At first sight, echo 3, available on Apple TV+, is another war series. At least, that is what its pilot episode shows, in which a military operation between the lines is narrated in broad strokes. One that will take Prince (Michiel Huisman) and Bambi (Luke Evans) on a mission to Afghanistan. The production is careful to make it clear that it is a dangerous mission, poorly organized and that it needs the experience of both officials to succeed. Much more, when both one and the other represent a peculiar type of power in the US Armed Forces.
On the one hand, Prince is intuitive, well prepared and full of tactical knowledge. At the other extreme, Bambi understands the core texture of the mechanisms that move military systems behind closed doors. Together they are a caring duo.
There is also a solid team that is about to leave for a risky rescue in which a member of their select group could die. During its first few minutes, echo 3 makes it clear that what will happen next is based on what binds men. Which creates an interesting and well-constructed insight into the way you understand each other.
At first glance, Apple TV+’s Echo 3 is yet another war series. At least, that is what its pilot episode shows, in which a military operation between the lines is narrated in broad strokes. One that will take Prince (Michiel Huisman) and Bambi (Luke Evans) on a mission to Afghanistan. The production is careful to make it clear that this is a dangerous, poorly organized mission that requires the experience of both officials to succeed. Much more, when both one and the other represent a peculiar type of power in the US Armed Forces. What will happen next is based on what binds men. Something that creates an interesting and well-constructed insight into the way you understand each other.
But, in addition to all their affinity as tactical shadow organization and military officials, something else also connects them. Before leaving for Afghanistan, Prince will marry Amber (Jessica Ann Collins), Bambi’s sister. Little by little, the script of echo 3 manages to build a deep and well elaborated vision of what a new dimension of responsibility can mean. Bambi doesn’t just travel in the company of a colleague.
He is also a relative, which explores the idea of reflect on decisions in the field of action. Will he behave the same way he would if Prince were a stranger? echo 3 covers the reflection on the substantial importance of the subjective in action. In a more eloquent way than other arguments in which violence and the emotional are linked, the series finds a balance point of amazing interest. “You’re my brother and I can’t forget that,” Bambi insists, aware of the responsibility he carries.
The little dark places in despair
echo 3 it also narrates violence and how it cuts across all kinds of perceptions of collective identity. “Remember, it’s not just someone else who goes in your company,” Amber mentions to a concerned Bambi. Prince then becomes an emblem of what can sustain desperate action. “He is also my husband and he must return to my side.” The phrase, which could seem sentimental and even melodramatic, takes on a new meaning when the plot extrapolates it to new spaces.
Months after the wedding, the true tragedy that will sustain the plot of echo 3. Actually, everything in the argument is built, thought and linked to the premise of how much each character could risk for the other. In particular, when Amber is kidnapped in Colombia in the middle of a complicated mission. The radicals on the border are aware that an American woman is an asset that can change the balance of power.
Despite the fact that the character is not related to any military crisis, which makes her more vulnerable. However, that fragility — a scientist in the middle of a silent war zone — is what builds the best elements of echo 3. Amber is more than an incident, a number in the figures in a rising wave of violence engulfing North America. She is also the wife and sister of two men who know the value of such a deep emotional bond in a complex situation.
echo 3a new way of seeing the military world
One of the great points of echo 3 it’s his well-built ability to mix the human with a realistic kind of action. Both ends of the story touch and complement each other, avoiding confusion with sophisticated tense scenes. From the Colombian jungle to the corridors of Washington DC, the perception of the condition of the urgency of the strategy is focused from the intimate.
Unlike so many series and films about risky rescues or missions that border on the impossible, echo 3 know your limitations. Enough to sustain its first two chapters on the feeling of the headlong impulse of the justification of moral duty. “She’s my sister, but also a target,” explains a confused Bambi. “That her death is not an option,” Prince insists.
A tour of the harrowing places of good and evil
Amber, as the central character in a conflict about to unfold, carries the sensitive weight of a complex story. Just being linked to Bambi and Prince makes her a valuable bargaining chip.
that’s when echo 3 show your true intentions. The story of her kidnapping pushes her brother and husband to limits that confront the perception of morality as a driving element. Would both characters make the same decisions not to have a family and emotional bond with Amber?
The same question that is posed in the first chapters is analyzed through the rest of the premise as a cohesive whole with duty. What are Prince and Bambi, one with the tactical savvy, the other the political, up to to rescue Amber? With his sophisticated and peculiar vision of the military world, echo 3 it is a well-measured construction about duty and the need for protection. Also of the invisible and less obvious responsibilities. Undoubtedly, his best point of balance between two equidistant places on the same subject.