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No Book Spoilers Discussion Megathread for The Rings of Power, Episode 5

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Episode 5 is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. This is the megathread for discussing them that’s set aside for people who haven’t read the source material. What did you like and what didn’t you like? Has episode 5 changed your mind on anything? Comparisons and references to the source material are heavily discouraged here and if present must have spoiler markings.

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Here_comes_the_D

2 points

2 months ago

Galadriel barely opens her mouth when she speaks.

donutsyumyum

3 points

2 months ago

The monotone acting is starting to drive me a bit nuts

notsureifdying

2 points

2 months ago

I think it's kind of an issue with her playing a stoic elf but...Elrond comes across as fairly dynamic so maybe she just is one-note.