Band of Brothers

Ep.

Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

1-10
Recap

Points

Points - Say goodbye to the easiest men in the land, from hot, pale Dick Winters to drunk Lewis Nixon to horny Harry Welsh. But we can't have an Easy Company without hardship, so Sgt. Grant gets shot in the head and the boys avenge his wound.

11.03.2001
11.10.2001
B

Heathen

1-9
Recap

Why We Fight

Why We Fight - Easy Company stumbles upon a concentration camp, which illuminates a cold, hard aspect of World War II they'd never imagined could exist. Nixon struggles with his own psyche, and gets demoted because of his incessant drinking.

10.27.2001
11.03.2001
B+

Heathen

1-8
Recap

The Last Patrol

The Last Patrol - As the war sputters to a close, Easy embarks on a prisoner-seeking mission in a German-occupied town. Webster narrates this slightly shorter episode, in which Colin Hanks guest-stars (to use the term loosely) and Winters gets promoted to Major.

10.20.2001
10.27.2001
C+

Heathen

1-7
Recap

The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point - The deadly Ardennes Forest stand-off against the Germans ends with terrifying brutality. Gonorrhea and Toye lose limbs; three more men we know are killed, and Buck Compton loses his edge. Donnie narrates the weepathon.

10.13.2001
10.16.2001
A

Heathen

1-6
Recap

Bastogne

Bastogne - Easy, along with the entire 101st Airborne, digs in around the city of Bastogne to try to protect it from German artillery. Part of the famed "Battle of the Bulge," the brutal stand drained Easy of supplies and wounded men who were caught by random enemy fire. Unable to counterattack, the 101st simply stayed put and prayed; here, the men endure a hellish and hopeless winter.

10.06.2001
10.09.2001
B

Heathen

1-5
Recap

Crossroads

Crossroads - Easy reaches a literal and figurative crossroads, losing Winters to a promotion and then getting called into the tricky defense of Bastogne, a major throughway for the German artillery. In other non-news, Nixon is a big drunk.

09.29.2001
10.06.2001
D+

Heathen

1-4
Recap

Replacements

Replacements - New members of Easy Company struggle to build a rapport with the experienced men, but band together with them later to find missing squad leader Bull Randleman. A bullet plunges through Buck Compton's behind, and all in all, Easy's latest mission -- through no real fault of its own -- totally tanks. No pun intended.

09.22.2001
09.27.2001
C-

Heathen

1-3
Recap

Carentan

Carentan - Fresh off its D-Day success, Easy and the rest of the 506th Regiment is told to invade and capture the French town of Carentan, currently under German control. Winters and Donnie are wounded, but not dead. Tipper is wounded in a particularly grisly way, and Pvt. Blithe struggles with himself. Guess who loses.

09.15.2001
09.19.2001
C

Heathen

1-2
Recap

Day Of Days

Day Of Days - The carnage of the D-Day invasion of Normandy gives way to the carnage of Easy Company's assault on a German Battery. Winters takes charge, bullets fly, Germans die, and nary a foreign nation's troops are in sight. Just a typical day in the trenches.

09.08.2001
09.15.2001
B-

Heathen

1-1
Recap

Currahee

Currahee - There was running, pig guts, tyranny, puking, a crackdown on porno, and David Schwimmer: so yes, WWII was hell. Quiet, intelligent, steadfast Lt. Richard Winters emerges as the motivational leader of Easy Company, a motley crew of WWII paratroopers that dislikes the cruel leader Schwimmer. Here, the men prepare to participate in a pivotal offensive: D-Day.

09.08.2001
09.11.2001
C

Heathen

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