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Guys, this entry is gigantic! I tried to make it shorter but it resisted me. Especially the pics. Have you tried to narrow down pics from Points? Have you seen all the gorgeousness? Have you seen their little faces?? I can't do it! Points cannot be contained!

So I gave up and split this one into two parts. Here's the first half. Polls will be in the second half, which I'll post presently. Read, enjoy, comment.



























































































All caps from tasteofblame.
 


RECAP, the first half:

July, 1945. Zell-Am-See, Austria.

Dick Winters walks down a wooded path by a lake. In shorts and a white t-shirt, a towel around his neck. Uh huh. I told you this was a good episode.

Winters VO: “It had been three years since Lewis Nixon and I had decided to join the paratroops. More than a year since we’d first gone to war.” Aw! When he tells his story, he includes Nix.

Nixon’s voice from off-screen: “Thought it might be you! I heard reports about a red-headed Eskimo.” Lame! Nix, that doesn’t even make sense! You are so adorable when you’re making up excuses to be with Dick.
Winters: “Come and join me for a morning swim?”
Nixon laughs at the crazy talk. He gives Dick a package he got from Zielinski. Whose job, I’m pretty sure, is to deliver packages to Winters. I’m just sayin.

They sit down on a ledge, shoulder to shoulder. Dick is pleased. The package has photos from the regimental photographer, going all the way back to Toccoa. Winters laughs and shows Nix a photo of the two of them in uniform. Nix takes the photo, chuckles, and then looks serious.

Nixon: “What do you think you’ll do after this?”
Winters: “Get some breakfast.”
Nixon casts a tiny look of chagrin at Winters, looks down and pauses. He knew he’d have to do all the work, but Dick could at least not make it harder. “Nah, after after.”
Winters: “Well’s funny you should mention it cause I had a meeting with Colonel Sink.”
Nixon: “Really.”
Winters: “Yeah. Discussed the possibility of staying.”
Nixon: “In the army.”
Winters: “Yeah. As a career.” Winters looks at Nix a little harder.
Nixon: “Wha’d you say?”
Winters: “I said I’d think about it.”

Look at these two. They’re sort of taking turns stealing glances at each other, squinting sideways. There are pauses and half-answers. Each is treading carefully, trying to gauge the other’s feelings.

Long pause. “Whaddya think about New Jersey?”
Winters: “New Jersey?”
Nixon: “There’s a company in Nixon, New Jersey, called Nixon Nitration Works.”
Halfway through that sentence, Dick figures it out. “Sounds picturesque.”
Nixon: “Oddly enough, I know the owners. Probably going to expect me to make something of myself; thought maybe I’d drag you with me.”

Now Nix isn’t even looking at Dick at all anymore. His head is down. Dick squints hard at him. “Are you offering me a job?”

Les jeux sont faits, my brave friend. Bring it home.

Nix looks sideways at Dick and gestures in the affirmative, takes a breath and talks a little too loud: “We’ll see how you do on your job interview but, ah, you know, a man of your qualifications...I think we can probably scrape up something commensurate with your salary level.” Lame! <3

Having gotten that out, Nixon’s not hiding anymore. They look at each other.
Winters: “Yeah, I’ll think about it. (pause) I, uh, I really appreciate it.” Dick smiles.

Damn right you do! You’d better smile at him, you gorgeous asshole, after making him get through that. Nix has a plan to keep you together. Where’s your fucking plan?

I could draw some Hard Core Logo parallels here, Nix being Joe, of course. Winters is so Billy.

It’s a good smile, though. :-)

Nixon: “Yeah, just think about it.”

Winters walks away and down to the end of a pier. He strips off his shirt and stands for a second at exactly the right angle, in that big damn hero post of his, sunlight illuminating the lake and creating an awesome silhouette for us. Choirs of angels sing.

He dives in and swims.

We peek through the trees to see Dick breast-stroking like Esther Williams along the blue, blue lake. (Billy. I’m telling you.)

I know, I’m spending a ridiculous amount of space on the very first scene, but there is a love story in Band of Brothers, this is the climax of the love story, so I think this scene is important.

I’m a crazy, drooling fangirl, right? Just in case there are a few of you who aren’t with me, let’s just look at what’s on the screen. Do we agree that Nix is acting a little uneasy and nervous? When have you ever seen Nixon uneasy or nervous? In combat? Only the time when a bullet literally hit him in the head. In front of Sobel? No. Sink? No. General McAuliffe? Yes, for about three seconds, because he had just woken up in the freezing forest and he was shocked to find the general there. But he was dead calm at about second number five.

