WE’VE GOT TO GO BACK.
Sam becomes horribly distraught, and feels the need to go back home and save the Shire from this fate. Galadriel reminds him that doing so would not be easy, and in fact, the mirror shows some things that would not happen unless the viewer turned aside from their current path. That’s unhelpful. Sam calms back down, and agrees to continue with Frodo.
After that display, Frodo seems ready to step up and look into the mirror himself. He sees a dark land, and it appears that Gandalf is walking up a road towards him. However, this figure is clothed in white, and not the grey that Gandalf was known to wear.
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This function of the Mirror of Galadriel is counterproductive and malevolent!
“Here, let me show you something that will make you upset. Want to keep it from happening? Okay, but that will CAUSE IT TO HAPPEN! BAHAHAHA!!”
Poor show, mirror. Mirror, mirror, on the pedestal, you’re the worst.
I rhyme, you guys. But only when necessary.
But what is this that Frodo sees? Gandalf in white? That’s ridiculous! Dude wears grey. White’s not his style, especially after Labor Day. (Which, by the way, it totally is right now.)
SARCASM SARCASM SARCASM.
I definitely typed “Labor Day” the way the British would do it, as “Labour Day” at first. Oops.
“Doubt came into Frodo’s mind: was this a vision of…”