Season 8 Episode 2 – Three is Company

Mirkwood

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  • Thranduil and an unnamed ranger lead Gandalf to a prison cell, containing Gollum.
  • Gollum tells Gandalf that he had been tortured by Sauron, telling him the words ‘shire’ and ‘Baggins’.
  • Gandalf realises Bilbo’s ring is the One Ring and leaves for the Shire.

Hobbiton

  • At the Green Dragon, rumours abound of evil spreading throughout the south.
  • Gandalf arrives at Bag End. He takes the Ring from Frodo and throws it in the fire. The runes that appear confirm that it’s the One Ring.

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  • Gandalf explains the history of the Ring to Frodo.
  • Frodo realises he must take the Ring somewhere else. Gandalf recommends reliable companions, soon after catching Sam Gamgee eavesdropping at the window.
  • Gandalf leaves to meet with Saruman, telling Frodo to meet him at Bree.
  • Frodo holds a small gathering for his birthday, telling his friends he well be moving to Buckland.
  • The next day, Frodo sends Merry and Fatty to Buckland with his luggage.
  • As Frodo leaves with Sam and Pippin, he hears a strange voice talking to the Gaffer, asking for Mr Baggins.

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  • The three set out towards Buckland.

The Shire

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  • On the road, they hear hooves. Frodo urges them to hide. A black rider appears, stopping where they are hiding, before riding off again.
  • As night falls they come across another black rider, who comes towards Frodo. It rides off once it hears the singing of elves.
  • The elves come across Frodo. Their leader, Gildor, explain the black riders as servants of the enemy.

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  • They hear hooves in the distance, but it turns out to be Merry.

Eregion

  • Gandalf comes upon Radagast, who tells him Sauron has sent the Nazgul out. Gandalf has Radagast send a note to Bree.

Isengard

  • Gandalf comes to Isengard.

First Appearances – Aragorn (unnamed), Gildor

Adapted from chapters ‘The Shadow of the Past’, ‘Three is Company’, ‘The Council of Elrond’ and Appendix B from Lord of the Rings and ‘The Hunt for the Ring’ in Unfinished Tales.

Pictures

  • Green Hill Country – Ted Nasmith
  • Gollum Held Captive by the Elves – Inger Edelfeldt
  • Bag End – Shadow of the Past – Donato Giancola
  • Black Riders in The Shire – John Howe
  • Last Sight of Hobbiton – Ted Nasmith
  • Frodo Meets Gildor – Alan Lee

Season 7 Episode 4 – Barrels Out of Bond

Lothlorien

  • Gandalf comes to Lothlorien, where he meets the White Council.
  • Gandalf tells of Thrain and Sauron in Dol Guldor and urges an attack.

Mirkwood

  • The dwarves are tied up in webs. Bilbo kills a spider and puts on the Ring. He calls his dagger ‘Sting’.
  • Bilbo lures the spiders away and frees the dwarves.

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  • They find that Thorin is missing. The spiders return and the dwarves manage to kill them.
  • As they are looking for Thorin they are captured by wood-elves. Bilbo evades capture.

Elvenking’s Halls

  • Thorin had been captured earlier and was brought before Thranduil.

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  • Thorin refuses to tell of his quest and is locked up with the others.
  • Bilbo finds the dwarves and relays messages between them.
  • Bilbo steals the keys from Thranduil’s drunk butler and frees the dwarves.
  • Bilbo gets the dwarves into barrels. The elves come and push the barrels into the river.
  • Bilbo grabs onto a barrel and rides down the river until they get to the Long Lake.

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Esgaroth

  • The raft-elves find the barrels and load them onto the raft, where Bard takes them back to Laketown.

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First Appearances – Bard, Legolas (not named), Haldir, Galion

Adapted from chapters ‘Flies and Spiders’ and ‘Barrels out of Bond’ of The Hobbit and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Guards of Mirkwood – Henning Janssen
  • The Spiders of Mirkwood – Ted Nasmith
  • Blindfolded – Henning Janssen
  • Barrels our of Bond – Francesco Amadio
  • Raft-elves – David T. Wenzel

Season 6 Episode 10 – The Last Alliance

The final episode of Season 6 and The Silmarillion part of the series will be another feature-length film like Wrath, around 90 – 120 minutes in length, theoretically. It will cover the entire War of the Last Alliance. The war will have to be simplified to fit in with time constraints so not all seven years of the Siege of Barad-Dur will be detailed fully. Several events leading up to and after the war will be streamlined as well.

