Easy Company is introduced to Captain Sobel, who has the group undergo hard and unfair training. As a result, Sobel comes into conflict with his men, including Richard Winters, his executive officer. The company is shipped to England to prepare for D-Day.
Easy Company are sent to liberate the French village of Carentan, where they lose several men in heavy fighting. The episode focuses on Private Albert Blithe, who struggles with crippling anxiety following the battle.