with tails and the local OB-GYN is blamed for tampering with fertilized eggs. However, Mulder discovers the culprit to be a simple man with a genetic deformity who may have the ability to alter his appearance.

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20290 votes

#12 - Pilot

Breaking Bad - Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

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11672 votes

#13 - Madrigal

Breaking Bad - Season 5 - Episode 2

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

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Dreamland II (2)
1069 votes

#14 - Dreamland II (2)

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 5

Mulder is thrown in jail at the Area 51 compound but is released when it is discovered that the flight data recorder he stole was a fake. Scully comes to her senses and realizes that the Mulder she sees isn't who he really is and heads back to Nevada to help the real Mulder. Meanwhile, the mechanism that caused the body swap is rapidly snapping back, undoing everything in its wake, and Mulder and his alter ego must race to put themselves back where they belong.

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13878 votes

#15 - Peekaboo

Breaking Bad - Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

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Field Trip
922 votes

#16 - Field Trip

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 21

When the bodies of a couple who have been missing for less than a week are discovered to have been reduced to bone, Mulder suggests that recent paranormal phenomena in the area may have caused the accelerated decomposition.

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No Más
13800 votes

#17 - No Más

Breaking Bad - Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

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Memento Mori
1375 votes

#18 - Memento Mori

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 14

Scully's recent failing health is revealed to be inoperable brain cancer, which is common among abductees. She meets with other abductees with the same condition and forms a special bond with a dying woman, while Mulder tries to save her from a doctor who may be connected with the abductions.

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1067 votes

#19 - Tithonus

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 10

Assistant Director Kersh tries to tear Scully and Mulder apart when he partners Scully with a New York agent investigating Alfred Fellig, a freelance police photographer who conveniently shows up to document the scene of a death as soon as it happens. While the young hotshot agent is convinced that Fellig is murdering the people, Scully has other (paranormal) theories.

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939 votes

#20 - Millennium

The X-Files - Season 7 - Episode 4

As the year 2000 draws closer, the agents are up against a man from the Millennium Group who believes that he can bring about the end of the world on the 31st of December if he resurrects four former members from the dead. To gain more insight into the group and its practices, Mulder and Scully enlist a criminal profiler to assist them in the investigation.

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Cat's in the Bag...
17800 votes

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

Breaking Bad - Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

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1013 votes

#22 - Monday

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 14

A woman is forced to relive the same day over and over as she tries to prevent Mulder and Scully from being killed by her boyfriend during a bank robbery attempt. As the events restart again and again, Mulder's sense of Deja-vu grows stronger.

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...And the Bag's in the River
16475 votes

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

Breaking Bad - Season 1 - Episode 3

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..

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Folie à Deux
1046 votes

#24 - Folie à Deux

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 19

Mulder is held hostage inside an office where a man claims his boss is a monster and has clouded all their minds while he turns them into zombies one by one, which is disbelieved until Mulder opens his mind and allows himself to see it too.

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Je Souhaite
1157 votes

#25 - Je Souhaite

The X-Files - Season 7 - Episode 21

Mulder and Scully discover a genie in a rug who, after 500 years of granting wishes, has come to the conclusion that people are still as greedy and self-centered as they always have been, and she begins to corrupt the wishes she grants if they are not specific enough.

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Cancer Man
15974 votes

#26 - Cancer Man

Breaking Bad - Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

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1538 votes

#27 - Pusher

The X-Files - Season 3 - Episode 17

Mulder and Scully are asked to help in a case involving Robert Patrick Modell, a murderer possessing the psychic ability to force his will onto people. Due to a brain tumor that is slowly killing him, he is searching for a "worthy adversary" and forces Mulder into a battle of mind over matter.

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7373 votes

#28 - Uno

Better Call Saul - Season 1 - Episode 1

Jimmy works his magic in the courtroom. Unexpected inspiration leads him to an unconventional pursuit of potential clients.

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6981 votes

#29 - Mabel

Better Call Saul - Season 3 - Episode 1

Jimmy and Chuck's relationship deteriorates. Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm. Mike investigates the note left on his car.

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1162 votes

#30 - Drive

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 2

Mulder is trapped in a car with a man who has developed a serious ear condition which can only be suppressed by driving west at high speeds. As Scully tries to find the cause and a cure for the problem, Mulder and the man get closer and closer to the ocean.

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All About Yves
107 votes

#31 - All About Yves

The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Gunmen team up with Morris Fletcher to uncover information about "Romeo 61," a secret government terrorist organisation responsible for decades of major crimes.

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Leonard Betts
1341 votes

#32 - Leonard Betts

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 12

After the body of a decapitated EMT disappears from the morgue and an identical man starts work at the same hospital, Mulder believes that the man has the ability to regrow parts of his body, including his head. The agents soon discover that Betts' body is riddled with cancer and he is able to live in that condition but needs to feed on cancerous tumors to keep up his strength.

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The Amazing Maleeni
950 votes

#33 - The Amazing Maleeni

The X-Files - Season 7 - Episode 8

When a small-time magician performs a trick where it appears that he turns his head all the way around but is then found in his van dead with his head neatly sawed off, Mulder and Scully suspect he was murdered and get caught up in an intricate scheme planned by two magicians trying to rob a bank.

