Season 7 Episode 2 – Riddles in the Dark

Prologue – Dol Guldur (T.A. 2850)

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  • Gandalf enters Dol Guldur, where he finds Thrain in the dungeons
  • Thrain gives Gandalf the map and key.
  • Gandalf is discovered by Sauron, but escapes

Troll Shaws

  • The company explores the troll cave. They bury a chest of treasure and take a number of weapons, including Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting.

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Rivendell

  • Gandalf leads the company to Rivendell.
  • Elrond inspects Glamdring and Orcrist, as well as discovering the moon runes on Thror’s Map.
  • Elrond talks with Gandalf about the Necromancer
  • The company leaves Rivendell after resting.

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Misty Mountains

  • Stone Giants hurl rocks against the mountains. Thorin sends Fili and Kili to look for better shelter.
  • Fili and Kili return and lead them to a better cave.
  • Bilbo awakes from a nightmare to find goblins swarming into the cave from the back. They are taken into a tunnel, except for Gandalf.

Goblin Tunnel

  • The dwarves are taken to the Great Goblin.

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  • The Great Goblin attempts to kill Thorin after finding Orcrist, but is killed by Gandalf.
  • Gandalf leads them away from the hall. Dori is carrying Bilbo until he is grabbed by a Goblin, flung from Dori’s back and sent tumbling down the tunnels.

Gollum’s Cave

  • Bilbo finds a metal ring and puts it in his pocket.
  • Bilbo is surprised by the creature Gollum, who he fends off with his dagger.
  • Gollum challenges Bilbo to a game of riddles. If Bilbo wins, he will be shown the way out.

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  • Bilbo wins the game of riddles, but Gollum leaves to retrieve his ring.
  • Gollum finds The Ring gone.

Goblin Tunnel

  • Gandalf leads the dwarves down the twisting tunnels to the exit.

Gollum’s Cave

  • Gollum returns to Bilbo with intent to kill him. Bilbo runs back up the tunnel, slipping the Ring onto his finger.

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  • Gollum runs past Bilbo, who realises the Ring makes him invisible.
  • Bilbo follows Gollum, who stops at the exit. Bilbo contemplates killing him, but seeing how pitiful Gollum is, decides against it.

Goblin’s Tunnel

  • Armoured goblins guard the exit. Bilbo slips past them but his buttons catch in the door. The goblins see his shadow, but Bilbo tears loose.

First Appearances – Erestor, Gollum, Great Goblin, Bolg

Deaths -Great Goblin

Adapted from chapters ‘A Short Rest’, ‘Over Hill and Under Hill’ and ‘Riddles in the Dark’ from The Hobbit and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Weapon of the Enemy – Suzy Almblad
  • Pass the Doors of Dol Guldor – John Howe
  • Troll Fells – Jef Murray
  • Out of Imladris – Jef Murray
  • The Great Goblin – John Howe
  • Riddles in the Dark – Michael Hague
  • Riddles in the Dark – Ted Nasmith
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