I don't know that I can agree with the earlier review. Yeah, the morphine-induced third act certainly makes things interesting but further showcases the complexity of Sgt. Saunders and just how good Vic Morrow was in the role. He's one of those soldiers that it's almost impossible to imagine living some kind of normal, quiet civilian life after the war. The motorcycle & morphine segment gives us a glimpse of just how tightly-wound Saunders is at this point in the war. He cuts loose with a manic laugh as he rides his captured German motorcycle through the middle of a mortar barrage that would make the Joker proud.
What's also interesting about this episode is that Morrow has to play Saunders with a minimal amount of dialog. In fact, you can probably count on one hand how many words come out of the Sergeant's mouth once he gets separated from the few fellow survivors of a desperate escape from a prisoner transport train. The final scene delivers a very satisfying "punctuation" to the whole affair that lives up to COMBAT!'s usual high standard. Not my favorite episode of the series but definitely in my top 10.