'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Does [SPOILER] travel back to Middle Earth through a meteor?

At the end of Episode 1 of 'The Rings of Power', a meteorite falls on Middle Earth and introduces a menacing character

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Does [SPOILER] travel back to Middle Earth through a meteor?
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere (Amazon Prime Video)
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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has finally premiered on Amazon Prime Video and fans are tuning in large numbers to watch the first two episodes of the latest fantasy series. Set thousands of years before ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, the Amazon series gives us a detailed look at the Second Age of Middle Earth which was relatively peaceful. However, the ending of Episode 1 suggests that chaos is just around the corner.

The first episode of the series is all about establishing the characters and the story, so most of the time, we get to see and know about different tribes that have inherited Middle Earth. From Elves and Dwarves to Men and Harfoots, tribes can finally take a sigh of relief as the days of war are over and the days of peace are here. That’s why the High King Gil-Galad (Benjamin Walker) stops Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) from embarking on another journey to find the dark lord, Sauron, and sends her to the undying lands of Valinor. As soon as Galadriel leaves with her company, we find out that Gil-Galad did this on purpose so that the Elven warrior will stop her pursuit and people will stop living in panic.

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A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)

Meanwhile, in the concluding moments of the episodes, we see a meteorite entering the planet. Everyone could see it and as soon as they did, people believed that something drastic is going to take place soon. The meteorite crashes somewhere in Middle Earth and it was a Harfoot who found the crash site. Harfoots are considered to be the ancestors of the Hobbits and there’s a very good reason for this: Hobbits don’t exist yet! One of the Harfoots, Elanor ‘Nori’ Harfoot, reaches the site and sees fire all over the place. However, she also sees something strange lying on the ground, and it's none other than a person. Yes, a person lying on the ground and surrounded by fire.

Her friend, Poppy, also reaches there and tells Nori to not go near the stranger. However, she falls down the pit and touches the person. She believes that the person is either dead or unconscious. But the person suddenly wakes up and holds Nori’s hand, giving a glimpse of his power. However, the crash has made him weaker, so he collapses again. One thing that’s interesting in that scene is that as soon as he shows his powers, the fire vanishes and as he collapses, the fire is back again.

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Markella Kanavagh as Elanor 'Nori' Brandyfoot in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)
Markella Kanavagh as Elanor 'Nori' Brandyfoot in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)

If you are thinking, who is this person, we must tell you that it’s Annatar, aka Sauron, who is known as ‘The Stranger’. The character will play an important role in corrupting the mind of the brightest of the elven-smith Celebrimbror and forcing him to forge ‘The Rings of Power’. His entry to Middle Earth is certainly quite interesting and it’ll be exciting to see how Annatar finds his way to Celebrimbor and starts wreaking havoc on Middle Earth.

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A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Prime Video)

The first two episodes of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

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