Last Updated on 22 May 2024

I searched the Internet for lists of the best episodes of Breaking Bad. Criteria included the episodes being ranked, not just listed, covering the entire run, not just lists of episodes featuring one actor, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I found 23 different ranked lists online of “best Breaking Bad episodes.” Then I averaged the rankings each episode got and divided that average by a factor of the number of lists that episode was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The episodes that were on the most lists (out of 23):

  • Face Off (S04 E13) – all 23 lists
  • Ozymandias (S05 E14) – 21 lists
  • Crawl Space (S04 E11) – 20 lists
  • Felina (S05 E16) – 19 lists
  • Salud (S04 E10) – 18 lists
  • Say My Name (S05 E07) – 17 lists
  • Crazy Handful of Nothin’ (S01 E06) – 17 lists

Here are links to the lists I used: