Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[People scurry around Helm's Deep.]

Rohan man: "Come on people! Quickly, now!"

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."

[Èowyn calls out to Aragorn.]

Èowyn: "Aragorn! I'm to be sent with the women into the caves."

Aragorn: "That is an honorable charge."

Èowyn: "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?"

Èowyn: "Let me stand at your side."

Aragorn: "It is not in my power to command it."

[Aragorn begins to walk away.]

Èowyn: "You do not command the others to stay! They fight beside you because they would not be parted from you. Because they love you."

Èowyn: "I'm sorry."

[Èowyn walks away.]

[Inside Helm's Deep, people wander in to the caves.]

[Husbands and sons are taken away from their wives and mothers.]

[In the armory, weapons are handed out to the villagers.]

Aragorn: "Farmers, farriers, stable boys."

Aragorn: "These are no soldiers."

Gimli: "Most have seen too many winters!"

Legolas: "Or too few. Look at them. They're frightened. I can see it in their eyes."

[He looks at Aragorn as the room turns silent.]

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 a better chance defending themselves here than in Edoras.)

Legolas: "Aragorn, men i ndagor. Hýn ú ortheri. Natha daged aen!" (They cannot win this fight. They are all going to die!)

Aragorn: "Then I shall die as one them!"

[Aragorn and Legolas stare at each other, and Aragorn walks away from the elf.]

[Legolas tries to run after him, but is stopped by Gimli.]

Gimli: "Let him go, lad. Let him be."

[Théoden is given his armor by Gamling.]

Gamling: "Every villager able to wield a sword has been sent to the armory. My lord?"

Théoden: "Who am I, Gamling?"

Gamling: "You are our king, sire."

Théoden: "And do you trust your king?"

Gamling: "Your men, my lord, will follow you to whatever end."

[Gamling helps the King in to his armor.]

Théoden: "To whatever end."

[Uruks march towards Helm's Deep.]

Théoden: "Where is the horse and the rider. Where is the horn that was blowing."

[The villagers receive their weapons.]

[A helmet is placed on the head of a scared boy, while another child looks at the axe in his hand.]

Théoden: "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."

Théoden: "How did it come to this."

[At the Entmoot, Pippin awakes.]

Merry: "It's been going for hours."

Pippin: "They must have decided something by now."

Treebeard: "Decided? No, we've only just finished saying good morning."

Merry: "But it's nighttime already! You can't take forever."

Treebeard: "Don't be hasty."

Merry: "We're running out of time!"

[Aragorn is sitting alone on stairs.]

[He sees a confused looking child with a sword.]

Aragorn: "Give me your sword."

Aragorn: "What is your name?"

Háleth: "Háleth, son of Háma, my lord."

Háleth: "The men are saying that we will not live out the night. They say that it is hopeless."

[Aragorn stands up and swings the sword.]

Aragorn: "This is a good sword, Háleth, son of Háma."

[He lays his hand on the boys shoulder.]

Aragorn: "There is always hope."

[Inside, Aragorn puts on his armor.]

[Legolas hands him his sword.]

Legolas: "We have trusted you this far and you have not led us astray. Forgive me. I was wrong to despair."

[Aragorn smiles at the elf.]

Aragorn: Ú-moe edamed, Legolas." (There is nothing to forgive, Legolas.)

[They look at each other and smile. Gimli enters the room, wearing armor that is far too long for him.]

Gimli: "If we had time, I'd get this adjusted."

[The armor falls to the ground.]

Gimli: "It's a little tight across the chest."

[Legolas and Aragorn smile at the dwarf.]

[The sound of a horn is heard from outside.]

Legolas: "That is no orc horn!"

[They rush out. Men peer over the wall.]

Man: "Send for the king. Open the gate!"

[The gates are opened, and an army of elves march in. Men stare in awe.]

[Théoden walks down the stairs and meets the Elf Captain.]

Théoden: "How is this possible?"

Haldir: "I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together."

[Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli rush down the stairs.]

Haldir: "We come to honor that allegiance."

Aragorn: "Mae govannen, Haldir!" (Welcome, Haldir!)

[Aragorn stands before the elf and then hugs him. Haldir, a little surprised, returns the gesture.]

Aragorn: "You are most welcome."

[Legolas comes down the stairs and embraces Haldir. The army of elves turn and lower their bows and shields in unison.]

Haldir: "We are proud to fight alongside men, once more."