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Old 09-16-22, 12:25 AM
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The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22





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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

*It's a pain in the ass to use the spoilers in these individual threads, so if you haven't watched the show, get the fuck out of here*

Now that was some rock 'n roll!

Called it on the Regent having a Palantiri.

Well, with Adar, he very well could be Sauron considering Sauron had many names. Adar is disfigured, so I wouldn't be surprised if he pretties himself up a bit before he reveals himself to the elves and Celebrimbor. I really liked how the orcs took to him when one of them was mortally injured and Adar released him from his suffering. It sort of humanized the orcs a bit more than just them being mindless masses of fodder. They were a tribe or a collective for a second there.

Theo has a bigger piece to play here than I thought. He may very well be the Witch King of Angmar now. He's on his way to being corrupted by that morgul blade. Durin's scenes were also cool and the stuff they were digging for, the mithril! Makes me think they are digging too deep and that the Balrog of Moira is going to fuck them all up now at some point.

That hand of the Regent dude is a funny guy and likes to butter up the crowd with premium booze, so we'll see more of him trying to ascend the Monarchy or whatever it's called.

This had tidbits of action, but lots of cool expansion and plot points were showcased. No Harfoots or The Stranger either for those keeping tabs.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

The episode is out. There is no need for spoiler tags for things in the episode. It’s not a season thread.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

I think Adar might end up being Maeglin, the elf who gave Morgoth the location of Gondolin. A long shot, but I don’t think Adar will be Sauron.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

It certainly was a great wave...a great BIG wave.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

What a world of difference it made not having the Harfoots here, this was a much more consistent episode all around.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

The Troll/Elf stuff is the best part of the show for me. A lot of it is just boring and not really following the lore.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

Same here. I'm not a hardcore Tolkien-ite so that episode was meh to me, as in not much going on. I think this show struggles to keep things interesting with that many characters/locations. That said, I realize that this means a lot of set up/exposition. I hope things will pick up in the 2nd half of the season. Show still looks stunning though.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

Best episode of the series so far, no doubt the Harfoots being absent played a major part in that.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

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The Troll/Elf stuff is the best part of the show for me. A lot of it is just boring and not really following the lore.
Troll/Elf? You mean Dwarve/Elf?
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

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Troll/Elf? You mean Dwarve/Elf?
Yes, I meant the Dwarf/Elf stuff.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

I know this show is not exactly setting this forum on fire with compelling discussion, but I thought this was one of the best episodes of the season. These kind of shows can be tough to talk about because it's hard to remember everyone's names.

But, there was some good intense sequences here, including with Theo and Arondir.



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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

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Best episode of the series so far, no doubt the Harfoots being absent played a major part in that.
yes, they were not missed.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

That fight sequence outside of the jail cell was Obi-Wan Kenobi "Slap a Stormtrooper upside the head" bad.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
That fight sequence outside of the jail cell was Obi-Wan Kenobi "Slap a Stormtrooper upside the head" bad.
Yeah sometimes the show feels like a big budget movie worthy of standing with the movies, and there are other times when it just feels like we are watching a Star Trek or Star Wars show where the scale is super small and they are obviously on sets.

I don't think Sauron is Adar. I don't want to be spoiled but I suspect he is hiding in plain sight.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

While everyone is assuming that Sauron is either The Stranger, Adar, or Halbrand, has anyone considered that he could be the absolute last character you would expect?

Hell, Princess Disa could be Sauron. Literally nobody would suspect her. No one seems to be looking at the Dwarves as Sauron suspects even though they're miners, craftsmen, and metal workers and that's well within the ring forging wheelhouse. She's married to a Dwarf Prince, so she has access. Disa, thought Durin IV, also has an in with the Elves through Elrond.

Or Elrond might be Sauron. Could he have switched places with him at some point? Has he abducted and imprisoned the real Elrond somewhere? Elrond sure seemed to want to Galadriel, who was hot on Sauron's heels and the only being who saw him as a threat, sent back to Valinor.
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Re: The Rings of Power (S1E04) — “The Great Wave” — 9/15/22

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While everyone is assuming that Sauron is either The Stranger, Adar, or Halbrand, has anyone considered that he could be the absolute last character you would expect?

Hell, Princess Disa could be Sauron. Literally nobody would suspect her. No one seems to be looking at the Dwarves as Sauron suspects even though they're miners, craftsmen, and metal workers and that's well within the ring forging wheelhouse. She's married to a Dwarf Prince, so she has access. Disa, thought Durin IV, also has an in with the Elves through Elrond.

Or Elrond might be Sauron. Could he have switched places with him at some point? Has he abducted and imprisoned the real Elrond somewhere? Elrond sure seemed to want to Galadriel, who was hot on Sauron's heels and the only being who saw him as a threat, sent back to Valinor.

Eh, I doubt that they would gender bend Sauron like that. At least not with Disa. Disa and Durin have children, so how did that happen? I don't believe there's a thread on the latest episode, but as far as Adar goes...


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