The Taming of Sméagol (scene)

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The Taming of Sméagol
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Scene number2 (theatrical)
3 (extended)
Duration 07:23 (theatrical)
08:33 (extended)
Event Frodo and Sam encounter Gollum in Emyn Muil
Characters Frodo, Sam, Gollum
Elven Rope
The Uruk-hai

The Taming of Sméagol (scene) is the second scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the 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]

Frodo and Sam lie motionless at night, seemingly asleep in Emyn Muil, as Gollum creeps down a cliff-face towards them. He calls them thieves and says "they stole it from us!" As he nears them, the two hobbits spring up and grab him. He fights back viciously until Frodo draws Sting and holds it to Gollum's throat, causing him to stop fighting the hobbits.

The scene transitions to day, where Frodo and Sam are leading Gollum by the Elven rope they have attached around his neck. He screams in pain, saying that burns and that "nasty Elves twisted it", and begs them to take it off him; he swears on the Ring "to serve the master of the precious". Sam does not believe him, but Frodo accepts this, takes the rope off Gollum's neck, and tells him to lead them to the Black Gate.

Gollum races off through the Emyn Muil, arguing with himself about going back to Mordor. Just as Sam believes he has run off, Gollum reappears to the two hobbits and tells them to follow him.