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That Rings Of Power Episode 4 Scene Gave Us Major Boromir Flashbacks

Contains spoilers for "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" Episode 4

Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" continues to explore J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and beyond, as the forces of Men, Elves, and Dwarves start to suspect that something isn't right in the fantastical world. Although the terrifying Morgoth has already been defeated, his minion Sauron is still out there somewhere, waiting for the right time to reemerge and take the world for himself. But for the moment, it doesn't seem like audiences have seen Sauron just yet — or if they have, he's masquerading as a completely different character.

But his evil is definitely felt throughout the story, mainly through the Orcs that have infested Middle-earth over the years, and Episode 3 revealed that they're churning their way through the Southlands. Fans of the franchise will know that they're transforming it into the desolate region of Mordor, near Mount Doom.

The Orcs in the series are utterly terrifying, and Arondir star Ismael Cruz Cordova explained that it's the practical effects that make them so effective. He told TV Insider, "I think one of the things that made us fall in love with that first trilogy was those practical effects and the artistry of it. You really saw these creatures. Our show, our creatives, and our showrunners really wanted to go back to that magic."

But the monstrous creatures prove to be a very deadly threat in Episode 4, especially when Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) is hiding from them in a ruined village for a prolonged, suspense-filled sequence after scavenging for food. However, there's one moment toward the end of the episode that gave us major Boromir (Sean Bean) flashbacks.

The scene of Orcs chasing Arondir, Bronwyn, and Theo

While Arondir spent most of Episode 3 and Episode 4 imprisoned in the Orcs' labor camp, the villainous elf Adar (Joseph Mawle) frees him so he can deliver a message to the escaping villagers: They'll be allowed to live if they let him have their land and pledge fealty to him. Oh, dear. But Arondir's big moment in the episode comes when he and Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) help Theo escape from the Orcs' clutches in a dramatic chase through the woods. It's an incredibly tense scene, mainly because it looks like someone is going to get struck by an arrow every two seconds. Sure, Arondir has those Elven reflexes, but Theo and Bronwyn don't.

In fact, it feels eerily similar to the end of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," where the Uruk-hai attack the group in the woods near Parth Galen. The scene sees Boromir trying to defend Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) in repentance for trying to take the One Ring from Frodo (Elijah Wood) earlier that day. While the swordsman puts up a good fight, he ultimately takes several Orcish arrows to the chest in what is one of Sean Bean's most iconic death scenes.

It's tragic because he was trying to make up for the sin of being corrupted by the ring and he fails to stop Merry and Pippin from being captured. Luckily, Arondir, Bronwyn, and Theo don't suffer the same fate — they manage to escape the woods just as dawn breaks, trapping the Orcs in the trees since they can't step into direct sunlight. Phew.