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The Two Towers Extended Edition Movie Script

Compiled by Elril Galia, for LOTRUK

Scenes 57 to 60

Scene 57 ~ The Nazgūl Attack 

The Two Towers Scene 57

Faramir and everyone arrive in Osgiliath.  The soldiers there are shooting arrows at the opposite shore. Rocks are being hurled back at them
Madril walks up to Faramir

MADRIL: Faramir! Orcs have taken the eastern shore. Their numbers are too great. By nightfall we will be overrun.
Frodo seems to stumble, he is affected by something.  Sam looks back at him concerned
SAM: Mr. Frodo?
FRODO: It's calling to him, Sam. His Eye is almost on me. (the Ring's music is ringing in his ears)
SAM: Hold on, Mr. Frodo. You'll be all right.
Frodo cannot hear Sam, but sees that his lips are moving, he looks worried.  Faramir looks at the hobbits and talks to Madril
FARAMIR: Take them to my father. (the soldiers take them by the hobbits.  Faramir looks at Madril) Tell him Faramir sends a mighty gift. (he looks at Sam) A weapon that will change our fortunes
in this war. (he walks off)
SAM: (stops and shouts after Faramir)Do you want to know what happened to Boromir? (Faramir stops and walks back) You want to know why your brother died?  He tried to take the Ring from Frodo after swearing an oath to protect him! (Faramir looks shocked) He tried to kill him! The Ring drove your brother mad!
SOLDIER: Watch out!
At that moment a stone is hurled at a tower behind them.  Frodo's eyes glaze over, he hears the sound of the fell beast's wings
SAM: Mr. Frodo?
FRODO: They're here.
Faramir looks at Frodo confused
FRODO: They've come.
Faramir looks frantically upwards at the sound of the beating wings, and then hears the Nazgul screeches
FARAMIR: Nazgul! 
A Nazgul on his fell beast flies over the city.  Frodo looks up at the sky.  Faramir grabs him and drags him under cover, with Gollum and Sam
FARAMIR: Stay here. Keep out of sight. (he runs out) Take cover!

Scene 58 ~ Forth Eorlingas 

The Two Towers Scene 58

At Helms Deep the banners of Saruman, black, bearing his white hand at flying on the Hornburg.  It is daylight

The Uruk-hai are using their ram to batter down the Great Hall doors.  Men are running to barricade it from behind

THEODEN: The fortress is taken. It is over.
ARAGORN: (running with Legolas to carry more barricades to the door) You said this fortress would never fall while your men defend it. They still defend it. They have died defending it.
The women and children in the caves cry out as they hear the battering ram
WOMAN: They are breaking in!
WOMAN: They're past the door!
ARAGORN: (looking at Theoden) Is there no other way for the women and children to get out of the caves? (Theoden does not answer but looks at the floor)
ARAGORN: (insistantly) Is there no other way?
GAMLING: There is one passage. It leads into the mountains. But they will not get far. The Uruk-hai are too many.
The uruk-hai continue to batter the doors
ARAGORN: (puts his hand on Gamling's shoulder) Tell the women and children to make for the mountain pass. And barricade the entrance!
THEODEN: (dreamily) So much death. (Aragorn and Gamling look at him quizically)  What can Men do against such reckless hate?
The Uruk-hai ram the door again.  Aragorn pauses to think
ARAGORN: Ride out with me. (Theoden turns to look at him) Ride out and meet them.
THEODEN: For death and glory.
ARAGORN: For Rohan. For your people.
GIMLI: The sun is rising.
Aragorn looks to the window.  He hears Gandalf's voice
GANDALF VOICEOVER: Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn......Iook to the east.
THEODEN: Yes.........Yes.........The horn of Helm Hammerhand......shall sound in the last time.
The door is broken down
THEODEN: (placing his hand on Aragorn's shoulder) Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. 
Gimli leaves to blow the horn of the Helm Hammerhand.  As it sounds Theoden speaks
THEODEN: Fell deeds, awake. Now for for ruin and a red dawn.
Aragorn draws his sword.  Theoden puts on his helmet.  Gimli blows the horn. 

