Season 8 Episode 1 – A Long-expected Party

Prologue – Rivendell

  • The White Council meets to discuss the Rings of Power.
  • Saruman declares the Ring lost in the Belegaer.

Hobbiton

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  • Gaffer Gamgee and a few hobbits discuss Bilbo at the Green Dragon.
  • Bilbo continues to write the Red Book.
  • Bilbo and Frodo send out invitations to his 111th birthday party.
  • Bilbo and Frodo, along with Sam, Merry, Pippin, Fatty, Gaffer and several other hobbits prepare for the party.
  • Gandalf arrives and talks with Bilbo.

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  • Gandalf shows off his fireworks at the party.
  • Bilbo gives a speech. At the end of the speech he puts on the Ring and disappears.

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  • After arguing with Gandalf, Bilbo leaves the Ring behind and leaves.
  • Frodo arrives back at Bag End. Gandalf gives him the Ring.
  • The next day Gandalf says he must leave immediately. He tells Frodo not to wear the Ring.

Isengard

  • Saruman looks in the Palantir towards Mordor, finding Sauron.

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Mordor

  • Easterlings come to Mordor.
  • Sauron sends out servants to find the One Ring.

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Anduin

  • The Nazgul capture Gollum.

Minas Tirith

  • Gandalf finds and read a scroll written by Isildur about the One Ring.

Erebor

  • A messenger comes to Erebor to speak with Dain. They mention Bilbo and the Ring.
  • Dain sends Gloin, Gimli and a few others to Rivendell to warn Bilbo.

First Appearances – Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took, Fatty Bolger, Odo Proudfoot, Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Robin Smallburrow, Rosie Cotton, Gimli

Adapted from chapters ‘A Long-expected Party’, ‘The Shadow of the Past’, ‘The Council of Elrond’ and Appendix B of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Bilbo’s Eleventy First Birthday Party – Paul Raymond Gregory
  • The Shire – Roger Garland
  • Gandalf Returns to Hobbiton – John Howe
  • Bilbo’s Speech – Francesco Amadio
  • Saruman and the Palantir – Anna Kulisz
  • Nazgul – cblair

Season 8 Episode 6 – The Council of Elrond

Rivendell

  • Glorfindel carries Frodo to Elrond, who begins to heal him.
  • Aragorn and the hobbits are welcomed by Gandalf.
  • Legolas, Gloin and Gimli, and Boromir arrive in Rivendell.
  • Frodo awakens two days later to find Gandalf sitting nearby. Gandalf explains the Ringwraiths, Frodo’s wound and the flood at the Ford.

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  • Gandalf takes Frodo to the Hall of Fire, where he finds his friends. Among the guests he also finds Gloin and Bilbo. They talk of Erebor and Bilbo’s work, including A Elbereth Gilthoniel.

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  • Glorfindel explains to Frodo how he returned from death. He also tells of the Ringwraith that stabbed Frodo, the Witch-King, and the battles of Arnor and Angmar. He claims the Witch-King will not fall by the hand of man.

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  • Aragorn helps Bilbo with his poem and then talks to Arwen and Elrond. Elrond reasserts his condition for Aragorn and Arwen to marry: Aragorn must become King of Gondor and Arnor.
  • The next day, Gandalf takes Bilbo and Frodo to the Council of Elrond.
  • Elrond states the purpose of the Council and introduces Frodo and the Ring.Lord_of_Rivendell
  • Gloin tells of the messenger that came to Erebor and Legolas tells of Gollum’s escape.
  • Elrond relates the history of the Ring. Afterwards Boromir tells of his dream. Aragorn reveals the shards of Narsil.
  • Gandalf tells of Gollum and the treason of Saruman.
  • The Council debates on what to do. Boromir suggest using the Ring for good, while Glorfindel suggests throwing it in the sea. Elrond declares it must be destroyed in Mount Doom.

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  • Bilbo, despite his age, volunteers to take the Ring. Gandalf says he cannot, and so Frodo volunteers instead.
  • Sam bursts forth from hiding and says Frodo will not go alone.

First Appearances – Lindir, Galdor

Adapted from chapters ‘Many Meetings’ and ‘The Council of Elrond’ and Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • The Council of Elrond – Peachdust
  • A Pleasant Awakening – Carol Emery Phenix
  • Battle of Fornost – Merlkir
  • Hall of Fire – Stephen Hickman
  • Lord of Rivendell – Peter Xavier Price
  • The Council of Elrond – Alan Lee

Season 8 Episode 7 – The Ring Goes South

Rivendell

  • The hobbits talk in their room after the Council. Merry and Pippin are upset that Sam has been chosen to go and not they.
  • Gandalf tells Frodo that he and Aragorn will accompany him.
  • Elrond meets with the other members of the council. He asks for volunteers to help Frodo. Gimli, Legolas and Boromir volunteer.
  • Glorfindel and his scouts return. He informs Elrond that there is no news of the Ringwraiths in any direction.
  • The seven members of the company prepare to depart, yet Elrond wishes for two more to raise the number to nine, to match the black riders. He asks Glorfindel, but he and Gandalf say Merry and Pippin should go instead.
  • Bilbo gives Frodo Sting and his mithril vest.

