Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has scattered numerous hidden clues to the season finale throughout Season 1. In addition, it looks as if the fantasy series has already incorporated a tragic pointer to the big series showdown in a small scene. (Attention follow it Spoilers for season 1 and Tolkien’s Middle-earth history.)
The series end of The Rings of Power is already in Season 1
Foreshadowing is what we call scenes epic foreshadowing give up on the next. All of the clues to Halbrand’s true identity were such predictive narrative shadows in Season 1. This should make us think that the fantasy series should do something similar on a large scale for the long-planned series finale after 5 seasons intends to scatter clues that already point to the end. This becomes particularly clear in a moment from the 6th episode (Udûn).
Lord of the Rings Foreshadowing for Sauron in The Rings of Power
To understand this, we must first clarify where the Lord of the Rings series will end: since The Rings of Power is about the rise of Sauron, the narrative in the finale will arguably end Victory over the big villain demonstrate. Just like we saw him in the prologue of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Isildur knocks the One Ring off the Dark Lord’s finger in the Battle of the Last Alliance.
But this is not without losses (according to Tolkien’s story) in Peter Jackson’s initial Lord of the Rings flashback: Before the great opponent loses his ring and with it his power, kills Sauron Elendil and Isildur is late. The son can no longer do anything for his father, who is lying on the ground. Here’s a recap of the movie scene:
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What has this Lord of the Rings Scene to do with The Rings of Power? It’s simple: she’s already featured in the series in season 1 hidden copied and mirrored.
Lord of the Rings series cites defining moment for Sauron, Elendil and Isildur
Knowing from Episode 8 that Halbrand is Sauron, we see some scenes in The Rings of Power with new eyes. especially the Battle in the Southlands delivers here, readable as a vision of the future, one prophetic moment away:
In Episode 6, the Númenoreans rush to the aid of the Southrons against Adar’s orc army. At one point in the battle (at minute 41*), however, Elendil (Lloyd Owen) gets into trouble. His son Isildur (Maxim Baldry) rushes to his aid on horseback. However, it is Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) aka Sauron saving Elendil from death with his spear. (So the one by whose hand and weapon he will later die in reverse.) Isildur is late reaching his father, who is lying on the groundso does not stand by him in time (as in the later decisive battle with Peter Jackson).
It’s almost as if we’re seeing the future in Galadriel’s mirror right now. Although it will be many years before we witness that Lord of the Rings moment again in Season 5 of The Power Rings. Until then, it is important to keep your eyes open for further foreshadowings in season 2 and the following seasons.
The Power Rings: Lord of the Rings Series Finale Podcast with Season 2 Outlook
In the grand finale of Episodes 7 and 8, Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power solves the greatest mysteries of Season 1. We discuss the revelations and take a look ahead at what promises the show is already making for Season 2.
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From hidden Lord of the Rings references to promised new characters joining Galadriel and Sauron, we take a close look at the season ending, covering the best and worst moments alike.
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Did you notice the Lord of the Rings scene while watching The Rings of Power?