Band of Brothers: Season 1, Episode 5

Crossroads (30 Sep. 2001)

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British Paratrooper
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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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Sergeant Guarnere is seen limping in this episode. He had stolen a motorcycle and had been shot by a sniper whilst riding it. Guarnere had been shipped back to England to recover. See more »

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The English captain while narrating the events of operation Pegasus, is wearing the US 101st Airborne Division patch on his right shoulder. However, he swam across the river the night before, and it is unlikely he did it in full uniform. He was probably given clothing to wear by the 101st. See more »

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Cpt. Nixon: Finish your novel yet? That's a lot of homework.
1st Lt. Frederick T. 'Moose' Heyliger: And I thought executive officer was supposed to be a fun job.
Cpt. Nixon: Who are you?
John S. Zielinski Jr.: Zielinski, Sir.
Cpt. Nixon: Who is he?
Richard D. Winters: Zielinski's my orderly.
1st Lt. Frederick T. 'Moose' Heyliger: Well, rank does have its privileges.
Cpt. Nixon: Orderly, huh? I suppose you do stuff like get coffee.
John S. Zielinski Jr.: Can do, Sir.
Cpt. Nixon: Black, no sugar... and a bacon sandwich.
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