When Netflix’s new mystery thriller, Echoes, came out over the weekend, people couldn’t take their eyes off the screen.
Fans were shocked by the explosive ending of the twisty drama, and many are wondering if Michelle Monaghan will be back soon to play the sisters Leni and Gina. Find out if there will be another series here…
Will there be an Echoes season two?
Netflix calls Echoes a “limited series,” which means that the show is only supposed to last for one season.
But shows like HBO’s Big Little Lies and The White Lotus, which both started as limited series and then came back for more episodes, have shown that how well a show does with viewers can affect whether or not it gets more seasons.
Echoes still have a chance of getting a second season, depending on how well it does with Netflix users over the next few weeks.
What is Echoes about?
For those who have not yet seen the riveting drama, Leni and Gina are identical twins hiding a grave secret from their family. Since they were children, the duo has been exchanging lives, and they now have parallel lives as adults. Additionally, the siblings share two residences, two husbands, and one child.
But when one of the twins disappears, their neatly orchestrated life is thrown into disarray.
Matt Bomer plays Jack, Daniel Sunjata plays Charlie, Jonathan Tucker plays Dylan James, and Karen Robinson plays Sheriff Louise Floss. Michelle Monaghan plays twins Leni and Gina.
Ali Stroker, who plays Claudia, Rosanny Zayas, who plays Deputy Paula Martinez, Celia Weston, who plays Georgia Tyler, and Gable Swanlund, who plays Mathilda “Mattie” Beck, are also in the cast.
Thriller Ending of Echoes Season 1
Echoes is basically a serialized version of a thriller book about an airport. The idea is interesting, and the story moves along quickly, but if you stop to think about how the plot or characters work, the whole thing falls apart. And that’s exactly what we have with Echoes.
The idea isn’t very original, and neither is the way it was put together. The seven episodes are all out of sync with each other, making for a confusing thriller that could have used more work in the writers’ room.
Echoes isn’t as bad as CW shows, but it’s also not going to light up the small screen any time soon.
Leni and Gina, who are twins, are the main characters in this story. Since they were kids, they’ve swapped lives in secret, so they’ve lived two lives as adults. Leni goes back home to look for Gina when she goes missing. When she does this, the carefully built world she and her sister have made gets turned upside down when secrets come out and destroy everything they’ve made.
But this summary is only true for the first three episodes. After that, the plot changes as the police look into the sisters more and try to figure out what they might be hiding. Echoes throw everything at the wall, including a murder, dead animals, psychotic breakdowns, and enough twists to give you a headache, but not much of it sticks.
To be fair, episode 5 might be the best part of the whole show. The writers went back in time and gave more details about Gina and Leni’s past. Unfortunately, this is usually the time when people start to question the order of events and the sense of what’s going on.
It doesn’t help that our characters’ moral compass and sense of right and wrong are all messed up. I’ve said in other reviews that Hollywood’s morals and ideas of who is a hero and who is a villain have been off for a long time, and this show proves that. We’re led to believe that these two women are our main characters, but they’ve made a living by lying to everyone around them. And as the season goes on, the tired and overused “good twin/bad twin” trope creeps in and breaks up this morality even more.
The acting is fine, but Michelle Monaghan is not the star of the show, even though she plays two different roles. No, Karen Robinson, who plays Sheriff Floss, gets that honor. She steals the show every time she talks back to Gina and Leni with just the right amount of sass and delicious sarcasm. I know she’s supposed to be the bad guy in this story, but I would have rather seen an entire show from her point of view.
In the end, it’s worth going back to that book about a thriller set in an airport. This show is easy to understand, but it’s also easy to forget. After watching it for 5.5 hours, it will be hard to want to watch it again, let alone want a second season.