Rings Of Power Episode 6 Clip Previews Arondir’s Big Battle Sequence

Warning! Spoilers ahead for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1, episode 5.A new clip from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 6 teases an intense battle sequence between Arondir and a number of Orcs. Based on J.R.R Tolkien’s beloved fantasy novels, The Rings of Power chronicles the rise of evil in Middle-earth during the Second Age. The Prime Video series takes place thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy and introduces a brand-new cast of characters in addition to bringing back several fan-favorites, including Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elrond (Robert Aramayo).

Among the new characters introduced in The Rings of Power is Arondir, a Silvan Elf played by Ismael Cruz Córdova. Not unlike the romance between Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Arwin (Liv Tyler) in The Lord of the Rings, Arondir is in the midst of a somewhat secret relationship with Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), a human. After being captured by Orcs in earlier episodes of The Rings of Power, episode 5 sees the character rescue Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) from a large force of Orcs who are invading the Southlands under the command of Adar (Joseph Mawle).

Now, Prime Video has released a new clip from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 6, showing part of a big battle sequence to come. The clip begins with Arondir and other archers defending the walls of their stronghold before being overrun. Arondir then engages in some intense hand-to-hand combat with several formidable Orcs, which involves the Elf warrior being thrown through a fence and then showing off some Legolas-like fighting moves.

Although The Rings of Power has had several tense action scenes, the show hasn’t yet featured any epic battles at the scale of Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies. With the show taking place in a totally different time period from The Lord of the Rings and boasting a number of new main characters, there’s evidently a lot of set-up that needs to be done before any large-scale battles can take place. The clip from episode 6 certainly doesn’t match the scale and scope of battles like Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers or Minas Tirith in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but it does suggest that Arondir’s Orc fight is part of a much larger battle being waged.

Furthermore, as beloved as Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies are, TV is a different medium that requires different pacing. Game of Thrones, for example, didn’t feature its first major battle sequence until towards the end of its second season. Considering four additional seasons of The Rings of Power have been envisioned by the creators, there’s still plenty of time for the story to develop and for large-scale conflicts to brew. For now, however, Arondir is set to become even more of a hero in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 6 when he single-handedly takes on an invading force of Orcs.

Source: Prime Video