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The best episodes of Breaking Bad

Explore the comprehensive ranking of Breaking Bad episodes, meticulously evaluated through thousands of fan votes. Uncover the top-rated moments that define the brilliance of Breaking Bad!

Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.
Face Off
9.4

#1 - Face Off

Season 4, Episode 13, 10/9/2011
Walt and Jesse team up to take on Gus. With Saul's help, Walt finds an unexpected ally.
To'hajiilee
9.4

#2 - To'hajiilee

Season 5, Episode 13, 9/8/2013
Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways.
Ozymandias
9.4

#3 - Ozymandias

Season 5, Episode 14, 9/15/2013
Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances.
Full Measure
9.3

#4 - Full Measure

Season 3, Episode 13, 6/13/2010
With Jesse on the run and Mike in hot pursuit, Walt negotiates a bargain with Gus and concocts a disturbing plan to provide for his and Jesse's safety.
Crawl Space
9.3

#5 - Crawl Space

Season 4, Episode 11, 9/25/2011
Walt takes drastic action to protect his secret and Gus. Skyler's efforts to solve Ted's financial problems hit a wall.
Salud
9.2

#6 - Salud

Season 4, Episode 10, 9/18/2011
Walt's family worries when he doesn't turn up for Walter, Jr.'s 16th birthday. Jesse is forced to put his lab skills to the test without Mr. White's help.
Granite State
9.2

#7 - Granite State

Season 5, Episode 15, 9/22/2013
Events set in motion long ago move toward a conclusion.
Felina
9.2

#8 - Felina

Season 5, Episode 16, 9/29/2013
All bad things must come to an end.
Dead Freight
9.1

#9 - Dead Freight

Season 5, Episode 5, 8/12/2012
Walt's team gets creative to obtain the methylamine they need to continue their operation.
Gliding Over All
9.1

#10 - Gliding Over All

Season 5, Episode 8, 9/2/2012
Walt takes care of loose ends; Walt makes a dangerous decision.
Confessions
9.1

#11 - Confessions

Season 5, Episode 11, 8/25/2013
Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand.
Half Measures
9.0

#12 - Half Measures

Season 3, Episode 12, 6/6/2010
Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene and tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.
Say My Name
9.0

#13 - Say My Name

Season 5, Episode 7, 8/26/2012
Walt takes control of business matters; Mike deals with the consequences of his actions.
One Minute
8.9

#14 - One Minute

Season 3, Episode 7, 5/2/2010
Hank's increasing volatility forces a confrontation with Jesse and trouble at work. Skyler pressures Walt to make a deal. Gus' actions have severe consequences.
End Times
8.9

#15 - End Times

Season 4, Episode 12, 10/2/2011
Hank pushes Gomez to pursue one last lead, while Walt struggles to protect the family. Jesse gets alarming news and rushes to meet with Mr. White.
Blood Money
8.9

#16 - Blood Money

Season 5, Episode 9, 8/11/2013
As Walt and Jesse adjust to life out of the business, Hank grapples with a troubling lead.
Crazy Handful of Nothin'
8.8

#17 - Crazy Handful of Nothin'

Season 1, Episode 6, 3/2/2008
The side effects of chemo begin to plague Walt. Meanwhile, the DEA rounds up suspected dealers.
Sunset
8.8

#18 - Sunset

Season 3, Episode 6, 4/25/2010
Walt settles into his new surroundings; Walt, Jr. wants answers about his parents' relationship; Hank's investigation causes problems for Walt and Jesse.
Grilled
8.8

#19 - Grilled

Season 2, Episode 2, 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.
Better Call Saul
8.8

#20 - Better Call Saul

Season 2, Episode 8, 4/26/2009
Walt and Jesse seek advice from a shady attorney when Badger gets in trouble with the law; the DEA believes they have caught up with "Heisenberg" ; Hank returns.
Phoenix
8.7

#21 - Phoenix

Season 2, Episode 12, 5/24/2009
As Walt explores money laundering options, he and Jesse spar over the profits from their latest deal. Jesse and Jane clash with her father. Walt makes a fatal decision.
4 Days Out
8.7

