Band of Brothers: Season 1, Episode 5

Crossroads (30 Sep. 2001)

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Lieuetnant Winters leads Easy Company on a rescue mission to save British troops and encounters heavy enemy fire. The successful rescue lands Winters a promotion, but he is haunted by the battle.

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Captain Winters leads Easy Company in an attack on what they thought was a machine gun nest but turns out to 2 Companies of German SS who also have artillery support. The attack is successful in that they virtually wipe out the enemy but they do suffer many casualties. He soon finds himself promoted as the 2nd Battalion's Executive Officer and while he has concern about leaving Easy Company, he knows they are in good hands with Lt. Moose Heyliger. In the aftermath of the disastrous Operation Market Garden, Easy Company is assigned to assist a large group of British paras who are trapped behind enemy lines. Later, with Christmas approaching, the men suddenly find all passes canceled and they are quickly moved to Bastogne to help defend the city from the German offensive. The company is now led by Lt. Norman Dike, for whom the men have little respect. Written by garykmcd

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Tom Hanks:  appears in the background shot as one of the British "Red Devils" when they celebrate their rescue by Easy Company. See more »

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When Luz is doing his "Got a penny?" imitation, his cigarette jumps between his hands. Just before the close-up of his face he lifts his left hand, then in the close-up he's smoking the cigarette from his right hand. See more »

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Donald Malarkey: Hey, Skip! Where ya been? I've been lookin' all over for you!
Warren Muck: Well, Don, I was at home in Tonawanda, but then Hitler started this whole thing, so now I'm here.
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