Today we discuss The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 2 Review
The Rings of Power Episode 2 review expands Middle-earth. Elrond will see you in all your old haunts, and Galadriel wishes she’d brought a pool noodle. Here’s episode 1’s recap.
Let’s recap episode 2 else.
SUNDERING SEA – Galadriel had just jumped off a ship bound for Valinor. She’s in the Sundering Sea in episode 2. Good for her; I’d have drowned. She finds a makeshift raft with survivors. They bicker over letting her on, then freak out when they see she’s an elves.
Then they see another ship. Surprise! It’s their shipwreck clinging to the sea worm that smashed it, and it’s headed towards them. Galadriel is back in the water after a naval tussle, and the only other survivor is a guy on a smaller, less confident raft. Halbrand is a new character not from Tolkein’s books, like Arondir. Okay?
Both are distrustful of each other, but Halbrand was chased off by orcs. Vindicated by Dashboard My brain blasts Confessional. She’s inquisitive. She wants to go there and do something, and even this recently homeless man says, “Can you simply leave this go?”
Galadriel returns to the water during that night’s storm. She’s chained to a plank and other junk and sinking. Halbrand wondering whether to save her as she falls to Davy Jones’ locker isn’t OK. Galadriel wakes up the next day on the raft to see a man on a ship looking down at them.
Bronwyn and Arondir explore Bronwyn’s old neighborhood and find orc tunnels in one of the ruins. She flees to Tirharad to notify the others, while Arondir goes underground alone.
The old man with the unclean butchering ethic downplays a serious situation in the tavern.
“Sinkhole prevents me from involving elves,” he explains.
Theo keeps hearing mice at Bronwyn’s house. My summer sweetheart. not mouse He hacks through the boards and finds a milky eye.
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Bronwyn rushes home. When she arrives, it’s ruined and the hole is bigger. Theo hides in a wall compartment as an orc approaches. If finds her. Throwdown! Bronwyn knocks the orc’s skull on the pub counter. I’m vindicated… Anyway.
The town will visit the watchtower in the morning. Theo touches the sword from the previous episode before leaving. Blood from a wound on his hand magnetically attracts the sword, which starts burning and reforging.
Arondir’s tunnel-crawling makes my palms sweat. Narrow, dirty, and he’s not alone. Why does this show have so much swimming? He drags himself onto the bank and leans against a wall while observing the ominous bubbles.
Not the bubbles. Something takes him from behind, and we don’t see him again.
Nori is still pondering the old man when Poppy shows up with unpleasant vibes. Nori and Poppy argue about him. Poppy knocks Nori into the crater. Nori isn’t the sort to sue a friend, and the fire isn’t hot. She politely pokes the Stranger.
The Stranger roars awake. He can cause a windstorm and lift rocks. Imagine what he’d do after a beer. His collapse reignites the flames. I hate being woken up too.
Back at camp, Sadoc isn’t into celestial pranks.
“This doesn’t bode good,” he says, translating “I have a bad feeling about this.”
Nori and Poppy put the guy in a wheelbarrow/cart and discuss him. He’s neither human nor elf. Few possibilities remain. I think he’s brilliant. Sure, they wouldn’t exist in the Second Age, but this is Hollywood.
While Poppy and Nori fight, the carts tumble downhill in a not-so-original but amusing comedy. Nori and Poppy build the Stranger a fort so he can rest. Nori must explain that she believes all this happened for a reason and that she must ensure the man’s safety. Poppy relaxes. Nori needs supporting companions like Galadriel.
The next day, the Stranger crawls out of the fort, wondering what kind of bad Airbnb he booked. He yells when he sees Nori, causing another windstorm, but she comforts him. Natasha Romanoff and Hulk vibes. Big guy. SUN’S LOW. What calms the beast? Big snails. He shovels handfuls of them, shells and all, into his mouth. They try to communicate but fail.
While Nori is gone, the camp sets preparations for a festival and her father breaks his ankle erecting a pole.
Nori and Poppy visit the stranger later. Nori says the Harfoots are departing soon. He focuses on their firefly-powered candles and, like Gandalf on the Orthanc in Isengard, gets them to create a constellation. Nori thinks he needs help finding the stars. He collapses again. And fireflies die. Amazon gets -10 for murdering fireflies.
Elrond is in Celebrimbor the elven smith’s posh quarters. He admires Fanor’s hammer. If you don’t know, that’s okay. The Silmarillion explains him fully. He was a rebellious elven king who built the Silmarils, which captured the light of two vital trees in Valinor. Silmarils are huge. Morgoth was impolite to steal them.
Celebrimbor says Morgoth saw his terrible reflection in the stones, but I need a source. There? Friends, check sources.
Celebrimbor wants to create a giant tower with a forge to make cool vital goods, which is a great concept. Elrond considers outsourcing the task because of the tight schedule.
They head to Khazad-dûm, the dwarven kingdom from The Fellowship of the Ring. Here’s a movie reference. Elrond talks about Khazad-dûm and how Prince Durin IV will improve it. Elrond says, “Salted pork tables!”
The dwarf at the door tells them to run. Elrond invokes the right of Sigin-tarâg, which means Durin and Elrond will divide boulders until one of them cries “uncle.”
But first. Khazad-dûm is lively, bright, and Balrog-free. Elrond forfeits the rock-busting competition and gets Durin to tell him why he’s mad. He’s angry.
“YOU MISSED MY WEDDING! CHILDREN’S BIRTH!” The caps are necessary. Elrond is returned after 20 years with a great business opportunity. Elrond is your high school pal who wants you to #GirlBoss monogrammed tote totes. Durin explains that 20 years is a long time for a dwarf to leave a friend on reading.
Elrond apologizes and asks Durin’s wife, Princess Disa, to forgive him.Disa and Durin argue about Elrond’s dinner attendance, and she chastises them for being petty. Aul’s beard! Aul made dwarves, therefore it’s cute.
Disa’s sweetness convinces Durin to hear Elrond’s request.
Durin tells his father, King Durin III, why Elrond came. Durin’s dad wonders if Elrond knows about Khazad-dûm. It’s opened. We can’t see what’s within, but whatever it is, it’s shining
Tv Series: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Episode 2) Review
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy.
Released on: Sep 1, 2022
Stream on: Prime Video