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The Return of the King Extended Edition Movie Script

Compiled by beleriel, for LOTRUK

Scenes 65 to 68

Scene 65 ~ The Black Gate Opens

Return of the King Scene 65

Scene changes to show the Eye of Sauron. Frodo is pinned unable to move in case it sees him.

Scene moves back to the gate which begins to open. Aragorn turns to look at it. Orcs begin to march through

ARAGORN:  Pull back! Pull back!
They ride back towards the army with the Orcs marching behind them.

The scene changes back to Frodo and Sam.
SAM: Itís gone Mr Frodo. The lightís passed on, away towards the North. Somethingís drawn its gaze.
Frodo gets up slowly. Sam helps him.

The scene changes back to the gate.

The soldiers look uncertain as the Orcs march towards them.
ARAGORN: Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
He rides across the front of the army addressing them.
ARAGORN: Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers. (They listen to him.) I see it in your eyes, the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day! An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!
The men look encouraged.
ARAGORN: By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand! Men of the West!
The soldiers all unsheath their weapons and stand ready. Aragorn wheels around on his horse to face the oncoming enemy.

The scene changes to show Sam and Frodo struggling up the rocky feet of Mount Doom. They both stumble and lie helpless on the ground as the Mountain spews forth balls of lava.

Back at the gate we are shown the small Gondorian army being surrounded by the huge Orc army. Aragorn looks at them.

Frodo looks up from the ground, his eyes bloodshot he looks up at the summit of Mount Doom. He grits his teeth and groaning he struggles to move forward. He crawls on his hands and knees past Sam who is lying on his back. He falls down again on his face.

At the gate Pippin unsheathes his sword, Merry looks at him and breathes heavily, holding himself in readiness for battle. Eomer looks menacing at the Orc army.

We can see that the army has completely surrounded the Gondorians.
GIMLI:  Never thought Iíd die fighting side by side with an elf.
LEGOLAS: What about side by side with a friend? (He looks down at Gimli and smiles. Gimli looks up at him.)
GIMLI: Aye! I could do that.

Scene 66 ~ "I Cant' Carry It for You... but I Can Carry You"

Return of the King Scene 66

Meanwhile Sam crawls over to Frodo and picks him up turning him over. He looks up at the mountain and begins to cry. He holds Frodo cradled in his arms and looks down at him.
SAM: Do you remember the Shire Mr Frodo? It will be Spring soon and the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thickets. (He is crying.) And they will be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields, (Frodo opens his eyes and looks at him.) and eating the first of the strawberries and cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Frodo looks at him.
FRODO: No Sam. I canít recall the taste of food, nor the sound of water or the touch of grass. Iím naked in the dark. ThereísÖ thereís nothing, no veil between me and the wheel of fire. (He begins to panic.) I can see him with my waking eyes!
SAM: Then let us be rid of it once and for all! Come on Mr Frodo, I canít carry it for you, but I can carry you! Come on! (he shouts.)
Sam picks Frodo up and puts him across his shoulder he staggers forward, gets his balance and begins to move up the mountain step by step.

Scene 67 ~ The Last Move

Return of the King Scene 67

Aragorn stands in readiness in front of the army. (The Eye of Sauron whispers his name to him.)
EYE OF SAURON: Aragorn! (Aragorn moves forward seeming mesmerised.) Elessar! (Aragornís sword arm drops to his side. He turns and looks at Gandalf, who holds up Frodoís mithril shirt for him to see. Aragorn smiles.)
ARAGORN: For Frodo.
He raises his sword and runs forward towards the Orc army. Pippin and Merry shout and run after him, their swords raised. The rest of the army start to run towards the Orcs. They quickly overtake the Hobbits. Aragorn reaches the Orcs and smashes into them slashing with his sword. The two armies collide in a fierce battle.

Scene 68 ~ Mount Doom

Return of the King Scene 68

Sam is carrying Frodo. He is struggling up some huge boulders that look a little like steps. He rounds a huge boulder and looks up to see a doorway.
SAM: Look Mr Frodo, a doorway! Weíre almost there!
Suddenly Gollum appears on top of the huge boulder.
GOLLUM: Clever Hobbits to climb so high! (Sam looks up and sees him, but Gollum drops on Frodoís back on top of Sam. They struggle, but Sam falls back, dropping Frodo. Gollum tries to grapple with Frodo and gets his hands around his throat.) Mustnít go that way. Mustnít hurt the precious!
FRODO: You swore! You swore on the precious!
Gollum mocks him.
FRODO: Smeagol promised!
GOLLUM: Smeagol lied! (He squeezes Frodoís throat.)
Sam recovers from his fall and picks up a rock. He throws it at Gollum and hits him on the head. Gollum falls off Frodo who holds his throat, gasping. Gollum holds his head and makes his way back to Frodo. He growls at Frodo as he about to pounce on him, but Sam launches himself at Gollum and they roll away down the hill.

Back on the battlefield we see all the heroes fiercely fighting off the Orcs. The Ringwraiths come to join in the battle.

Sam is fighting with Gollum. Gollum bangs Samís head on the ground and bites his neck!
SAM: AAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhh!
He pushes Gollum off and as he gets up he draws his sword and slashes Gollum across his belly.
Sam turns around looking for Frodo.
SAM: (shouts) Frodo!
We see Frodo running up the last part of the mountain, determination on his face.

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