The Pacific Episodes

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The Pacific Season 1 episodes

Home Season 1, Episode 10

After the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945, Leckie leaves a Long Island hospital for home in New Jersey, where he begins an awkward courtship with his neighbor Vera and haggles for his old job at the newspaper. Meanwhile, Sledge goes back to Alabama on a train with Snafu and Burgin, and reunites with Phillips, but has trouble readjusting to civilian life; and Lena Basilone has an emotional introduction to her slain husband's family in New Jersey. read more

Okinawa Season 1, Episode 9

Weeks of fighting on Okinawa throughout May 1945 take its toll on Sledge, Shelton and the rest of the 1st Marines, who face heavy resistance from last-ditch efforts by the Japanese and cope with the additional stress of civilians caught in the crossfire. read more

The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 8 Season 1, Episode 8

In this eighth installment of The Pacific, Sgt. John Basilone tires of being a pencil-pushing war hero and returns to Camp Pendleton to train a new batch of Marines. While there, he falls in love with Sgt. Lena Riggi, who initially resists his charms. Although much of the episode is devoted to the couple's courtship, eventual marriage, and Basilone's decision to re-enlist, the hour culminates in yet another masterfully shot battle sequence as Basilone leads his trainees into combat on Iwo Jima... read more

Peleliu Hills Season 1, Episode 7

The battle for control of Peleliu continues in October 1944 as Sledge's unit is rocked by devastating casualties, disheartened by an enemy unwilling to surrender and brought to the breaking point by the brutality of war. Meanwhile, Basilone's war-bond campaign begins to weigh on his conscience. read more

The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 6 Season 1, Episode 6

In this episode of The Pacific, Leckie, Sledge & Co. continue fighting on Peleliu. Suffering in the extreme heat with little drinking water, the men attempt to move across a dangerous airfield while facing constant fire from entrenched Japanese soldiers in the hills. Meanwhile, Sid Phillips visits Sledge's parents back in Alabama to assure them their son is going to be fine... read more

Peleliu Landing Season 1, Episode 5

Eugene Sledge has a brief reunion with Sid Phillips on Pavuvu in June 1944 and gets his first taste of combat the following September, when the 1st Marines meet heavy resistance landing on Peleliu. Meanwhile, John Basilone experiences the ups and downs of selling war bonds on a cross-country tour of the U.S., and has a chance encounter with his brother George, a fellow marine, in California. read more

The Pacific Episode Recap: Part 4 Season 1, Episode 4

After spending the last episode away from the battlefield, The Pacific comes roaring back with more Japanese night attacks and, even worse, the attacks that come from within the soldiers. After working out of the intelligence tent during a heated battle on Cape Gloucester, Leckie finds it increasingly difficult to cope with the jungle, the rain — and his bed-wetting problem. Leckie's only respite from the front line is in a mental hospital in Banika... read more

Melbourne Season 1, Episode 3

To rehabilitate after the Guadalcanal campaign, the 1st Marine Division arrive in Melbourne in January 1943, where Leckie develops a close relationship with a Greek-Australian woman and her family. Meanwhile, Basilone receives the Medal of Honor, but he is reluctant to embark on his next assignment of selling war bonds back in the U.S. Cowritten by George Pelecanos and Michelle Ashford. read more

The Pacific Episode Recap: "Part 2" Season 1, Episode 2

In Part 2 of The Pacific, Sgt. John Basilone (Jon Seda) and the rest of the 7th Marines arrive in Guadalcanal to reinforce the exhausted and disease-ridden 1st Marine Division as they continue to defend the crucial U.S. airstrip on the island. Basilone proves a fearless leader and soldier during an overnight Japanese attack, but he also suffers a tragic personal loss. read more

The Pacific Episode Discussion: "Part 1" Season 1, Episode 1

In part 1 of The Pacific, Pfc. Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) and the rest of his company land on Guadalcanal Island as part of the first U.S. offensive of World War II. Meanwhile, we meet fellow Marine Sgt. John Basilone (Jon Seda), a non-commissioned officer who spends Christmas with his family before heading overseas, and Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), whose wealthy father won't let him enlist because of a heart murmur. As Leckie & Co. adjust to their surroundings in the jungle, they must ward off an overnight attack by the Japanese at Alligator Creek... read more

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Premiered: March 14, 2010, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A 10-part miniseries about U.S. Marines fighting the Japanese in the Pacific in World War II begins in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and ends with their return home in 1945. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman are the executive producers.

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