The Rings of Power episode 1 echoes a scene from Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings

Amazon Prime Video released the first two episodes of Rings of Power. In one scene, we witness a sequence that fulfills Gandalf’s words The Lord of the rings.

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Two episodes of rings of power has already been broadcast and there is much to say about the characters of the series, the context in which the work takes place — Numerama offers a summary to find out everything about the first series of Lord of the Rings. But there are also comments and decryptions that deserve to be given above the water.

Episode 1 of rings of power so much to talk about. But there is a certain passage that has a particular effect, because it refers to a scene involving Gandalf in the third film of LotRThe return of the king. This resonance between the two works may not escape your notice. If not, an explanation is in order.

But before that, our traditional warning.

Lord of the Rings – Rings of Power, spoilers! // Source: New Line Cinema

On the road to Valinor

If you’ve watched the episode, you’ll have in mind the one-way journey Galadriel and her company made across the ocean, in the direction of Valinor. The small troop embarked at Gray Havens, a port built in the early days of the Second Age. And during the journey, we see Galadriel and the other Elves bathed in an intense glow.

Valinor is a legendary land, separated from Middle-earth by a vast ocean, where the Valar, gods (the Ainur) live. Also in Valinor lived the Maiar, these low-ranking Ainur, a caste belonging to Gandalf, Saruman, Radagast and even a Sauron. The scenery of the episode is very beautiful: it literally seems like we are entering paradise.

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The Elven ship headed for Valinor. // Source: Amazon Prime Video

Of course, Galadriel wasn’t particularly motivated to join Valinor – even though it was an aspiration shared by her people. He is obsessed with finding Sauron, to avenge his brother Finrod, who fell to the dark lord – this is a certain rewriting of history, because if Finrod is good at dealing with Sauron, Tolkien died of wounds from a werewolf.

As a curtain of light opened as the flimsy boat passed, giving the Elves a distant view of the shores of Valinor on the horizon, and as the fading song accompanied the travelers, Galadriel changed direction. He turned, took his brother’s dagger and jumped into the water. Valinor will wait. Avenging a sister first.

Valinor Elves
And then you see them… // Source: Amazon Prime Video

Then you will see them…

Because who has read the novels of Lord of the Rings or seen the movies, you know that the Elf will eventually join Valinor. He would only have to wait a few thousand more years, the time to completely defeat Sauron. In this scene we see many ring bearers leave (Frodo and Bilbo), but also Gandalf, Elrond and Celeborn.

However, it turns out that this whole scene of Galadriel’s sea voyage turns out to be a depiction of Gandalf. During the siege of Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, the white wizard and Pippin, a hobbit belonging to the brotherhood of the Ring, have a brief exchange. Pippin thinks the end is near: the orcs are everywhere, the kingdom is in shambles and no help is coming.

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Gandalf awakens Valinor. // Source: New Line Cinema

A video is more valuable than a long speech, here is the question sentence.

This scene is not disarmingly poetic, even if the current situation is critical. All the more poignant because it recalls the somewhat supernatural nature of Gandalf, who is not quite human. This is undoubtedly one of the rare times, if not the only one, where, for the duration of a sequence, the story takes us beyond Middle-earth.

The prologue to rings of power It also offers some moments of Valinor, which the trilogies made by Peter Jackson did not offer. Thus we have a small glimpse of these green lands, as well as of the two trees that flood the world with their light: Laurelin, with its golden light, and Telperion, shining with silver. Before the Evil that Melkor brought with him.

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