As we move into Season 3, the Noldor politics are going to ramp up. Who stands with whom will not go unnoticed in the torchlit square in Tirion. Now...it will be important not to lose track of some of the undercurrents that will shape later relationships. In Season 2, we've shown Aredhel's friendship with Celegorm and Curufin, Galadriel's coolness towards the Fëanoreans, and the friendship of Maedhros and Fingon. What we have not really had a chance to develop are the intra-family relationships. There have been very few scenes were siblings talk privately with one another. There is one scene for Maedhros and Maglor in Formenos, but other than that.... So, what the audience doesn't know yet is how well Fingon and Turgon get along with one another. Obviously, by the time they get across the Ice, Turgon has vowed death to all Fëanoreans (well, not a vow, per se, but...) while Fingon is wandering off on his own to rescue Maedhros. They are *clearly* not on the same page. And what of Maedhros and Maglor? They seem quite close to one another throughout the Silmarillion....but there is one period where they are clearly *not* seeing things eye to eye. When they set foot on Middle Earth, Maedhros is eager to return in the ships to ferry over the host of Fingolfin (well, namely his best friend Fingon). None of his brothers openly support him in this, rather actively taking part in the ship burning their Father orders. So, Maglor does not follow Maedhros' lead there. And then, after the death of Fëanor, Maedhros decides to treat with Morgoth. *None* of his brothers go with him - why not? And then when Morgoth delivers the ransom note, Maglor chooses not to respond. It is his decision not to attempt to rescue Maedhros. Which leads me to the question....what do Maglor and Turgon think of the great friendship between Maedhros and Fingon? As the second eldest brothers left behind, do they have *thoughts* on the matter, and does that shape any of their choices? Naturally, there is also the question of the younger Fëanoreans - Celegorm, Caranthir, and Curufin are *not* fans of Maedhros' leadership, but they obey him (mostly) until the aftermath of the 5th battle. That is 500 years of stewing under their older brother's command. Will we be planting any seeds of that in Season 3?