The moment we have been waiting for finally comes, and it does not disappoint. Great direction leads to an incredible all-around episode.
We recap the Apple TV+ series Echo 3 season 1, episode 9, “Scorched Earth,” which contains spoilers.
Last week on Echo 3 Season 1 Episode 8, we saw Bambi and Prince make one last-ditch effort to swap Momo for Amber. Sadly, after much back and forth, Tariq didn’t come to an agreement with the guys. What’s next? Well, we are about to head into war.
Echo 3 Season 1 Episode 9 recap
The episode begins with us in the jungle following Bambi/Prince and the crew setting up shop to start invading the camp. A party is happening at the site, so tons of noise makes it easier for the crew to move in. As they move through the site, you see relaxed and quiet areas, meaning every step must be silent.
The series continues to stand out in how it is written and directed. I love how this entire sequence unfolds slowly and methodically. As we watch, we know the stakes, so they carefully craft every precise moment that leaves us on edge. Another thing the director did was put us in the middle of the battle to make us feel like we were next to Bambi/Prince and his crew as they weed through each part of the site.
Now, the time has come as they have gotten into the cells. However, Amber isn’t there, causing Bambi and Prince to frantically call out her name. As they moved to another spot, she wasn’t there either. We hear someone on the radio tell them they still need to be careful because they can’t sound the alarm quite yet. Next, we see the ATV approach the main gate, where they will officially storm into the site.
At the gate, there is confusion about reaching some other people on the walkie-talkies. Then, we see the gate open and gunfire ensues. Of course, this fires off the alarm, meaning the war has begun. We noticed that the trained military men are too much for the people on the site. Finally, we see Graciella, who tells them to get the bazookas.
We get a little cut scene where Violetta gets the “Breaking News” notification that the Colombian Military launched a strike against Venezuela. She calls her editor to ask why he posted it because Ernesto said they (the Colombian Military) wouldn’t be involved in going after Venezuela.
Back to the war, Prince sees Graciella go across the gate and notices it is her from when they went to battle in the jungle earlier in the season. We see them halt any fire until they see where she goes because they know she knows where Amber is located. Graciella heads to a door and tells them not to let anyone through the door, or they will answer to her. Slowly but surely, the bazookas start to give the Venezuelans an advantage. Because of this, Prince and Bambi attempt to move to where they think Amber is now.
Things continue to unravel for Prince/Bambi and their crew. As the Venezuelans see they have them on the ropes, they start to throw everything they can at them to take complete control. Back with Graciella, she makes the call, and Ernesto says the photos are fake, that it’s not them. We see her list a bunch of things and say if she is wrong, to hang up, and he never hangs up.
Finally, after so much battling, Bambi has made it to Amber. Unfortunately, the room she is in is surrounded by gas, meaning that if he shoots anything, the room could blow up. We see Bambi break down the wall with a sledgehammer and wrap his arms around her. Then, Amber breaks down because she can’t believe he is real. As they get her out of the site and into a car, we see the place go up in flames. The episode comes to a close with us seeing this cold-hearted look on Amber’s face.
One of the best things about this episode was seeing Prince and Bambi struggle. The writers didn’t just let our heroes go in and take over and get the girl and go home. They had to work through every step, including losing the upper hand several times in their attempt to rescue Amber.
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