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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 49 to 52

Scene 49 ~ The Battle of the Hornburg 

The Two Towers Scene 49


It is night time. Men stand ready and armed on the battlements of Helms Deep and along the top of the Deeping Wall elves are lined up.  They watch as the Uruk-hai armies advance with lit torches.  Legolas and Gimli stand next to each other on the Deeping Wall
 

GIMLI: (too short to see over the Wall) You could have picked a better spot.
 
Aragorn walks through the elves and stops behind Legolas and Gimli
 
GIMLI: Well, lad, whatever luck you live by, let's hope it lasts the night.
 
LEGOLAS: Your friends are with you, Aragorn.
 
GIMLI: Let's hope they last the night.
 
Aragorn walks away.  Lighting flashes and thunder rumbles through the skies. Rain starts to fall, the drops can be heard falling on the metal armour of Theoden and his soldiers.  The Uruk-hai armies draw closer.  The women and crying children in the caves can hear their advancing footsteps and look up in fear.   As the Uruk-hai reach Helms Deep, and Uruk captain stands on a rock and raises his hand.
 
ARAGORN: (walking amongst the lines of elves) A Eruchīn, ś-dano i faelas a hyn an uben tanatha le faelas! (Show them no mercy! For you shall receive none!)
 
The Captain Uruk raises his hand and signals for the Uruk to stop moving forward. The people in the caves wonder at the silence.  The Uruks grunt and growl.  Gimli jumps up and down trying to see over the wall
 
GIMLI: What's happening out there?
 
LEGOLAS: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box? (Gimli laughs)
 
The Uruk-hai begin stamping their spears on the ground in unison and beating their chests.  Aragorn takes out his sword and holds it in front of him. The men load their bows and draw them back ready to fire. An old man loses his grip on his arrow and it shoots an Uruk in the neck.  Aragorn holds his hand up
 
ARAGORN Dartho! (Hold!)
 
The Uruk falls to the ground dead.  The others growl ferociously. The captain Uruk thrusts forward his scimitar and shouts and the uruk-hai advance upon Helm's Deep at a run.
 
THEODEN:  (standing overlooking the battle with his captains) So it begins.
 
ARAGORN: (shouts to the elves) Tangado a chadad! (Prepare to fire!)
 
The elves load and aim their bows
 
LEGOLAS: (aiming his bow) Faeg i-varv dīn na lanc a nu ranc. (Their armor is weak at the neck and beneath the arm.)
 
ARAGORN: Leithio i philinn! (Release the arrows!)
 
Arrows rain down on the Uruks and many fall dead
 
GIMLI: (speaking to Legolas) Did they hit anything?
 
THEODEN: (speaking to Gamling) Give them a volley.
 
GAMLING: (throws his arm forward) Fire!
 
OLD MAN: Fire!
 
More arrows hit the uruks killing many.  Aragorn raises his sword to the elves on the ground behind the Deeping Wall
 
ARAGORN: Ribed bant! (Full volley!)
 
More Uruks fall from the enslaught of arrows, but more come.
 
GIMLI: Send them to me! Come on!
 
The Uruks begin to fire at the elves with their cross-bows killing some.  Other Uruks set ladders against the Deeping Wall
 
ARAGORN: Pendraith! (Ladders!)
 
GIMLI: Good!
 
The bezerker Uruks  are raised on the ends of the ladders as they are pushed to the top of the Wall
 
ARAGORN: (shouting to the elves) Swords! Swords! (the elves unsheath their swords)
 
Aragorn, Legolas, Haldir and Gimli and the elves fight and kill the bezerkers as they appear
 
GIMLI: (killing a bezerker from the ground as it stands over him) Legolas! Two already!
 
LEGOLAS: (pausing and grinning) I'm on 17!
 
GIMLI: (looking fed up) I'll have no pointy-ear outscoring me! (turns round and kills a bezerker just as it reaches the top of the wall) 
 
LEGOLAS: (fires two more arrows and turns back to Gimli) Nineteen!
 
They continue to fight and kill the uruks.  Aragorn pushes down one ladder, which falls and kills many of the uruks still on the ground in front of the wall
 

Scene 50 ~ Old Entish 

The Two Towers Scene 50


Back at the Entmoot, Treebeard turns from the circle to speak to the hobbits
 
PIPPIN: (beckoning Merry) Merry.
 
TREEBEARD: We have just agreed.
 
MERRY: (expectantly) Yes?
 
TREEBEARD: I have told your names to the Entmoot......and we have agreed......you are not Orcs.
 
PIPPIN: Well, that's good news. (he looks at Merry)
 
MERRY: And what about Saruman? Have you come to a decision about him?
 
TREEBEARD: Now, don't be hasty, Master Meriadoc.
 
MERRY: Hasty? Our friends are out there. (he points and walks towards Treebeard) They need our help. They cannot fight this war on their own.
 
