The Entmoot Decides

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The Entmoot Decides
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Scene number41 (theatrical)
52 (extended)
Duration 01:45 (theatrical)
01:44 (extended)
Event The Entmoot decides not to intervene in wider affairs
Characters Merry, Pippin, Treebeard
The Breach of the Deeping Wall
The Retreat of the Hornburg

The Entmoot Decides is the forty-first scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the fifty-second scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition).


Treebeard tells Merry and Pippin that the Ents will not participate in the wars of Men, saying "this is not our war". Merry is angered by this, saying "But you're part of this world! Aren’t you?!" The Ents look at each other somewhat uncomfortably. Treebeard gently praises Merry's bravery but tells him it is time for him to go home.

Merry and Pippin prepare to return to the Shire. Pippin is somewhat accepting of this, saying that maybe they should go home since, after all, they have the Shire.

The fires of Isengard will spread And the woods of Tuckborough and Buckland will burn. And... and all that was once green and good in this world will be gone. There won't be a Shire, Pippin.

Pippin stands and takes Merry's words in.