Echo 3 season 1, episode 2 recap – do Bambi and Prince save Amber?

By Ricky Valero
Published: November 23, 2022 (Last updated: March 13, 2024)
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While I am still uncertain if the show is any good, this episode is a step up from the pilot. The last fifteen minutes are strong and Luke Evans is doing some great work.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Echo 3 season 1, episode 2, “Tora Bora in the City,” which contains spoilers.

In Echo 3 episode 1, the show set up the relationships between Prince (Michiel Huisman), Bambi (Luke Evans), and Amber (Jessica Ann Collins). From a wedding to a rescue mission to finally seeing how Amber was kidnapped, so much went down that leads us into episode 2. Can they save Amber? Let’s dive in.

Echo 3 season 1, episode 2 recap

The episode starts with a woman meditating until her daughter comes and interrupts her. Moments later, we get a moment between the father and daughter, who are looking for her brush. After finding it, her mother starts to brush her hair. Then, we see the dad pull a gun out of the safe and put it behind his back. He follows by talking to her about the American (Amber). He says he will help them and asks if, with her resources, they can help her brother and husband out.

We are in Bogota, Colombia, where we see this woman head into the building where a bunch of congressmen and senators are meeting. She approaches a Senator about the whereabouts of Amber. He tells her, off the record, they’re a gang of criminals who plan on giving her back. Next, we see the captures take Amber into a building to the top of the roof and let her know they got eyes on her everywhere. Then, we see the lady arrive at this place looking for Enrique. It appears that he is the spokesperson on behalf of the crew that has Amber. She tells him she isn’t there for an interview, that he releases the American, and maybe she does an interview. Enrique doesn’t like the threats. He says, “why don’t you go f*ck yourself,” to which she returns with, “I’m very sorry,” and walks out.

As Amber is on the roof, she is replaying the moment in her head where the three of them are on their knees, and gunshots go off, killing two but not her. Next, we see Bambi and Prince arrive in the country. The duo is waiting to talk to the embassy. One of the guys comes out and says that good news, they want 200 thousand dollars, Prince says to pay them, but the agent isn’t so inclined to insist on letting him do his job. Of course, this doesn’t fly with the boys, and they want to speak to the big boss. Finally, Natalie, the head of COS, sits down to chat with the guys.

Natalie says she will trust the guys and brings them downstairs, where they have cameras on where Amber is sitting. Bambi asks to speak to Colonel Pereira about the case. Pereira breaks down the entire landscape and shows the guys how dangerous the situation is currently and the obstacles in place to get her. In the hostage situation, Amber asks for a phone, but the man says no. The device that was found in Amber’s bag is in question by the bad guys. One of the men brings it to this person, who they ask if she will talk to the woman, but she mentions that she only wants to be behind the scenes.

The journalist investigating the captures and her husband dissect how this situation could be dangerous for their sister/wife. They are new kids on the block looking to make a splash. But then, we see two people that we saw outside that are taking over the capture of Amber. One of the people says to remember two things, this country is beautiful, and the other is they don’t need her money. The problem is that they believe she is DEA or CIA because of the device. Once she gets out of this mess (if she does), she will kill Prince for putting this device in her bag. The interrogation continues with them trying to get to the bottom of who Amber is.

The CIA calls Bambi to tell him there is no more negotiating because of the beacon (tracking device) found in Amber’s bag because they think she is something more than an average civilian. Bambi gets off the phone and tells Prince, who is devastated. He thought it would keep her safe. A million things are running through his head, trying to figure out how he and Bambi will get in that house ASAP because he doesn’t believe they will sign off on a raid. After leaving for a little bit, Prince comes back with full gear for the boys to head into town for themselves.

Echo 3 season 1, episode 2 ending

The locals surveilling the area caught a glimpse of Prince and Bambi on their way into town. So naturally, the Colonel is not happy at all. Pause my coverage to say it’s pretty ballsy to attempt to grab your wife/sister in the middle of a country without any help. So the duo head to the roof where she was initially, and she’s no longer there. Someone heads upstairs, and now they know that guys are there. The surveillance team reports back that the duo is in trouble. Next, we see the guys start to fire at the locals, and the Colonel gives the order to shoot to protect the guys.

Prince and Bambi are navigating through town, taking down men left and right with the help of their overwatch. The duo manages to make it through the town unscathed, with Prince saying that he’s got their next move. I can’t imagine the locals or the CIA will be thrilled with these two.

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