Breaking Bad: My 30 Favourite Episodes

by lu_n55 | created - 18 Jul 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

My favourite 30 episodes of Breaking Bad, ranked in order of how much I like or love them.

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 112,160

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 38,246

3. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: To'hajiilee (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse and Hank come up with an idea to take Walt down. Walt hires Todd's uncle to kill Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 29,719

4. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: One Minute (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,282

5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Full Measure (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 18,770

6. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 80,637

7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hank asks Walt to drive him to the laundry where the meth lab is hidden. Ted still won't pay the IRS so Skyler asks Saul for help, and Saul sends in his A-Team. Gus and Jesse return from Mexico, and Walt fears he is in trouble with Gus.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 20,497

8. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Gliding Over All (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt expands his business overseas, and the money is pouring in.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 19,964

9. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Salud (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse, Gus, and Mike fly down to Mexico, and Jesse cooks the blue meth for the cartel. Walt misses his son's 16th birthday after his fight with Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,734

10. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Phoenix (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt and Skyler have a baby girl. Now that Jesse is hooked on heroin, Walt refuses to give him his money until he gets clean. Meanwhile, as an excuse for his money, Walt decides to donate the money to himself through his son's new website.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,526

11. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: End Times (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The DEA is putting Hank and his family in protective custody; however, Walt refuses and awaits his fate in his house. Meanwhile, Brock has fallen terribly ill and Jesse suspects Walt may be behind it.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,839

12. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Half Measures (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. Meanwhile a tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,688

13. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Crazy Handful of Nothin' (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

With the side effects and cost of his treatment mounting, Walt demands that Jesse finds a wholesaler to buy their drugs - which lands him in trouble.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,101

14. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, chemistry teacher Walter White teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman to cook and sell crystal meth.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 22,405

15. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Live Free or Die (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Now that Gus is dead, Walt, Jesse, and Mike work to cover their tracks. Skyler panics when Ted Beneke wakes up.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,877

16. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Blood Money (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt is out of the meth business and trying to move on with his life. Jesse tries to get rid of his money. Hank now knows that Walt is the famous Heisenberg.

Director: Bryan Cranston | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 19,445

17. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Rabid Dog (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt discovers Jesse broke into his house and attempted to burn it down. Walt wants to protect his family so he moves them into a hotel for a few nights. Jesse makes plans to take down Walt.

Director: Sam Catlin | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,541

18. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: 4 Days Out (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt and Jesse become stranded out in the middle of the desert after cooking more crystal.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,590

19. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Grilled (2009)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt's disappearance is met with investigation by both his wife and Hank, as Tuco Salamanca intends to leave town with his kidnapped cooks.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,715

20. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Sunset (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heisenberg's organized and practical assistant Gale greatly aids his work in Gus's lab. Hank finally tracks the RV back to Jesse, as a concerned Walt finds any way to erase the evidence.

Director: John Shiban | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 13,977

21. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Peekaboo (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After Skinny Pete gets ripped off, Walt makes Jesse go get the money. Meanwhile, Walt's cover story on how Elliott and Gretchen are paying for his medical treatment is on the verge of collapsing.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,162

22. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Confessions (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt makes his next move against Hank, putting Hank in a tough position. Hank confronts Jesse and attempts to turn him against Walt, and Jesse decides it's time to move on. Meanwhile, Todd has taken over the business.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 20,767

23. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Hermanos (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When Hank produces evidence that Gus is Albuquerque's crystal meth kingpin, Walt worries that he and Jesse will be killed to protect their boss.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,008

24. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: ...And the Bag's in the River (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt and Jesse clean up after the bathtub incident before Walt decides what course of action to take with their prisoner Krazy-8.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,529

25. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Say My Name (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mike and Jesse are out. Now Walt has to handle things on his own. Hank finally finds a rat in Mike's gang.

Director: Thomas Schnauz | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 19,158

26. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Better Call Saul (2009)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,941

27. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Granite State (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt struggles as he adapts to aspects of his new identity. Jesse plans an escape against Jack and his crew.

Director: Peter Gould | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 30,057

28. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Box Cutter (2011)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt and Jesse are held captive for Gus, after Gale's death. Meanwhile, Skyler tries to find out what happened to Walt.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,079

29. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: ABQ (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt's lies have pushed Skyler to her limit. She leaves with the kids. Meanwhile, Jesse blames himself for Jane's death and goes into rehab.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 14,517

30. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Dead Freight (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White's domestic life continues to deteriorate; at the same time, his growing business venture aims to steal a train car chock full of methylamine.

Director: George Mastras | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 21,785



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