It's February 1945 and a depleted Easy Company is now in Haguenau, France, on the Rhine just across from Germany. Pvt. David Webster, who was injured during Operation Market Garden, returns to the Company but finds that his absence from the fighting in Bastogne has alienated the others and he is treated as an outsider. The Company also has a new junior officer, Lt. Henry Jones, a West Point graduate who has yet to get any battlefield experience. The war is clearly coming to an end and the men are starting to think they might just survive. When Colonel Sink orders a raid across the river to take prisoners for interrogation, the men are less than keen to take part but follow orders. No one believes it's worth it when one of the men dies from the wounds he receives. When Colonel Sink orders another raid the next night, Captain Winters has his own unique way of dealing with the situation.
Did You Know?
In a reflection of the situation his character faces, Colin Hanks
was met with some indifference by the existing cast members who suspected that nepotism got him the role. (His father, Tom Hanks
, was one of the producers on the series.) The younger Hanks soon won the cast round with his dedication to his performance. See more
After Winters has told the men that they will not be going on the second patrol, Babe jumps from sitting down to standing up to sitting down again. See more
Preparing For Patrol
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more