I’m saying he’s uncharacteristically goofy sometimes around Dick. And he’s uncharacteristically uneasy and nervous here because the emotional stakes are high. And, in all seriousness, I’m not saying that he and Dick want to have sex with each other. That’s just something I like to tease them about. :-) The only reason I’m going on here is to say let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater. When we get past the slashy fun, let’s not miss the real beauty of this relationship, consisting of two guys whose love for each other is so strong that they don’t want to live too far apart. That’s what’s on the screen and, for what it’s worth (even though I like to focus on the BoB characters) that’s what is described in strong terms in accounts of the real Dick Winters.

Frankly I don’t want to leave, but Winters’ VO flashes us back to May, in Bavaria. They had hoped to capture Berchtesgaden, “the Nazi party’s symbolic home”. Winters says that all the heads of the Third Reich had houses there. Before he died, Hitler ordered the SS to make Berchtesgaden their last stand, mounting a guerilla war on the Allies’ final advance. Their first step was to block the roads on the way in.

Second Battalion is parked on such a road. Shifty sits on a truck, looking at his gun sites. Liebgott is sitting on the ground, sort of huddled in the well of a truck tire, looking small. Aw. His posture makes me think he’s still a little bruised. Webster is sitting by himself, writing in his journal. There’s Tab.

Four men are trying to blast through an enormous pile of rubble blocking the road. Winters and Nixon lean against their jeep. So bored. Winters laments their fate. Nixon never expected to just drive right up to Hitler’s house, so he’s a little more circumspect.

Speirs, no doubt driven mad by the scent of priceless loot wafting down the mountain, offers that Easy is ready to find another way in.

Winters: “Duly noted; I already recommended you to Colonel Sink.”
Speirs starts to run off: “Great. Let’s go find out where Hitler lives.” Ha. He knows that wasn’t an order.
Winters: “Ron? We’re not sure what’s up there. The colonel doesn’t want us taking any unnecessary risks.”
Speirs is all petulant: “So the French are gonna beat us to the Eagle’s Nest?”

I like how here, and really all through this episode, Winters is very fatherly. He always is, but there are a few gorgeous moments in Points where you can see the men acting like children and Winters being the wise and restraining one. And the best part is that you can see on his face, in each scene, how much he loves them. He’s absolutely indulgent of Speirs right here.

My favorite Sink scene. He pulls alongside in a jeep.

“Kids, I just had a conversation with General Leclerc. He told me he was first into Paris and by God he wanted to be first into Berchtesgaden. I told him I understood his point...”

He takes a drag off his cigarette.

“Now you fire up Second Battalion and outflank that French SOB.”

Winters smiles and salutes: “Yes sir.” He gives the order to Speirs.

The men walk and ride into Berchtesgaden. It’s virtually deserted, white flags flying from many windows. Nix explains to Winters and Harry that the natives have fled because this is the one place you can’t deny being a Nazi; you have to be one to live in Berchtesgaden.

They find a place to put Sink: The Berchtesgaden Hof. They enter; Nixon saunters across the lobby as a clerk starts to scurry away. The clerk reaches out to close a book and take it; but Nix points at him and says, “No, no, no...” With a very knowing tone, like “Not so fast.” That’s a nice moment. That book is the hotel registry; Nixon’s treasure hunt is about information. (Yeah, and liquor.)

Harry and Winters walk into a large, beautiful dining room. A startled waiter drops silverware into a large box and runs away.
Harry inspects the silver: “Kitty would love this. How many brides get a wedding present from Hitler? Wanna take half? I can’t carry all this. And whoever comes in here after is gonna take whatever’s not nailed down.”
Winters takes of his helmet and puts some sliver in it. “Well, wouldn’t want that to happen.”

Speirs comes in and reaches between them to take some silver, but Harry removes his hand. “Don’t even think about it.”

More comes in and asks for permission to climb to the Eagle’s Nest. Winters gives Harry orders to secure the hotel and the roads in and out of town. “Harry? Nobody gets hurt. Not now.”

Speirs rips a swastika banner from the wall. Winters tells him that Easy will take the Eagle’s Nest.

The men ride and run up the mountain, yelling to each other and cheering as they spot their objective. Winters VO says that the Eagle’s Nest is Hitler’s stone retreat, 8,000 feet up, accessible only by a gold-plated elevator.

