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The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Movie Script

Compiled by beleriel and Elril Galia, for Age of the Ring

Scenes 21 to 24

Scene 21 ~ Flight to the Ford

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 21

 

Frodo is lying on the ground staring upwards at some huge stone trolls
SAM: Look Frodo.  It's Mr Bilbo's trolls
 
Frodo gasps for breath.  His eyes have turned cloudy.  Sam feels his forehead
 
SAM: He's going cold!
 
Strider stands between the trolls holding a torch aloft.
 
PIPPIN: Is he going to die ?
 
STRIDER: He's passing into the Shadow world.  He'll soon become a wraith like them.
 
Frodo gasps again.  Screeches are heard through the woodland.
 
MERRY: They're close!
 
STRIDER: Sam! Do you know the Athelas plant ?
 
SAM: Athelas ?
 
STRIDER: Kingsfoil
 
SAM: Kingsfoil, aye, its a weed!
 
STRIDER: It may help to slow the poison.  Hurry!
 
They run through the woodland, scanning the ground.  Strider stops when he finds a low growing plant covered in white flowers. He takes out his knife to cut some.  A sword appears at Strider's throat.
 
ARWEN: What's this ? a Ranger caught off his guard ? (he turns round to look)
 
Frodo, opening his eyes, sees a vision of a white horse riding towards him with a maiden upon it, a bright white light surrounding her. She dismounts and walks towards him and kneels beside him
 
ARWEN: Frodo Im Arwen. Telin le thaed. Lasto beth nin. Tolo dan na galad  (I am Arwen. I have come to help you. Hear my voice. Come back to the light)
 
Frodo gasps.  Sam and Pippin watch on
 
MERRY: Who is she?
 
Strider joins her, as Arwen mops Frodo's brow. Strider chews up some Athelas
 
ARWEN: Frodo
 
SAM: She's an elf!
 
ARWEN: He's fading (she pulls back Frodo's shirt to reveal the wound)
 
Strider puts the chewed Athelas into the wound.  Frodo gasps!
 
ARWEN: He's not going to last.  We must get him to my father.
 
Strider lifts Frodo up
 
ARWEN: I've been looking for you for two days. (Strider carries Frodo to Arwen's horse) There are five wraiths behind you, where the other four are I do not know
 
STRIDER: (placing Frodo on Arwen's horse) Dartho guin perian. Rych le ad tolthathon. (Stay with the Hobbits. I will send horses back for you.)
 
ARWEN: Hon mabathon. Rochon ellint im. (Im the faster rider. Ill take him.)
 
STRIDER: Andelu i ven. (The road is too dangerous)
 
PIPPIN: What are they saying ?
 
ARWEN: Frodo fr. Ae athradon i hir, tur gwaith nin beriatha hon. (Frodo's dying. If I can get across the river, the power of my people will protect him.)

I do not fear them
 

STRIDER: (takes Arwen's hand and holds it tightly) Be iest ln. (As you wish.)
 
Arwen mounts her horse behind Frodo who is still having trouble breathing
 
STRIDER: Ride hard.  Don't look back
 
ARWEN: Noro lim, Asfaloth, noro lim! (Ride fast, Asfaloth, ride fast)
 
She rides off through the woods.
 
SAM: What're you doing ?  Those wraiths are still out there!
 
Strider looks on worried
 

Arwen rides through the fields and open plains. Through woodlands.  She notices through the trees a black rider. As she reaches a clearing he rides alongside her, and then is joined by another two, screeching. Five follow her closely behind now.  As she dodges in and out of the trees she catches her face on a branch. In open ground, eight wraiths now follow her. Frodo looks sideways at the wraiths as one reaches out his hand to him.
 

ARWEN: Noro lim Asfaloth! (Ride faster Asfaloth!)
 
Asfaloth pulls away from them, dodging in and out of trees. Jumping a log, they finally reach the river.  Arwen rides across to the other side, whilst the nine wraiths stand on the opposite shore facing her, their horses rearing in frustration, the wraiths screeching.
 
WRAITH: Give up the halfling She-elf.
 
ARWEN: (draws her sword) If you want him.  Come and claim him
 
All nine wraiths draw their swords raised and gallop across the river towards her
 
ARWEN: Nin o Chithaeglir, lasto beth daer,
Rimmo nin Bruinen, dan in Ulair!
(she closes her eyes) Nin o Chithaeglir, lasto beth daer,
Rimmo nin Bruinen, dan in Ulair!

(Waters of the Misty Mountains
listen to the great word;
flow waters of Loudwater
against the Ringwraiths!)
 
