Top 25 Episodes of Breaking Bad

The 25 best episodes of one of the greatest shows of all time (in my opinion).

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1.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10.0/10 X  
Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Flynn the truth. (49 mins.)
“ 5x14
What can I say? I couldn't even begin to list the best scenes in this episode. Scene for scene, this was Breaking Bad's darkest and most amazing hour. The scenes in the desert and at the White's house are just as intense and chilling as the ending of Crawl Space. This was five seasons worth of buildup and it came together perfectly. ” - ranglyr90
 
2.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 4x11
Best scenes: "Huell, you happy?". "Reasonably."
The desert scene which features one of Gus' best lines, if not his best line. Walt and Saul in his office, and the final scene, which is Breaking Bad's greatest scene and the greatest scene in television history (until episode 514) ” - ranglyr90
 
3.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Hermanos (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 4x08
Best scenes: Gus interrogation and the following scene of Gus in the elevator. The intense scene with Hank bringing Walt to Los Pollos Hermanos. "Do it". The flashback with Gus and Max, which is Breaking Bad's finest flashback and possibly the greatest flashback of all time. ” - ranglyr90
 
4.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Half Measures (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 3x12
Best scenes: Everyone knows its Wendy (best cold open). Jesse pleading for Ricin. Mike's famous Half Measures speech. The scene at the chicken farm. The final scene was truly amazing. ” - ranglyr90
 
5.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Gliding Over All (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Walt expands his business overseas, and the money is pouring in. (49 mins.)
“ 5x08
Best scenes: Every scenes with a callback to previous episodes. The first scene with the fly, Walt staring at the painting in his scene with Todd's uncle, and the towel dispenser from 4 Days Out. The prison shanking and Crystal Blue Persuasion montages were the best of Breaking Bad yet. Walt and Jesse reminiscing about the RV and the best cliffhanger. ” - ranglyr90
 
6.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Full Measure (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 3x13
Best scenes: The beginning flashback, showing a confident Walt, before he left Gray Matter. The first scene after the opening credits, between Walt and Gus. Mike's massacre at the warehouse. Mike threatening to break Saul's legs, and the final few intense minutes with a cliffhanger that left me deing ” - ranglyr90
 
7.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Grilled (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Tuco takes Walt and Jesse prisoner. (49 mins.)
“ 2x02
Best scenes: The cold open is still one of Breaking Bad's best. Every scene involving Tuco/Tio and Walt/Jesse. ” - ranglyr90
 
8.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Face Off (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 4x13
Best scenes: Every scene with Saul. Hank and Tio meeting again, Gus' last walk/death. Jesse and Walt destroying the lab after Walt kills two of Gus' henchman. The Lily of the Valley reveal. ” - ranglyr90
 
9.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: To'hajiilee (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  
Jesse and Hank come up with an idea to take Walt down. Walt hires Todd's uncle to kill Jesse. (49 mins.)
“ 5x13
Best scenes: Lydia learning a valuable lesson about farm raised salmon. Walt and Uncle Jack's meeting. Every scene after Walt receives the picture of the barrel of money. Walt racing to To'hajiilee, his arrest by Hank, and the cliffhanger. ” - ranglyr90
 
10.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Salud (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 4x10
Best scenes: Jesse proving himself to the cartel, and Gus and Mikes aroused faces while hes doing so. Walt's break down in front of Junior, accidentally calling him Jesse, followed by his monologue to about his only real memory of his father. The final 13 minutes between Gus and the cartel were the highlight of the episode. ” - ranglyr90
 
11.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Peekaboo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 2x06
Best scenes: Every scene with Jesse and the little kid. Wal being the biggest d*ck in the world to Gretchen, and Spooge having his head crushed by the ATM, forcing Jesse to leave the kid on the porch after calling the police. ” - ranglyr90
 
12.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Walt is struggling to decide if it's best to kill Krazy 8 or let him go. (49 mins.)
“ 1x03
Best scenes: The cold open. The scene between Walt and Krazy-8 was perfect. ” - ranglyr90
 
13.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: One Minute (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 3x07
Best scene: The intense showdown between Hank and the Cousins. Both of Jesse's monologues deserve mention as well. ” - ranglyr90
 
14.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Confessions (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 5x11
Best scenes: Great cold open. Walt's confession. Scene in the desert, and every other scene with Jesse. ” - ranglyr90
 
15.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: 4 Days Out (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Walt and Jesse become stranded out in the middle of the desert after cooking more crystal. (49 mins.)
“ 2x09
Best scene: Every scene with Walt and Jesse. This episode is what I consider the greatest bottle episode ever (yes, better than Fly). ” - ranglyr90
 
16.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: End Times (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 4x12
Best scenes: Jesse confronting Walt in his home. and the final scene. ” - ranglyr90
 
17.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Better Call Saul (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman. (49 mins.)
“ 2x08
Best scenes: Saul being kidnapped and Badgers arrest. The arrest of 'heisenberg' ” - ranglyr90
 
18.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Sunset (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Walt's new business and assistant, Gale, are making his life much easier. Hank trails the RV back to Jesse. When Walt finds out, he tries to destroy the RV. (49 mins.)
“ 3x06
Best scene: Hank almost catching Walt and Jesse in the RV ” - ranglyr90
 
19.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Granite State (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Walt struggles as he adapts to aspects of his new identity. Jesse plans an escape against Jack and his crew. (49 mins.)
“ 5x15
Best scene: Jesse's failed escape from Uncle Jack's crew and/or the final, powerful ten minutes. ” - ranglyr90
 
20.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Crazy Handful of Nothin' (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 1x06
Best scene: "This.... is not meth". Walt confronting Tuco, which is the first we ever see of Heisenberg. ” - ranglyr90
 
21.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Blood Money (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 5x09
Best scene: Walt and Hanks confrontation. Who's heart wasn't racing when the garage door began to close. The cold open is among one of my favorites aswell. The sense of lost the scene conveyed was heartbreaking. ” - ranglyr90
 
22.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Phoenix (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
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. (49 mins.)
“ 2x12
Best scene: Jane choking to death ” - ranglyr90
 
23.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Madrigal (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Walt and Jesse pursue an unlikely business partner; the DEA follows new leads. (49 mins.)
“ 5x02
Best scenes: 'Franch'. Every scene with Mike (the best Mike episode imo). The final, chilling scene. ” - ranglyr90
 
24.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Problem Dog (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Ordered to return the car he bought for his son, Walt strikes back by putting Skyler in a tough spot with their new money-laundering operation. (49 mins.)
“ Best scene: Problem Dog speech. ” - ranglyr90
 
25.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Fly (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
There is a fly loose in the lab. Walt and Jesse must do whatever they can to kill it before it contaminates the meth. (49 mins.)
“ 3x10
Best scene: The entire episode was a scene, and it was amazing. ” - ranglyr90