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Arondir Just Quoted An Iconic Gandalf Line On The Rings Of Power

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

We're only four episodes deep into "The Rings of Power," and already, there have been enough gems of Tolkien-related treasures to catch Smaug's eye. With trips to familiar locations and a cast of characters becoming the prominent players in the Middle-earth we're familiar with, it's hard not to feel echoes of the beloved live-action iteration that came before Amazon's take at the hands of director Peter Jackson. From Morfydd Clark's Galadriel carrying a similar tone to Cate Blanchett's take in "The Fellowship of the Ring," including her opening monologue, to the confirmed reveal of mithril that'll be a big help to two generations of Hobbits in the future, there's a lot for fans of the films to quickly pick up on.

Thankfully, this week's episode is rife with Easter eggs as well, two of which are dispensed by our recently escaped ("Escaped? Or was set loose?") Elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Cordova). Besides engaging in a Boromir-like (Sean Bean) battle for survival after being released by Adar (Joseph Mawle), the stoic Silvan Elf drops an iconic line from both the book and the film that some fans may have spotted. It's an infamous quote up there with "You shall not pass," "... and my axe," and Samwise Gamgee's (Sean Astin) hair-raising "PO-TAY-TOES!" This one in particular, though, is laced with just as much danger as when we first heard it.

Arondir says Gandalf's dreaded entry from The Fellowship of the Ring

On his way back to the watchtower, Arondir appears in the nick of time to rescue Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin) from being killed by an Orc. Bringing Theo to his feet, the Elf says, "Swiftly, lad. They are coming."

While it might be somewhat of an obvious statement from the pointy-eared protagonist, the second half of Arondir's line will no doubt have fans smirking just a tad considering the last time they heard it in live-action Middle-earth. In "The Fellowship of the Ring," Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the Fellowship are tasked with taking the One Ring to Mordor, which sees them headed through the Mines of Moria.

They find that the Dwarven spot has been laid to ruin thanks to Orc attacks, as recorded by Ori, whose remains are beside the Book of Mazarbul. When Gandalf reviews the page-turner, he sees that the Dwarf's last entry reads, "We cannot get out. They are coming." It's an appropriate link of occasions involving Orcs either on the move or who have already left the scene. If we're totally honest, though, as great as it is to hear this time, it's McKellen's delivery of it that still gets us hyped 21 years on.