'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Did Gil-Galad send Galadriel to Valinor to keep Sauron away?

The conversation between Gil-Galad and Elrond makes uss believe that the decision of sending Galadriel to Valinor was taken to keep Sauron away

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Did Gil-Galad send Galadriel to Valinor to keep Sauron away?
Benjamin Walker as Gil-Galad in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
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Contains Spoilers for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere

The world of ‘Lord of the Rings’ is really immersive and it never fails to amaze us how brilliantly the Middle-Earth has been built by one of the greatest authors of all time, JRR Tolkien. Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ is set to take everyone back for an adventure and give a new perspective by detailing the Second Age of Middle Earth.

The premiere saw Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) embarking on a journey to find the dark lord, Sauron. Unfortunately, her voyage ends up being a failure because she wasn’t able to find the antagonist and all the members of her group decided to go back to their homes. When they returned, Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker), the High King, gave them a stupendous reception and called them extraordinary beings who have done so much to assure peace in the region. He also said that the “days of war are over” and “days of peace are finally here” as he honored the great elf warrior Galadriel. It is announced that they will be sent to Valinor so that they can live their lives freely in the undying lands.

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Robert Aramayp as Elrond in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
Robert Aramayo as Elrond in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

 

However, a discussion between Elrond (Robert Aramayo) and Gil-Galad seems to indicate that the High King knew about the threat that was looming on Middle Earth. In their discussion, Elrond said that Galadriel was certain that her search will go on for eternity and will only end when she defeats Sauron. However, Gil-Galad said that they foresaw what would have happened if she would have been kept alive for the evil that she wanted to defeat. He added, “The same wind that seeks to blow out the fire may also cause its spread.”

The High King believed that Galadriel’s search for evil might encourage Sauron to return to Middle Earth and wreak havoc. That’s why it was appropriate to send her to Valinor and finish this search. Elrond understood what he said and believed that the High King knows about the existence of the “shadow” that Galadriel was looking out for.

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Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

 

Their conversation also indicates that it was Gil-Galad who told Elrond to talk to Galadriel and tell her to end her search. He believes it’s hard to see “what is right when friendship and duty are mingled”. Gil-Galad concludes the conversation by saying that Galadriel is sailing to the sunset while he and Elrond must look to the new sunrise, a sunrise that promises to be better in every sense.

So, Gil-Galad knows that Sauron still exists, but he also knew that if Galadriel continues to search for evil, it might return to destroy everything. For once, Middle Earth is living in peace and Gil-Galad doesn’t want to ruin that. Well, it seems highly unlikely that Galadriel will reach Valinor because she is the main protagonist and is stubborn, so she’ll make a grand return for sure.

Things are getting interesting in Middle Earth and although everything looks peaceful now, something evil has begun to make its way to the region.

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'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' returns to Amazon Prime Video with a new episode every Friday at 12 am EST.

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