Band of Brothers

Season 1 Episode 6

Bastogne

2
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 2001 on HBO
9.4
out of 10
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Easy Company went into Bastogne, despite shortages of food, ammunition, winter clothing and the medic, Eugene Roe, does not have the necessary medical supplies to properly treat the men.

"Bastogne" is primarily shown from the point of view of Eugene Roe, Easy Company's medic.

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  • Never been so proud to be a Cajun.

    10
    From the beginning of the series I was drawn to Eugene Roe. As a Cajun myself, I was glad to see one of my people presented as something other than a cartoonish stereotype. My Godfather was fighting in Europe at about the same time this was taking place so the episode had special significance.



    Shane Taylor is fabulous as Roe. I was shocked when I found out that he was British. His accent was excellent and he could teach others who try to do a Cajun dialect a thing or two. The scenes with the Belgian nurse are beautiful and heart breaking at the same time. The moment they have while sharing the chocolate bar after loosing the soldier to an internal bleeder was pure understated brilliance. I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a baby while watching this episode. I was very proud to be American in general and Cajun in particular.moreless
  • Good story option going with another viewpoint other than just the regular soldiers

    9.0
    This time, we are in for a real treat. Instead of the normal "follow the soldiers around as they get blown away" method of filming, we are instead treated to an entirely different perspective: The medics point of view.



    I am very satisfied after watching this episode, you can really feel suspense building as you watch the medic sit in silence against a tree, stealing a peaceful moment to himself. Suddenly, you hear someone scream out "MEDIC", then he goes tearing off into the woods. That was the best scene for me.



    The introduction is also really nice with the medic, and I enjoyed seeing the show from a whole different perspective other than just the soldiers!moreless
  • My vote for best story of the series.

    9.5
    This is one of the better stories in the entire series. It may not have all the action as in other episodes but this one is one of my favorites. The story through the eyes of a medic was a nice touch. While there are a lot of movies or shows that depict the Battle Of The Budge. There are very few that show the 101st part in the battle. The conditions that were only talked about are show in great detail. From the lack of equipment and supplies to the lack of winter clothing were all shown and talked about. The realism in how the battle front moved from one day to the next. A simple stroll led soldier to enemy lines. The determination of the men not wanting to taken off the line just to fight is pure heroic. The city scenes despite horrific were real. Bodies piled up wounded dying untreated were very well shown.moreless
  • To the German Commander:"Nuts!!"

    9.2
    To the German Commander:"Nuts!!" That got to be the quote of the show so far.:D

    last episode ended with much momentum as easy company prepares to defend Bastogne with limited ammo,weapons,medical supplies equipment,food and in some terrible weather conditions. It was intense and was another solid episode with lot of energy and emotion. The episode is viewed through the perspective of Easy Company`s medic,Eugene Roe. Being Medic is no easy task and it`s proven over and over again in this episode. Eugene had to deal with the wounded with little medical supplies as the German attacked continuously. The episode (like the others) had also a lot of emotions but this one also had a nice little love story. Eugene meets Renée Lemaire. That story ends tragically as she gets killed. War is tough...specially on Christmas day. :(moreless
  • the troops move into the woods of bastogne

    10
    this is my favorite part in band of brothers. i think that shane taylor did a great good as doc roe and i'm sad that he isn't in the series more. the medic is such a important person in the company and i think they do a great good showing how hard they work and how it can take a toll on them too. i love how he finds friendship with the french nurse renee, and how in the end he uses the head scarf as a bandage, it's so sad. i give this a ten all the way, it was marvolous.moreless
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Denver 'Bull' Randleman

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

Capt. Lewis Nixon

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

T/Sgt. Donald Malarkey

Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg

2nd Lt. C. Carwood Lipton

Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough

1st Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton

Ross McCall

Ross McCall

Joseph D Liebgott

Lucie Jeanne

Lucie Jeanne

Renée Lemaire

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William Armstrong

William Armstrong

General McAuliffe (as Bill Armstrong)

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Laird MacIntosh

Laird MacIntosh

Jeep Driver

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Martin: Hey, Frank you keep cleaning those teeth the Germans are going to see you from a mile away.
      Perconte: That's right Pee Wee, you keep laughin'.

    • Doc Roe: You're a good nurse.
      Renee: No. I never want to treat another wounded man again.

    • (Skinny Sisk has a painful leg injury)
      Frank Perconte: Skinny, you got blood all over my trousers!
      Skinny Sisk: Oh, I'm really sorry, Frank!

    • Doc Eugene Roe: Where are your boots?
      Joe Toye: In Washington up General Taylor's ass.

    • Penkala: I don't want to go back to no aid station!
      Doc Roe: Well, you're in luck, we ain't got no aid station!

    • Richard Winters: Harry. Fire's not a good idea.
      Harry Welsh: Just a couple of minutes. We're in a dell.
      Richard Winters: A dell? Like where fairies and gnomes live?
      Cpt. Nixon: I swear I thought I could smell a fire. I did smell a fire. Are you out of your mind?
      Richard Winters: Well, we're in a dell.
      Cpt. Nixon: Huh?

    • Doc Roe: (in the middle of the forest) Do you have scissors? I need scissors.
      Gordon: I have to check the sewing room. They might be upstairs in the study in that skinny old drawer in the desk…

    • Penkala: I'm shaking so Goddamn bad, I feel like I'm dancing!

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Slovakia: Bastogne (Bastogne)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: November 2, 2001 on BBC 2
      Germany: April 17, 2003 on Premiere 1
      Denmark: June 19, 2006 on Kanal 5
      Greece: November 29, 2007 on SKAI
      Slovakia: October 7, 2009 on STV1

    • The forest set, recreating the Bois Jacques in Bastogne, was built in an airplane hanger using real trees, as well as 250 trees created by the special effects department.

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