The Usual Suspect
- Feb 11, 2002
- Reaction score
Frodo and Aragorn at the end of the film: just after Boromir has tried to take the ring. I just can't make this scene work. This is the script (probably a transcript I think):
How does Aragorn know Frodo is leaving?<Frodo, in the "shadow world," climbs up onto the Seat of Seeing atop Amon Hen. He looks over the stone seat and sees the Dark Tower from afar. The image rushes towards him and his vision rise to its pinnacle—where the burning Eye of Sauron stares back menacingly. Frodo, rushing to remove the ring, falls off the Seat of Seeing and lands on his back. He sits up, trying to catch his breath>
Frodo: <startled> Huh?! It has taken Boromir.
Aragorn: <intensely> Where is the ring?
Frodo: Stay away!
<Frodo runs from Aragorn>
Aragorn: I swore to protect you!
Frodo: Can you protect me from yourself?
<Shows the ring on his palm>
Frodo: Would you destroy it?
<Aragorn, looking at the ring, slowly approaches Frodo. The ring begins to whisper>
The Ring: Aragorn...Aragorn…Elessar...
<He reaches out. With both hands, Aragorn closes Frodo’s hand over the ring and pushes it away>
Aragorn: I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.
Frodo: I know. Look after the others, especially Sam. He will not understand.
<Aragorn sees Sting’s blue glow. He stands suddenly>
Aragorn: Go on Frodo. <draws out his sword> Run. Run!
<Frodo leaves. Aragorn walks out from beneath the Seat of Seeing and finds a troop of Uruk-Hai>