'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power': Why did Galadriel do nothing after Mount Doom's eruption? Morfydd Clark explains

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power': Why did Galadriel do nothing after Mount Doom's eruption? Morfydd Clark explains
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ ramped up the action quotient with the last week’s episode and took viewers on an enthralling journey to Middle Earth. The sixth episode, titled ‘Udun’, saw Adar leading his army of Orcs to the High Tower so that they can kill or take the resident of Tirhadad as their prisoners. However, Arondir and Bronwyn had different plans and fought the enemies with all their strength. The people of Tirhadad also gave their full support during the battle. But Adar played a trick and took control of the battle.

When everyone thought that Adar will win, the army of Numenor, along with Galadriel and Halbrand, reached the Southlands and saved everyone from the wrath of the Orcs. After an epic fight sequence, Galadriel caught Adar and asked him about Sauron. However, it was revealed that the Black Sword that they were looking for has been given to someone else and that person has used it to open the floodgates. As a result, the volcano erupted and wreaked havoc. But Galadriel didn’t move an inch after the eruption and kept on looking at the destruction. Why? Well, we finally have an answer.

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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)

Morfydd Clark, who portrays the character of Galadriel in the series, recently revealed that her character is extremely “exhausted” with all the fighting and everything else, and was really happy that she was finally having a moment of peace. But the eruption of Mount Doom has changed everything and is now succumbing to her centuries of suppressed feelings.

In an exclusive interview with TV Line, Clark feels her character is “paralyzed” by “guilt." She said, “She was just utterly spent and so exhausted and so regretful, that she is completely immobilized and almost is kind of grateful to have a moment of peace. I think she’s just utterly paralyzed by guilt, fear, rage, and thousands of years of it.”

In the scene, we saw the floodgates open and the water reaching to eternal depths of the planet earth, resulting in the eruption of the volcano. A lot of people believed that they just saw the eruption of Mount Doom in ‘The Rings of Power’ and that eruption gave birth to the realm of Mordor, a base of the evil Sauron.

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Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)
Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' (Amazon Studios)

However, there’s no doubt that Galadriel will survive the battle and the war as well because she is one of the most important characters in the Third Age as well. However, it will be interesting to see if any major character will be killed in the final two episodes of Season 1. Also, fans will be expecting to get a glimpse of Sauron for the first time as well in the final moments of Season 1.

Things are getting intense in ‘The Rings of Power’ and last week’s episode has made everyone curious for the penultimate episode.

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'The Rings of Power' Season 1 returns to Amazon Prime Video with a new episode every Friday at 12.01 am EST.

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