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Amon Sul

  • Gil-Galad and Cirdan’s army meets with Elendil and Isildur’s army at Amon Sul

Rivendell

  • The Last Alliance camps in Rivendell.
  • Elrond sends out riders to Khazad-Dum, Lothlorien and Greenwood.
  • Isildur says farewell to his wife and youngest son.

Misty Mountains

  • The Last Alliance crosses the Misty Mountains and meets with the armies of Amdir of Lothlorien, Oropher of Greenwood and the dwarves of Khazad-Dum.

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Osgiliath

  • Anarion confers with Elendil through the Palantir.

Mordor

  • Sauron watches the armies gather through the Palantir stolen from Minas Ithil.

Minas Anor

  • Anarion’s army marches north.

Dagorlad

  • The Last Alliance halts in front of the Black Gate. They are joined by Anarion. Isildur curses the men who did not honour their oath.

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  • Sauron’s army attacks. Gil-Galad orders the lines to hold. Amdir and Oropher refuse to take orders from the Noldor and attack the orcs. Oropher is killed and Amdir is forced to flee, later drowning in the marshes.
  • Thranduil takes command of the Greenwood army.
  • Gil-Galad and Elendil defeat Sauron’s first wave and besiege the Black Gate. They manage to climb it and open it. They enter Mordor.

Gorgoroth

  • The Last Alliance march to Barad-Dur. They set up camp upon Gorgoroth.
  • Elendil challenges Sauron to come forth. In response Sauron sends fire raining down from Barad-Dur.
  • Elendil orders siege weapons to break down Barad-Dur’s gates and towers, but the tower is too strong to be broken.
  • Anarion is killed by a rock thrown from the tower.
  • All of Sauron’s forces flee the battle. Elendil challenges Sauron once more.

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  • Sauron leads his last forces out of the tower, breaking through the lines.
  • Sauron destroys hundreds of elves and men before reaching Elendil and Gil-Galad.

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  • Elendil and Gil-Galad duel with Sauron. Elendil runs Sauron through with Narsil but is cast off, Narsil breaking under him. Gil-Galad then pierces Sauron’s neck with Aeglos, but is crushed and burned by Sauron’s body.
  • Isildur takes the hilt of Narsil and cuts the Ring from Sauron’s hand, destroying his body.
  • Barad-Dur’s tower falls, but its foundations remain.
  • The remaining orcs and Easterlings flee.
  • Elrond and Cirdan order Isildur to destroy the Ring, but he chooses not to.

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Dagorlad

  • The thousands of dead are buried at Dagorlad.
  • Cirdan offers Elrond the title of High King of the Noldor. Elrond does not take it. The Noldor are left without a King.

Minas Anor

  • The White Tree is planted.

Gladden Fields

  • Isildur is killed while journeying back to Arnor. The Ring is lost.

Rivendell

  • Ohtar brings the shards of Narsil to Rivendell. Elrond takes care of Isildur’s youngest son.
  • Elrond marries Celebrian

Lindon

  • Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast arrive. They are greeted by Cirdan and Glorfindel.

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The East

  • The Blue Wizards journey East, never to return.
  • Sauron’s spirit reforms.

First Appearances – Gandalf (Istari), Saruman (Istari), Radagast

Deaths – Elendil, Gil-Galad, Isildur, Anarion, Oropher, Amdir, Elendur, Aratan. Ciryan

Pictures

  • Sauron – War of the Last Alliance – Matt DeMino
  • Elf Last Alliance – Angel Falto
  • The Battle of Dagorlad – Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Dir, Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema.
  • Battle of the Last Alliance – entar0178
  • I Behold – Abe Papakhian
  • Isildur and the Ring – Abe Papakhian
  • Istari Arrival on Ship – Alice Falto