The End of All Things

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The End of All Things
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Frodo and Sam on Mount Doom.png
Scene number72
Event Frodo and Sam escape the destruction of Mordor
Characters Frodo, Sam,
Gandalf, Gwaihir
Sauron Defeated
The Fellowship Reunited

The End of All Things is the fifty-seventh scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the seventy-second scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition).

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The two hobbits barely escape the destruction of the Sammath Naur, with Sam half-dragging Frodo out through the doorway. They find a raised boulder for what they believe will be their final respite. Frodo, no longer weighed down with the burden of the Ring, exclaims "It's done". He lays down, with a sea of molten lava surrounding them, and closes his eyes. "I can see The Shire", he says. Sam looks on, and reminisces about the life he could have had, had he not left The Shire with Frodo on the quest that led them to Mordor. He speaks of Rosie Cotton, and weeps as he says "If ever I was to marry someone... it would have been her." Frodo gets up, wraps an arm around Sam's shoulder, and says "I'm glad to be with you Samwise Gamgee. Here at the end of all things".

As Frodo and Sam lie on a large boulder awaiting death in the fiery cataclysm, Gandalf, upon Gwaihir, flies towards them, with two other eagles. The eagles take Frodo and Sam from the large rock. A dazed Frodo looks around before his eyes slowly close.