Speirs, Malarkey, More and a few others enter a living room in the Eagle’s Nest. Speirs finds the body of an officer who killed himself; he takes the man’s pistol. As he stands up with the gun in his hand, there’s a loud pop. Speirs is startled. Ha. That’s fun to watch. It’s just Malarkey with a champagne bottle. More finds a photo album with informal pictures of Hitler and his officers.

Ah, this scene. I’ll try to contain myself.

On a balcony, in the sun, with a magnificent view of the mountains, Nixon is trying to recite the German chain of command. “Hitler, Hitler...No, Hitler, Himmler, Goering...” He’s drunk; no surprise. Harry’s drunk; that’s a surprise. Speirs is drunk! I’m in heaven!

Winters and Lipton come in and stop at the entrance to grin at each other over the scene before them. Winters walks over to Harry, who reaches out drunkenly to hug him. “Adolf! Love your Eagle’s Nest. Hope you don’t mind; we made ourselves at home. Love what you’ve done with the place.”

While Harry’s talking, Speirs pipes up. To greet Lipton, of course. *sprinkles hearts all over them* He’s slurring his words so it’s hard to understand him, but he says something like, “Whayasaythere, Lip?”

Harry grins and offers Dick a bottle. Look at his cute gappy smile. “Have a drink. Just so’s we can say we saw you do it.” Lipton sparkles at Harry from behind Dick’s shoulder.

Dick says, “Listen up” and gives Harry an adorable, leering grin. Guh. “Effective immediately. All troops stand fast on present positions.”

Harry snaps to woozy attention. Nix reclines, holding his liquor much better than wee little Harry: “Standing fast.” Speirs can’t even make sense. He says something I can’t understand and looks up, a little bleary-eyed.

Harry grins and starts laughing. Winters laughs too.

“Wanna hear it?”
Harry nods and some affirmative sound comes out of him.
Dick grins and imitates him: “Nnn-hnnn?” That is so gorgeous. You guys, I have never wanted him more than at this moment. That’s not even bromance anymore, that’s like bro-lust.
“Ready for it?” Huuh, you don’t even know.
“Listen up. German Army surrendered.”

Everybody stares. Harry gets serious. His lip gets stuck on his teeth. Look at his little wabbit face! *g* Winters slaps Harry gently.

Dick walks back down the balcony, pointing so very awesomely at Nixon. “And I’ve got a present for you. Come on.” *oh please oh please oh please, slash fairy, this time let it be what I think it is*

Nixon knows a good date when he hears one, and gets up to follow Dick. Harry and Lip hug. Speirs is bent over looking at the ground. Goddamn it, where are those outtakes!?! Matthew Settle playing Speirs drunk? I would pay ONE MILLION dollars for more footage of that.

Winters and Nixon in a jeep, driving along a country road. Winters is driving. Nixon is adorably light-sensitive, which is why he gets to wear the hot aviators. They pull up to a large house, roof partly caved in.

Nixon: “What is this place?”
Winters: “Hermann Goering’s house. Discovered it yesterday. Had it on double guard ever since.”

Patrick O’Keefe vouches for that. Dick is nice to him. About time somebody was, right? He hands Dick a sliver key and Dick opens the door. Down a stairway, he opens an iron gate and leads Nixon inside. Nix takes off his sunglasses. His stunned face, no doubt, is Winters’ reward. It’s a giant wine cellar.

Winters VO: “Ten thousand bottles of the world’s finest liquor, wine and champagne helped Easy Company mark the day the war in Europe came to an end.”

Winters: “It’s all yours. Take what you want, then have each company take a truckload. We’re leaving for Austria in the morning. No need to leave anything for whoever comes next. Happy V-E Day.”

Nixon: “Yeah.”

O’Keefe is confused on behalf of whichever viewers might not have made it past fourth grade. They explain that V-E means Victory in Europe.

One funny note from the books. Not surprisingly, Webster also had expensive taste in liquor. He arrived with other members of Easy after Nixon had been through the collection and was disappointed that he didn’t find all the fine stuff he was hoping for. *g*

Winters VO explains that, instead of a combat unit, his battalion had become an occupying force. And that nobody wanted to leave Berchtesgaden, until they saw Austria.

Cue the pretty Austria music. I remember loving this piece of music when I first watched, because it evokes the beauty of the countryside as well as a feeling of relief – the hope of peaceful days ahead. Of course, they used it as the loop on the DVD menus, so I’m a little sick of it now. Thanks, HBO.

Anyway, Austrian gorgeousness. Cows tinkle, sun shines, mountains peak, blonde girls hold hands as they run toward the trucks to smile-and-wave to the men riding by. They hold hands AND smile-and-wave. Very nice. Malarkey approves. “The war is OVER!”