The Uruk-hai break through the inner door.  Theoden, mounted on his horse, next to Aragorn and Legolas raises his sword in the air

THEODEN: Forth Eorlingas!
They gallop through the masses of Uruk-hai through the hall, killing those in their path.  Gimli sounds the horn again, as they leave Helms Deep and ride onto the causeway where thousands of Uruk-hai still crowd.  Suddenly Aragorn is drawn to a white light and looks up.  Gandalf appears on top of the hill top next to Helms Deep riding Shadowfax who rears
ARAGORN: Gandalf.
GANDALF: (looking down on Helms Deep.  Theoden pauses and looks up) Theoden King stands alone.
EOMER: (riding up behind him) Not alone. (he raises his sword high) Rohirrim!
The Rohirrim ride up behind Eomer.  The Uruk-hai stop fighting and look up.
EOMER: To the king!
Eomer, Gandalf and the Rohirrim ride down the steep hill towards the Uruks who surge forward holding their spears in front of them.  As Gandalf nears the uruks he sends out a  bright white light from his staff, blinding the uruk-hai.  They ride over the uruk-hai and into their masses, killing and fighting.

Scene 59 ~ The Flooding of Isengard 

The Two Towers Scene 59

Back at Isengard the Ents are throwing rocks at the orcs, sweeping them away with their feet, stamping on them.  The orcs attempt to pull down one Ent with a rope around his neck, but Treebeard throws a rock at them killing them.  Saruman rushes out to his balcony looking down at the scene below him in amazement.  Merry and Pippin throw rocks killing orcs
TREEBEARD: A hit. A fine hit.
The Ents throw the wooden towers into the pits.  Some orcs use flamed arrows to set light to one of the Ents.  Saruman looks from side to side very anxiously.  The Ents throw rocks at Isengard. One Ent pulls at the supports holding the damed river
TREEBEARD: Break the dam!  Release the river!
The Ent pulls again at the supports and the water starts to flow through the wall as the dam collapses. Millions of gallons of water rush down the hillside towards Isengard as the Ents move out of the way.  Saurman looks on.  Merry shouts to Pippin
MERRY: Pippin! Hold on!
The Ents brace themselves against the rush of water
TREEBEARD: Hold on, little Hobbits.
The Ent on fire walks towards the water and puts it head into it, putting out the fire. The water fills up the pits and surrounds Isengard with water as Saurman looks on

Scene 60 ~ The Tales that Really Mattered 

The Two Towers Scene 60

Back in Osgiliath Frodo hears the calling of the Ring.  He walks out from where they are hidden
SAM: What are you doing? 
A Nazgul flies over Osgiliath.  
SAM: Where are you going?
Frodo stands on top of a wall.  As he stand there a Nazgul flies up in front of him. Frodo holds out the Ring to it.  Faramir looks up to see the Nazgul close to Frodo. Frodo closes his eyes and starts to put the Ring on.  Sam rushes up the steps to him.  As the beast reaches out to grab Frodo, Sam grabs him from behind and Faramir fires an arrow into the beast, who flies back screeching.  Sam and Frodo tumble down the stairs holding onto each other.  They collapse in a heap at the bottom.  Frodo rolls Sam underneath him and quickly withdraws Sting, holding it at Sam's throat.
SAM: It's me. It's your Sam. Don't you know your Sam?
With gradual realisation Frodo sits back dropping Sting on the floor.  He slumps back against a wall as Sam sits up
FRODO: I can't do this, Sam.
SAM: (getting to his feet)  I know. It's all wrong. (he leans against a wall looking out at Osgiliath) By rights, we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. (he watches a Nazgul fly away) Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end.....because how could the end be happy?  How could the world go back
to the way it was...... when so much bad had happened?
Frodo sits panting, tears in his eyes.  In Helms Deep the Uurk-hai are running away.  Theoden raises his sword in joy.  
THEODEN: Victory! We have victory!
SAM VOICEOVER: But in the end, it's only a passing thing...... this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories
that stayed with you......that meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now.
Gandalf kills another Uruk-hai and smiles.  Aragorn pauses and smiles.  The flood water continues to flow into the Isengard dungeons and Merry and Pippin look relieved.  Saruman backs back into his tower
SAM: Folk in those stories......had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going......because they were holding on to something.
FRODO: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam turns to look at Frodo.  Gollum looks on sadly.  Sam lifts Frodo to his feet
SAM: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.
Frodo stares at Sam.  Gollum looks solemn and drops his eyes.  Faramir appears, walks up to them, and kneels down beside Frodo.  Madril and the other soliders appear behind Sam and Frodo
FARAMIR: I think at last we understand one another, Frodo Baggins. (he stands up)
MADRIL: You know the laws of our country, the laws of your father. If you let them go, your life will be forfeit.
Frodo and Sam look worried.  Faramir pauses
FARAMIR: Then it is forfeit. Release them.
Frodo looks relieved and Sam brushes a soldier's hand from his shoulder

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