Recap of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 5 Recap: What Will You Risk?

Recap of 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Episode 5 Recap: What Will You Risk? ...

Poppy, the last Proudfellow left in the Harfoot caravan, sings her left-behind mother walking song. When do we return to our homes, and when do we risk harm to our fellow travelers? What do we risk for our fellow travelers if ours is unknown?

How nice to see you again, Harfoots! Nori (Markella Kavenagh) is instructing the Stranger (David Weyman) language (Snaps?) as well as about the Harfoots' migrations. Im peril, the Stranger says with delight, remembering the extinguished fireflies in his palm. He repeats. Lets hope so.

The songs spell is suddenly shattered by images of the starfall, and the Stranger at the craters center becomes a dark pupil of fire. The craters have long since been fully burned out, but its mystery hasnt. Above the charred hole, whispers in the wind carry us to three strange figures, pale-eyed and covered in white. One climbs and places a hand above the craters singed dirt. They feel something. And they dont seem too happy about it.

Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) speaks to the refugees in the Southlands, a burst of blue against the gray stone. She vows that if you choose to stand with me and fight, this tower will no longer be a reminder of our weaknesses, but a symbol of our strength. You will die. Waldreg (Geoff Morrell) invites the people to follow them out of the tower. Will he?

Ships preparing to sail to the Southlanders clog the harbor. Elendil (Lloyd Owen) is mostly giving Isildur (Maxim Baldry) the silent treatment. Isildur cant go west until he has done something worthy of Numenor, and he was not chosen to go on the expedition. Pharazon (Trystan Gravelle) is one of them, and enlists Kemen (Leon Wadham) with a tender hand on his

Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) is sculpting a blade in the armory. Hold that thought he is summoned to Miriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Galadriel believes hell will be useful when they landfall. The night she broke into the tower, he spits, breaking their uneasy alliance.

The Harfoot migration winds its way across an unnaturally barren forest, causing leafless branches to split into the dark days, and Nori discovers enormous wolf footprints in the mud. Malva, always great for a gritty Harfoot humor, claims that the big fella is to blame for the trees strange lifelessness. She wants the Brandyfoot party to take their wheels and leave them. Very harsh, Malva. Sadoc (Lenny Henry) doesnt say yes.

Nori and Poppy meet Malva to discuss the footprints. Right on cue, the shrieking wolf howls over the women, sending them back to camp. But theyre too late enormous wolves chase them, and one leaps at them, slamming its teeth into the air, and the Stranger walks backwards. They are dangers. He is good. He pounds the earth but hurts himself with purple-black winds from his wrist to his forearm.

Valandil (Alex Tarrant) and Ontamo (Anthony Crum) practice sword fighting under Elendils watch. She tells five trainees that she will be hired, and Elendil offers her a promotion to anyone who can catch him. She slips through their swords like water without once losing her smirk. When Pharazon says that he would rather die than receive orders from an elf, he says, "We will see who can score flesh."

The Strangers derring-do has altered the Harfoots tune, but he does not hear Nori tell him, and he is trying to find a cure for his wound, which he has stuck his arm in the frost. He asks him to stop, but she refuses to give him up. The shame of his fiery fall to Middle Earth flashes back to him as she falls to the ground.

Elrond (Robert Aramayo) toasts the elves and dwarves at a candlelit forest dinner party in Lindon. Gil-galad (Owain Arthur) praises Durin on the quick expansion of the elves and dwarves. After dinner, Elrond leads him to the yellow tree where he repays his friends with his homegoing. Gil-galad says the Eldar, our light, is dying.

Isildur calls on Valandir to get him aboard a boat, just in time for Kemen to attempt to burn it down under the cover of darkness. They tussle, and Isildur swims to the dock, and is delivered into the waiting embrace of Elendil. Has saving the son of the chancellor earned Isildur his spot?

Halbrand wants to avoid war altogether. Galadriel comes with an apology and a plea: Stop fighting me and together let us go against them. He is still haunted by his brothers words from centuries ago: Sometimes we must first touch the dark. She wants action, not sympathy. She says there is no lasting peace in any path other than the sea.

Adar grabs Waldreg by the throat and throws him to the ground. Only blood can bind, as Adar snarls over Rowans frantic pleas.

Before Waldreg strikes, we were back in the tower, where Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) has chosen to stay and trust Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova) tells Bronwyn, and it has something to do with Adar's desire to become a god. It's how we survive, Bronwyn says, as the orcs swarm closer.

Durins return to Khazad-dum through the golden Lindon forest, carrying the heavy stone table he tricked Gil-galad into abandoning. Elrond may have broken his promise, but can still trust this benefactor: he assures Durin that he did not come to Khazad-dum for mithril; or he will perish.

The shipgoers board, dressed in sun and soap, as the war procession marches on. Isildur, who has completed a task worthy of Numenor, watches as the petals fall around him, not the white petals of the Valars tree but the red and pink and purple ones of the people. The ships sail off from Numenors sun-warmed shores and for war.

New episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are premiered every Friday on Prime Video.