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'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 1 Preview: Did a tragedy force Galadriel to pick up the sword?

The first episode of 'The Rings of Power' might shed a light on why Galadriel picked up the sword to kill Sauron
UPDATED AUG 27, 2022
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

JRR Tolkien’s middle-earth saga is filled with extraordinary tales and characters. That’s why ‘Lord of the Rings’ is considered to be one of the greatest novels of all time. When Peter Jackson announced that he will be making three films on the same number of ‘Lord of the Rings' books, everyone was stunned. However, the results turned out to be legendary and the franchise became one of the highest-rated franchises of all time. Now, Amazon is trying to do the same with ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ and give viewers a unique take on Tolkien’s saga.

The upcoming series talks about the second age, which is way different than what we have seen in the ‘Lord of the Rings' movies. In the trilogy, Galadriel was one of the mightiest elves and had attained a lot of knowledge. However, in ‘The Rings of Power’, she is still young and trying to figure out who she really is. But people are curious to know why did she pick up the sword and become a warrior. Let’s get to know about the tragedy that forced her to be a fighter.


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Galadriel in a still from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (Amazon Studios)

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Episode 1 Preview

Galadriel had a good relationship with her brothers Finrod, Angrod, and Aegnor, but she was closer to Finrod because he always used to take her side and give her wise suggestions. In the trailer, we see Galadriel mourning the death of his brother Finrod who is lying on a table made up of rocks. But who killed him? Well, it was Sauron. We believe that Finrod was looking to kill Sauron, but the Dark Lord found him first and killed him.

This particular event changed Galadriel and made her realize that the evil is real and she needs to kill it before his darkness spreads over the entire middle-earth. That’s why she’ll take her brother’s sword and embark on a journey to find Sauron. Whatever we have seen in the trailers, it seems she will be traveling to the North to find the place where Sauron was seen for the last time.

Galadriel mourns the loss of Finrod (Amazon Studios)
Galadriel mourns the loss of Finrod (Amazon Studios)

This journey will be excruciating for her and it would be interesting to see if other elves will join her in the quest or not. Nevertheless, she has taken the decision of finding Sauron and she won’t rest till the time she has found him.

Will Elrond play an important role in telling her that she should stop? One of the trailers sees him telling Galadriel to “put down her sword”. Maybe, this quest would turn her into something that she never was and Elrond was worried for her. But, what if she is true and Sauron is just waiting for the right time to strike? Then, the Middle-Earth would need a warrior like Galadriel to stop the darkness.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on September 1.