The water level starts to rise.  Suddenly a great wave comes from upriver. The wraiths horses become nervous and turn to flee. White horses appear in the great wave and chase the wraiths, flooding them and taking them away

Frodo suddenly becomes very weak, as Arwen lies him on the ground.
 

ARWEN: No! Frodo! No! Frodo don't give in, not now.
 
Tears spring into her eyes as she hugs him
 
ARWEN VOICE: What grace has given me, let it pass to him. Let him be spared
 
Visions of Rivendell appear.  Frodo appears sleeping in the visions
 
ARWEN VOICE: Save him
ELROND: (face appears in the vision) Lasto beth nn. Tolo dan na ngalad. (Hear my voice, come back to the light)
 

Scene 22 ~ Rivendell

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 22

FRODO: (waking in a dream, surrounded by white light) Where am I ?
 
GANDALF: (speaking tho not visible) You are in the House of Elrond (the white mist clears) and it is ten o'clock in the morning on October the 24th, if you want to know
 
Frodo still has his eyes closed, but frowns confused.  He opens his eyes and looks to the side of his bed
 
FRODO: (surprised) Gandalf!
 
GANDALF: (is sitting beside the bed that Frodo is lying in, smoking his pipe) Yes, I am here (he draws on his pipe) and you're lucky to be here too. A few more hours and you would have been beyond our aid, (he shakes his head) but you have some strength in you (he smiles) my dear hobbit
 
Frodo sits up and clutches his left breast
 
FRODO: (blinks) What happened Gandalf ?
 
Gandalf looks at him quizzically
 
FRODO: Why didn't you meet us ?
 
GANDALF: (looking into the distance) Oh, I'm sorry Frodo (he sighs) I was delayed
 
Gandalf is shown being thrown to the ground on the roof top of Isengard.  Saruman walks up to him, pointing his staff at him
 
SARUMAN: The friendship of Sauron is not lightly thrown aside
 
Saruman uses his staff to throw Gandalf across the rooftop, and leave him lying in midair off the edge of the roof
 
SARUMAN: One ill turn deserves another (walking over to Gandalf) it is over
 
Gandalf sees a moth fly past his face
 
SARUMAN: Embrace the power of the Ring, or embrace your own destruction (he lifts his staff and throws Gandalf face first back onto the roof top)
 
GANDALF: There is only Lord of the Ring (he looks up at Saruman) Only one who can bend it to his will (he sees the moth fly behind Saruman, followed by an eagle) and he does not share power (he scrambles to his feet and jumps from the roof top)
 
Saruman walks to the edge of the roof to see Gandalf on the back of the eagle flying off.
 
SARUMAN: So you have chosen death
 
The eagle flies off over the Misty Mountains as dawn rises
 

Scene 23 ~ Many Meetings

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 23

Back in Rivendell Frodo is still look quizzically at Gandalf
 
FRODO: Gandalf ? What is it ?
 
GANDALF: (wakes from his daydream memory) hmm (he shakes his head and speaks unconvincingly) Nothing Frodo
 
SAM: Frodo! (he comes running in and takes Frodo's hand) Frodo!
 
FRODO: Sam!
 
SAM: Bless you, you're awake (Frodo laughs)
 
GANDALF: (smiling) Sam has hardly left your side
 
SAM: (sitting on the bed) We were that worried about you, weren't we Mr Gandalf ?
 
GANDALF: by the skills of Lord Elrond (he turns his head as Elrond enters the room) you're beginning to mend
 
ELROND: Welcome to Rivendell Frodo Baggins
 
An elf on a horse can be seen riding into Rivendell from afar.  We see Rivendell in the depths of a valley.  Frodo walks out onto his balcony and looks out on Rivendell.  He walks around with Sam and suddenly comes across Merry and Pippin who run to him and they hug, laughing.  He suddenly pauses as he sees a smal figure sitting on a bench writing in a book, it is Bilbo, very much aged
 
FRODO: (runs over to him) Bilbo!
 
BILBO: (stands up) Hello Frodo my lad
 
FRODO: (runs up and hugs him) Bilbo
 
Frodo opens up Bilbo's book and sees the title written there
 
FRODO: "There and Back Again... A Hobbits Tale" by Bilbo Baggins (he flicks through the pages looking at the maps and drawings and scribing) This is wonderful
 
BILBO: I meant to go back.  Wander the paths of Mirkwood, (he walks over to sit beside Frodo) visit Laketown, see the Lonely Mountain again (sitting down) but age it seems has finally caught up with me
 
Frodo continues to turn the pages until he reaches the map of the Shire.  Bilbo smiles at him, they look at it together
 
FRODO: I miss the Shire.  I spent all my childhood pretending I was off somewhere else... off with you on one of your adventures......(pauses thinking) My own adventure turned out to be quite different (they turn to look at each other)  I'm not like you Bilbo
 
BILBO: (half smiles and reaches a hand to Frodo's face) My dear boy
 
Sam can be seen packing his backpack
 
SAM: Now what have I forgotten
 
Frodo walks up to him
 
FRODO: Packed already ?
 
