'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Did Durin end his friendship with Elrond?

The premiere of 'The Rings of Power' confirmed that Elrond and During were best of friends during the second age

'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Premiere: Did Durin end his friendship with Elrond?
Owain Arthur as Prince Durin and Rober Aramyo as Elrond 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' Premiere

If you have been a fan of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’, you know what kind of relationship the Elves share with the Dwarves. At first, it was all about hate because Elves didn’t help the Dwarves when they wanted them the most. However, ‘Lord of the Rings’ saw Legolas and Gimli fighting together and eventually becoming friends. However, these two kingdoms have a lot of history and a huge part of that happened in the Second Age.

During the second episode of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’, we get to see a glimpse of what kind of relationship Elves shared with the Dwarves. Elrond (Robert Aramayo) meets Lord Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards), the master smith who is known for making extraordinary things in the Middle-Earth. However, this time he wants to make a castle that’s really hard and possibly, the most difficult thing that he has ever worked on. Elrond believes he would need a workforce to do this level of work and had someone in mind.

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Celebrimbor from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (Amazon Studios)

Elrond took Celebrimbor to the Kingdom of Dwarves and told him that he shares a great relationship with Durin. However, Durin doesn’t let him come inside for some reason. But he says something and Durin lets him. Elrond sends Celebrimbor back and tells him that he’ll meet him soon. As soon as Elrond entered the kingdom, he was asked to compete in a show of strength against Durin. They both had to break bug rocks with the weapons or tools and if Elrond yielded, he would be escorted out and will never be welcomed here. They were having an amazing competition, but Elrond decided to yield. However, while escorting, Elrond said that Durin will take him outside.

While going outside, it was revealed Durin and Elrond were the greatest of friends and shared an extraordinary relationship. However, Elrond didn’t see Durin for 20 years and didn’t come to her wedding, and didn’t come to see the birth of his kids. He wanted Elrond to be their godfather, but he was never there. That’s one of the reasons why Durin was really angry with him. Another thing that frustrated Durin was how Elrond came to ask for his help but didn’t even ask about how he is and congratulated him on his marriage.

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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)

Elrond made him understand that he always took him as a loyal friend and that’s why he came to visit him. After a few moments, they finally patched up and Elrond met his wife. They had dinner together and finally spent time like they used to earlier. In the concluding moments, Elrond told Durin about the work, and During told about it to his father. Now, it’s up to Gloin if he would permit the Dwarves to help the Elves in making that humongous tower.

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

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