What Was Elendil and Miriel’s Conversation About?

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the entirety of The Rings of Power Season 1.Although the last episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power After showing some of the most incredible (and expensive) action scenes ever seen on television, the season finale decided to slow things down a bit. The characters still mourn the losses from the brutal conflict in the Southlands as Middle-earth grapples with the creation of Mount Doom. There were certainly a lot of twists and turns (including a big one involving Sauron’s identity), but Alloyed is the series’ most emotional episode to date.

During the conversation between Elendil (Lloyd Owen) and Miriel (Cynthia Addai Robinson) on board. Both feel guilty after their failure to fall squarely into Sauron’s trap. Their soldiers have been sacrificed and their mission to root out evil has failed. It’s a beautiful moment when The Rings of Power stops worldbuilding and actually allows the characters to process the revelations.


However, their conversation is interrupted when they reach the coast of Númenor. Black flags fly over the city, denoting that King Tar-Palantir (Ken Blackburn) died. It goes without saying that the Queen Regent’s advisor, Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), will use this situation to his advantage. He has long expressed his opposition to Elendil’s mission and planned to send the Numenor men to Middle-earth as conquerors. Pharazon’s hatred of the elves suggests Elendil and Miriel have challenges ahead in Season 2.

A change in Númenor

Before the reign of King Tar-Palantir, the rulers of Numenor had angered the elves. Tar-Palantir was taught by his parents to break with these traditions and showed his dedication by honoring the Valar, by tending to the White Tree and by following the ancient custom of honoring Eru Ilúvatar. However, the king’s opinion is not shared by everyone in his city. When Elendil decides to help Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) on their mission to sail back to Numenor, there is an outcry from xenophobic citizens unwilling to provide assistance.

It is clear that Pharazon is being tactful in his manipulation of the public. By allowing Elendil to sail across the sea, he creates a win-win scenario for himself. If Elendil was successful, the men could conquer the Elves as Pharazon intended. Now that Elendil has failed, it casts further doubts on his leadership and relationship with Galadriel. Pharazon will likely use this propaganda to put himself in a position of power in Season 2.

in the JRR Tolkien‘s mythology, Pharazon exploits the power vacuum and forcibly marries Miriel. He rejects the elven culture and leads Numenor to great wealth. Unfortunately, his pride overwhelms him and he decides to march back to Middle-earth to oppose Sauron. Sauron can get Pharazon to bring him back to Numenor as a prisoner; During his time in the city of men, Sauron is able to convince Pharazon to worship Morgoth.

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Isildur’s fate and Elendil’s decision

Another key revelation from this conversation is that Elendil truly believes that his son Isildur (Maxim Baldri), is dead. While Elendil still mourns, he chooses to remain in the Queen’s service. Based on what we know of his fate from Tolkien’s Appendices The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingElendil will make another journey to Middle-earth so that he can work with the elf-king Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker) to wage war against Sauron. This would allow Numenor to collapse as Pharazon’s influence spread.

Elendil plays an important role in shaping the kingdoms of the humans we see Lord of the Rings. He created the kingdom of Arnor and its capital Annúminas in the north, and his sons founded the kingdom of Gondor and the cities of Minas Anor and Minas Ithil in the south. Given Gondor’s proximity to Mordor, Elendil and his family are once again called to battle.

We also know for sure that Isildur is definitely not dead, but it’s unclear what his journey without his father in Middle-earth will be like. showrunner Patrick McKay compared Isildur to Michael Corleone in The Godfather, suggesting that he will gradually lose the audience’s sympathy as he descends his dark path. As shown in the opening The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Isildur follows in his father’s footsteps after Elendil’s death at the Battle of Barad-dûr. Though able to crush Sauron in battle, his refusal to destroy the One Ring allows the Dark Lord to rise again.

We have yet to see some of these relationships The Rings of Power. Elendil has not met Gil-galad yet, but Galadriel might be able to connect them. It is also implied that Isildur will eventually befriend Elrond (Robert Aramayo); It is Isildur’s refusal to destroy the One Ring that causes Elrond to change his views on humanity. Isildur’s deeds haunt his bloodline while Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) initially resists his fate, fearing that he will also be corrupted by the One Ring.

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