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 7 Episode 5 – Inside Information

Laketown

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  • The dwarves pop out of the barrels when they arrive at Laketown, dirty and exhausted.
  • Bard takes them to meet the Master.
  • The Master throws a feast for the dwarves. Thorin hailed as a hero.

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  • The day after the feast, the dwarves ready to leave for Erebor.

Lothlorien

  • Saruman agrees to an attack on Dol Guldor.
  • The elves of Lothlorien ready for the attack.

Erebor

  • The dwarves walk through Dale and find the secret door.
  • Bilbo finds the thrush and the sun shines upon the keyhole.

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  • Thorin sends Bilbo down to steal something.
  • Bilbo sees Smaug and steals a cup, taking it back to Thorin.
  • Smaug notices the cup is gone and bursts out of the mountain. He finds the ponies and eats them. Bombur has remained at the bottom of the mountain. They hurl him up with a rope and flee inside the door before Smaug scorches the side of the mountain.

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  • They send Bilbo back down to find the Arkenstone. Smaug smells him this time. Bilbo flatters Smaug until he can find the Arkenstone, at the same time seeing Smaug’s weak spot.
  • Smaug deduces Bilbo is from Laketown and so flies off to destroy it.

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First Appearances – Smaug, Master of Laketown, Girion (flashback)

Adapted from chapters ‘A Warm Welcome’, ‘On the Doorstep’ and ‘Inside Information’ in The Hobbit and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Conversation with Smaug – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Laketown – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Abusing Hospitality – Henning Janssen
  • When the Thrush Knocks – Ted Nasmith
  • Scouring the Mountain – Ted Nasmith
  • Smaug the Destroyer – Ted Nasmith

Season 7 Episode 6 – Gathering of the Clouds

Dol Guldor

  • The White Council leads the army of Lothlorien to Dol Guldor.
  • The White Council defeat the orcs of Dol Guldor and drive out Sauron.

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Beorn’s House

  • Bolg leads an army of orcs and wargs past Beorn’s lands.

Dol Guldor

  • Gandalf leaves the White Council.

Mirkwood

  • Gandalf comes across Bolg’s army on the borders of Mirkwood. He turns east and rides through the forest.

Erebor

  • Smaug hurls boulders and flames against the secret door.
  • He flies towards Laketown
  • Bilbo finds the thrush and writes a message for it to find Bard.

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Laketown

  • Smaug comes upon Laketown. He flames the entire town, killing many.
  • Bard and his men shoot at Smaug, but the arrows deflect off him.

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  • The thrush finds Bard with the message. Bard finds Smaug’s weak spot and hits it with his Black Arrow.
  • Smaug dies, falling upon the town.

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Erebor

  • The dwarves go down and discover the gold. Thorin gifts Bilbo with a Mithril coat.
  • Through the front gate they see the destruction of Laketown.

Esgaroth

  • The survivors reach the shore. The people hail Bard.
  • The raft-elves come upon them. Bard tells of Smaug’s death.

Mirkwood

  • A messenger comes to Thranduil, informing him of Smaug’s death.

Esgaroth

  • Bard argues with the Master about their direction. The people side with Bard and drive the Master away.
  • Thranduil and his elves come to Esgaroth and help the survivors.
  • Thranduil talks with Bard about the dwarves and their gold. They both agree they deserve portions.

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Death – Smaug

Adapted from chapters ‘Not at Home’, ‘Fire and Water’ and ‘The Gathering of the Clouds’ in The Hobbit and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Gathering of the Clouds – David Wyatt
  • Attack on Dol Guldur – Angus McBride
  • Bilbo and the Thrush – Alarie
  • Alert the Folk – John Howe
  • The Black Arrow – Ted Nasmith
  • Gandalf and Erebor – minenanoah

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