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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 45 to 48

Scene 45 ~ The Glittering Caves 

The Two Towers Scene 45

In Helm's Deep the women and children are being taken into the caves at the back of Helm's Deep
 

SOLDIER: Move back! Move to the caves!
 
SOLDIER: Come on, people! Quickly, now!
 
Aragorn and Legolas follow alongside them
 

ARAGORN: We'll place the reserves along the wall. They can support the archers from above the gate.
 
LEGOLAS: Aragorn, you must rest. You're no use to us half alive.
 
EOWYN: Aragorn! (she runs over to him) I'm to be sent with the women into the caves.
 
ARAGORN: That is an honorable charge.
 
EOWYN: To mind the children, to find food and bedding when the men return. What renown is there in that?
 
ARAGORN: My lady, a time may come for valor without renown. Who then will your people look to in the last defense?
 
EOWYN: Let me stand at your side.
 
ARAGORN: lt is not in my power to command it. (he turns to walk away)
 
EOWYN: You do not command the others to stay!
 
Aragorn turns back
  
EOWYN: They fight beside you because they would not be parted from you. Because they love you.
 
They look meaningfully at each other.
 
EOWYN: (looks away) I'm sorry.
 
The people in the caves wander around, finding a place to settle down.  There are tearful farewells.  The men, and older boys are led away by the soldiers to fight. The women comfort each other.

In the armoury weapons are being handed out.  Aragorn takes hold of a sword and puts it down again.  He walks through the men towards Gimli who is sitting down.
 

ARAGORN Farmers, farriers, stable boys.  These are no soldiers.
 
GIMLI: Most have seen too many winters.
 
LEGOLAS: Or too few.
 
They look around at the men and boys
 

LEGOLAS: Look at them. They're frightened. I can see it in their eyes.
 
Everyone stops and turns to look at him, Aragorn included
 
LEGOLAS: Boe a hyn: neled herain dan caer menig!   (And they should be... Three hundred against ten thousand!)
 
ARAGORN: Si beriathar hyn ammaeg na ned Edoras. (They have more hope of defending themselves here than at Edoras.0
 
LEGOLAS: Aragorn, nedin dagor hen -'erir... ortheri. Natha daged dhaer!  (Aragorn, they cannot win this fight. They are all going to die!)
 
ARAGORN: (raises his voice) Then I shall die as one of them! (he glares at Legolas who glares back, and then walks off.  Legolas goes to follow him)
 
GIMLI: (holding Legolas' arm) Let him go, lad. Let him be
 

Scene 46 ~ "Where is the Horse and the Rider" 

The Two Towers Scene 46


Inside the Great Hall Gamling is helping Theoden to put on his armour
 
GAMLING: Every villager able to wield a sword has been sent to the armoury. My lord?
 
THEODEN: Who am l, Gamling?
 
GAMLIING: You are our king, sire.
 
THEODEN: And do you trust your king?
 
GAMLING: (places his breast plates on him) Your men, my lord......will follow you to whatever end.
 
Gamling puts more armour on Theoden.  The Uruk-hai are shown marching towards Helms Deep.
 

THEODEN To whatever end. Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
 
The men are seen sharpening swords.  The villagers are handed staffs.  A boy has a over-sized helmet put on, and another handed a huge axe, which he looks at in disbelief.  Theoden continues to talk over the scene
 
THEODEN: They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West... ...behind the hills......into Shadow.

The Uruk-hai are still marching.  Boys walk off with their swords and shields.  The Uruk-hai continue to march in their thousands
 
THEODEN: How did it come to this?
 

Scene 47 ~ "Don't be hasty Master Meriadoc" 

The Two Towers Scene 47


The Ents are still talking. Pippin wakes from his sleep, and Merry walks towards him
 
MERRY: It's been going for hours.
 
PIPPIN: (getting up) They must have decided something by now.
 
TREEBEARD: (turning to him) Decided? No. We only just finished saying.....good morning.
 
MERRY: But it's nighttime already. You can't take forever.
 
TREEVBEARD: Don't be hasty.
 
MERRY: We're running out of time!
 
Treebeard turns back to the Entmoot
 

Scene 48 ~ The Host of the Eldar 

The Two Towers Scene 48

The men are walking around the battlements of Helms Deep.
 
SOLDIER: Move! Move to the outer wall.
 
Aragorn is sitting on the steps outside the great hall.  He looks over to a boy who is talking to another standing by a fire.
 
ARAGORN: Give me your sword.
 
The boy walks over to Aragorn and hands it to him
 
 
ARAGORN: What is your name?
 
HALETH: Haleth, son of Hama, my lord. The men are saying we will not live out the night. They say that it is hopeless.
 
Aragorn sighs and stands up.  He holds the sword out and swings it around
 
ARAGORN: This is a good sword. (he hands the sword back to him) Haleth, son of Hama... (he puts a hand on his shoulder and looks into his eyes) ...there is always hope.
 
Aragorn is back in the armoury putting on chain mail and redressing himself.  He notices Legolas appear next to him holding out his sword.
 
LEGOLAS: We have trusted you this far. You have not led us astray. Forgive me. I was wrong to despair.
 
ARAGORN: -moe edaved, Legolas. (There is nothing to forgive, Legolas.)
 
They smile and pat each other on the shoulder.  Gimli appears struggling with his chainmail shirt.
 
GIMLI: We had time, I'd get this adjusted. (he lets the shirt drop and it falls to the ground obviously far too long)  It's a little tight across the chest.
 
Aragorn and Legolas grin at each other.  Suddenly they hear a horn sounding. 
 
LEGOLAS: That is no Orc horn.
 
He runs out of the room, followed by Aragorn.  Outside men are looking down over the wall. 
 
SOLDIER: Send for the king. Open the gate!
 
SOLDIER: Open up the gate!
 
A large elven army march through the gates, passing the men who smile happily.  Theoden walks down the steps towards them, and sees that Haldir is leading them in bright golden armour
 
THEODEN: How is this possible?
 
HALDIR: (walking up to Theoden and bowing) I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between Elves and Men. Long ago we fought and died together. (he notices Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli running down the steps towards them and smiles) We come to honor that allegiance.
 
Aragorn runs down and hugs Haldir.
 
ARAGORN: You are most welcome.
 
As Legolas hugs Haldir the elves swiftly turn towards him and stand to attention. 
 
HALDIR: (with Legolas standing behind him smiling) We are proud to fight alongside Men once more.

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