SAM: (stands up startled) No harm in being prepared
 
FRODO: I thought you wanted to see the elves Sam (he walks away)
 
SAM: I do
 
FRODO: More than anything
 
SAM: I did.  Its just (he looks around to see who's listening and walks over to Frodo) We did what Gandalf wanted didn't we ? We got the Ring this far to Rivendell and I thought... seeing as how you're on the mend, we'd be off soon ..... off home
 
FRODO: You're right Sam (he turns to face him) We did what we set out to do (He takes the Ring out of his pocket and holds it out) the Ring will be safe in Rivendell.  I am ready to go home
 

Scene 24 ~ The Fate of the Ring

Fellowship of the Ring Scene 24

 

Elrond and Gandalf are looking down at Frodo and Sam from a balcony
 
ELROND: His strength returns
 
GANDALF: That wound will never fully heal, he will carry it for the rest of his life
(he looks at Elrond)
 
ELROND: And yet to come so far, still bearing the Ring, the hobbit has shown extraordinary resilience to its evil (he walks over to a carafe of wine)
 
GANDALF: It is a burden he should never have had to bear.  (shaking his head) we can ask no more of Frodo
 
ELROND: (turning to look at Gandalf, speaks seriously) Gandalf! The enemy is moving Sauron's forces are massing in the east, his eye is fixed on Rivendell ..... and Saruman you tell me has betrayed us... (Gandalf looks away folorn) Our list of allies grows thin!
 
GANDALF: His treachery runs deeper than you know. (Elrond looks at him frowning)  By foul craft Saruman has crossed orcs with goblin men, he is breeding an army in the caverns of Isengard.  An army that can move in sunlight and gather great distance at speed. Saruman is coming for the Ring.
 
ELROND: This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the elves.  We do not have the strength to fight both Mordor and Isengard (Gandalf walks away from him) Gandalf! the Ring cannot stay here
 
Gandalf looks folorn.  He leans on the balcony and looks out.  He sees Boromir riding into Rivendell, then Legolas and other elves and Gimli walking with fellow dwarves.. all look in wonder at this place
 
ELROND VOICEOVER: This peril belongs to all in Middle Earth they must decide now how to end. 
 
ELROND: The time of the elves is over.  My people are leaving these shores.  Who will you look to when we've gone ? The dwarves ?  They hide in their mountains seaking riches, they care nothing for the troubles of others
 
GANDALF: (turning to him) It is in men we must place our hope
 
ELROND: Men! (turning away) Men are weak (he walks through his library Gandalf follows) the race of men is failing.  The blood of Numenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity all but forgotten.  It is because of men the Ring survives. I was there Gandalf (we see Elrond fighting in the Battle of the Last Alliance) I was there three thousand years ago (Elrond watches as Isildur cuts the Ring from Sauron's hand) when Isildur took the Ring.  I was there the day the strength of men failed (Isildur looks at the Ring he has just cut)  Isildur hurry, follow me (Elrond in the battle appears before Isildur) I led Isildur into the heart of Mount Doom (Elrond appears inside Mount Doom, with Isildur behind him, he beckons to Isildur He speaks to Isildur) Come!
 
ELROND VOICEOVER: Where the Ring was forged. The one place it could be destroyed (Elrond looks at Isildur)
 
ELROND: (to Isildur) Cast it into the fire
 
Isildur holds the Ring up and rolls it in his fingers
 
ELROND: Destroy it!
 
ISILDUR: No (he turns and walks out of Mount Doom)
 
ELROND: Isildur! (Isildur walks out of the Crack of Doom)
 
ELROND VOICEOVER: It should have ended that day but evil was allowed to endure (Elrond in Mount Doom, stares after Isildur in despair)
 
ELROND: (turns to Gandalf) Isildur kept the Ring.  The line of Kings is broken.  There's no strength left in the world of men.  They're scattered, divided, leaderless
 
GANDALF: There is one who could unite them.  One who could reclaim the throne of Gondor
 
ELROND: He turned from that path a long time ago.  He has chosen exile
 


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