The sixth episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finally provided us with an exciting action scene that equals the Battle of Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings.

The Two Towers, despite the fact that we had seen a few lesser conflicts in the first half of the season. 

The Rings of Power is the most costly television program ever produced, therefore Amazon Studios didn’t skimp on the size of the war.  

As they defend the inhabitants of the Southlands, Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers) unite their strengths. 

The identical alfirin seeds that Bronwyn gave Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) as a gift in “A Shadow of the Past” are handed to her before the actual conflict. 

Since the Valar guard all life on Earth, Arondir says that it is a long-standing Elven custom to plant these alfirin seeds before a conflict. 

One of the key issues that The Rings of Power have explored is the link between the Elves and the natural world as well as their relationship with the Valar. 

Arondir’s action may appear to be nothing more than a sweet love gesture, yet it really alludes to a more intricate aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology. 

Planting the seeds is intended to secure the good fortune of the Valar, as Arondir explains to Bronwyn.  

The Valar are the angelic deities that serve Eru, as The Rings of Power has demonstrated in earlier episodes.