The first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power introduced us to stories across Middle Earth after the fall of Morgoth. Galadriel vows to avenge her brother, and Elrond tries to form an alliance between elves and dwarves.
Arondir and Bronwyn learn about the orc’s survival and rising attacks, while Harfoots Nori and Poppy meet a giant strange creature who fell out of the sky. Read on to learn all that happened in Episodes 1 and 2.
1. Episode 3 Synopsis/Speculation
No plot details for Episode 3 have been disclosed by the show, but the upcoming episode will shine a light on some matters. Will Arondir and Bronwyn save the healer’s village from the Orcs? Did Theo set off a beacon that will allow Sauron to make his move?
Who is the man that fell from the sky? What is the extent of his powers and does he pose a threat to the Harfoots? Will Galadriel gain an ally in her vow to find Sauron and defeat him?
2. Episode 3 Release Date
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 3 will be available for streaming from September 9 onwards.
No delays have been announced and the show will return with weekly episodes every Friday.
3. Season 1 Schedule
|The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Episode Number||The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Episode Title||Direction||Teleplay||Release Date|
|1||A Shadow of the Past||J.A. Bayona||J. D. Payne & Patrick McKay||September 1, 2022|
|2||Adrift||J.A. Bayona||Gennifer Hutchison||September 1, 2022|
|3||TBA||TBA||TBA||September 9, 2022|
|4||TBA||TBA||TBA||September 16, 2022|
|5||TBA||TBA||TBA||September 23, 2022|
|6||TBA||TBA||TBA||September 30, 2022|
|7||TBA||TBA||TBA||October 7, 2022|
|8||TBA||TBA||TBA||October 14, 2022|
4. Where to Watch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 is currently airing weekly episodes and is available for streaming on Prime Video exclusively.
5. Episode 1 Recap
In Episode 1, the elfen warrior Galadriel explains how she took the same vow her brother did after he was slain by Sauron in the war of the First Age—to find Sauron and defeat him and his orc army.
However, The King of the High Elves believes that the evil has been destroyed and sends Galadriel and her fellow warriors to Valinor. But Galadriel’s stubborn instinct causes her to jump off the ship to find Sauron and slay him.
The Silvon elf Arondir, tasked to watch the townspeople and report to the High Elves King, had grown fond of the local healer Bronwyn. But his duties forbade elf-human relationships, and after the High Elves King declares peace, he is forced to return to Lindon.
He returns to the village one last time only to hear nefarious events unfolding at Hordern, instantly leaving on a quest to unravel the mysterious incident that razed the Hordern dwellers.
Nori the Harfoot seeks adventure in life, and her wish is fulfilled when she witnesses a strange giant creature falling from the sky in a meteor.
6. Episode 2 Recap
In Episode 2, Adronir finds tunnels leading to the town he watched over, unnatural tunnels built by someone not human. He is captured by the creatures, most likely orcs, as he escapes from one of the tunnels into a cave. Meanwhile, Bronwyn urges the townspeople to leave after she and Theo vanquish an orc.
Theo accidentally sets off some sort of beacon, and, if theories stand correct, signals Sauron’s return from hiding.
Galadriel is adrift at sea when she comes across sailors who lost their ship to a sea creature attacking their vessel. But one of the sailors tells her of his village being brought down by orcs, solidifying her resolution to complete her mission of ridding the realms of orcs and defeating Sauron.
Elrond works under Celebrimbor, the elf-smith who creates the rings of power in LOTR. To achieve his work with the artisan, he tries to call in a favor with his friend, the dwarf prince Durin—forming a never-happened-before alliance between elves and dwarves.
At first, Durin is determined not to hear his plea but is appeased by the end. His father warns him that the elf’s request cannot coincidentally match the time when the dwarves are secretly making some weapon.
Nori befriends the giant creature that fell from the sky, dragging Poppy along in her quest to help the strange being. But the end of the episode reveals the deadly nature of the being’s powers, possibly foreshadowing a formidable foe.
7. About The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is an American TV series, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay for streaming on Amazon Prime.
Set 3,000 years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the show will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Beginning with a time of peace, the series will follow the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron and the forging of the rings of power.
The cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and Dylan Smith among many others.