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'The Pacific' - 'Home' (Mini-Series Finale) Episode 10

The war is over. What's left to say? A lot, actually. Just as Eugene Sledge was overwhelmed when he first got into the middle of the Pacific campaign, so was he completely out of sorts when he found himself back in Alabama. How do you take a boy and turn him into a man in the middle of bloodshed and carnage, and expect him to know what to do when he's back among civilized living? Survivor's guilt, post-traumatic stress and learning how to be a civilian again were the facet of war explored this time around. We also got some familiar faces and names to go with all those veterans who've been sharing their stories in the opening moments of each chapter. One of them was Sledge's best friend, Sidney Phillips. Somehow, it brought home a little bit more just how real these experiences were to tie those men into the characters we'd been watching for the past ten weeks. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to follow up with "Snafu," but even that was explained. To Read More Click Here . [If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now]

The Pacific: "Part Ten" Review Episode 10

After a long, arduous journey, The Pacific comes to an end with an episode that takes a big step back from the combat and focuses on life after the war. In many ways, this sudden return to normalcy is just as shocking for the viewer as it is for the marines we've followed through all this chaos and death. After the horrors of Part Nine, it felt odd to abandon combat completely and return to a slow-paced drama. The tone of this finale is set right from the beginning when the story jumps back stateside to visit the wounded troops. The big announcement comes across - the Japanese have surrendered. The war is over. The news arrives suddenly, and there is no portrayal of the momentous detonations of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as you might expect from a WWII story set in the Pacific. Our story was always told from the perspective of the marines we've followed, and since they weren't there, there's little commentary on the nuclear solution that brought an end to the war. While this makes perfect sense, I admit I did find it a little disappointing. To Read More Click Here . If You Missed This Episode Watch It Here Online Now