The Rings of Power Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

The Rings of Power Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

Episode 7 is packed with death and destruction, endings and rebirths, rising enemies and impending doom all packed in one hour. The episode saw the transformation of the Southlands into Mordor, witnessed the removal of Prince Durin as the heir to Khazad-dûm, and teased the existence of a Balrog under Moira. 

With the finale next week, what fate awaits Elrond and the other elves as the tree of life is drained? Will Halbrand survive his wounds? What role will The Stranger play in the upcoming finale?

1. Episode 8 Synopsis/Speculation

“The Eye” definitely brought much to the eyes of fans, and Episode 8 will make sure these curiosities are either satiated or carried forward to Season 2.

The upcoming episode will finally reveal the purpose of the white-cloaked trio who have followed The Stranger since he crashed. The true identity of the Stranger is yet to be revealed, and the next episode may very well deal with it.

The upcoming episode will bring more clarity to the fate of the elves and their tree of life. Mithril is proven to be the key to curing the tree, but will Prince Durin and Disa disobey current Dwarf King’s command?

Celebrimbor’s fate as the forger of the rings of power has not been explored, and we hope the finale will at least set the base for that storyline.

Will the trio of the magic wielders use Nori to bring The Stranger out of hiding? Will Elrond be able to change the fate of the Elves? What fate awaits Galadriel and Halbrand? Episode 8 will hopefully answer all of these questions and more.

The Rings of Power Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation
The Dweller | Source: IMDb

2. Episode 8 Release Date

Episode 8 of the The Rings of Power series has been released on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm PDT.

3. Season 1 Schedule

The Rings of Power Episode NumberThe Rings of Power Episode TitleDirectionTeleplayRelease Date
1A Shadow of the PastJ.A. BayonaJ. D. Payne & Patrick McKaySeptember 1 2022
2AdriftJ.A. BayonaGennifer HutchisonSeptember 1 2022
3AdarWayne Che YipJason Cahill & Justin DobleSeptember 9 2022
4The Great WaveWayne Che YipStephany Folsom and J. D. Payne & Patrick McKaySeptember 16 2022
5PartingsWayne Che YipJustin DobleSeptember 23 2022
6UdûnCharlotte BrändströmNicholas Adams, Justin Doble, J.D. Payne, & Patrick McKaySeptember 30 2022
7The EyeCharlotte BrändströmJason CahillOctober 7 2022
8TBAWayne Che YipTBAOctober 14 2022

4. Where to Watch The Rings of Power

Season 1 of The Rings of Power is currently airing weekly episodes every Friday and is available for streaming on Prime Video exclusively.

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5. Episode 7 Recap

The Rings of Power Episode 8: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation
Galadriel

Galadriel wakes from her haze and protects Theo, while Isildur and Ontamo are lost to the fire that consumes all of the Southlands. The Harfoots arrive at the Grove only to find that Mount Doom’s fiery rocks have destroyed most of it. Elrond and Durin seek King Durin’s approval to forge the mithril to save the Golden Tree.

Durin and Elrond go against the King’s wishes and mine for Mithril. Durin III catches them, throws Elron out, disinherits Prince Durin as Khazad-dûm’s heir, and seals the tunnels. The same tunnels where unbeknownst to them resides a Balrog.

The Stranger tries to heal the Grove, but his magic indirectly hurts Nori and Dilly. He takes leave of the Harfoots, but danger follows him in the form of the white-cloaked women, and the trio destroys the Harfoots’ carts. Nori leads Sadoc, Marigold, and Poppy to warn and save The Stranger.

Galadriel and Halbrand ride to the nearest Elven stronghold to cure his wound while the Southlands refugees move to a Numenorean city. Queen Regent Miriel, blinded by the fires of Mordor, vows to wage the war upon Adar with tenfold intensity after they recover.

6. 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.