The Uruk-hai (scene)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
|Scene number||3 (theatrical)
|Event||The Uruk-hai journey across Rohan with Merry and Pippin as prisoners|
|Characters||Pippin, Merry, Uglúk
The Taming of Sméagol
The Three Hunters
The Uruk-hai (scene) is the third scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the fourth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition). This scene was extended in the latter edition.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
A band of Uruk-hai run across the plains of Rohan. They are carrying Merry and Pippin, who were taken prisoner by the Uruks at Parth Galen. Pippin tries to rouse Merry who is unconscious. The Uruk-hai are stopped by a company of orcs who urge them to quickly deliver the hobbits to Saruman.
Unable to wake Merry, Pippin tells the Uruks that his friend is sick; they proceed to give Merry "some medicine" consisting of a brown liquid. This rouses Merry who tells Pippin that he is fine and that he is not hurt.
One of the Uruks sniffs the air and tells the others he can smell "Man-flesh". They realise that their trail has been picked up and they quickly hurry on after stopping. Pippin understands that it is likely Aragorn who is tracking them, and so he discreetly tears the leaf-shaped brooch tying his elven cloak using his mouth and drops it on the floor, hoping to leave a token for Aragorn to know he is on the right trail.