Farewell to Lórien (scene)

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Farewell to Lórien
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Farewell to Lórien.png
Scene number35 (theatrical)
41 (extended)
Duration 00:52 (theatrical)
05:22 (extended)
Event The Fellowship leave Lothlórien
Characters Galadriel, Celeborn, Fellowship of the Ring
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Farewell to Lórien is the thirty-fifth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the forty-first of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition).

The scene was significantly longer in the extended edition, and featured a number of cuts between the Fellowship boating down the Anduin and receiving their gifts and supplies from the elves. As such, the exact sequence of events is not entirely clear.

Synopsis[edit]

As Galadriel rides in her swan boat, Celeborn and a group of elves garb the Fellowship in their specially-made cloaks. Celeborn claims that no outsiders have ever worn such garments, and prays that they will shield the wearers from "unfriendly eyes".

As the Fellowship loads their boats and prepares to leave, Legolas notices lembas among the supplies, and tells Merry and Pippin that one bite can fill a grown man's stomach. When Legolas moves out of earshot, Merry, knowing Pippin very well, asks how many lembas his friend had already eaten; Pippin replies "four", followed by an audible belch.

Under the shelter of the trees, Celeborn warns Aragorn of the dangers ahead - including the appearance of "strange creatures bearing the mark of the white hand" (Saruman's Uruk-hai) - and warns that the Fellowship is being tracked. He also gifts Aragorn with a large, elven-made hunting knife.

As they paddle down the Anduin, the members of the Fellowship recall the gifts presented to them by Galadriel: Legolas received a beautifully crafted bow; Merry and Pippin ancestral daggers; Sam a coil of Elven rope, and Gimli — though it isn't clarified until later — three stands of Galadriel's hair to remember her by. Aragorn recalls the conversation he had with Galadriel regarding the choice currently before Arwen; to remain in Middle-earth or take the ship to Valinor. While Galadriel doesn't fully voice her thoughts on the matter, she reminds Aragorn that his own destiny as King of Gondor still awaits his choice, and bids him farewell with his true name, Elessar. Finally Frodo recalls his gift of the phial containing the light from the Star of Eärendil, and sees Galadriel on the riverbank bidding them farewell.

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