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  • Elladan and Elrohir reforge Narsil. Aragorn renames it Anduril and carries it with him.

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  • Frodo says goodbye to Bilbo and Aragorn to Arwen. The company leave Rivendell.

Hollin

  • Aragorn has a feeling they are being watched. Overhead, they see crebain. Gandalf fears they are spies of Saruman and so they hide. A dark shadow flies overhead.
  • Gandalf decides not to pass near Isengard. Aragorn says they should cross over Caradhras, but Gandalf suggests going through Moria.

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Caradhras

  • The company attempt to pass over the mountain. A great storm attacks the mountain, which forces them to turn back.

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  • Boromir and Legolas argue over the way to go.
  • At camp in the snow, they are attacked by wolves. The company drives them off, but they are forced to follow Gandalf to Moria, despite Aragorn and Boromir’s objections.

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Adapted from chapters ‘The Ring Goes South’ and ‘A Journey in the Dark’ of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • The Fellowship Leaving Rivendell – Ted Nasmith
  • Frodo and Bilbo – Anke Eissmann
  • The Reforging of the Sword – Darrell Sweet
  • The Fellowship of the Ring – Peter Xavier Price
  • The Anger of the Mountain – Ted Nasmith
  • Dances with Wolves – Catherine Chmiel

Season 10 Episode 8 – The Steward and the King

Mordor

  • Gwaihir bears Gandalf over Mordor to Mount Doom.

Dale

  • Bard II and Thorin Stonehelm drive the enemy from Dale.

Dol Guldur

  • Celeborn and Thranduil destroy Dol Guldur. Galadriel purifies the fortress.

Middle-earth

  • All over Middle Earth, the enemy flees.

Cormallen

  • Sam and Frodo awaken to find Gandalf. They are taken outside where the whole Army of the West celebrates their deeds.

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  • They are reunited with Pippin, Merry, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli.

Rivendell

  • Elrond receives word of Sauron’s defeat. He gives leave for Arwen to marry Aragorn.

Minas Tirith

  • Faramir and Eowyn speak of their dreams, a wave climbing over green lands. As they do so, the shadows depart and the sun is unveiled.

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  • Faramir shows Eowyn the beauty of healing and of the gardens. He offers her his love.
  • The Army of the West return to the city. Faramir gives Aragorn the keys and the crown of Earnur.
  • Gandalf crowns Aragorn King of Gondor and Arnor.

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  • Aragorn enters Minas Tirith and sits on his throne.
  • Aragorn pardons the Easterlings and the Haradrim. He pardons Beregond from death, but banishes him from Minas Tirith, setting him to instead be captain of the White Company in Ithilien.

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  • Eowyn speaks with Aragorn. Afterwards, she agrees to marry Faramir.

Rohan

  • Elladan and Elrohir meet the escort of Arwen, including Elrond, Glorfindel, Galadriel and Celeborn.

White Mountains

  • Gandalf takes Aragorn high into the mountains. They look across his realm and find a sapling of the White Tree.

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Minas Tirith

  • Weeks later, Aragorn and Arwen are wed.

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  • The Fellowship and their friends leave Minas Tirith.

Edoras

  • King Theoden is laid to rest. Faramir and Eowyn are betrothed.
  • Arwen speaks to Frodo of her place on the ships into the west.

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  • Elrond and Arwen go into the hills where they say their final goodbyes.

Isengard

  • Treebeard reveals he has released Saruman.
  • Legolas and Gimli leave the Fellowship, travelling through Fangorn.

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  • Aragorn says farewell. He watches the Fellowship go north, the green fire of the Elfstone in his hand.

Eriador

  • They come across Saruman and offer him mercy. He declines.

