Breaking Bad

10 Worst Episodes of Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an AMC original series that first aired in 2008 and ran for six seasons. The show follows Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher diagnosed with Stage III cancer who enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime in order to secure his family's financial future. Breaking Bad was critically acclaimed and is still considered to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time. However, it is not without its flaws. This article will take a look at the worst episodes of Breaking Bad, ranked from least to worst.

The episodes in this list are not necessarily bad, but they just don't measure up to the quality of the rest of the show. While some of these episodes may have featured great performances and interesting story development, they just weren't as good as the other episodes in the series.

Despite the few that didn't quite hit the mark, Breaking Bad remains an incredible show. It's a testament to the show's quality that these episodes are considered to be the worst in the entire series. So, without further ado, let's take a look at the worst episodes of Breaking Bad.

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Breaking Bad - S3E10

#1 - Fly (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Walt becomes obsessed with a contaminant in the lab. A frustrated Jesse attempts to get Walt back on track.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 4328 votes.

Breaking Bad - S4E3

#2 - Open House (Season 4 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 4109 votes.

Breaking Bad - S2E4

#3 - Down (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 4378 votes.

Breaking Bad - S4E2

#4 - Thirty-Eight Snub (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 4208 votes.

Breaking Bad - S3E4

#5 - Green Light (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Walt loses control. Hank throws himself into his blue meth investigation. Jesse enacts a new plan.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 4144 votes.

Breaking Bad - S2E5

#6 - Breakage (Season 2 - Episode 5)


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 assembles a crew of dealers to get their product out on the streets.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 4410 votes.

Breaking Bad - S2E3

#7 - Bit by a Dead Bee (Season 2 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 4535 votes.

Breaking Bad - S4E6

#8 - Cornered (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Skyler makes an unsettling discovery. Walter, Jr. pushes his dad into a questionable purchase. Jesse offers Mike some unexpected help.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 4086 votes.

Breaking Bad - S1E5

#9 - Gray Matter (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Walter and Skyler attend a former colleague's birthday party. Jesse tries to free himself from drugs, while Skyler organizes an intervention.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 5042 votes.

Breaking Bad - S1E4

#10 - Cancer Man (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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 5165 votes.

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