Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Elrond: "Lasto beth nîn. Tolo dan na ngalad." (Hear my voice, come back to the light.)
[Frodo is lying in a vast bed.]
Frodo: "Where am I?"
Gandalf's voice: "You are in the house of Elrond. And it is ten o'clock in the morning, on October the twenty-fourth, if you want to know."
[Frodo wakes up.]
[Gandalf is seated on Frodo's bed, smoking his pipe. The bedroom opens on to a beautiful garden. The noise of falling water is mixed with bird song. Leaves are gently falling.]
Gandalf: "Yes… I'm here. And you're lucky to be here, too. A few more hours and you would have been beyond our aid. But you have some strength in you, my dear hobbit!"
Frodo: "What happened, Gandalf? Why didn't you meet us?"
Gandalf: "Oh I'm sorry Frodo… I was delayed."
[Flashback to Isengard. On the tower top, Saruman is using his powers to flip Gandalf about. He then dangles him over the edge of Orthanc.]
Saruman: "Friendship with Saruman is not lightly thrown aside. One ill turn deserves another. It is over! Embrace the power of the Ring… or embrace your own destruction!"
[Gandalf lies at full stretch, completely at Saruman's mercy.]
[A tiny white moth flutters across between them. Gandalf observes it as Saruman continues to taunt him.]
[Saruman hurls Gandalf back towards the platform.]
Gandalf: [slowly raises himself as the shadowy form of an eagle appears in the background] "There is only one Lord of the Ring! Only one who can bend it to his will. And he… does… not… share… power!"
[The eagle screeches. Gandalf leaps off the Tower of Orthanc and lands on the eagle's back.]
Saruman: "So you have chosen… death."
[Gwaihir flies over the mountains, bearing Gandalf to safety.]
Frodo: "Gandalf? What is it?"
Gandalf: "Nothing, Frodo."
[Sam enters the room and rushes to Frodo's side, clasping his hand in joy.]
Sam: "Frodo! Frodo!"
Sam: "Bless you, you're awake!"
Gandalf: "Sam has hardly left your side."
Sam: "We were that worried about you, weren't we Mister Gandalf?"
Gandalf: "By the skills of Lord Elrond, you're beginning to mend."
Elrond: [entering the room and smiles down at Frodo] "Welcome to Rivendell, Frodo Baggins."
[Rivendell sits high above a gorge which is thick with pines and deciduous shrubs. Delicate, lacy waterfalls trace their way down to the river below. A stone bridge spans the chasm as a cloaked rider upon a white horse plods towards the house.]
[In the gardens, Frodo is reunited with his friends.]
[Frodo spots a familiar figure sitting on a stone seat, reading from a large Red Book.]
[Bilbo looks aged and frail. He leans heavily upon a staff as he gets up to greet Frodo.]
Bilbo: "Hello, Frodo my lad!"
Frodo: "Bilbo!" [hugs him]
[Frodo reads aloud from Bilbo's book.]
Frodo: "'There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale by Bilbo Baggins.'" [leafs through the book] "This is wonderful!"
Bilbo: "I meant to go back… wander the paths of Mirkwood… visit Laketown… see the Lonely Mountain again. But age it seems, has finally caught up with me."
[He gives Frodo a sad smile. Frodo stops to look at the map of the Shire.]
Frodo: "I miss the Shire. I spent all my childhood pretending I was off somewhere else… off with you on one of your adventures! My own adventure turned out to be quite different. I'm not like you, Bilbo."
Bilbo: [pats Frodo's cheek] "My dear boy."
[On the balcony, Sam is trying to pack his bags.]
Sam (to himself): "Now what have I forgotten?"
Frodo: "Packed already?"
Sam: "No harm in being prepared."
Frodo: "I thought you wanted to see the Elves, Sam."
Sam: "I do!"
Frodo: "More than anything."
Sam: "I did! It's just… we did what Gandalf wanted didn't we? We got the Ring this far to Rivendell and then I thought, seein' as how you're on the mend, we'd be off soon. Off home."
Frodo: "You're right Sam. We did what we set out to do." [shows the Ring on his palm] "The Ring will be safe in Rivendell. I am ready to go home."