'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Why was Galadriel sent to Valinor? Warrior elf takes SHOCKING decision

Galadriel was known as the Earth's mightiest Elves in the Third Age, but she was one of the finest Elven warriors in the second age

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Why was Galadriel sent to Valinor? Warrior elf takes SHOCKING decision
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel 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' Episode 1

The premiere of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ was everything that people hoped for. It took us back to the Middle-Earth and re-introduced us to all the iconic locations in the most epic way possible. Set thousands of years before ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, the Amazon series tells the story of the Second Age of Middle-Earth. The region was relatively peaceful as Morgoth was defeated and Sauron also went away. However, things start to get weird when a stranger lands on earth and starts to manipulate people according to his own wish.

The first two episodes perfectly established the characters and the story. But Galadriel’s journey of finding Sauron is what makes these episodes so special. So, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) is introduced as someone mourning the death of her brother, Finrod. While looking at his body, Galadriel takes the task of finding Sauron and killing the dark lord to end the days of darkness. Galadriel, along with a group of Elven warriors, embarks on a journey to find Sauron. However, the harsh winter is making it impossible for them to carry forward. They have traveled far north to look for Sauron and they do find a sign as they reach a big castle.

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


The company feels that they should not move ahead and return back to their kingdom. However, they soon find out that a giant orc is still residing there. An epic fight sequence takes place which sees Galadriel killing the orc. After that, her group laid their swords on the ground and said that they won’t go further. As a result, Galadriel has to return. While returning to Rivendell, Galadriel meets her friend Elrond (Robert Aramayo) and talks about the mission. Elrond feels that Sauron is long gone and she should give up her sword. They also talk about a ceremony that is set to take place to honor their best warriors.

King Gil-Galad was honoring the warriors when he announced that these warriors, including Galadriel, will be sent to Valinor to spend their lives in peace. The High King believes that Galadriel has done everything in her life to bring honor to the kingdom and the High King himself. She has been an extraordinary warrior and always stood up for her rights. Also, she lost all her brothers and still managed to fight for the kingdom. So, he believes that Galadriel should be sent to Valinor where she can live without any fear of war.

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

Galadriel was not at all happy with this but reluctantly made her way to the ship. But she is a warrior and she won’t back down so easily. As soon as the clouds made way for the ship to enter Valinor, Galadriel jumped off the ship and decided to continue her journey to find Sauron.

But the question is: how safe is Galadriel in the water? Something evil lurks inside those waters and she might encounter it soon. Will she be able to defeat it? We’ll surely see that in the upcoming episodes.

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

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