Galadriel’s growth was one highlight of “The Eye.”
Now is the perfect time to catch up on the older episodes of Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings. It’s been so long since we waited, and now it’s our turn. It is a series that lines up episodes better than others. However, some moments are memorable and are often turning points for the main characters. In “Udun”, episode 6, Galadriel ( Morfydd Clark) faced off against Adar ( Joseph Mawle). Although the episode was primarily about Mount Doom’s explosion, the incredible scene impacted the Elf protagonist. This effect was felt deeply in the next episode,” the Eye”.
This scene occurs just before the Orodruin transforms into the terrifying Mount Doom and covers the Southlands with ashes and dust. Galadriel and Halbrand capture Adar ( Charlie Vickers) and take him to a shed in the village, where he is interrogated and interrogated. The following exchange is very well written, as is the performance by Joseph Mawle and Morfydd Campbell, who exchange insults and accusations in a highly poisonous but multilayered manner.
The conversation ends when Adar presses his finger into Galadriel’s wound and says: “It would appear that I’m not alone Elf who has been transformed to darkness.” Maybe your search for Morgoth’s successor should have ended at your mirror. Galadriel snaps and nearly kills Halbrand. The explosion at Mount Doom is Galadriel’s final blow to her self-importance. It proves that she can’t defeat the enemy by sheer hatred. There is still much to learn, which she does in the seventh episode.
It all begins when Galadriel ( Tyroe Muhafidin ) and Theo ( Tyroe Muhafidin ) navigate their way out from the newly established land of Mordor. The boy wants to find his mother, Bronwyn ( Nazanin Boniadi), but he is also eager to take on any Orc or Uruk he sees. Galadriel has a different approach to this, just moments after vowing Adar that he would eradicate his kind.
She is now more humble, protective of her family and cautious when engaging in combat with the enemy. She questions her about her concern and quickly replies that it’s not her fault. The world turning to ash and into a fiery loss for your side can devastate one’s morale. But there is more to Galadriel in “The Eye”.
Galadriel’s Scenes with Theo Reminiscent Of Peter Jackson’s Trilogy
The episode contains many references to Peter Jackson’s trilogy. One scene shows Galadriel and Theo hiding under the roots of a tree, much like the Hobbits did in The Fellowship of the Ring. This is a great reference. Galadriel has to stop Theo from drawing his sword the same way Samwise Gamgee ( Sean Astin) has to stop Frodo [ Elijah Wood] from wearing the One Ring.
Her conversations with Theo add a layer to this, especially when she talks about the people she lost in the fight. She also mentions how it is dangerous to be too eager for anyone to die, even Orcs. The pride that follows from this fight can prove to be just as deadly as the fight itself. It darkens the heart to call dark acts good. It allows evil to flourish within us. Every war must be fought without and within. Every soldier must be aware of this fact. Even me. Even you.”
This is another crucial callback to The Fellowship of the Ring. Gandalf ( Ian McKillen) tells Frodo not to be too eager to decide who should live and go to war. Frodo stated that Bilbo ( Martin Freeman) hadn’t killed Gollum when he could during the events of The Hobbit. The wizard responds that it was a pity Bilbo didn’t stay in Bilbo’s hands since it’s not our job to make this judgement.
Galadriel’s Loss in the Battle for the Southlands is a Good Idea for the Character
Galadriel’s words of encouragement to Theo mirror that scene, which also contains J.R.R. Tolkien’s most beloved quotes, bringing her closer to the Galadriel we all know. Many found it strange to look at the character we know so well in The Rings of Power in an entirely new light.
They were driven by deep anger and hatred towards Sauron and all he had done. Galadriel just lost the battle to the Southlands. Sometimes, we have to lose to move off our high horses. The most important thing was that her enemy told her why she had lost it. Although most people would decline this type of “advice”, Adar gave her words of wisdom.
Morfydd’s incredible performance in “The Eye” is responsible for much of Galadriel’s apparent attitude. It is often the most explicit scenes that require the most depth. Morfydd Clark does a fantastic job changing Galadriel’s expressions from her angry, stern, confident, smug attitude to one that is more relaxed and calm. Her reaction to Adar’s words is remarkable and beautiful to see.
Tolkien’s writings revealed that Galadriel was a soldier and a commander in the military. However, it felt strange to see the future Lady Lorien so cranky. Clark’s performance and the writing of the seventh episode bring us closer to the beacons of light and wisdom we all know. Adar’s speech helped her feel lighter as if she was becoming the thing she was fighting. Even mentioning Celeborn means she allows herself to access happier memories, not just the angry or vengeful ones.