What 'The Rings of Power' Episode 6 Revealed About Adar and Sauron

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power continues to add detail to the world of J. R. R. Tolkien, even surprising fans of the fantasy author's books.

Prime Video's newest episode featured several reveals namely around Adar (Joseph Mawle) and Sauron, the titular Dark Lord from Tolkien's iconic trilogy.

Here is everything the episode has brought to light.

What 'The Rings of Power' Episode 6 Revealed About Adar and Sauron

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Joseph Mawle pictured as Adar in "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." The sixth episode revealed a number of details about his character and Sauron. Prime Video

The Rings of Power's new episode, titled "Udûn," saw Adar and his orc army attack the Southlanders, with the Númenoreans coming in to save the day when all hope seemed lost.

Adar tries to escape after taking the broken blade pertained to be from Sauron, but he is stopped by Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers).

Captured, Galadriel interrogates Adar on the location of Sauron and exactly who, or what he is, and the villain reveals that he is an Uruk.

The Black Uruk were the first orcs to be created in Middle-earth, and they were first elves that became corrupted by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord to blight the region, who was first known by the name Melkor.

In Tolkien's 12-volume book series, The History of Middle-earth, it was said that the elves taken by Melkor were "broken... and by slow arts of cruelty and wickedness were corrupted and enslaved."

By doing this, Melkor created the Orcs, a mockery of the Eldar (or elves), and it seems that Adar, who is a new character, is meant to represent this race in The Rings of Power.

The cast of the show spoke to Newsweek about how showrunners J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay's "encyclopedic knowledge" of Tolkien's work meant they were able to add to his world with new characters in a way that will respect the original.

Clark told Newsweek: "It's been really interesting to have the merging of the canon characters with the new characters they've created.

"But the thing that's wonderful about Tolkien is that his world is so defined and so rich, and he wrote so much, that every kind of new character is written from pages and pages and thousands of words of what this world is," said Clark. "J. D. and Patrick are, and have been for many years, deeply obsessed with Tolkien."

Maxim Baldry, 26, who plays Isildur, added: "They have an encyclopaedic knowledge, so they're the two best people for the job."

Another big reveal in the new episode of The Rings of Power is that Adar claimed he killed Sauron to save orcs, whom he calls his children, from the Dark Lord's experiments on them.

This, however, simply seems like a ploy to anger Galadriel and keep her talking because, of course, fans will know that Sauron is not dead. He is the one who creates the Rings of Power and becomes the main villain of The Lord of the Rings.

Episode 6's ending proves why Adar's comment was just a means to keep Galadriel busy. The villain gave the broken blade to one of his followers, who used it to release a dam that cascaded into a volcano and made it erupt.

This volcano is none other than Mount Doom as the episode's title, "Udûn," is a reference to an area of Mordor that was created following the eruption of Mount Doom in the Second Age of Middle-earth, when the show is set.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power airs Fridays on Prime Video.