'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Why did Elrond encourage Galadriel to stop looking for Sauron?
Contains Spoilers for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere
The premiere of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ has established that Galadriel and Elrond shared a great friendship during the Second Age of the Middle-Earth. In Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, we see them being more mature and don’t get to exactly know about their friendship, but the Amazon series does a commendable job in showing how they used to talk, laugh, and even fight with each other to stand for what was right.
During the premiere, we see Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) returning after leading a voyage to find Sauron. However, she and her company weren’t able to find him even when they saw the symbol of Sauron. As soon as she got back, Elrond met Galadriel and discussed about what happened. Galadriel told Elrond (Robert Aramayo) that even though she returned, she knows that Sauron is still out there and is waiting for the right time to attack. Galadriel, who is the Commander of the Northern Armies, shows Elrond the symbol of Sauron to him and also lets him know that she will be showing this to the High King, Gil-Galad.
While talking about the harrowing journey, Galadriel said that her company defied her. However, Elrond believes that she defied the High King by crossing all limits. He also lets him know that if she defies the King again, he won’t be as receptive as he is this time around. A few moments later, a reception takes place for all the warrior and the High King announces that the “days of war are over” and the “days of peace begin”. As a result, he grants them the honor to travel to the undying lands of Valinor.
Galadriel is really upset with what she just witnessed and shared her thoughts with her friend. Elrond says that she deserves this honor and that her brothers will be proud of her. While talking about the villain, Elrond says that if the threat she’s talking about turns out to be true, he wouldn’t waste any time in destroying that. However, he lets Galadriel know that she has fought long enough and it’s time for her to put up her sword, but Galadriel believes that she’s nothing without her sword.
Initially, we believed that Elrond was doing this because of concern, and to be honest, he was telling her to put her sword to rest because he cared for her. But there was another reason that made him do that and it was the High-King Gil-Galad himself. The High King believed that if Galadriel went on such voyages, people will believe that evil is still lurking out there and he doesn’t want anything like that. Was he right in doing that? We don’t know, but he believes that they need to move ahead and embrace the days of peace.
Now, it would be interesting to see how many days this peace prevails and if Sauron makes a grand entry or not.
'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' returns to Amazon Prime Video with a new episode every Friday at 12 am EST.