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The Best Episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Every episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!

Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Genres:Action & AdventureSci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Prime Video

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is "Udûn", rated 8.2/10 from 34155 user votes. It was directed by Charlotte Brändström and written by John D. Payne, Patrick McKay, Justin Doble, Nicholas Adams. "Udûn" aired on 9/29/2022 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Alloyed".

  • Udûn
    8.2/10 34,155 votes

    #1 - Udûn

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-09-29

    Adar and his army march on Ostirith.

    Director: Charlotte Brändström

    Writer: John D. Payne, Patrick McKay, Justin Doble, Nicholas Adams

  • Alloyed
    7.8/10 27,123 votes

    #2 - Alloyed

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-10-13

    New alliances are forged.

    Director: Wayne Che Yip

    Writer: John D. Payne, Patrick McKay, Gennifer Hutchison

  • Adrift
    7.4/10 48,330 votes

    #3 - Adrift

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-09-01

    Galadriel finds a new ally; Elrond faces a cold reception from an old friend; Nori endeavors to help a Stranger; Arondir searches for answers while Bronwyn warns her people of a threat.

    Director: J. A. Bayona

    Writer: Gennifer Hutchison

  • A Shadow of the Past
    7.3/10 52,749 votes

    #4 - A Shadow of the Past

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-09-01

    Galadriel is disturbed by signs of an ancient evil’s return; Arondir makes an unsettling discovery; Elrond is presented with an intriguing new venture; Nori breaks the Harfoot community’s most deeply-held rule.

    Director: J. A. Bayona

    Writer: John D. Payne, Patrick McKay

  • Adar
    7.3/10 35,477 votes

    #5 - Adar

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-09-08

    Arondir finds himself a captive. Galadriel and Halbrand explore a legendary kingdom. Elendil is given a new assignment. Nori faces the consequences.

    Director: Wayne Che Yip

    Writer: Jason Cahill, Justin Doble

  • The Great Wave
    7.1/10 29,404 votes

    #6 - The Great Wave

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-09-15

    Queen Regent Míriel’s faith is tested. Isildur finds himself at a crossroads. Elrond uncovers a secret. Arondir is given an ultimatum. Theo disobeys Bronwyn.

    Director: Wayne Che Yip

    Writer: John D. Payne, Patrick McKay, Stephany Folsom

  • Partings
    6.8/10 26,125 votes

    #7 - Partings

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-09-22

    Nori questions her instincts. Elrond struggles to stay true to his oath. Halbrand weighs his destiny. The Southlanders brace for attack.

    Director: Wayne Che Yip

    Writer: Justin Doble

  • The Eye
    6.6/10 24,211 votes

    #8 - The Eye

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-10-06

    Survivors of a cataclysm try to find safety. The Harfoots confront evil. Durin is torn between friendship and duty. Adar considers a new name.

    Director: Charlotte Brändström

    Writer: Jason Cahill