The Rings of Power Episode 4 Review - The Dark Lord Sauron finally reveals himself as Númenor's prepares for war
In the fifth episode titled The Great Wave, we finally get our first look at Sauron, who is going by the name of Adar played by Joseph Mawle.
Episode by episode the rings of Power series is establishing the larger story at play, which is the threat that Sauron will destroy Middle Earth.
Elements of Tolkien's mythology are also slowly being expanded upon, such as the discovery of Mitheral by the dwarfs and Celebrimbor as he starts the construction of his forge.
Meanwhile, Galadriel fails to convince Queen Regen to help her stop Sauron before it's too late, the show continues to be a visual treat, especially the scene where we see the destruction of Numenor.
While the episode has little action, the chase scene between the orcs and Theo who is rescued by Arondir was exciting.
The conversation between Arondir and Adar was interesting but the fact that the episode did try to make guess wonder whether Ador is Sauron felt pointless in the end.
As anyone who is familiar with Lord of the Rings knew that the reveal was before it even happened.
As the series nears the halfway mark, the latest episode manages to finally set up the bigger conflict and establish its villain and leaves you excited for the upcoming episodes.
The Rings of Power is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.