Look no additional than the beginnings of full-scale battle within the Southlands, the place Adar’s orcs are planning to launch a siege on the watchtower the place Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova), Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), and Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) are at present holed up. That troublesome sword hilt in Theo’s possession clearly has darkish origins and, primarily based on numerous context clues (try the Bear McCreary rating that kicks in each time that hilt is on-screen), it definitely appears to have ties to Sauron himself. Though it stays to be seen whether or not Adar himself is an ally, a rival, or (much less seemingly) Sauron himself, his orcs will undoubtedly play a central function in no matter plans that Sauron has laid.
Equally, Númenor has additionally discovered itself divided over whether or not to comply with Galadriel and idealistic Queen Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) into battle. Contemplating Chancellor Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle) going full mask-off in revealing his egocentric political motivations in supporting battle in Center-earth, there are fairly just a few main leaders on this world who appear to be taking part in immediately into Sauron’s palms.
Whether or not he is stirring the pot behind the scenes or hiding in plain sight, the present’s huge unhealthy could not be extra happy with how the story is unfolding thus far.
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