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Band of Brothers: Crossroads

Winters led a daring mission at a Dutch dike and is promoted to Battalion. Winters does not like being stuck behind a desk and is concerned about the leadership of the three companies he is now in charge of. News reaches of a massive German attack in the Ardennes Forest and Easy Company is sent to defend the Allied lines, while short on supplies and ammunition, and without winter gear.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday September 30th, 2001

Director: Tom Hanks
Writer: Erik Jendresen (1)

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Nov 21, 2009
UK (TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES) Jun 22, 2014

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon
As 2nd Lt. George Rice
Luke RobertsLuke Roberts
As Suerth
Episode Quotes
2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant, we're supposed to be surrounded.

Donald Malarkey: Hey, Skip! I've been looking everywhere for you where've you been?
Warren Muck: Well Don I was at home in Tonnawanda but then Hitler started this whole thing so now I'm here.



Episode Goofs
When Luz is doing his "Got a penny?" imitation, his cigarette jumps between his hands.

When Nixon and Heyliger tell Winters about operation Pegasus, Winters gives Nixon a letter to Col. Sink. Nixon is shown putting the letter in his pocket with his right hand. In the next shot Nixon once again puts the letter in his pocket this time using his left hand.

When Winters types the report a close-up off the keys show that, even though he is typing the correct letters, the typewriter's shift lock is not on, therefore the words he is typing should be lower case, but the next shot show the all caps title of his report.

When Easy Company is crossing the Rhine to rescue the British Red Devils, Bull Randlemann is seen rowing the inflatable boat without an oar. He is making the motions of rowing with nothing in his hands

At the end when Winters is talking to Nixon, the bayonet in Winters' belt disappears and reappears between shots

The British para commander is referred to as a brigadier-general and is wearing a general officer's cap badge. There has been no such rank in the British Army since the 1920s. The equivalent, brigadier, is not a general officer and wears a different cap badge.



Warning: Band of Brothers season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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