The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 5: Galadriel trains the people of Númenor


After securing support from the elves of Númenor to fight for the people of the Southlands, Galadriel (Morphyd Clarke) trains them for battle in episode 5 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

As Galadriel is about to be sent back to her homeland, a powerful omen – the falling white petals of a sacred tree – prompts Queen Regent Miriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to support the elf’s cause.

Thursday night’s new episode – titled Partings – also shows the tiny Harfoots continuing their pilgrimage as Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) shows Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) his mysterious blade while Elrond (Robert Aramayon) and Durin (Owain Arthur) visit King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker).

Training: After enlisting the support of the elves of Númenor to fight for the people of the Southlands, Galadriel (Morphyd Clarke) trains them for battle in episode 5 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Training: After enlisting the support of the elves of Númenor to fight for the people of the Southlands, Galadriel (Morphyd Clarke) trains them for battle in episode 5 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Theo: Thursday night’s new episode – titled “Partings” – also shows the tiny Harfoots continuing their pilgrimage as Theo (Tyro Muhafidin) shows Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) his mysterious blade, while Elrond (Robert Aramaion) and Durin ( Owen Arthur) come to visit King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker)

The episode opens in a field with Nori (Markella Cavena) and the monstrous Stranger (Daniel Wayman) as she tries to teach him her language.

He continues to say “My big thumb,” but she corrects him to say “Migration,” the arduous pilgrimage the Harfoots are on.

“You see we winter in the Old Forest and in the middle of summer we go to Norfield Glen on a snail while the snail is good,” explains Norrie.

She adds that “at the first blush of the oak leaves we head to the Grove,” which is an orchard of all kinds of food.

“The only problem is that there are hundreds of dangers between here and there,” Nori explains as she eats a snack.

He asks what “dangers” are and she says “danger” and anything that will “kill you” while the Stranger asks what it means to kill.

“It means to make something… dead,” she says solemnly as the realization of the large stranger dawns.

“I’m in danger,” he says, though Norrie insists he’s not and the fire he caused with the fireflies was “just an accident.”

“You’re not a danger.” “You’re good,” Nori explains. “You’re good because you’re here to help,” when her mother Marigold (Sarah Tsvangobani) calls to her and they leave.

The show made history long before the first two episodes debuted Thursday night, as it is believed to be the most expensive series in history.

The show’s origins can be traced back to July 2017, when a grueling lawsuit between Warner Bros. – the studio behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit – and the JRR Tolkien Estate.

Both the studio and the estate began offering the TV rights to the franchise to streaming services, with Amazon quickly becoming the frontrunner.

History: The show made history long before the first two episodes debuted on Thursday night as it is believed to be the most expensive series in history

History: The show made history long before the first two episodes debuted on Thursday night as it is believed to be the most expensive series in history

Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos previously mandated to streaming service Prime Video that he wanted a large-scale franchise.

Bezos was also reportedly a big fan of the franchise and was personally involved in the negotiations for the rights alone, which were eventually acquired in November 2017 for a whopping $250 million.

Amazon has also struck a deal with the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust, which are believed to have greenlit more than five seasons of the show.

Estate: Amazon has also struck a deal with the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust, which are believed to have greenlit more than five seasons of the show

Estate: Amazon has also struck a deal with the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust, which are believed to have greenlit more than five seasons of the show

With an estimated production commitment of between $100 million and $150 million per season, Amazon is expected to shell out $1 billion for production costs and rights when all is said and done.

The series was created by Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who previously only worked on 2016’s Star Trek: Beyond as uncredited writers.

The duo pitched a series that would take place during the Second Age of Middle-earth, a story glossed over in a five-minute prologue during the Lord of the Rings films.

Commitment: With an estimated production commitment of between $100 million and $150 million per season, Amazon is expected to shell out $1 billion for production costs and rights when all is said and done

Commitment: With an estimated production commitment of between $100 million and $150 million per season, Amazon is expected to shell out $1 billion for production costs and rights when all is said and done

They wanted to expand this to approximately 50 hours of television, which would include the forging of the rings of power, the rise of the dark lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the final alliance between humans and elves.

There will still be characters that fans will recognise, most notably Galadriel, played in the LOTR films by Cate Blanchett, with the much younger version played by Morfid Clarke.

There are rumors that a white-haired character shown in the trailers, played by Bridie Sisson (previously thought to be Anson Boone), is actually Sauron himself, although the producers have not confirmed this.

Expansion: They wanted to expand this to approximately 50 hours of television, which would include the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the dark lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the final alliance between men and elves

Expansion: They wanted to expand this to approximately 50 hours of television, which would include the forging of the Rings of Power, the rise of the dark lord Sauron, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, and the final alliance between men and elves

Executive producer Lindsey Webber neither confirmed nor denied Sisson’s character, but hinted at his origins to Time.

“We’re enjoying all the online speculation and we can tell you that Bridie Sisson is an amazing actress,” Weber began.

“We also thought fans would like to know that her character travels from the far east – from the lands of Rune…” Webber teased.

Speculation: “We enjoy all the online speculation and we can tell you that Bridie Sisson is an amazing actress,” Weber began

New episodes will be released simultaneously worldwide, with the first two episodes airing Thursdays at 6pm PT/9am ET/2am UK.

The final six episodes will air each week at 9pm PT/12am ET/5am UK, with the eight-episode season finale arriving on Thursday, October 13, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Episodes: New episodes will be released simultaneously worldwide, with the first two episodes airing Thursdays at 6pm PT/9am ET/2am UK

Episodes: New episodes will be released simultaneously worldwide, with the first two episodes airing Thursdays at 6pm PT/9am ET/2am UK



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