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As the Germans surrender, it appears that the hard days for Easy Company are over as they are stationed in Austria. But they soon learn that those solders without enough service points will be sent to fight in Japan.

Director:

Mikael Salomon

Writers:

Stephen Ambrose (based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose), Erik Jendresen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Aaron ... Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn
Doug Allen ... Alton M. More
David Andrews ... Gen. Elbridge G. Chapman
Eion Bailey ... David Kenyon Webster
Philip Barantini ... Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk
George Calil George Calil ... James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.
Michael Cudlitz ... Denver (Bull) Randleman
Jason Done ... Drunk GI
Dale Dye ... Col. Robert F. Sink
Michael Fassbender ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Dexter Fletcher ... John W. Martin
Dirk Galuba Dirk Galuba ... German MP
Rick Gomez ... George Luz
Scott Grimes ... Donald G. Malarkey
Tom Hardy ... John A. Janovec
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Storyline

It's May 1945 and Easy Company finds itself the first Allied troops to enter Berchtesgarden, Hitler's Bavarian retreat. They find the village virtually empty with only a few people working in the hotel. They're there only a short time when they get the news they've been waiting for: the German army surrenders and the war in Europe is over. For those with enough service, it means a trip home while the rest continue to train for an eventual transfer to the war in the Pacific. For others still, tragedy still awaits. The men of the 101st all have varied futures ahead of them. The bonds of brotherhood shaped in battle will remain with them for their lifetimes and beyond. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title of this episode refers to what the soldiers needed to accrue in order to be shipped back home. Despite their years in combat, many of Easy Company still didn't have enough points to qualify. See more »

Goofs

The German General (played by Wolf Kahler) is meant to be the historical General Theodor Tolsdorff. He was 36 years old when he surrendered to Lt. Lipton on May 8. Kahler was 61 years old when he portrayed Tolsdorff. See more »

Quotes

Carwood Lipton: Henry the fifth was talking to his men and he said from this day to the ending of the world we and it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers, for he who sheds his blood with me today shall be my brother.
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Main Theme
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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"I served in a company of Heroes"
12 October 2016 | by sfbhattacharjeeSee all my reviews

It couldn't any emotional than those final words told by Donald Malarkey in the end. This series was a great journey. Hardly marines get recognized, and when they do, it's Band of Brothers. What a show it's been, excellent cast, top-notch performances and what not. A splendid portrayal of an actual war making it so realistic. Not just this episode, the entire series deserves accolades. Who knew anything about Easy Company and the 101st Airborne until Band of Brothers? Fighting in a war ain't no child's play at all. My immense respect to all the war veterans out there, irrespective of dead or living for putting your lives on the line so that we today, Live. Everybody out there must watch this show and it deserves more than just the #1 slot.


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