@1:45... it did not allow me to post with the time stamp to start at.I'm saying this because Haldir says in FOTR that they haven't had dealings with dwarves since the dark times (or something like that).
Eh....sorta, maybe. There's a few issues here with the Timeline, though we could work around it as needed.While Balin & Co. might not enter Lothlorien, it is not impossible for there to be some small contact with them outside the forest on their way into Moria. If Arwen were riding alone or with minimal escort, it could happen and not be inconsistent with the story.
The alternative is to make Celeborn a Teleri of Alqualondë, the grandson of Olwë. But that idea seems less developed, so I suggest we go with the grandson of Elmo version.Oh dear. If Celeborn and Galathil are brothers, then Elrond and Celebrían are more closely related than I realized. Galadhon is Celebrían's grandfather. But Galathil is Nimloth's father, so that would make Galadhon Elrond's great-great-grandfather. This would make Elrond and Celebrían first cousins twice removed. The 'twice removed' makes it okay (ie, not incest by elvish standards), but it's still a *lot* closer than I'd noticed. To be fair....Elrond is related to literally everyone, so it's not like he had much choice in the matter.
But yes, go ahead and leave Elmo at Cuivienen or kill him off, and let Galadhon be a character in Season 2 during the journey and in the early Doriath material.
Agreed.We will need Thingol's court in Doriath in later seasons. We will not need Olwë's court in Alqualondë after the Kinslaying. Therefore...I am more comfortable with developing the Sindar storyline using Celeborn's family.
Also, I don't think we'll have time for the Celeborn/Galadriel romance prior to the Darkening of Valinor, but we *should* have time for it in the latter half of Season 3.
But the 'which Galadriel?' question will have to be answered at some point.
We can kill off Celeborn's father and/or brother in the sack of Doriath, I think.
Yes good; episodes 2 and 3 could be combined while episodes 9-12 are expanded.Not bad at all! I would say that, in general, your timing is spot on. (For instance, the courtship of Fëanor and Nerdanel takes place after the birth of Fingolfin but before the birth of Finarfin, IIRC.)
I see that you have expanded the beginning of the season, with the journey and the elves of Beleriand, rather than the time in Valinor, to fill the 'empty' three episodes. I don't think that's a bad idea, but I do think your episode 2 and episode 3 can be combined....we have an hour of TV to do this, so the Valar aren't going to stand around and talk about their idea for more than 10 minutes. But the other expansions look good to me, and I like how you've kept the Sindar and Sauron storylines intertwined with the main story.