Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[Merry awakes in a forest glade.]

[Pippin is drinking from a stone dish.]

Merry: "Hello? Treebeard? Where has he gone?"

Pippin: "I had the loveliest dream last night. There was this large barrel, full of pipe-weed. And we smoked all of it. And then you were sick. I'd give anything for a whiff of Old Toby."

[A groan is heard.]

Merry: "Did you hear that? There it is again. Something's not right here. Not right at all."

[Pippin gives a growling burp.]

Merry: "You just said something… treeish."

Pippin: "No I didn't. I was just stretching."

[Pippin stretches and two more groans come from him.]

Merry: "You're taller."

Pippin: "Who?"

Merry: "You!"

Pippin: "Than what?"

Merry: "Than me!"

Pippin: "I've always been taller than you."

Merry: "Pippin, everyone knows I'm the tall one. You're the short one."

Pippin: "Please, Merry. You're what, three-foot-six? At the most? Whereas me, I'm pushing three-seven, three-eight."

Merry: "Three-foot-eight? You did something."

[Merry grabs the stone bowl and drinks.]

Pippin: "Merry, don't! Don't drink it. Merry! Treebeard said that you shouldn't have any."

Merry: "I want some!"

Pippin: "It could be dangerous! Give it back! Merry!"

[The hobbits trip over the roots of a tree. The roots begin to close in on them.]

Pippin: "What's happening?"

Merry: "Gah! It's got my leg!"

Pippin: "Merry!"

[The tree roots cover them up.]

Pippin: "Help!"

[Treebeard approaches the tree.]

Treebeard: "Away with you. You should not be waking. Eat earth. Dig deep. Drink water. Go to sleep. Away with you."

[The tree releases the hobbits.]

Treebeard: "Come, the forest is waking up. It isn't safe."

[Treebeard is carrying the hobbits through the forest.]

Treebeard: "The trees have grown wild and dangerous. Anger festers in their hearts. Black are their thoughts. Strong is their hate. They will harm you if they can. There are too few of us now, too few of us Ents left to manage them."

Pippin: "Why are there so few of you when you have lived so long? Are there Ent children?"

Treebeard: "Bru-ha-hroom. There have been no Entings for a terrible long count of years."

Merry: "Why is that?"

Treebeard: "We lost the Entwives."

Pippin: "Oh, I'm sorry. How did they die?"

Treebeard: "Die, no. We lost them. And now we cannot find them. I don't suppose you've seen Entwives in the Shire?"

Merry: "Can't say that I have. You Pip?"

Pippin: "What do they look like?"

Treebeard: "I don't remember, now."

[Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli approach Edoras.]

Gandalf: "Edoras and the Golden Hall of Meduseld. There dwells Théoden, King of Rohan, whose mind is overthrown. Saruman's hold over King Théoden is now very strong."

[The scene changes to Èowyn, who is kneeling before Théoden.]

Èowyn: "My lord, you son, he is dead. My lord? Uncle? Will you not go to him? Will you do nothing."

Gandalf: "Be careful what you say. Do not look for welcome here."

[Èowyn is crying by Théodred's bed, where the dead man lies.]

[Gríma enters the room.]

Gríma: "Oh he, he must have died sometime in the night. What a tragedy for the king to lose his only son and heir."

Gríma: "I understand his passing is hard to accept, especially now that your brother has deserted you."

Èowyn: "Leave me alone snake!"

Gríma: "Oh but you are alone!"

Gríma: "Who knows what you have spoken to the darkness. In bitter watches of the night. When all your life seems to shrink. The walls of your bower closing in about you. A hatch to trammel some wild thing."

[Gríma touches Èowyn's cheek.]

Gríma: "So fair, so cold, like a morning pale spring still clinging to winter's chill."

Èowyn (regaining herself): "Your words are poison."

[Èowyn runs out of the hall. She sees Gandalf and the others.]

[A flag rips off the pole and floats down, landing near Aragorn.]

[The company approaches the hall.]

[They receive sidelong looks from the villagers.]

[Aragorn sees Èowyn standing at the hall.]

[They receive more suspicious looks.]

Gimli: "You'll find more cheer in a graveyard."