Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
[Guards approach the company as they climb the stairs to the hall.]
Háma: "I cannot allow you before Théoden king so armed, Gandalf Grayhame. By order of… Gríma Wormtongue."
[With a nod from Ganfalf, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli give their many weapons to the guards.]
Háma: "Your staff."
Gandalf: "Eh? Oh. No, you would not part an old man from his walking stick?"
[Háma thinks a moment, gives Gandalf a knowing look, then allows him to pass.]
[Gandalf winks and takes Legolas' hand as they enter the hall.]
[Gríma is at the King's side.]
Gríma: "My lord. Gandalf the Grey is coming. He is a herald of woe."
Gandalf: "The courtesy of your hall is somewhat lessened of late, Théoden King."
[Guards follow Gandalf and his party.]
Gríma: "He is not welcome."
Théoden: "Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow?"
Gríma: "A just question my liege."
[Gríma stands up.]
Gríma: "Late is the hour in which this conjurer chooses to appear. Lathspell I name him. Ill news is in ill guest."
Gandalf: "Be silent! Keep your forked tongue behind you teeth. I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm!"
[Gandalf raises his staff.]
Gríma: "His staff! I told you to take the wizard's staff!"
[Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli fight the guards, allowing Gandalf to walk to Théoden. One of the king's guards moves to draw his sword, but is stopped by Háma.]
Gandalf: "Théoden, Son of Théngel. Too long have you sat in the shadows."
[Gimli knocks down Gríma and puts a foot on his chest.]
Gimli: "I would stay still if I were you."
Gandalf: "Harken to me! I release you from the spell."
Théoden: (Laughs.) "You have no power here Gandalf the Grey."
[The King continues laughing. Gandalf throws aside his grey robe, revealing his white clothes.]
[Théoden, startled, leans back in his throne.]
Gandalf: "I will draw you, Saruman, as poison is drawn from a wound."
[Gandalf points his staff at Théoden, who squirms in his throne.]
[Èowyn rushes in and tries to go to Théoden, but is stopped by Aragorn.]
Théoden (Saruman's voice): "If I go — Théoden dies."
[Gandalf again points at Théoden with his staff, and the King flies against his throne.]
Gandalf: "You did not kill me. You will not kill him."
Théoden (Saruman's voice): "Rohan is mine!"
Gandalf: "Be gone!"
[Théoden jumps up at Gandalf, yelling, but flies back. Saruman flys backwards in his chamber at Orthanc.]
[Èowyn rushes to Théoden, whose face begins to change, and soon he looks normal again.]
Théoden: "I know your face. Èowyn — Èowyn."
Gandalf: "Breathe the free air again, my friend."
Théoden: "Dark have been my dreams of late."
Gandalf: "Your fingers would remember their old strength better — if they grasped your sword."
[Háma brings the King his sword and Théoden draws it.]
[Théoden examines his sword, then turns his gaze towards a cowering Gríma.]