Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Captured by the Germans, Sgt. Saunders (Vic Morrow) manages to escape during an Allied bombing raid. Severely burned in the shelling, Saunders painfully makes his way through enemy territory and back to the American lines. The ordeal nearly drives him insane, but he relentlessly plods forward, doggedly determined to survive while grimly resigned to the likelihood that sudden death is lurking within every shadow and behind every tree. This classic episode earned an Emmy nomination for star Vic Morrow--and, according to some reports, brought about the firing of director Robert Altman for ignoring the series' "established" format.