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AdriftThe Lord Of The Rings : Season 1 Episode 2

"Adrift" is the second episode of the second season of Lost and the 27th episode overall. The episode was directed by Stephen Williams and written by Steven Maeda and Leonard Dick. It first aired on September 28, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company. In the episode, flashbacks depict Michael Dawson's struggles for the custody of his son Walt Lloyd. The realtime events show Michael and Sawyer, who have just had their raft destroyed, becoming hostile towards each other as they drift back to shore, while Kate Austen and John Locke enter the mysterious hatch and encounter Desmond Hume.

AdriftThe Lord of the Rings : Season 1 Episode 2

The storyline picks up the raft storyline which was left hanging after season one's finale, "Exodus", and also revisits the events seen in the previous episode, "Man of Science, Man of Faith". Originally envisioned as a Sawyer episode, the episode was rewritten to focus on Michael. The sea scenes were shot on the Hawaiian shoreline. "Adrift" had 23.17 million American viewers and stands as the second largest audience on the series' run, but received negative reviews, which focused criticism on the flashbacks, the raft scenes, and the lack of plot advancement.

Season one's final episode finishes with two cliffhangers, the opening of the hatch and the attack of the Others on Michael's boat. When production of season 2 started, the writers decided that season premiere "Man of Science, Man of Faith" would focus on the hatch, leaving the raft for the second episode. To avoid bloating the first episode, some of the hatch storylines, such as Locke's incursion, were left to be revealed in "Adrift".[3] The episode was originally going to be Sawyer centric, and was to feature actress Jolene Blalock as a guest,[4] but this was rewritten "at the proverbial last minute" and changed to a Michael-centric episode.[5]

Reviews were mostly negative. Mac Slocum of said the flashback storyline "wasn't all that interesting".[9] Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen called the flashbacks "among the poorest and most clumsily integrated flashbacks we've seen so far", as he felt nothing new was learned, and also disliked Michael's on-island storyline, noting he "got the sense that the actors and directors weren't quite sure what to make of these scenes". Jensen, however, complimented the hatch scenes, considering that Terry O'Quinn's performance and his interaction with Henry Ian Cusick were "salvaging the first mediocre episode of the season".[10] Ryan Mcgee of Zap2it thought that revealing the hatch events through different perspectives was a "fresh narrative approach", but complained about the lack of plot advancement, and considered the raft storyline "three times as long as needed, with a really fake shark attack to boot".[11] IGN's Chris Carabott gave the episode an 8.2 out of 10, praising Perrineau's performance and the flashback,[12] but the website later ranked "Adrift" 80th out of the 115 Lost episodes, jokingly saying that the shark should have eaten Michael "and save us a lot of 'Waaaaaalt!' and 'They took him. From my hands!' shout fests".[8] A similar list by Los Angeles Times ranked the episode as the fourth worst of the series, describing it as "boring".[13] New York magazine listed "Adrift" in its "Twenty Most Pointless Episodes of Lost", complaining about "grinding the story to a halt" and the "plodding" flashback, and saying that the episode would have been improved if Sawyer and Michael reached land faster.[14]

"Adrift" is the second episode of the first season of the American fantasy television series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, based on the novel The Lord of the Rings and its appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien. Set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, it follows a large cast of characters facing great change in their lives. The episode was written by Gennifer Hutchison and directed by J. A. Bayona.

Amazon made a multi-season commitment for a new The Lord of the Rings series in November 2017. J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay were set to develop it in July 2018, and Bayona was hired to direct the first two episodes a year later. Filming for the first season began in New Zealand in February 2020, but was placed on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in September and wrapped for the first two episodes by the end of December. The second episode introduces the Dwarven kingdom of Khazad-dûm, including one of the most complicated sequences of the season to film: a rock-breaking contest between the Dwarf Durin IV (Owain Arthur) and the Elf Elrond (Robert Aramayo). Filming for the Sundering Seas sequences took place in two large water tanks, and Olympic swimmer Trent Bray taught the actors how to swim.

Amazon acquired the global television rights for J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in November 2017. The company's streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, gave a multi-season commitment to a series based on the novel and its appendices, to be produced by Amazon Studios.[1] It was later titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.[2] Amazon hired J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay to develop the series and serve as showrunners in July 2018,[3][4] and J. A. Bayona was hired to direct the first two episodes a year later.[5] Gennifer Hutchison had joined the series as a writer by then.[4] The series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings,[6] and the first season focuses on introducing the setting and major heroic characters to the audience.[7][8] Hutchison wrote the second episode which is titled "Adrift".[9]

Amazon confirmed in September 2019 that filming for the first season would take place in New Zealand, where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies were made.[19] Filming began in early February,[20] primarily at Kumeu Film Studios and Auckland Film Studios in Auckland,[21] under the working title Untitled Amazon Project or simply UAP.[22] Óscar Faura was the director of photography for the first two episodes, after serving the same role on all of Bayona's previous films.[23] Location filming took place around Auckland in February.[24] Filming for the first two episodes was expected to continue through May,[25] but was placed on hold in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[22] The majority of filming for the first two episodes was reportedly completed by then.[26] Filming resumed on September 28,[27] and Bayona completed filming for his episodes by December 23.[28]

A soundtrack album featuring composer Bear McCreary's score for the episode was released on Amazon Music on August 31, 2022. It was quickly removed and then made available again on September 2.[36] McCreary said the album contained "virtually every second of score" from the episode. It was added to other music streaming services after the full first season was released.[37] All music composed by Bear McCreary:[36] 041b061a72


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