Every Friday a new episode of the highly anticipated fantasy series “Lord of the Rings” series comes to Amazon Prime Video – Episode 4 of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will be released on September 16, 2022 on Amazon Prime. In contrast to the season premiere with a double episode, which ran on September 2nd at 3 a.m. German time, all other episodes in Germany are now always available from 6 a.m.
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The first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power consists of eight episodes. This results in the following release plan
- “The Rings of Power” episode 1+2 on September 2, 2022 (at 3 a.m.)
- “The Rings of Power” episode 3 on September 9, 2022 (from now on always at 6 a.m.)
- “The Rings of Power” Episode 4 on September 16, 2022
- “The Rings of Power” Episode 5 on September 23, 2022
- “The Rings of Power” Episode 6 on September 30, 2022
- “The Rings of Power” Episode 7 on October 7, 2022
- “The Rings of Power” Episode 8 (Season Finale) on October 14, 2022
There is a trailer for Episode 4 of “The Rings of Power”, but this is exclusive to Prime customers on Amazon (will be played automatically at the end of Episode 3 and is also under “Extras” on the “Rings of Power” page and available there under “Bonus”). And in this it becomes clear that we will learn more about the mysterious Adar in the next episode, who was introduced as the new big villain in episode 3 – hinting that it could even be Sauron. Warning, possible spoilers follow!
We don’t believe Adar is Sauron, however, and a tiny detail from the trailer supports that suspicion – though not revealed in the German dubbed version! At the end of the trailer, Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) speaks Quenya (a language of the Elves). In the German synchro, this sentence is not subtitled, but in the original English version it says “[speakingQuenya)Whoareyou?”HeasksthatquestiontoAdarwhocanbeseenrightbeforethatinthetrailerbutit’sstillblurry-soAdarnotonlyhasanElvishnamebutalsospeaksthelanguage[speakingQuenya)Whoareyou?“DieseFragestellterAdarderimTrailerdirektdavorzusehenistallerdingsimmernochverschwommen–AdarträgtalsonichtnureinenelbischenNamensondernsprichtauchdieSprache
Of course Sauron can probably speak Quenya too. But it is more likely that Adar is an Orc leader and important follower of Sauron – a corrupted and tormented Elf, rumor has it, who does not appear in Tolkien but was invented for the series. Adar is played by “Game Of Thrones” star Joseph Mawle, who has appeared on posters for the series and is also credited as playing Adar in Episode 3. “By the way, Adar” means “father” in the Elven language Sindarin – which, according to our theories, brings Adar into play as a possible father of Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin)…
We will see Theo and his mother Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) again in episode 4 after they were absent in episode 3. And the dwarves of Khazad-dûm are back on stage too – and we probably might finally found out what was in King Durin III’s chest at the end of Episode 2. (Peter Mullan) and his son Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur).
In the trailer, there are increasing indications that it the rare and very valuable metal mithril could be – an extremely hard yet very light material. Prince Durin tells his wife Disa (Sophia Nomvete) with a meaningful and conspiratorial look that progress is being made in the old mines. So the dwarves really seem to have stumbled upon mithril, but want to keep it a secret so no one else gets their hands on the metal (like the elves).
Meanwhile, in Númenor, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) will be busy convincing Queen Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) of the urgency of her departure for Middle-earth. Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) wants her on board. To do this, however, the man from the Southlands must first be brought out of the dungeons – which is why Galadriel reveals to Míriel in the trailer that Halbrand is not just anyone, but a king who could help unite the people of the Southlands against Sauron .
It remains to be seen whether we will find out Halbrand’s true name in episode 4. There will be news from Middle-earth and Númenor on September 16, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.
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