Band of Brothers

Season 1 Episode 7

The Breaking Point

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 2001 on HBO

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  • This is a defining episode in the series.

    This is my favourite episode in the Band Of Brothers series. Easy Company have survived Bastogne and are now preparing for their assault on the town Foy.

    The men are shelled constantly and many men are killed on badly injured. Muck & Pencala (Malarkey's best friends) are killed and Toye and Guarnere (2 of my favourites) are severely wounded. Buck Compton who witnessed Toye and Guarnere getting hurt, breaks down and has to leave the line.

    1st Sgt Lipton (this episodes narrator) he explains to Winters how easy company's commander Lt. Dike is such an incompetant leader, unfortunately Winters can't do anything about it.

    During the assault of Foy, Dike freezes and Winters has to send in Lt. Speirs
    (of Dog Company) to relive him. Speirs gets things under control quickly and Easy Company take Foy.

    Speirs becomes Easy Company's new commander and Lipton gets promoted.

    I loved every minute of Breaking Point. This is a defining episode for Easy Company, you sense that after they took Foy they had broken the Germans back.