The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

At the end of Episode 4, Galadriel promised she’d be getting her army soon. Though it took some convincing, Galadriel persuaded Numenor’s Queen Regent to stand with her and save the Southlands from the orcs. 

Meanwhile, Adar sends Arondir with a message to the refugees of the Southlands—stand with him or be slain. But within his quest to subdue the men of the Southlands lies a more mysterious intent.

1. Episode 5 Speculation

Galadriel has her army now after Queen Regent of Numenor has seen that the best way to avoid destruction is to fight in the war. In the next episode, we may see Galadriel and Miriel readying their forces to march with the elves to the Southlands.

The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5: Release Date, Recap, & Speculation
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Southlands are already in grave danger as Adar will gather his orcs to strike Ostirith, where refugees from all around man’s realm seek safety. We will finally learn more about Sauron’s hilt and what Waldreg meant when he said Theo must ready himself for what’s to come.

Waldreg’s confirmation about the ominous star fall connected to Sauron’s return may also be explained, and we might finally learn more about The Stranger’s identity.

Halbrand adamantly decides to stay in Numenor, never to return to the Southlands again. Will Galadriel keep her fateful companion and ally or lose him to the fears of his past? 

Prince Durin now has his solo mission to find what Gil-Galad wants Elrond to acquire from the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm. Will he be able to find out the hidden motive behind Elrond’s sudden visit to his old friend?

2. Episode 5 Release Date

The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5 will be available for streaming from September 23 onwards.

3. Season 1 Schedule

The Rings of Power Episode NumberThe Rings of Power Episode TitleDirectionTeleplayRelease Date
1A Shadow of the PastJ.A. BayonaJ. D. Payne & Patrick McKaySeptember 1, 2022
2AdriftJ.A. BayonaGennifer HutchisonSeptember 1, 2022
3AdarWayne Che YipJason Cahill & Justin DobleSeptember 9, 2022
4The Great WaveWayne Che YipTBASeptember 16, 2022
5TBAWayne Che YipTBASeptember 23, 2022
6TBACharlotte BrändströmTBASeptember 30, 2022
7TBACharlotte BrändströmTBAOctober 7, 2022
8TBAWayne Che YipTBAOctober 14, 2022

4. Where to Watch The Rings of Power

Season 1 of The Rings of Power is currently airing weekly episodes every Friday and is available for streaming on Prime Video exclusively.

5. Episode 4 Recap

Elrond investigates what Durin is hiding, but Durin only agrees to reveal his secret if Elrond keeps it to himself. Elrond swears secrecy, and the dwarf prince reveals they’ve mined a new ore, Mithril, the same which may bring Moira’s doom.

Durin suspects Elrond may have his own secrets and, upon his father’s behest, goes to Lindon to find out what they are.

The Rings of Power Season 1 Episode 5: Release Date, Recap, & Speculation
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Adar frees Arondir to carry a message to Bronwyn and the other Southlands refugees at Ostirith—swear loyalty to Adar or be slain by his orcs. Waldreg discloses he knew the power of Sauron’s hilt too and warns Theo to be ready for something big that is coming, hinting at Sauron’s return.

Galadriel beseeches Numenor’s Queen Regent Miriel to stand with the Elves and defend the Southlands before men’s realm falls and with it, all of Middle-earth. Miriel fears that if Numenor rises to stand with the elves again, it will be destroyed. 

But the omen of the White Tree sets Miriel to reconsider Galadriel’s request. The Queen Regent then joins Galadriel in her quest to find and end Sauron, while Halbrand seemingly abandons the elf.

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About The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is an American TV series, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay for streaming on Amazon Prime. 

Set 3,000 years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the show will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. Beginning with a time of peace, the series will follow the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron and the forging of the rings of power.

The cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, and Dylan Smith among many others.

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