'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 4: Did 'The Great Wave' confirm Sauron's entry to Middle Earth?

A conversation between two characters have seemed to confirm that Sauron has already made an entry in the Middle Earth

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 4: Did 'The Great Wave' confirm Sauron's entry to Middle Earth?
Tyroe Muhafidin as Theo in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
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Contains spoilers for 'The Rings of Power' Episode 4 - 'The Great Wave'

When the first trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ surfaced online, everyone had only one question in their minds: when and how Sauron will make an appearance? As soon as the series premiered, we got a little glimpse of Sauron in an epic flashback sequence. Since then, every character has been talking about the Dark Lord, but we haven’t seen him in the series. However, it seems that the evil lord has already made an entrance in the show and a scene in Episode 4 has apparently confirmed in what form he has arrived on Middle Earth.

In Episode 4, we see Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) and every person in her village taking refuge in the tower where Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) and his colleagues used to stay. They soon realize that they need supplies to feed the people, so Theo, Bronwyn’s son, says that he and his friend would go out and fetch some food for everyone so that things are sorted for some days. While returning from their journey, Theo sees an abandoned house and enters it in order to find food. However, an Orc attacks him from behind. Theo takes out the black sword and as soon as the Orc sees it, he realizes that this belongs to the Dark Lord himself. The Orc tries to catch Theo, but he manages to stay hidden.

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After one full day, Theo gets a chance to get out of that place and takes it. However, he is captured by an Orc who attacks and hits her. The creature was about to cut his right hand and at that moment, Arondir arrives and kills the Orc. Arondir and Theo run away into the woods and a pack of Orcs follows them, shooting arrows at the duo. Luckily, they manage to survive by getting out of the woods in broad daylight.

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A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 4 (Amazon Studios)
A still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 4 (Amazon Studios)

As soon as Theo returns to the tower, an old man comes near him and talks to him in a weird manner. He shows Theo his forearm and he has the same marks on his hand that Theo has. He grabs Theo’s arm and says, “Do you know what it is? It’s no sword. It is a power.” The old man also reveals that the “black sword” was fashioned for their ancestors at the hands of the master and calls him a “beautiful servant”. Theo takes his arm away as soon as he hears the name of Sauron from the old man. The next bit is interesting because it may have answered an important question and question was: Who landed on Middle Earth in Episode 1?”

So, the old man says, “Have you heard of Sauron? You must have seen it in the skies. A few weeks back now.” Theo realizes that the old man is talking about the star that fell during the first episode and we got a glimpse of the man who came with it. The old man continues to scare Theo by telling him that Sauron’s time is near and they (Theo and him) should be ready. He concluded by saying that Theo should save his strength for what’s coming because he’ll need it.

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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 entire conversation seems to have confirmed that it is undoubtedly Sauron who has come to Middle Earth via the Starfall.

Do you think the conversation was referring to the Stranger that fell from the sky? Tell us about what you feel in the comments section.

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