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Rivendell

  • The company reaches Rivendell. Frodo reunites with Bilbo

Adapted from chapters ‘The Field of Cormallen’, ‘The Steward and the King’ and ‘Many Partings’ and Appendices A and B of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • The Steward and the King – Anke Eissmann
  • The Field of Cormallen – Tolman Cotton
  • The Sun Unveiled – Ted Nasmith
  • The Crowning of Elessar – Francesco Amadio
  • The Judgement on Beregond – Maureval
  • Elessar and Mithrandir – Peter Xavier Price
  • King and His Queen – Janka Lateckova
  • Arwen’s Gift – Anke Eissmann
  • Journey Home – Anna Lee
  • Saruman is Overtaken – Ted Nasmith

Season 10 Episode 9 – The Scouring of the Shire

Rivendell

  • Bilbo’s 129th birthday is celebrated.
  • Frodo tells Bilbo he must return to the Shire.

Eregion

  • Gandalf and the hobbits pass the Ford of Bruinen and Weathertop. Frodo’s wound aches.

The Prancing Pony

  • They drink at the inn, sharing stories with Barliman and the locals.
  • Nob brings Bill the Pony from the stables.

The Shire

  • The land turns darker as they travel towards The Shire. Gandalf leaves them, heading to the Old Forest.
  • They find the gate closed at the Brandywine. The guards are under orders not to let people in. Merry and Pippin climb the gate and open it. Merry chases off Bill Ferny.

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Frogmorton

  • They head towards Hobbiton, but are arrested at Frogmorton. They laugh this off and continue. Robin Smallburrow explains that rough men came and took over The Shire.

Bywater

  • Six men threaten Frodo, but are chased off by the other hobbits. They claim to answer to ‘Sharkey’.
  • Sam visits Farmer Cotton and Rosie.

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  • Merry rouses the hobbits with the horn of Rohan. They set up barricades.
  • Pippin rides off to gather his relatives.
  • A gang of men attacks the hobbits, but are surrounded and surrender.

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  • Merry spends the night setting up traps and barricades for an ambush.
  • Sam and Frodo talk to the Gaffer and Rosie.
  • In the morning Merry sets archers around the town. Pippin returns with a hundred hobbits.
  • The ruffians walk straight into Merry’s trap. They do not surrender and many are killed.

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  • A few hobbits are killed and the ruffians decide to kill rather than escape. Merry and Pippin charge into them.
  • Seventy men and nineteen hobbits are dead.

Hobbiton

  • Frodo and Sam lead two dozen hobbits into Hobbiton. They see the entire town turned grey, with all the trees cut down.
  • Ted Sandyman gathers all the hobbits left in Hobbiton to follow Frodo
  • Frodo recognises this as Saruman’s work, before they encounter Saruman himself at Bag End.

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  • Saruman orders the hobbits to kill Frodo, but they are not swayed. He attempts to stab Frodo himself and is thwarted by the mithril coat.

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  • Frodo shows mercy to Saruman. Saruman reveals Wormtongue killed Lotho. Wormtongue slits Saruman’s throat and is killed himself by hobbit archers.
  • Saruman’s spirit hovers before being blown away by the West wind.
  • The imprisoned hobbits, including Fatty Bolger and Lobelia, are released.
  • The dead hobbits are buried. A memorial is placed in Bywater.

Deaths – Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Lotho Sackville-Baggins

Adapted from chapters ‘Homeward Bound’ and ‘The Scouring of the Shire’ of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • The Shire – John Howe
  • Unwelcome Return – Alan Lee
  • Sam and Rosie Cotton – Ted Nasmith
  • Storming the Bank – Ted Nasmith
  • Scouring of the Shire – discogangsta
  • Saruman – Eric Faure-Brac
  • The Scouring of the Shire – Inger Edelfeldt

Season 10 Episode 10 – The Grey Havens

The Shire

  • Merry and Pippin drive the last of the ruffians from the Shire.
  • Sam plants the seed found in the box of Earth Galadriel found him.
  • Over the next year, the Shire is rebuilt.

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  • Frodo falls ill in March, the anniversary of his poisoning.
  • Merry and Pippin are hailed as heroes all over the Shire.
  • Sam marries Rosie. They have a child, whom Frodo helps name Elanor.

Rivendell

  • Galadriel and Gandalf come to Rivendell. With Elrond they decide it’s time to leave Middle-Earth.
  • Elrond gives his sons their choice to go into the West or become mortal. They are undecided, but choose to stay for the time being.
  • With Bilbo, Glorfindel and a few other Noldor, the keepers leave Rivendell for the last time.

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The Shire

  • Frodo plans to go to Rivendell to see Bilbo. He gives Sam the keys to Bag End and the Red Book.
  • They meet the keepers on the road.

The Grey Havens

  • They pass the white towers Frodo dreamed of and come to the Grey Havens.

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  • Cirdan welcomes them at the gates. Gandalf is also there, with Merry and Pippin.
  • Frodo reveals to Sam he is leaving Middle Earth with Bilbo. He says goodbye to his friends and leaves on the ship with the Ringbearers.

