Last we left off in LOTR: The Rings of Power, we visited the raft Galadriel was stuck on, the Southlands, Rhovanion, and Eregion. This week, we will be returning to these places and more! If you are looking for a recap on the first two episodes, I will link them down below.
LOTR: The Rings of Power Episode 3 Recap
Galadriel and Halbrand made their way off their makeshift raft and found themselves on a Human ship headed for Numenor. We learned that the Elves helped to build this town; however, they are no longer a welcomed sight. Upon entering the city, Halbrand suggested that Galadriel keep to herself and avoid conflict. Unfortunately, she did not heed this warning, and Queen Regent Míriel was less impressed.
Meanwhile, we got a glimpse of Captain Elendil’s life, the man who saved Galadriel and Halbrand. His son Isildur is training to complete the sea trials and ultimately reveals his wish to defer his training for a year. At the same time, his daughter Eärien earned a spot in the builder’s guild.
Elendil also took Galadriel to the hall of law. This is where the pair discovered that the sigil Galadriel found back in episode one was a map of the Southlands. This area will be taken over by evil upon Sauron’s rise. Halbrand attempted to become a blacksmith; however, he was shooed away due to his association with the she-elf and lack of credentials. After trying to steal credentials, he found himself in jail. Upon hearing that he was in jail, Galadriel went to visit him. This is where we learn that Halbrand is the king of his people.
We learn at the Harfoot clan that it is the day before the big migration. Before the big move, there is a huge party, but not everyone is celebrating. The Brandyfoot parents worry about how they will push the cart to the new location with Papa’s ankle injury. Those who cannot make the journey are swiftly left behind.
On the other hand, Nori does not seem preoccupied with such worries. She pushes Poppy to help steal Sadoc’s book. Surely, his constellation book will surely help the strange older man . After acquiring the book, Nori left it on a table to listen to Sadoc’s speech about those left behind. The Stranger took the book and accidentally sent it on fire. This caused chaos in the clan. It was revealed that Nori had been helping this man. Her family will be at the back of the migration line. Now they will surely be left behind.
Back in the Southlands, Arondir found himself in an Orc camp with his fellow Elven comrades. The Orcs have them working on a chain gang, digging around and looking for something. Revion, the leader of this brigade, tells his soldiers that the first chance they get, they should bolt for the trees. The Elves attempted to rebel against the orcs. In the end, it left everyone slain aside from Arondir. He is now going to meet Adar.
Odds and Ends
If you want to watch LOTR: The Rings of Power, head to Amazon Prime Video. There is an episode one and two recaps if there are some fuzzy bits here and there. Additionally, there is also a new episode out every Friday.