The men of Easy Company are now in Germany, aware that the Germans are surrendering by the thousands and that the war is winding down. With more time to reflect, some of the men are wondering if it was all worth it and begin to question whether the sacrifices they and their absent colleagues have made were worth it. That question is answered when they come across a concentration camp and they see first hand the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Captain Nixon has returned from a jump behind enemy lines that did not go well and resulted in many deaths. He's drinking heavily and has been demoted from Regimental to Battalion intelligence officer. Soon after Hiltler's death, they are ordered to Bertchesgarden, the Nazi leader's mountain-top retreat.
Did You Know?
The string quartet at the beginning and then end is playing "String Quartet in C-sharp, op 131," by Beethoven. This song is also interwoven into the background music throughout this episode. See more
When Easy Company are giving out food to the prisoners at Landsburg, they are told by the regimental surgeon that the prisoners must be kept in the camp to monitor their health/nutrition. However when Nixon returns the next day to see the German citizens burying the bodies of the prisoners in accordance with martial law, none of the prisoners can be seen in the camp. The prisoners were however ordered back into the camp until proper accommodation could be found in town, which apparently happened before said scene. See more
[discussing their postwar plans
What about you, Web?
I guess I'll finish school first, and then...
Wait a minute, *finish* school? You mean all this time you've been talking about "Harvard this" and "Harvard that" and you ain't even finished?
For one thing, I haven't told you anything. But yes, yes, I haven't finished, so the fuck what?
All right, Web, breathe a little, Jesus. It's just the way you always talked, you know? We all figured that...
[trails off as Webster glares at him
You know ...
"String Quartett In C-Sharp Minor (Opus 131)' (uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more