After surviving a dangerous mission, Percell, Ruiz and McKay go home and find hatred and confusion about the war.
Still in a funk over Beller's suicide, Brewster chooses a team for a secret mission to free U.S. POWs.
Agent Orange affects the platoon; Scarlett gets reacquainted with his son; a conclusion is reached on the Phu An incident.
Doc Hock wrestles with personal demons after indecision causes a death; Brewster investigates the Phu An incident.
New, untested troops and an arrogant journalist complicate a search-and-destroy mission.
The platoon waits for a chance to rescue Taylor and Ruiz; guest Lee Majors.
Anderson and Goldman run into a series of misadventures while transporting a deserter to Long Binh Jail.
KcKay takes responsibility for a poorly trained gunner who opened fire on American troops.
New recruits join the team and crowd the base as preparations are made to head off a possible enemy offensive.
Taylor suspects bigotry after being passed over for promotion, but an orphaned baby helps him gain perspective.
An enemy attack threatens a Christmas party at an orphanage; Sgt. Johnson encounters racism after returning home.
Nearing the end of his tour, Johnson is captured by the Viet Cong.
Anderson and McKay clash over leadership decisions while on a mission to recover a mysterious Russian chopper flown by the NVA.
Relieved of his command, Brewster (Carl Weathers) goes on one final mission; Percell seeks psychiatric help.
AWOL Percell faces a dishonorable discharge; Brewster goes to the press about the Phu An massacre cover-up.
Goldman presses for disciplinary action against a platoon that decimated a Viet Cong village; top brass resists.
Anderson returns from leave; Percell goes over the edge during a special mission led by a North Vietnamese defector.
After soldiers die following his orders, Johnson faces a crisis of confidence; Anderson proposes marriage.
With Anderson stateside, a Special Forces officer (Carl Weathers) is in command; Goldman struggles with Alex's death.
A new lieutenant arrives; a medic with radical views joins; Alex prepares a romantic night with Goldman.
News that Goldman and Anderson are missing and believed dead devastates the platoon and Alex.
A young desk clerk (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) seeking to prove himself is assigned to Anderson's platoon.
Smitty beats Johnson for a promotion, then stumbles across a CIA operative smuggling weapons.
Zeke considers a job offer as a mercenary for the CIA; Zeke and Goldman go on a dangerous mission with a Navy SEAL.
Zeke does some soul-searching after killing a female sniper in self-defense; Alex and Goldman have a dispute over a story.
Anderson and Goldman find a leak in a top-secret operation; Alex must prove herself to a shady new boss.
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. sparks racial tension on the base; Zeke finds some of the same problems when he escorts a black soldier's body home.
Golden searches for McKay after the Army gives up; Percell faces charges for killing a social worker's attacker.
Seymour is offered a stateside teaching job and a promotion to major, but Anderson proposes marriage.
Anderson, Johnson and Ruiz train four Vietnamese recruits whose inexperience poses problems.
Goldman and Alex attend an embassy party; Zeke and Seymour have to postpone romance when a psycho breaks loose.
Anderson goes into the jungle to find a disturbed friend who refused a transfer home.
After refusing to land a chopper full of wounded GIs in a battle zone, McKay is brought up on charges.
Exhausted and confused in the wake of the Tet Offensive, the soldiers try to carry on as best they can.
Taylor is suspected of killing an American officer; Anderson woos a psychiatrist (Betsy Brantley).
Strange things happen to the men of Bravo Co. on the eve of the Tet Offensive.
As Anderson and the platoon look forward to the Tet ceasefire, the Viet Cong prepare a massive attack.
Morale plummets when the platoon repeatedly gets orders to take, then abandon, the same insignificant hilltop.
Goldman and his men capture an important North Vietnamese colonel shortly before the Tet offensive.
A bitter American lives among local tribesmen who saved the platoon from ambush.
A brutal ambush and a tenacious recruiting sergeant highlight homeward-bound Taylor's last days of combat.
A visit by Goldman's father (Jon Cypher), a decorated Army major general, coincides with the discovery of drug-dealing.
Blinded in an attack, Lt. Goldman must place his fate in the hands of a young Vietcong woman prisoner who wants him dead.
On leave in Hawaii, Percell, Taylor and Ruiz are shocked to see civilians' cold attitudes toward soldiers.
A new commander's (Kristoffer Tabori) gung-ho strategy leaves the firebase ill-prepared to withstand an enemy siege.
Bravo Co. finds a USO band whose helicopter has been shot down and struggles to return the civilians to safety.
A TV news team accompanies B Company; Wallace continues a dangerous mission over the men's protests.
Anderson shows signs of battle fatigue after receiving a letter from the young daughter he has never met.
Percell goes AWOL after shooting a Vietnamese youth; Goldman meets a former lover, a nurse.
Baker's twin visits for their birthday and competes with his sibling for a local girl.
Anderson soon regrets saving a boozing buddy (Tim Thomerson) from court-martial by getting him sent to B Company.
Shot down in enemy territory, Anderson, Johnson and Baker find the sole survivor of a devastated village, a woman in labor.
During race riots at home, platoon conflicts climax with a racist soldier's murder, for which Johnson stands accused.
After several successful ambushes on them, the men of B Company suspect their Vietnamese scout of spying.
An overzealous sergeant's enthusiasm for a dangerous mission endangers B Company.
Bravo Co. is ordered to escort a group of villagers to a new location in a demonstration of U.S. technology helping the Vietnamese.
To rescue Taylor from the North Vietnamese, B Company volunteers must infiltrate their complex tunnel system.
Anderson goes to division headquarters to make a report and recruit replacements, who are soon under fire.