The BEST Episodes of Band of Brothers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: HBO

The story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Based on interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers' journals and letters, the series chronicles the experiences of these young men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear.

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#1 - Points

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 4, 2001

Easy Company enters the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden, once home to Hitler's top officers. They find the town deserted and rush on to capture Hitler's famed "Eagle's Nest" before the French can get there. Here they learn of the German army's surrender.

star 8.82
4,560 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers: Erik Bork, Erik Jendresen
Day of Days

#2 - Day of Days

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 2001

Easy Company lands in Normandy, scattered all across and away from their drop zone. 1st Lt. Meehan, commander of Easy, is killed when his plane suffers a direct hit and 1st Lt. Winters must take command and 1st Lt. Speirs is introduced.

star 8.63
6,450 votes
Writers: Erik Jendreson, Tom Hanks
Why We Fight

#3 - Why We Fight

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 28, 2001

As Nixon battles alcoholism, Easy Company enters Germany. A concentration camp near Landsberg is discovered by a patrol. This site leaves many soldiers both shocked and disgusted at what they're witnessing at the hands of the Nazi Germans. The episode was based on the liberation of Kaufering IV in the area of Hurlach.

star 8.55
4,337 votes
Writers: Erik Jendresen
The Breaking Point

#4 - The Breaking Point

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2001

Easy Company battles near Foy, Belgium, losing numerous men. In the episode, the actions of 1st Lt. Norman Dike, the Company's commander, are examined and questioned. Serving as narrator is 1st Sgt. Carwood Lipton, who attempts to keep the morale of the men up as they endure their trials in the forest near Foy.

star 8.48
5,199 votes
Directors: David Frankel
Writers: Graham Yost

#5 - Carentan

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 16, 2001

Easy Company are sent to liberate the French village of Carentan, where they lose several men in heavy fighting. The episode focuses on Private Albert Blithe, who struggles with crippling anxiety following the battle.

star 8.46
5,848 votes
Directors: Mikael Solomon
Writers: E. Max Frye

#6 - Replacements

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 23, 2001

New characters are introduced when replacements join Easy Company, who struggle to be accepted by the veterans who fought at Normandy. The Company is sent to parachute into and fight in the Netherlands as part of Operation Market Garden, where they liberate Eindhoven. During combat in Nuenen, the replacements integrate themselves with the Company, but the Company is forced to retreat. The episode follows Sergeant Denver "Bull" Randleman, the replacements' immediate superior.

star 8.39
5,264 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: Graham Yost

#7 - Bastogne

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 7, 2001

Easy Company experiences the Battle of the Bulge and have to hold ground near Bastogne while running low on ammunition and other supplies. The episode focuses on medic Eugene "Doc" Roe as he helps out his fellow soldiers where he can, while also scrounging for medical supplies, of which the Company is dangerously low.

star 8.38
5,217 votes
Directors: David Leland
Writers: Bruce McKenna

#8 - Currahee

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 2001

Easy Company is introduced to Captain Sobel, who has the group undergo hard and unfair training. As a result, Sobel comes into conflict with his men, including Richard Winters, his executive officer. The company is shipped to England to prepare for D-Day.

star 8.37
8,271 votes
Writers: Erik Jendreson, Tom Hanks

#9 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 30, 2001

Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German soldier. Operation Pegasus is depicted. Easy Company is called to Bastogne to repel the sudden German counterattack.

star 8.31
5,060 votes
Directors: Tom Hanks
Writers: Erik Jendreson
The Last Patrol

#10 - The Last Patrol

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 21, 2001

Easy Company carries out a dangerous mission in Haguenau as David Webster returns from a hospital. Together with new replacement 2nd Lt. Jones, he eventually (re)integrates with the other soldiers, whose experiences at Bastogne have made them weary and closed off from Webster due to the fact he didn't try and leave hospital early unlike other soldiers in the company.

star 8.27
4,608 votes
Writers: Erik Jendresen