Band of Brothers: Season 1, Episode 5

Crossroads (30 Sep. 2001)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Beckett ...
Charge of Quarters
George Calil ...
Soldier - 28th Infantry
Lt. George C. Rice
Jeremy Finch ...
British Paratrooper


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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The movie that the men of Easy Company are seen watching is Seven Sinners (1940) starring John Wayne and Marlene Dietrich. See more »


When Winters shoots the single soldier after the red smoke appears, he then fires 9 more shots from his M1. The M1 clip holds only 8 rounds. See more »


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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20 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German SS soldier. This flashback occurs several times in later episodes. Operation Pegasus (Operation Pegasus was a military operation carried out on the Lower Rhine near the village of Renkum, close to Arnhem in the Netherlands. Overnight on 22–23 October 1944, the Allies successfully evacuated a large group of men trapped in German occupied territory who had been in hiding since the Battle of Arnhem.) is depicted. Easy Company is called to Bastogne at the start of the Battle of the Bulge (The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armored forces on the western front which Germany was largely unable to replace. German personnel and Luftwaffe aircraft also sustained heavy losses). At the end of the episode, Captain Winters now effectively commands the whole battalion.

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