Episode 73: Frodo’s Twilight Moment

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Four, Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Nap-master
  • Sam – Chef
  • Smeagollum – Sous Chef
  • Faramir – Captain of Gondor
  • Mablung and Damrod – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

In the same map as the last two weeks you can see how the Frodo/Sam journey line goes off to the side of Mordor and enters an area with trees. That’s where we are in this chapter!

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Episode 72: Lubricate the Ol’ Pipe

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Three, The Black Gate is Closed.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Has to get into Mordor
  • Sam – Will follow Frodo anywhere
  • Smeagollum – super doesn’t want to go to Mordor

Here is a link to the same map as last week, continuing the trios journey across the Dead Marshes to the Black Gate

The Frodo and Sam comic we discuss

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Episode 71: Fish and Subjugation

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Two, The Passage of the Marshes.

Characters:

  • Frodo- The Master of Smeagol
  • Sam – The One Who Does not Trust Smeagol
  • Gollum/Smeagol – is Smeagol

Here is a link to the same map as last week, continuing the trios journey across the Dead Marshes to the Black Gate

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Episode 70: Gollum-Off Round One

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter One, The Taming of Smeagol.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Yay! Back to our Ringbearer!
  • Sam – Yay! And his stalwart gardener!
  • Gollum/Smeagol – …he’s here too. Making more pit pats!
  • Maybe a black rider?

Here you can see a map of Frodo and Sam’s journey from the Breaking of the Fellowship to where they made their way through the Emyn Muil and met up with Gollum, moving toward the Dead Marshes and ultimately Mordor

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Episode 69: One Does Not Ride Shadowfax, He Rides You

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Eleven of the Two Towers, The Palantir

Characters

  • Pippin – a hobbit who makes a bad choice and it gives him exactly what he wanted
  • Merry – a hobbit who really, really just wants to sleep
  • Gandalf – Wizard with answers!
  • Aragorn – a man who has, maybe, just MAYBE, made a decision?
  • Théoden – King of Rohan

 

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Episode 68: Enter Through the Door, Exit Through the Roof

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Ten of the Two Towers, The Voice of Saruman

Characters

  • Gandalf – OUR Wizard
  • Saruman – That OTHER Wizard. Has a seductive voice. 
  • Merry/Pippin – The best gate keepers there ever were. 
  • Aragorn/Legolas/Gimli – the hunters, just being there, representing the three races of Middle Earth (even though there are more)
  • Treebeard – In charge of Isengard
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir.
  • Grima Wormtongue – a man with terrible aim

No maps this week as all the action takes place within Isengard. Once again. Two chapters in a row with no walking. Weird.

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