Jeeps pull up to a gorgeous chalet next to a teal blue lake. Nixon and the officers ascend the stairs. “We’ll be comfortable here.”

Inside, Winters sits all manly at a makeshift desk. A German officer and his second stand before him. “I wonder what will happen to us – to people like you and me – when there are no more wars to occupy us.”

Winters allows a long pause. “Have all your men collect the weapons, deposit them at the church and the school, and at the airfield.”
German officer: “Very well.” He takes out his pistol. “Please accept this as my personal surrender, Major. It is better than to lay it on the desk of a clark.”

Nixon gives Dick a knowing look.
Winters: “You may keep your sidearm, Colonel.”
The colonel’s expression shows subtle surprise, admiration and gratitude. Because he’s just discovered what we all know, which is that Dick Winters is just OBJECTIVELY AWESOME. Winters PWNS EVERYONE ALWAYS. EVEN THE GERMANS LOVE HIM. If Hitler had met Winters on D-Day, he would have had a TOTAL CRUSH AND INVITED HIM OVER FOR SCHNAPPS AND DARTS AND WE COULD HAVE SAVED ALL THIS TROUBLE.

And while I’m capslocky about Winters, can I just point out one of my favorite Winters moves? I can? Thxyerapeach. Have you ever noticed the way he doesn’t say things? Like, to awesome effect? People will say stuff to him, wanting an answer: yes, no, I agree, here’s what I’ll do about that. He doesn’t answer. He continues with his own agenda.

BUT, and here’s the beauty part, he gives them a long pause first. Which says, “I heard you. I respect you. I might not answer your question, but it’s not because you don’t deserve one, I’ve just got a job to do here.” The other very cool thing about it is that, by not speaking, Winters doesn’t commit to anything and doesn’t distract from his mission in the conversation. You might think he just agreed with you. You might feel affirmed. But he didn’t actually say anything!

He just did it with Harry and the boys on the balcony. He didn’t say, “No, I don’t want a drink.” He kept saying what he came there to say. But with his pauses and his expression, he spoke to Harry and told him how much he loved him.

In the same way, this German officer doesn’t feel disrespected that Winters doesn’t engage him in conversation about how they have, like, so much in common and what are they gonna do after this? (Weird parallel to the Nixon/lake convo earlier in the episode, yeah? Maybe this German has a bigger crush than I thought. I wonder whether he’s going to invite Dick to work at his Dad’s company, Landsberg Lederhosenwerks in Landsberg, Germany. Maybe his name is Colonel Landsberg.)

The men are crowded into a room, watching newsreel footage of the battle of Okinawa.
Nix walks toward the door of the room; the three soldiers outside the room, peering through the door, see him coming and hurry out of his way. For some reason I like that bit. Just because I love Nix, I guess, and it tickles me that they’re like, “D’oh! Cap’n Nixon’s coming!” and defer to him so snappily.

Inside, the room is silent. I like how there’s no dialogue or exposition here. We don’t need that to understand how the guys must be feeling, watching film of other American soldiers as they fight. In a theater that they’re expecting to join soon. Nixon stands in front of Winters, next to Speirs, Harry and Lipton, watching the newsreel. After it’s over, Speirs gets thisclose to Winters *g* and asks when they can expect to go to the pacific. Dick doesn’t know. But he does know that Speirs just had a shower and he smells really good. (See? An inch is just about what they gave me. My slashgoggles will not be evaded.)

Winters says most of the officers will have enough points to go home, so they’ll have to decide whether to stay on or not. Many of the men will not have enough points and will be deployed to the pacific theater. Winters says that the men who are staying will have to be ready to fight, which means drills, physical training and reviews.

Nixon, sarcasctically: “They’re gonna love you.”
Yes they ARE actually. Everyone does. Nix knows that better than anyone. No amount of PT and close order drill is going to squelch their love for Winters.

Perconte, Liebgott, Bull, Shifty, and Icantreadmynotes are on patrol. For dinner, apparently. They want Shifty to shoot a deer. They find one, Shifty aims but waits too long and it gets away.

Liebgott: “Aw goddammit, Shifty, you let him get away! The army oughta be glad to be rid of you.” Jesus Christ, Lieb, it’s Shifty! Step off, you gorgeous psycho. I don’t see you offering to pistol-whip any deer to death.

Shifty, still with that plaintive, delicate voice: “I wish, you know? Seems they want me to stay around awhile.” Shifty needs 15 points. Apparently that’s a lot. He’s never been wounded.

