"The Pacific" Iwo Jima (TV Episode 2010) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Mini-Series)


Plot Summary

  • The men have been relieved on Peleliu and return to Pavuvu where they are resting and awaiting their next assignment. Sledge sees something being thrown out in the trash and decides to keep it. Back in the USA, John Basilone requests re-assignment from his bond promotion duties and is transferred to Camp Pendleton as an instructor. There he meets Sgt. Lena Riggi, who is in charge of the mess hall. She's no pushover and it takes several attempts before she will even go out with him. Basilone's enlistment is up in a few months and he must decide if he is going to return to civilian life or sign up for another tour and accompany his men to Iwo Jima, their next assignment. He and Lena decide they are going to make the most of the time they have together.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • The Peleliu survivors fought a forgotten battle, as the Island was never used to conquer the Philippines. They would be shipped to tiny, lonely Iwo Jima near Japanese waters after a rest and incur unprecedented heavier losses then the Japanese. Basilone is utterly miserable playing the celebrated hero, is offered early discharge but insists to become a Pendleton boot camp instructor, marries a head-strong kitchen NCO who played hard to get for a 'Hollywood fake' and is shipped with is men, saving several before meeting his hero end in the hellish fortified beach landing.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • Increasingly frustrated by his role campaigning for war bonds, Basilone convinces the Marines to allow him to train troops headed for combat. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, he enjoys a whirlwind romance with an initially reluctant female Marine, Lena Riggi. But the couple know they are living on borrowed time, as Basilone is soon to take part in the Marine landing on Iwo Jima.

    - Written by HBO Publicity
  • Frustrated with his bond selling tour, Basilone goes back to training troops and after marrying a pretty marine sergeant, leads his men at Iwo Jima.

    - Written by duke1029@aol.com


Part Eight Under palm trees on Pavuvu, Sledge brushes his teeth and the rest of his unit recovers from the battle on Peleliu's cliffs...

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