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Paper Hearts
1383 votes

#34 - Paper Hearts

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 10

Mulder's dreams help him in finding the body of a little girl which reopens one of his old cases in the Violent Crimes Unit and leads him to believe the killer he captured had more victims and may have taken his sister many years before.

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Maximum Byers
138 votes

#35 - Maximum Byers

The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 - Episode 8

Byers and Jimmy become inmates at the Texas Department of Corrections and help an innocent man facing execution on death row.

1350 votes

#36 - Unruhe

The X-Files - Season 4 - Episode 4

Several kidnappings of young women linked by distorted photographs lead Mulder and Scully to a man who can imprint his darkest fantasies onto undeveloped film and is trying to save the women from the "Howlers".

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Christmas Carol (1)
1055 votes

#37 - Christmas Carol (1)

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 6

On her Christmas vacation with her brother's family, Scully receives a mysterious phone call from a familiar voice who says, "She needs your help. Go to her." The phone call leads Scully to a murder case where the victim's 3-year-old adopted daughter bears an uncanny likeness to her sister, Melissa, at that age. The emotional roller coaster that follows has Scully believing that her sister had a baby during a period when she traveled the country and she tries to adopt the child, knowing that caring for the little girl would change her life.

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What's the Frequency, Kolchak?
7 votes

#38 - What's the Frequency, Kolchak?

Night Stalker - Season 1 - Episode 10

Carl is kidnapped by a man who insists that Carl has been sending him secret messages through his stories.

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Soft Light
1421 votes

#39 - Soft Light

The X-Files - Season 2 - Episode 23

An experiment in dark matter accidentally turns a scientist's shadow into a deadly weapon that can unzip a person's molecules if they are touched by it.

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Unusual Suspects
1240 votes

#40 - Unusual Suspects

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 3

Set in 1989, the story of the founding of The Lone Gunmen is finally told as we see how a straight-laced federal employee, a sex mad AV expert, and a nerdy computer hacker meet Susanne Modeski, a strange woman with evidence of a government conspiracy. When their plan to expose the conspiracy fails and Susanne is captured by a group of men-in-black, led by none other than X, they soon become a paranoid group of government watchdogs.

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1056 votes

#41 - Kitsunegari

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 8

Pusher returns as Robert Patrick Modell escapes from the mental hospital and the FBI promptly organizes a manhunt, assuming that he will continue where he left off. But is he really trying to get revenge on Mulder, or does he want to warn him of another evil?

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849 votes

#42 - Hungry

The X-Files - Season 7 - Episode 3

A monster who feeds on human brain matter tries to lead a normal life, but he soon cannot control his feelings of hunger.

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Planet of the Frohikes
166 votes

#43 - Planet of the Frohikes

The Lone Gunmen - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Gunmen are in over their heads when they match wits with an intelligent chimpanzee who wants to break out of a government-run animal behaviour laboratory.

Jump the Shark
833 votes

#44 - Jump the Shark

The X-Files - Season 9 - Episode 15

The agents ask the Lone Gunmen to help find their friendly foe Yves Adele Harlow after former Area 51 Man-In-Black Morris Fletcher claims she is one of the super-soldiers.

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901 votes

#45 - Theef

The X-Files - Season 7 - Episode 14

Mulder and Scully suspect that hexcraft is the source of threats against a doctor's family.

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Emily (2)
1044 votes

#46 - Emily (2)

The X-Files - Season 5 - Episode 7

DNA testing on Emily reveals that she is actually Scully's daughter and Mulder comes to assist her and to find out where and how the girl was born while Scully tries to help Emily with her own serious illness, a rare form of anemia.

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998 votes

#47 - Roadrunners

The X-Files - Season 8 - Episode 4

Scully evades Doggett's help in investigating a vicious murder in a remote area of Utah, and she is trapped in the small town by a religious cult that believe a slug-like creature is the second coming of God who needs a human host to survive.

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Sunshine Days
826 votes

#48 - Sunshine Days

The X-Files - Season 9 - Episode 18

Doggett and Reyes investigate a murder outside the house that the original Brady Bunch series was filmed in. The house is owned by a man named Oliver who is obsessed with the show and has rigged the house into a series of traps and changing appearances to look like the Brady house.

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John Doe
857 votes

#49 - John Doe

The X-Files - Season 9 - Episode 7

Scully and Reyes join forces to try and find Doggett when he goes missing. Doggett has his own problems, having woken up in jail in Mexico suffering from amnesia. With no knowledge of who he is, Doggett is befriended by a local who soon has him working smuggling illegal immigrants across the border.

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Three of a Kind
886 votes

#50 - Three of a Kind

The X-Files - Season 6 - Episode 20

While on a stakeout of a Government Defense Convention in Las Vegas, The Lone Gunmen are reunited with Susanne Modeski, the mysterious woman who disappeared ten years earlier when they first met Agent Mulder.

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