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

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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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Season 7 Episode 3 – Queer Lodgings

Prologue – Bree

  • Gandalf meets Thorin in Bree. Thorin invites him to his halls in the Blue Mountains.

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Misty Mountains

  • Gandalf and the dwarves argue about Bilbo’s whereabouts.
  • Bilbo finds the dwarves and surprises them.
  • Goblins and wargs chase them down the mountains, led by Bolg.
  • The company climb trees to escape them.

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  • Gwaihir, Lord of Eagles, hears the wargs and swoops down to save the dwarves.

The Eyrie

  • The company is taken back to the Eyrie. From there Gwaihir takes them to the Carrock.

Carrock

  • Gandalf leads them on to Beorn’s house. He informs them he will be leaving soon.

Beorn’s House

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  • Gandalf devises a plan – he will enter first with Bilbo and the other dwarves will come in two at a time.
  • Beorn welcomes Gandalf and is interested in his story. He is not impressed with the dwarves but allows them to stay.
  • Thorin tells Bilbo of Bolg, the son of Azog who killed his grandfather Thror and in turn was killed by Thorin’s cousin Dain.

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  • Beorn serves dinner. As the dwarves sleep he leaves to kill the goblins that have come east.
  • Beorn sends them to Mirkwood with ponies, food and weapons.

Mirkwood

  • Gandalf leaves them on the borders of Mirkwood.
  • The company sets out along the path, becoming disoriented with the darkness, sounds and animals of the forest.
  • They come to the Enchanted River. They manage to pull the boat from the other side and cross the river. Bombur falls in the river, causing him to sleep. They are forced to carry him.
  • Bilbo climbs up a tree to find where they are.
  • Balin sees a light in the distance, they follow it.
  • They find a group of elves feasting. As they step into the light it goes out and the elves disappear.

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  • Bilbo loses his companions. As he sleeps he is attacked by a spider.

First Appearances – Azog (flashback), Dain, Beorn, Gwaihir, Landroval

Adapted from chapters ‘Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire’, ‘Queer Lodgings’ and ‘Flies and Spiders’ of The Hobbit and ‘The Quest of Erebor’ in Unfinished Tales.

Pictures

  • At Beorn’s Hall – Ted Nasmith
  • Gandalf and Thorin at Bree – Ted Nasmith
  • Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire – HeathWind
  • Beorn – Michael Hague
  • Dain and Azog – Liz Danforth
  • Elvish Feast in Mirkwood – ullako