How many different places have I written this blog? Evanston, sure, where I started. Chicago, where I live now, obviously. But also, out at my parent’s house in the suburbs and a brief weekend in St. Louis. Is that it? Well, now you can add the Philadelphia airport. EXCITING.
As such, it’s hard to concentrate. But let’s try.
Faramir seems satisfied with Gollum’s answers, and Frodo is relieved that they look to be holding water. Faramir releases Gollum into Frodo’s care…but Frodo has no idea what Faramir intends to do with him. It hasn’t been established. However, Faramir announces that Frodo is free to go. He must appear before Denethor in Minas Tirith within a year, but otherwise he is good to go. Anyone under his protection (Sam and Gollum), is free as well. Gollum, however, is under more of a agreement. Should he leave Frodo, his life is forfeit once more. Not a lot of room to screw up.
Today’s Gollum Meter: 61 – “You have a second chance. Better shape up.”
Good stuff today. Faramir is nice, Gollum seems to be believable, and Sam…well, Sam stays out of it. Frodo gets exactly what he hoped for. I know Sam didn’t hope for it (he sighs when Frodo accepts Gollum back), but he needs to learn sometime, as we all know.
And Faramir makes the one demand that Frodo must appear in Minas Tirith within a year. You know who made a similar demand? Éomer. Remember that? He let Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli continue to roam the lands of Rohan, but they had to agree to visit Edoras once their hunt was over. They did, and things went well! See, people are good.
No one dies today.
“Gollum made no reply.”