Aragorn's Return

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Aragorn's Return
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Aragorn Arrives At Helm's Deep.jpg
Scene number33 (theatrical)
43 (extended)
Duration 05:33 (theatrical)
05:33 (extended)
Event Aragorn arrives at Helm's Deep
Characters Aragorn
Legolas, Gimli, Éowyn, Théoden
The Forbidden Pool

Aragorn's Return is the thirty-third scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the forty-third scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition).

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Aragorn rides Brego over the plains of Rohan. Atop a rise, he sees a huge number of orcs marching in formation. Shocked at this, he rides Brego at a canter until he reaches Helm's Deep.

Inside the keep, rumour spreads ahead of Aragorn that he is alive and has arrived. Gimli approaches and is overjoyed to see him alive. He tells Aragorn where Théoden is, and on his way to the king, Aragorn encounters Legolas, who returns the Evenstar to him. Éowyn watches this from a distance.

Aragorn opens the doors to the hall where Théoden is, and tells him that at least ten thousand orcs are marching on Helm's Deep from Isengard, and that they will arrive by nightfall, much to the shock of Théoden. In response to this, Théoden begins preparing Helm's Deep for the coming battle.

I want every man and strong lad able to bear arms to be ready for battle by nightfall. We will cover the causeway and the gate from above. No army has ever breached the Deeping Wall or set foot inside the Hornburg!

Gimli urges Théoden not to underestimate the Uruk-hai they will meet in battle, and Aragorn implores him to send out riders, saying that Gondor will come to their aid. In anger, Théoden insists Gondor have not aided Rohan in the past and will not do so now. He continues preparations for the coming battle as a group of crows gather above the keep.