Ooh, look at everybody all cleaned up! Speirs is conducting a drill in his AWESOME ordering people voice. The one where you yell from the diaphragm and put an “h” in front of everything. You know. And look at the Hero Camera Angle on Speirs. Matthew Settle was born to be photographed at this angle. He orders the men to stand at ease.

He announces that General Taylor, knowing that even many Normandy veterans don’t have the points to be discharged, has authorized a lottery to choose one man per company for a ticket home.

Seriously, look at them. Roe, Martin, Tab. More, Malarkey, Skinny. Everyone is so pretty today. Talbert steps up to Harry, who smirks. Harry swirls his hand around in Tab’s helmet and pulls out a slip of paper. As Tab walks away, we see that...whaaaa? The helmet’s empty! It was fixed! Those crazy knuckleheads. :-)

Men wait anxiously. Janovec is really hoping it’s him. I am too, hon. *hugs him*

Speirs announces the winner. “Serial number 1 3 0 6 6 2 6 6. Sergeant Darrell C. POWERS!” Shifty realizes it’s him and breaks into an awesome smile. The company whistles and cheers and calls his name.

Speirs announces that the 101st will definitely be redeployed to the pacific. Babe. Look at his grave little face! Luz gives us a classic Luz.

Winters is sitting awesomely (again) on another balcony, with yet another breathtaking view of a green-blue lake. Shifty comes and finds him. I love this scene.

Shifty: “Don’t mean to interrupt you, sir. I just wanted to say goodbye. You know...you was...”
Winters stands up. Good boy.
“You was, uh...well...it’s been a long time.”
Look at this gorgeousness. What is prettier than Shifty and Winters on this balcony?

Winters: “Got everything you need?”
Shifty: “Yes, sir. I’ve gathered up my loot; pistols, mainly. Paperwork’s all done. I even got my back pay in my pocket.”

Look at Winters. He tilts his head. He’s looking hard at Shifty, hearing every word, but not just the words. Look how much he loves him. Goddammit, I’m gonna cry again.

And listen to Peter Youngblood Hills nail this to the wall.
“Back home in Virginia...well...I just don’t rightly know how I’m gonna explain all this. You see, I...I seen...I seen…”

Seriously, I’m crying just typing it up.
Winters: “You’re a hell of a soldier, Shifty. There’s nothing more to explain.”
Shifty: “Thank you, sir.” He salutes, Winters returns it, and Shifty leaves.

Winters VO explains that, on the way home, Shifty’s truck was hit head on by a drunken corporal from another regiment. Shifty suffered a broken pelvis, a broken arm and a bad concussion. He spent the next few months in a series of hospitals, but survived. 
 
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anatolealice
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I loved the opening scene so much!

When we get past the slashy fun, let’s not miss the real beauty of this relationship, consisting of two guys whose love for each other is so strong that they don’t want to live too far apart. That’s what’s on the screen and, for what it’s worth (even though I like to focus on the BoB characters) that’s what is described in strong terms in accounts of the real Dick Winters.

When I heard "are you offering me a job", I laughed out loud to myself in glee. I heard it as "are you proposing". Because, as you said, that's what it was, really. Not for the slashyness but because Nix was asking Winters to spend his life with him. They could completely lose contact otherwise; offering him a job with the family business in Nix's home town is a pretty good way of keeping him close :-)
anatolealice
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Because he’s just discovered what we all know, which is that Dick Winters is just OBJECTIVELY AWESOME. Winters PWNS EVERYONE ALWAYS. EVEN THE GERMANS LOVE HIM. If Hitler had met Winters on D-Day, he would have had a TOTAL CRUSH AND INVITED HIM OVER FOR SCHNAPPS AND DARTS AND WE COULD HAVE SAVED ALL THIS TROUBLE.

Hee!

Have you ever noticed the way he doesn’t say things? Like, to awesome effect? People will say stuff to him, wanting an answer: yes, no, I agree, here’s what I’ll do about that. He doesn’t answer. He continues with his own agenda.

BUT, and here’s the beauty part, he gives them a long pause first. Which says, “I heard you. I respect you. I might not answer your question, but it’s not because you don’t deserve one, I’ve just got a job to do here.” The other very cool thing about it is that, by not speaking, Winters doesn’t commit to anything and doesn’t distract from his mission in the conversation. You might think he just agreed with you. You might feel affirmed. But he didn’t actually say anything!



