Samwise The Brave

Track 18 - TTT


(3:45) Sam gives an encouraging speech. Faramir sees things Frodo's way. Gollum argues with Sméagol that Frodo has betrayed them.



(Frodo has just held Sting to Sam's throat in Osgiliath. He comes to his senses, drops Sting and collapses against the wall, saying, "I can't do this Sam.")


A quiet, intro plays is heard as Sam replies, "I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here."


Sam walks to an archway. "But we are."


Sam watches the Nazgûl fly away, off toward Mordor.


A melody is picked up by more of the orchestra. "It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy?"


A Hymn Setting of the Shire B melody plays as Sam continues, "How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened."


Théoden yells, "Victory! We have victory."


The Hymn chords continue under A Hobbit's Understanding. Sam's encouraging speech is heard as a voice over for action at Helm's Deep and Isengard. "But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow." Aragorn goes to Éowyn.


"Even darkness must pass. A new day will come." Aragorn and Éowyn hug. We cut to Isengard, which is being flooded by the River Isengard.


"And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you." Merry and Pippin on Treebeard look a little stunned at the fury and strength of the Ents who are now standing firm in the floods of Isengard.


"That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why." Cut to Saruman on his balcony. He looks distressed and slinks back into his tower (backwards... like Farmer Maggot's dog) Cut to a wide shot of Isengard.


"But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now." We can see the water filling up the plains of Isengard.


We leave A Hobbit's Understanding as the camera cuts back to Sam in the archway. "Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something."


Frodo doesn't look convinced. "What are we holding on to, Sam?"


Sam helps Frodo up.


"That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for."


Frodo thinks a moment


A Hymn Setting of the Shire A Theme begins as Frodo lets out his breath a little, as if he'd been holding it. The light is back in his eyes. He is ready to continue. We cut to Faramir...


...who walks towards the Hobbits...


...and takes a knee.


"I think at last... we understand one another, Frodo Baggins."


The Shire A Theme ends as one of the Gondorians reminds him that he is disobeying the laws of Gondor and his father. His life will be forfeit if he lets the Hobbit's go.


Faramir pauses a moment, which alarms Sam and Frodo. "Then it is forfeit."


"Release them."


(Sam and Frodo's conversation about the 'great tales' that will be told about them is not on the CD.)


They finish and call for Sméagol who has gone ahead.


But Gollum is having a talk with Sméagol. A particularly sneaky, skulking version of the Menace of Gollum is heard as Gollum tries to convince Sméagol to betray Frodo. "Master betrayed us! Wicked, tricksy, false!"


"We ought to wring his filthy little neck!"


"Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both. And then we...


...take the Preciousss and we be the master." We hear a subtle rendition of the History of the Ring Theme.


The track ends with some music that's not in the movie.






1-Foundations of Stone ~ 2-The Taming of Sméagol ~ 3-The Riders of Rohan ~ 4-The Passage of the Marshes

5-The Uruk-hai ~ 6-The King of the Golden Hall ~ 7-The Black Gate is Closed ~ 8-Evenstar

9-The White Rider ~ 10-Treebeard ~ 11-The Leave Taking ~ 12-Helm's Deep

13-The Forbidden Pool ~ 14-Breath of Life ~ 15-The Hornburg ~ 16-Forth Eorlingas

17-Isengard Unleashed ~ 18-Samwise the Brave ~ 19-Gollum's Song

TTT Closing Credits Music