The Pacific

Season 1 Episode 3

Melbourne

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2010 on HBO
5.2
out of 10
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368 votes
7

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Leckie, Basilone and thousands of other soldiers land in Melbourne physically and mentally drained. On arrival they are greeted by crowds of people cheering and treating them as heroes. Basilone is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour and is asked to return home. Meanwhile Leckie developes strong feelings for an Australian woman.moreless

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  • A filler episode, which is very surprising for a ten episode series..this is not band of brothers

    6.0
    I am underwhelmed with this offering, and maybe Hanks and Speilberg just does Europe better, but the Pacific just isn't compelling to me.



    Others on here have stated the same and blame our fast paced society, etc.. but I don't think so. The problems with the show is not that "nothing happens" its that the stories are not interesting. They sacrificed too much (I think) for realism, and it detracts from the story itself.



    Four episodes in, the battles are all at night and hard to see, which makes them underwhelming..might be accurate, but not good tv. Also, this particular episode almost felt like filler. I don't see what soldier's getting nookie in Austrailia adds to the narrative. It was almost soap opera. The girl breaks up with Lecke because he might die, so what was the point, to show his mortality? The other soldier bargaining with the father of a girl for permission to court was cute, but this is supposed to be epic, how did that advance the story..I don't get it.moreless
  • Forgettable episode.

    5.0
    There were only three points of interest in this episode: 1) Basilone gets a Medal of Honor, 2) Leckie is re-assigned to another company because of insubordination and 3) Basilone is sent home to participate in a War Bonds tour.



    That's it, you can now skip this episode. There were several episodes in BoB that I liked more than others, however, NONE of them I would have said were mediocre. This episode was mostly a waste of my time. Somehow, the BoB series was able to point out that these soldiers were also teenage boys that had sex drives without wasting a whole episode to do it.



    If I wanted to see that much intercourse, I would have tuned into HBO's Cathouse. I guess I was hoping that the writers would spend the time between battles more wisely. Character building, backstories, training, dealing with military chickens**t, etc.



    I had very high hopes for this series. Let's hope that the remaining episodes can make me forget this how disappointing this one was.moreless
  • Don't read if your a loser that hates The Pacific.

    8.0
    This episode is great, and people who didn't like it because it had no action....go watch some dumb movie like transformers you idiots. Just because they go to Melbourne and have heaps of sex, so what, it's a true story it can't change get over yourselves. And if ya think BoB has more action.......WRONG there is no action at all in the first and last 2 episodes of it but on The Pacifc the only episodes it doesn't have action is the third and last, and every fighting scene on BoB is so short and pretty boring still, and The Pacific nailed having better acting and better and more action and a hell of a lot better storyline.moreless
  • Still pretty boring.

    5.5
    For this episode they really should've changed the title of the show from The Pacific to The Bar and Bedroom as we saw no war scenes tonight and just a plethora of drinking, bar fights and intercourse. I don't know about you, but this is not why I tuned into this mini-series.



    I think part of the reason people may not be connecting with this show the way they did Band of Brothers is that we are now a much faster-moving society, even from 2003, and we want that in our internet, our lifestyles, and even our TV shows. I am not sure fans are willing to ride along with these characters for 10 weeks with such little happening episode to episode.



    It's still early, but I am starting to think that this has been a bust.moreless
  • Not a bad episode,

    7.0
    Not a bad episode, pretty much on line for what happened during that time. Read W.E.B Griffin, for more of the same, I think that the story line follows a real life scenario and the real marines of the time were quite a lot like the ones depicted in this series. Great series and can't wait to be able to purchase the dvd when it is available.Will eventually be thought of like the Band of Brothers. Kudos to the producers and actors for their portrayal of the heros of WW2. Once a Marine always a Marine, Semper Fidelis!!! /// ///moreless
Tom Budge

Tom Budge

PFC Ronnie Gibson

Guest Star

Henry Nixon

Henry Nixon

2nd Lt. Hugh Corrigan

Guest Star

William Sadler

William Sadler

Lieutenant General Lewis 'Chesty' Burwell Puller

Guest Star

Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes

PFC Sidney Phillips

Recurring Role

Josh Helman

Josh Helman

Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens

Recurring Role

Toby Leonard Moore

Toby Leonard Moore

Sgt. Stone

Recurring Role

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