The BEST episodes of Band of Brothers

Every episode of Band of Brothers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Band of Brothers!

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.

Last Updated: 8/26/2023Network: HBOStatus: Ended
4558 votes

#1 - Points

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/4/2001

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.

Directors: Mikael Salomon
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Day of Days
6342 votes

#2 - Day of Days

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/9/2001

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.

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Why We Fight
4333 votes

#3 - Why We Fight

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/28/2001

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.

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The Breaking Point
5177 votes

#4 - The Breaking Point

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/14/2001

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.

Directors: David Frankel
Writer: Graham Yost
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5765 votes

#5 - Carentan

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/2001

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.

Directors: Mikael Solomon
Writer: E. Max Frye
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5198 votes

#6 - Replacements

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/23/2001

Due to heavy casualties, a group of fresh paratrooper replacements joins Easy Co. in time for a massive drop into German-occupied Holland for Operation Market-Garden. While met with no resistance in Eindhoven, Easy and a cluster of British tanks are repelled from a nearby town by a superior German force, sustaining many casualties as they retreat. The Allied plan to enter Germany through Holland and end the war before Christmas fails.

Directors: David Nutter
Writer: Graham Yost
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5165 votes

#7 - Bastogne

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/7/2001

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.

Directors: David Leland
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8108 votes

#8 - Currahee

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/2001

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.

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4992 votes

#9 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/30/2001

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.

Directors: Tom Hanks
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The Last Patrol
4591 votes

#10 - The Last Patrol

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/21/2001

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.

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