Episode 6: so, thus far I have found the characters of Arondir, Borowyn, and The to be among the more, shall we say, irritating characters of the show, Theo especially. This episode had some of my favorite character moments, outside of Elrond and Durin and Disa. While the romance is still hard to swallow, the dialog is very well done, and the thematic reflections before the battle, both with the Southland villagers, and Adar's orcs, "new life in defiance of death" is well done. Plus Galadriel, Adar and Halbrand all have an interesting back and forth and the wrestling with inner darkness, and how it twists them all in different ways. It's suitably mythological. As well as Isil and his friends, and very reminiscent of Tolkien and his experiences in WW 1. I know I'm supposed to hate this show and find it anti-Tolkien. This episode is shaking that reputation.