#22 - 4 Days Out

Season 2, Episode 9, 5/3/2009
Walt and his family wait for news after he undergoes a PET-CT scan. Walt follows Saul's advice; Jesse's relationship with Jane is put on hold when he and Walt head to the desert for a marathon of cooking.
ABQ
8.7

#23 - ABQ

Season 2, Episode 13, 5/31/2009
Skyler confronts Walt about his secrecy; Jesse falls apart; and Jane's grief-stricken father takes action that results in further tragedy.
Box Cutter
8.7

#24 - Box Cutter

Season 4, Episode 1, 7/17/2011
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.
Hermanos
8.7

#25 - Hermanos

Season 4, Episode 8, 9/4/2011
Skyler develops an unusual solution to her money troubles. Hank enlists Walt to investigate a theory. Walt’s impatience with Jesse grows.
Buried
8.7

#26 - Buried

Season 5, Episode 10, 8/18/2013
While Skyler's past catches up with her, Walt covers his tracks. Jesse continues to struggle with his guilt.
Rabid Dog
8.7

#27 - Rabid Dog

Season 5, Episode 12, 9/1/2013
An unusual strategy starts to bear fruit, while plans are set in motion that could change everything.
Live Free or Die
8.6

#28 - Live Free or Die

Season 5, Episode 1, 7/15/2012
As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus' empire.
Buyout
8.5

#29 - Buyout

Season 5, Episode 6, 8/19/2012
Walt, Jesse, and Mike struggle over the future of their business, as occupational hazards weigh on Jesse.
A No Rough Stuff Type Deal
8.4

#30 - A No Rough Stuff Type Deal

Season 1, Episode 7, 3/9/2008
Walter accepts his new identity as a drug dealer after a PTA meeting. Elsewhere, Jesse decides to put his aunt's house on the market and Skyler is the recipient of a baby shower.
Peekaboo
8.4

#31 - Peekaboo

Season 2, Episode 6, 4/12/2009
Walt's secret is in jeopardy when Skyler thanks Gretchen for paying for his treatment.
Bug
8.4

#32 - Bug

Season 4, Episode 9, 9/11/2011
Skyler's past mistakes come back to haunt her. Gus takes action to thwart his rivals. Jesse seeks Walt's help, with mixed results.
Madrigal
8.4

#33 - Madrigal

Season 5, Episode 2, 7/22/2012
Walt and Jesse pursue an unlikely business partner. The DEA filters through various leads in hopes of finding something.
Hazard Pay
8.4

#34 - Hazard Pay

Season 5, Episode 3, 7/29/2012
Walt and Jesse formulate a new business plan. Walt shares a secret with Marie.
Fifty-One
8.4

#35 - Fifty-One

Season 5, Episode 4, 8/5/2012
Walt celebrates another birthday. Skyler contemplates her options, and an associate puts a crimp in Walt and Jesse's business strategy.
Seven Thirty-Seven
8.3

#36 - Seven Thirty-Seven

Season 2, Episode 1, 3/8/2009
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.
Pilot
8.3

#37 - Pilot

Season 1, Episode 1, 1/20/2008
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.
Mandala
8.3

#38 - Mandala

Season 2, Episode 11, 5/17/2009
As the end of her pregnancy finds Skyler conflicted about her feelings, a dealer's death forces Walt to look for somewhere to unload a load of meth.
Más
8.3

#39 - Más

Season 3, Episode 5, 4/18/2010
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.
I See You
8.3

#40 - I See You

Season 3, Episode 8, 5/9/2010
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.
Problem Dog
8.3

#41 - Problem Dog

Season 4, Episode 7, 8/28/2011
A frustrated Walt gambles on a risky new plan. Skyler's business venture hits a snag. Hank recruits Walter, Jr. for an unusual outing.
...And the Bag's in the River
8.3

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

Season 1, Episode 3, 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. after his aunt discovers he has been smoking pot. Also, Skylar is upset when Walter stays away from home.
Caballo sin Nombre
8.2

