Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

[Back at the caves, Faramir sits alone. One of his men walks to him.]

Man: "Captain Faramir. We found it."

[Faramir approaches the sleeping hobbits. Frodo wakes.]

Faramir: "You must come with me. Now."

[Frodo is lead outside.]

Faramir [points]: "Down there."

[Frodo looks down at a pool and sees Gollum dive in it.]

Faramir: "To enter the Forbidden Pool bears the penalty of death."

[Archers step out from the bushes, with arrows drawn.]

Faramir: "They wait for my command. Shall they shoot?"

[Gollum squats on a rock with a fish, singing.]


"Rock and pool is nice and cool, so juicy sweet!
I only wish to catch a fish, so juicy sweet!"

[Faramir raises his hand to give the order to fire.]

Frodo: "Wait. This creature is bound to me. And I to him. He is our guide. Please, let me go down to him."

[Faramir allows Frodo to go to Gollum, who is eating a fish.]

Frodo: "Sméagol. Master is here. Come, Sméagol. Trust master. Come."

Gollum: "We must — go now?"

Frodo: "Sméagol, you must trust master. Follow me, come on. Come. Come, Sméagol. Nice Sméagol. That's it. Come on."

[Gollum, with a fish in his mouth, follows Frodo.]

[Gollum is grabbed by Faramir's men.]

Frodo: "Don't hurt him! Sméagol don't struggle! Sméagol listen to me!"

Gollum: "Master!"

[Gollum screams as a hood is placed over his face. Frodo looks up at Faramir.]

[Inside the cave, a man kicks Gollum. He tries to scuttle away, but is dragged back by his foot. One of the men holds him while another punches him.]

Faramir: "That is enough."

[Gollum is thrown into a corner.]

Faramir: "Where are you leading them? Answer me!"

[Gollum cries.]

Gollum: "Sméagol. Why does it cry, Sméagol?"

Sméagol: "Cruel men hurts us. Master tricksed us."

Gollum: "Of course he did. I told you he was tricksy. I told you he was false."

Sméagol: "Master is our friend — our friend."

[Faramir looks at Gollum, confused.]

Gollum: "Master betrayed us!"

Sméagol: "No, not it's business. Leave us alone."

Gollum: "Filthy little hobbitses! They stole it from us!"

Sméagol: "No… no."

Faramir: "What did they steal?"

[Gollum turns to face Faramir.]

Gollum: "My… Precious! Argh!"

[The hobbits hear Gollum's scream.]

Sam: "We have to get out of here. You go. Go now."

[Sam moves to Frodo.]

Sam: "You can do it. Use the Ring, Mister Frodo. Just this once. Put it on. Disappear."

Frodo: "I can't. You were right, Sam. You tried to tell me. I'm sorry. The Ring's taking me, Sam. If I put it on, he'll find me. He'll see."

Sam: "Mister Frodo…"

[Faramir enters, and draws a sword. Frodo backs away, hitting a wall.]

Faramir: "So… this is the answer to all the riddles. Here in the wild I have you. Two haflings and a host of men at my call."

Faramir: "And the Ring of Power within my grasp."

[Faramir reveals the Ring with the tip of his sword.]

[The Ring calls.]

Faramir: "A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to show his quality."

[Frodo suddenly pushes the blade away, angrily, and runs into a corner.]

Frodo: "No!"

Sam: "Stop it! Leave him alone! Don't you understand?! He's got to destroy it. That's where we're going. To Mordor. To the Mountain of Fire."

[A man enters the room, and the lure of the Ring is heard again.]

Man: "Osgiliath is under attack. They call for reinforcements."

Sam: "Please. It's such a burden. Will you not help him?"

Man: "Captain?"

Faramir: "Prepare to leave."

[Sam looks at Faramir with pleading eyes.]

Faramir: "The Ring will go to Gondor."