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The Shire

  • Sam returns to Bag End, reuniting with Rosie and Elanor.

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Valinor

  • Frodo sees the shores of Valinor, and the ship of Earendil.

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  • Frodo narrates the fates of the Fellowship.

The Shire

  • Sam becomes mayor and has thirteen children.
  • Merry becomes Master of Buckland.
  • Pippin becomes Thain.

Gondor

  • Aragorn reforms the Great Council, restores Orthanc and Ithilien, renews the Oath of Cirion and declares the Shire a free land.

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  • Aragorn stays in Annuminas and visits The Shire, he and Arwen have a son and several daughters.
  • Gimli rebuilds the Gate of Minas Tirith.

Aglarond

  • Legolas and Gimli visit the Glittering Caves and Ithilien. Gimli remains in Aglarond, becoming Lord of the Glittering Caves.

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Ithilien

  • Faramir and Eowyn wed. They rule Ithilien, with Beregond as Captain and Legolas helping to restore Ithilien to its former glory.

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Lothlorien

  • The light of the elves diminish and the elven realms are eventually abandoned. Celeborn travels over the sea, taking with him the last memory of the Noldor.

Rohan

  • In old age, Eomer invites Merry and Pippin to Edoras. He dies and they move on to Gondor.

Minas Tirith

  • Merry and Pippin die in Gondor. They are entombed beside Aragorn, after his death many years later.

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Lothlorien

  • Arwen surrenders her life at Lothlorien.

Anduin

  • After Aragorn’s funeral, Legolas and Gimli sail down the Anduin.

The Shire

  • After Rosie’s death, Sam leaves the Red Book to Elanor.

The Grey Havens

  • Sam sails over the sea.

Valinor

  • The boats of Legolas and Sam see the tower of Avallone and behold the white shores of Valinor, where old friends await.

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  • Sam reunites with Frodo.

First Appearances – Eldarion, Elanor

Deaths – Aragorn, Arwen, Eomer, Merry, Pippin, Rosie Cotton

Adapted from chapters ‘The Scouring of the Shire’ and ‘The Grey Havens’ and Appendices A and B of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Departure at the Grey Havens – Ted Nasmith
  • Hobbiton – Francesco Amadio
  • Elves Leave Middle-earth – Araniart
  • Grey Havens – Paul Lasaine
  • Grey Havens – Francesco Amadio
  • Sam and Rosie – Roger Garland
  • Elessar – John Howe
  • Aglarond – Glittering Caves – Iomehir
  • Eowyn and Faramir – Matt Stewart
  • Aragorn’s Tomb – Ben Curtis
  • Legolas and Gimli Reach the Shores of Valinor – Ted Nasmith

Season 7 Episode 1 – In a Hole in the Ground

Prologue

  • History of the Shire and Hobbits
  • History of Erebor and Smaug

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The Shire (Third Age Y. 2941)

  • Gandalf introduces himself to Bilbo at Bag End.
  • Bilbo declines Gandalf’s offer of adventure.
  • The next night dwarves arrive in groups to Bilbo’s house for dinner.

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  • Gandalf arrives with the last dwarf, Thorin.
  • Gandalf has volunteered Bilbo to be a burglar for Thorin’s quest – to take back Erebor.
  • In the morning the dwarves are gone. Gandalf comes in and takes Bilbo to the dwarves. They set off.

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Bree-land

  • The company passes through Bree-land and Bilbo gets to know the dwarves.
  • Gandalf educates Bilbo on the lands and peoples they pass.

Troll Shaws

  • It begins to rain and Gandalf suddenly disappears.
  • A fire is seen in the distance. Bilbo is sent to investigate.

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  • Bilbo is captured when he tries to take a money purse.
  • The dwarves come in and are captured as well.
  • As the trolls argue, another voice argues another point, which makes the trolls argue more. The sun comes out and turns them to stone. Gandalf reveals himself.

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  • Gandalf and Bilbo release the dwarves.

 

First Appearances – Bilbo Baggins, Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Fili, Kili, Gloin, Oin, Dori, Nori, Ori, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, William, Bert, Tom, Thror, Thrain

Deaths – William, Bert, Tom

Adapted from chapters ‘An Unexpected Party’ and ‘Roast Mutton’ from The Hobbit, ‘The Quest of Erebor’ in Unfinished Tales and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Once Upon a Time in Hobbiton – Dale Comte
  • The Hall at Bag End, Residence of Bilbo Baggins Esquire – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • An Unexpected Party – John Howe
  • Left Comfort Behind – Suzy Almblad
  • Trolls – Ted Nasmith
  • The Three Trolls are Turned to Stone – J.R.R. Tolkien