Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[The women and children approach Helm's Deep.]

Villagers: "Helm's Deep!"

[The women and children enter Helm's Deep.]

Freda: "Mama!"

[The children find their mother and run to her arms.]

Mother: "Freda! Freda!"

[Èowyn surveys the food.]

Èowyn: "Where is the rest?"

Man: "This is all we could save, my lady."

Èowyn: "Take it to the caves."

[The riders return to Helm's Deep.]

Guard: "Make way for the king! Make way for Théoden. Make way for the King!"

[Èowyn hurries to meet them.]

Èowyn: "So few. So few of you have returned."

Théoden: "Our people are safe. We have paid for it with many lives."

[Gimli walks to Èowyn.]

Gimli: "My lady…"

Èowyn: "Lord Aragorn, where is he?"

Gimli: "He fell…"

[Èowyn is shocked and looks at Théoden in disbelief.]

Théoden: "Draw all our forces behind the wall. Bar the gate, and set a watch on the surround."

Guard: "What of those who cannot fight my lord? The women and children?"

Théoden: "Get them into the caves. Saruman's arm would have grown long indeed if he thinks he can reach us here."

Gríma (voiceover): "Helm's Deep has but one weakness. It's outer wall is solid rock for except for a small culvert in space, which is little more than a drain."

[Saruman pours explosives into a metallic ball.]

Gríma: "How? How can fire undo stone? What kind of device can break down a wall?"

[Gríma moves a candle close to the ball, but it stopped by Saruman.]

Saruman: "If the wall is breached, Helm's Deep will fall."

Gríma: "Even if it is breached, it would take a number beyond reckoning — thousands — to storm the keep."

Saruman: "Tens of thousands."

Gríma: "But my lord there is no such force."

[They walk to the balcony of the tower Orthanc and Gríma looks in awe at the sheer number of Uruk-hai warriors. A horn sounds and the army cheers.]

Saruman: "A new power is rising. Its victory is at hand."

[The warriors cheer.]

Saruman: "This night, the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan! March to Helm's Deep! Leave none alive!"

Saruman: "To war!"

Saruman: "There will be no dawn for Men."

[Merry and Pippin and Treebeard are moving past Isengard.]

Pippin: "Look! There's smoke to the south!"

Treebeard: "There is always smoke rising up from Isengard these days."

Merry: "Isengard?"

Treebeard: "There was a time, when Saruman would walk in my woods, but now, he has a mind of metal and wheels."

[The hobbits climb higher to get a view of Isengard.]

Treebeard: "He no longer cares for growing things."

[The hobbits spot the Uruk army.]

Pippin: "What is it?"

Merry: "It's Saruman's army! The war has started."