TREEBEARD: (nodding) War? Yes. It affects us all. Tree, root and twig. But you must understand, young Hobbit......it takes a long time......to say anything in Old Entish... (Merry closes his eyes and sighs) ...and we never say anything......unless it is worth taking......a long time to say.
 

Scene 51 ~ The Breach of the Deeping Wall 

The Two Towers Scene 51


Gimli is standing on top of the Deeping Wall swinging his axe and killing Uruks with each sweep as they climb up the ladders to the top of the wall
 
GIMLI: Seventeen! Eighteen! Nineteen! Twenty! Twenty-one!
 
A pack of  Uruk-hai are advancing up the causeway towards the Main Gates, shielded by their shields on their backs and at the front of the group

Aragorn suddenly notices them and rushes through the elves pointing to them
  

ARAGORN: Causeway!
 
The elves turn to fire arrows at them, and the ones at the side of the group fall away dead.
 
THEODEN: (standing watching) Is this it? Is this is all you can conjure, Saruman?
 
A huge metal spikied ball is carried roughly by two Uruk-hai and placed under the wall next to the sluice gates.  Another pair carry another ball.  The way is cleared and a bezerker comes running through holding a lit torch. Aragorn suddenly notices him and shouts to Legolas
 
ARAGORN: Togo hon dad, Legolas! (Bring him down, Legolas!) 
 
Legolas takes aim with his arrow and shoots the bezerker in the shoulder, but does not stop him
 
ARAGORN:  Dago hon! Dago hon! (Kill him! Kill him!)
 
Legolas shoots another arrow into his other shoulder, but the bezerker dives into the sluice.  The bombs explode, demolshing the wall, masonry flies everywhere. Theoden looks over amazed.  As masonry flies around, Aragorn is knocked out and falls to the ground.  The people in the caves look up at the sudden sound, frightened. Gimli is hit by the masonry and too lies unconscious. Aragorn lies unconscious too as Theoden looks on astonished.  As the Uruk-hai run through the gap in the wall, water rushes through it .  The pack of Uruk-hai advancing on the Gate have grown and are close to the Gate.  Theoden suddenly notices them.  Other Uruks barge through the pack with a massive ram
 
THEODEN: Brace the gate!
 
Soldiers rush to the back of the Gate and brace themselves as the Uruks ram the gate. Other men lift up their barricades and throw rocks and spears at the Uruks (including Peter Jackson in his cameo role)
 
THEODEN: Hold them! Stand firm!
 
As the Uruks stream through the gap in the wall, Aragorn comes round and shakes his head.  Gimli, sitting up, still on the top of the wall, notices him, as Uruks are running towards him
 
GIMLI: Aragorn!
 
Gimli runs and leaps into the pack of spear laden Uruks from the top of the wall 
 
ARAGORN: Gimli!
 
Gimli survives the jump and stands in the pool of water in the gap of the wall and begins to kill Uruks as they advance, but is thrown backwards by one and lands under the water.  The Uruk-hai runs over him.  Aragorn raises his sword gesturing to the elves still behind him
 
ARAGORN: Hado i philinn! (Release  arrows!)
 
They fire their arrows killing many Uruk-hai
 
ARAGORN: Herio! (Charge!)
 
He holds his sword in front of him and races towards the advancing Uruk-hai as hundreds of elves follow him.  As they fight the Uruks, Legolas from on top of the Deeping Wall, grabs a Uruk shield and throws it in front of him, using it to slide down the steps, firing arrows as he slides, and releasing the shield straight into the body of an Uruk as he reaches the bottom.   Gimli meanwhile, surfaces from underneath the water and is grabbed by Aragorn who drags him away as the Uruks flow through the gap in the wall, fought by the elves.
 

Scene 52 ~ The Entmoot Decides 

The Two Towers Scene 52


Back in Fangorn Treebeard speaks to the hobbits
 
TREEBEARD: The Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.
 
MERRY: How can that be your decision?! 
 
TREEBEARD: This is not our war.
 
MERRY: (frowning and very cross) But you're part of this world! Aren't you?!
 
Treebeard looks around him unsure.  Merry addresses all the ents
 
MERRY: You must help. Please. You must do something.
 
TREEBEARD: You are young and brave, Master Merry. But your part in this tale is over. Go back to your home.
 
Merry looks around, deeply disappointed.  Later he is putting on his coat and Pippin walks up to him
 
PIPPIN: Maybe Treebeard's right. We don't belong here, Merry. It's too big for us. What can we do in the end? We've got the Shire. Maybe we should go home.
 
MERRY: The fires of lsengard will spread......and the woods of Tuckborough and Buckland will burn. And.... (he turns round to face Pippin) And all that was once green and good in this world will be gone. There won't be a Shire, Pippin.
 
He takes Pippin's shoulder and walks away.  Pippin looks shocked.
 

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