The Evenstar (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers scene)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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One of the Dúnedain
The Wolves of Isengard
The Evenstar is the twenty-fourth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the thirty-third scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition). This scene was extended in the latter edition.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
At night during the journey from Edoras to Helm's Deep, Aragorn sits smoking his pipe, deep in thought. The scene transitions to a flashback of Aragorn lying down in Rivendell. Arwen bends down to kiss him. He tells her "You told me once that this day would come." In response, she tells him that his path is to go with Frodo. As they stand together, he expresses his uncertainty. She touches the evenstar hanging around his neck, and comforts him in his doubt.
Aragorn takes her hand and they kiss each other.
Aragorn recalls speaking with Elrond before setting out from Rivendell with the Fellowship of the Ring. Elrond beseeches him to let Arwen go to Valinor where her love for him will endure forever. Aragorn points out that it will only be a memory there. Elrond sternly tells Aragorn that he will not let his daughter die. Aragorn takes leave of Elrond and prepares to join the Fellowship. Arwen emerges from a side path and asks why he is trying to leave unnoticed. He tells her that he will not be coming back.
He tells her their love was nothing more than a dream and tries to return the evenstar to her. She says she does not believe him and staunchly bids him keep the jewel, saying that it was a gift.