Echo: All 5 episodes recapped, reviewed, and ranked

Be honest, we all stayed up late watching Echo and it was worth the binge. Let's talk about the episodes and see how they rank among each other, shall we?

(L-R): Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin and Darnell Besaw as young Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios' ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.
(L-R): Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin and Darnell Besaw as young Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios' ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL. /
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(Right): Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios' Echo, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2023. All Rights Reserved. /

Episode 3 - "Tuklo"

The third episode opens with a black-and-white montage, throwing us back into Native American culture. Here, we explore the disparity between men and women in society, a theme reminiscent of the previous episode's focus on traditional games. The hero of the movie, Tuklo, decides to break away, braiding her hair in warrior fashion and joining the ranks of the Lighthorsemen. Guided by the same mystical powers Chafa and Lowak possessed, she shoots down the bad guys. This bold move leads her to vindicate her father's name and challenge societal norms.

We go back to the present, where Chula visits Skully to discuss Maya's return. Their banter is adorable and though they did divorce, things seem very amicable. The conversation is tinged with concern, especially over Biscuit's involvement and his wrecked car. Skully, maintaining his stoic demeanor despite having seen and talked to Maya, listens as Chula grumbles about listening to her granddaughter and tells her she should talk to her. When she declines, he suggests she listens to her for once instead.

Meanwhile, Maya's connection to her ancestors is visualized through vivid flashes, but these visions turn nightmarish when she finds herself kidnapped and bound in a skating rink. She's not alone in this - Henry is also captured, and Vickie, flanked by a middle-aged woman, watches over them. Unexpectedly, Bonnie arrives, sneaking in through a back door. She runs into Henry, who communicates the situation to her secretly in ASL. However, her attempt to call for help is thwarted, and she ends up captured alongside Maya. This entire sequence is so tense and so well done - and most definitely not for kids.

Resourceful as ever, Maya uses a concealed knife to free herself and Bonnie. As they plan their escape, they learn that Vickie, the guy who works for Henry at the skating rink and middleman in this plot, is expecting reinforcements. Preparing for a showdown, Maya improvises a weapon and plunges the rink into darkness.

What follows is a spectacular fight sequence. Maya confronts Vickie, who is negotiating with Kingpin's men. The situation escalates, leading to Vickie being shot in the head by Zane, Kingpin's ruthless enforcer. Maya, seizing the opportunity, engages the soldiers in a fight, displaying her combat skills. In a tense moment, Zane captures Bonnie, forcing Maya to yield. But an unexpected phone call to Zane changes the course of events, allowing Maya, Henry, and Bonnie to escape unharmed. Henry reveals a shocking truth to Maya: Kingpin is back and Henry is ready and willing to help her confront this new threat.

In a heartwarming gesture, Skully provides Maya with a new prosthetic leg and advises her to reconcile with Chula. Again, she doesn't even thank him. Amidst these personal developments, Maya decides to return home, only to find a nice surprise – Kingpin himself is waiting for her.

Episode 3 ranking: 2nd place.