The Last March of the Ents

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The Last March of the Ents
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Scene number56
Event The Ents march on Isengard
Characters Treebeard, Merry, Pippin
The Nazgûl Attack

The Last March of the Ents is the forty-fifth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the fifty-sixth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition). This scene was extended in the latter edition.


As Treebeard talks with Merry and Pippin about a family of field mice who used to "tickle him awfully", the two hobbits stare at the desolation of south Fangorn. Treebeard stops short and stares as he sees that much of the greenery surrounding Isengard has been destroyed. He mourns for the loss of the trees, saying "Many of these trees were my friends. Creatures I had known from nut and acorn. They had voices of their own." While Merry looks around and Pippin tries to comfort him, Treebeard's gaze falls upon Isengard, and he says in anger, "Saruman. A wizard should know better!"

He summons Ents and Huorns out of Fangorn Forest with a great cry. Pippin notices that trees in the distance are moving. Treebeard says that their business is with the Orcs, but that his business is with Isengard. A host of Ents emerges from the forest to join him, and they begin their approach to Isengard; Treebeard remarks to the two hobbits that this could be their doom, and that it is likely to be the last march of the Ents.