#43 - Caballo sin Nombre

Season 3, Episode 2, 3/28/2010
Despite ever-increasing tension between Walt and Skyler, he pulls out all the stops in an effort to reconcile with the family. Elsewhere, Saul is instrumental in getting Jesse involved in a most-unusual investment opportunity.
Bullet Points
8.2

#44 - Bullet Points

Season 4, Episode 4, 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.
Negro y Azul
8.2

#45 - Negro y Azul

Season 2, Episode 7, 4/19/2009
Jesse and Walt discuss expanding into new territories; Hank struggles to fit in; Skyler pursues a new job opportunity; Jesse gets to know his landlord.
Cat's in the Bag...
8.2

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

Season 1, Episode 2, 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.
Over
8.1

#47 - Over

Season 2, Episode 10, 5/10/2009
Walt and Hank get into a heated argument at a party. Skyler opens up to her boss. Jane hides her relationship with Jesse from her father.
No Más
8.1

#48 - No Más

Season 3, Episode 1, 3/21/2010
Walt faces a new threat, on a new front and deals with an increasingly angry Skyler, who must consider what to do next with her life and the kids. Meanwhile, Jesse comes face-to-face with some startling self-revelations.
I.F.T.
8.1

#49 - I.F.T.

Season 3, Episode 3, 4/4/2010
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.
Kafkaesque
8.1

#50 - Kafkaesque

Season 3, Episode 9, 5/16/2010
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.
Shotgun
8.1

#51 - Shotgun

Season 4, Episode 5, 8/14/2011
When Jesse goes missing, Walt fears the worst. Skyler has an unlikely reunion. Hank shares some bad news with Detective Tim Roberts.
Gray Matter
8.0

#52 - Gray Matter

Season 1, Episode 5, 2/24/2008
Walter and Skyler attend a former colleague's party. Jesse tries to free himself from the drugs, while Skyler organizes an intervention.
Abiquiu
8.0

#53 - Abiquiu

Season 3, Episode 11, 5/30/2010
Skyler gets involved with Walt's business. Hank struggles with his recovery. Jesse makes a startling discovery after meeting a girl at group therapy.
Breakage
8.0

#54 - Breakage

Season 2, Episode 5, 4/5/2009
Hank suffers from the aftermath of his encounter with Tuco. Meanwhile, Jesse hires a crew to get their product out on the streets.
Cornered
7.9

#55 - Cornered

Season 4, Episode 6, 8/21/2011
Skyler makes an unsettling discovery. Walter, Jr. pushes his dad into a questionable purchase. Jesse offers Mike some unexpected help.
Bit by a Dead Bee
7.9

#56 - Bit by a Dead Bee

Season 2, Episode 3, 3/22/2009
Walt and Jesse become short on cash when they try to cover their tracks. Meanwhile, the DEA has a lead that could them straight to Walt and Jesse.
Green Light
7.9

#57 - Green Light

Season 3, Episode 4, 4/11/2010
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.
Down
7.9

#58 - Down

Season 2, Episode 4, 3/29/2009
Walt attempts to reconnect with his family, while Jesse struggles to rebuild his life.
Cancer Man
7.8

#59 - Cancer Man

Season 1, Episode 4, 2/17/2008
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.
Thirty-Eight Snub
7.8

#60 - Thirty-Eight Snub

Season 4, Episode 2, 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.
Open House
7.8

#61 - Open House

Season 4, Episode 3, 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.
Fly
7.8

#62 - Fly

Season 3, Episode 10, 5/23/2010
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.

Summary

The best rated episodes are:
S4E13 - Face Off - 9.4
S5E13 - To'hajiilee - 9.4
S5E14 - Ozymandias - 9.4
S3E13 - Full Measure - 9.3
S4E11 - Crawl Space - 9.3
S4E10 - Salud - 9.2
S5E15 - Granite State - 9.2
S5E16 - Felina - 9.2
S5E5 - Dead Freight - 9.1
S5E8 - Gliding Over All - 9.1

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