This summer, as the first glimpses of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power came to light, there was one character in particular who grabbed fan attention and held it fast: a white-robed figure, with closely shorn hair and paper-white skin.
In the absence of any other indications, the creepy appearance and overtly menacing stare led fans to a single hunch: This was the show’s version of Sauron!
Well, with the fifth episode of The Rings of Power, that mysterious white-robed character has finally made an appearance, and left only more questions in their wake.
Tolkien’s source material provides hints at where the story may be going, and what relation the characters do have to Sauron, The Stranger, and the show’s other mysteries. [Ed.Read more on polygon.com