The Window on the West (scene)

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The Window on the West
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Scene number31 (theatrical)
40 (extended)
Duration 02:56 (theatrical)
03:49 (extended)
Event Faramir questions Frodo and Sam
Frodo learns of the death of Boromir
Characters Faramir, Frodo, Sam, Madril
The Story Foreseen from Lórien
Sons of the Steward

The Window on the West (scene) is the thirty-first scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the fortieth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition). This scene was extended in the latter edition.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Faramir and his second in command discuss the movement of Sauron's and Saruman's armies. They know Gondor is weak.

Faramir has the blindfolds of Frodo and Sam removed and speaks with them, saying his men tell him they are spies. Sam does not take kindly to this, and Frodo tells Faramir their names. Upon being asked about their "skulking friend", Frodo claims that he and Sam are travelling alone. He then tells Faramir that the two of them left Rivendell with seven companions.

One we lost in Moria, two were my kin, a Dwarf there was also, and an Elf. And two Men, Aragorn, son of Arathorn II, and Boromir of Gondor.

Somewhat surprised by this, Faramir tells them that Boromir is dead, much to the shock of Frodo.

His horn washed up on the riverbank, about six days past. It was cloven in two. But more than this, I know it in my heart. He was my brother.

A flashback is shown of Faramir standing by a river bank as the funeral boat containing the body of Boromir floats towards him. The scene ends with Faramir sitting alone, holding the cloven Horn of Gondor, deep in thought.