Right when you decide to do something, everything goes wrong. This is where we find ourselves.
Yeah, so it’s been a while since Frodo left to think. It’s time to go out searching for him.
Right at that moment, Boromir shows up, and he doesn’t look happy. Upon questioning, he explains his interaction with Frodo, and how he mysteriously vanished. Naturally, people get upset. Sam most of all. While Aragorn calmly tries to set up teams to search, Sam bolts off, followed by Merry and Pippin.
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And this is the beginning of the end! When’s it gonna happen?
So, it seems like Boromir doesn’t know about the ring’s power to turn mortals invisible. He mentions hearing about that happening in stories, but he’s never connected that to the One Ring? Okay, sure. It fits with the oblivious, prideful character that we’ve been learning to despise all along. Making logical connections isn’t really his thing.
Unlike, to brings things back, Jeff Goldblum, who makes even the most illogical connections logically.
Amidst all this confusion, Aragorn desperately tries to wring the truth from Boromir. Not to say that that’s the wrong course of action, but it isn’t very proactive.
By contrast, Sam has a more productive idea, but the execution is off. Running willy-nilly into the possibly orc-infested woods isn’t the greatest plan. Why can’t our heroes have a little more cohesiveness?
I guess that’s why we’re all breaking up soon. This group doesn’t gel together as well as they should.
“A sudden panic or madness seemed to have fallen on the Company.”