Die-hard fantasy fans may not have slept at all on the night of September 1st to 2nd, 2022, because the long-awaited “The Lord of the Rings” series celebrated its premiere on Amazon Prime Video at 3 a.m. German time – and the same with a double sequence. Every Friday there is now another episode – episode 3 of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” will be released on September 9, 2022 on Amazon Prime. From now on, the episodes in this country are always available at 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 3 of “The Rings of Power”, but so far it can only be seen on Amazon for Prime customers (under “Extras” on the “Rings of Power” page and there under “Bonus”). Unsurprisingly, it follows Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) waking up on a ship – after all, they were found on their raft by a ship’s crew at the end of Episode 2 and apparently rescued.
However, even the trailer doesn’t want to answer the question of who the figure was that was looking down at her at the end of episode 2. However, the sun crest on the ship’s sails tells us that it is a ship owned by Elendil (Lloyd Owen), so we’re guessing the shape was either Elendil himself or his son Isildur (Maxim Baldry). Here’s a snippet from a figure poster showing the sun crest on Elendil’s breastplate:
And they are allowed to sail to Númenor, even if the name itself is not mentioned in the trailer – but as Galadriel says “this can only be one place”, it can really only be the mighty island kingdom of humans from which Elendil and Isildur hail. Because this is supposed to be a major plot point in Season 1 and so far we haven’t seen it.
In episode 3, Elb Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) fights with several orcs. They are looking for something – and we suspect that this is the broken sword with the Sauron symbol that Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) found and magically ‘activated’ with his blood. Finally, in episode 2, the orc was quite fixated on Theo and hardly ever got involved in a fight with his mother Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi). In episode 3 we could now learn a little more about the sword – and maybe already about Theo’s father, who has only been mentioned meaningfully so far, but not named in detail?
Also looking for something is the mysterious man from the meteorite (Daniel Weyman), who could possibly turn out to be a magician (though Not Gandalf). Whether he and the orcs are looking for the same thing remains to be seen – in any case, the stranger wants to get to a place from which a certain constellation of stars can be seen. His harfoot savior Nori (Markella Kavenagh) will help him in episode 3 in the preview she is already studying a star map diligently, in the thick tome that Sadoc Burrows (Lenny Henry) had already opened in episode 1.
However, it is not certain whether we will find out in episode 3 what is hidden in the chest of the dwarves. The dwarfs don’t even appear in the trailer – and there is a good chance that this is a secret that will not be revealed for a while. By the way, this could also be one of the objects that are being searched for…
We are very excited to see how episode 3 of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” continues – you can find our review of the start of the fantasy highlight here:
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