That's an excellent way of describing the way he works. And why everyone loves him so much. The scene with the German officer was awesome. I thought the dude was going to start crying because that bit of respect after a long and gruesomely shameful war was almost too much for him.

anatolealice
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
arry and Winters walk into a large, beautiful dining room. A startled waiter drops silverware into a large box and runs away.
Harry inspects the silver: “Kitty would love this. How many brides get a wedding present from Hitler? Wanna take half? I can’t carry all this. And whoever comes in here after is gonna take whatever’s not nailed down.”
Winters takes of his helmet and puts some sliver in it. “Well, wouldn’t want that to happen.”

Speirs comes in and reaches between them to take some silver, but Harry removes his hand. “Don’t even think about it.”


This scene cracked me up. I could picture Kitty opening up her present and saying "thanks honey!" while secretly wondering what the f*ck she was supposed to do with 16 knives and 4 forks and 7 spoons. I hope they divided it up more strategically later on, is all I'm sayin' ;-)
marymary
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
They could completely lose contact otherwise; offering him a job with the family business in Nix's home town is a pretty good way of keeping him close :-)

Ha. Exactly. Nixon has a PLAN! Which is a perfect move for his character who, as I've been saying all along, is the one who really keeps the relationship alive. He's such a sweetheart and he knows himself well enough to know that he doesn't want to lose Winters.

And Winters clearly feels the same way, he just operates differently.

I'm always saying that I don't like to mix BoB with the stories of the real men, because I do think they should be treated differently. But this seems a good time to hop over the line and give you a quote from the real Winters. In his book, he talks about Nixon leaving Europe (before Winters did). "Nixon departed Joigny (France) the next week, making me about as lonesome as a lovesick sailor who married a Wave on an eight-hour pass." *g* Definitely one of my favorite quotes from the real men.

I could picture Kitty opening up her present and saying "thanks honey!" while secretly wondering what the f*ck she was supposed to do with 16 knives and 4 forks and 7 spoons. I hope they divided it up more strategically later on, is all I'm sayin' ;-)

Ha! This is why I secretly in my head call my recaps a Girl's Guide to Band of Brothers. Because only you and I and other women would think of that. I totally agree. I was like "Ok, Harry you are very sweet but she doesn't just want random pieces of silverware. And for god's sake don't put it in your helmet! Don't you know how easily silver scratches?"
(Anonymous)
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Location
The pictures in the last post are from Giessbach (Giessbach Grandhotel) http://www.giessbach.ch/en/the_grandhotel/about.php southeast of Lake Brienz and east of Interlaken and very close to Brienz in Switzerland (not in Austria). The true area in Austria is too overbuilt so that the crew could not film there. I am from the Canton Bern in Switzerland and my cousin got to play a German soldier prisoner in Part 10 (approximately 16 minutes into the part) in Band of Brothers. If you are ever in this area visit the hotel. It is fantastic and can be reached by foot or by ship from Interlaken or Brienz. I guarantee you that you will never forget the visit.
marymary
Mar. 8th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Location
I was in Interlaken years ago and didn't realize I was so close! Thank you so much for the information -- I would love to visit someday soon. :-)
(Anonymous)
May. 29th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Giessbach
Hey everybody..... I'm working in Giessbach from already 4 years and I just want to say that is a wonderfull place...The waterfall is amazing. So in case you have once the occasion to visit Giessbach just do it you will not regret it! :D

Hope to see you soon :D
tomfoolery815
May. 30th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: Giessbach
It looks like such a beautiful place. And you work there! How wonderful for you!

I believe that anybody who cares about the men of Easy Company is happy that they received this reward for all their sacrifices.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Please come back and talk with us some more. :-)
exsequar
Jan. 27th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Almost exactly a year too late, but I just wanted to make one small correction - in The Sunny Balcony Scene of Drunken Gloriousness And Delightful Smiles And Flirting, Speirs actually says "Lieutenant Lipton!" when Lip shows up. Which is BEYOND ADORABLE and I have no words for how cute that is. NONE. WORDS. He completely ignores Winters and is all "haaaay boyfriend haaay." <333

The thing about Lip and Speirs is that they really do have all those little moments like that in the last two episodes. It's not just their (epic fantastic perfect) scene at the end of The Breaking Point; that connection gets carried through right until the end. It's marvelous. It makes me wonder if those two were noted as being particularly close after Bastogne or what? I suppose the attack on Foy would have bonded them pretty solid. I do know that after Nix and Winters they're my favorite dynamic in the series.

I'm sad that I'm almost through your recaps! They've been SO delightful. :D
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