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  The movie opens as the camera pans over the Misty Mountains

The Two Towers Extended Edition Movie Script

Compiled by Elril Galia, for LOTRUK

Scenes 21 to 24

Scene 21 ~ The Funeral of Theodred

The Two Towers Scene 21

ITheodred's body is borne from the main city, and taken outside the city gates, to the burial mounds.  He is borne by six royal guards, and followed by Theoden, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli and the people of Edoras.  Eowyn waits with other women at his tomb
At his tomb, his body is passed to the women, and Eowyn starts to sing

EOWYN: Bealocwealm hafa frone frecan forth onsended
giedd sculon singan glomenn sorgiende
on Meduselde t he ma no wre
his dryhtne dyrest and mga deorost.


(An evil death has set forth the noble warrior
A song shall sing sorrowing minstrels
in Meduseld that he is no more,
to his lord dearest and kinsmen most belover.
'An evil death...)


Theodred's body is passed into the tomb and the doors shut behind him

Scene 22 ~ Simbelmyn on the Burial Mounds

The Two Towers Scene 22

The tomb in which Theodred lays is shown.  In front of it a single Simelmyne flower.  It falls to the ground
THEODEN: Simbelmyne. Ever has it grown on the tombs of my forebearers. (he turns to Gandalf) Now it shall cover the grave
of my son. Alas that these evil days should be mine. The young perish and the old linger. That I should live......to see the last days of my house.
GANDALF: Theodred's death was not of your making.
THEODEN: No parent should have to bury their child.
He falls to his knees weeping
GANDALF: He was strong in life. His spirit will find its way to the halls of your fathers. Westu hl. Feru, Thodred, Feru. (Be-thou well. Go-thou, Thodred, go-thou.)
Gandalf leaves Theoden to mourn in peace.  As he walks back up the hill, he turns to see two children riding on a horse.  The boy falls off the horse in exhaustion

Scene 23 ~ The King's Decision

The Two Towers Scene 23

In the Golden Hall the children are eating ravenously, as Eowyn sits with them
EOWYN: They had no warning. They were unarmed. Now the Wild Men are moving through the Westfold, burning as they go. Rick, cot and tree. (she looks to all there, Gandalf, Theoden, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli)
FREDA: Where is Mama?
EOWYN: Sssh (she wraps a blanket round her)
GANDALF: (sitting beside Theoden who has his head in his hand) This is but a taste of the terror that Saruman will unleash. (Theoden takes away his hand and listens) All the more potent for he is driven now by fear of Sauron. Ride out and meet him head on. Draw him away from your women and children. (he places a hand on Theoden's chair) You must fight.
ARAGORN: You have 2000 good men riding north as we speak. Eomer is loyal to you. His men will return and fight for their king.
THEODEN: (gets up out of his seat) They will be 300 leagues from here by now. Eomer cannot help us. I know what it is you want of me......but I will not bring further death to my people. I will not risk open war.
ARAGORN: Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.
THEODEN: When last I looked......Theoden, not Aragorn, was King of Rohan.
Gimli who is eating and drinking burps loudly and looks embarrassed
GANDALF Then what is the king's decision?
Outside the Golden Hall, Hama stands amongst the people of Rohan
HAMA: By order of the king......the city must empty. We make for the refuge of Helm's Deep.
Gandalf walks through the people gathering their belongings followed by Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli
HAMA: Do not burden yourself with treasures. Take only what provisions you need.
GANDALF: Helm's Deep.
GIMLI: They flee to the mountains when they should stand and fight. Who will defend them if not their king?
ARAGORN: He's only doing what he thinks is best for his people. Helm's Deep has saved them in the past.
They walk into the stables
GANDALF: There is no way out of that ravine. Theoden is walking into a trap. He thinks he's leading them to safety. What they will get is a massacre. Theoden has a strong will, but I fear for him. I fear for the survival of Rohan. (he turns to face Aragorn) He will need you before the end,
Aragorn. The people of Rohan will need you. (Aragorn takes a deep breath) The defenses have to hold.
ARAGORN: They will hold.
GANDALF: (stroking Shadowfax) The Grey Pilgrim. That's what they used to call me. Three hundred lives of Men I've walked this earth, and now I have no time. With luck, my search will not be in vain. (he mounts Shadowfax and Aragorn stands aside) Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east.
ARAGORN: (nods) Go.
Gandalf rides off out of the stables

Scene 24 ~ Brego

The Two Towers Scene 24

Aragorn is still in the stables and watches two men holding a horse on either side with ropes.  The horse is rearing and clearly upset.  Eowyn is tending to her grey horse.  Aragorn walks up to the distressed horse
ROHAN STABLEMAN: That horse is half mad, my lord. There's nothing you can do. Leave him.
ARAGORN: (walking up to the horse) Fste, stille n, fste, stille n. Lac is drefed, gefrgon. (Fast, be quiet now, fast, be quiet now. A battle is stirred up, they heard.)
The horse calms a bit.  Aragorn takes away one of the ropes and strokes him.
ARAGORN: Hwt nemna e? Hm? Hwt nemna e? (What is your name?'Hm? What is your name?)
EOWYN: (turns to Aragorn) His name is Brego. He was my cousin's horse.
ARAGORN: Brego. in nama is cynglic. (Brego? Your name is kingly.)
Eowyn walks towards them. Aragorn continues to talk to the horse and calms him down
ARAGORN: Man le trasta, Brego? Man cenich? (What troubles you, Brego? What did you see?)
EOWYN: I have heard of the magic of Elves......but I did not look for it in a Ranger from the North.You speak as one of their own.
ARAGORN: I was raised in Rivendell......for a time.Turn this fellow free. He's seen enough of war.
He takes his saddle and leaves Eowyn with Brego

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