Today’s lateness is brought to you by an amazing night of watching the Chicago Blackhawks, so deal with it.
Today brings about the most realistic discussion of Gollum that Frodo and Sam have ever had. Neither of them trust him fully, and both very readily believe that he may have a plan against their best interests. For now, Gollum has slipped away once again, and Sam wonders if he’s informing on them to the orcs in the tower in the distance. No, Frodo doesn’t believe this. If Gollum had planned on letting the orcs of Mordor loose upon them, he would have done that by now, with plenty of chances. Whatever his plans, Gollum is probably up to something.
Today’s Gollum Meter: 23 – “Did you expect it to rise today? Find yourself a new blog.”
Hey, so Frodo isn’t totally enamored with Gollum! Not that I ever thought he was entirely so, but he did always have a knack for sticking up for the poor creature. It’s nice to see that even Frodo has his suspicions. However, he is smart enough to realize that Gollum ultimately wants the ring. He’ll do whatever he can to bring it into his possession. What’s great is that this doesn’t include selling Frodo and Sam out to Mordor. If Gollum were to do that, the ring would be lost to him. He has to think of some other way, something that he thinks is independent and secret to those that might be watching him. Actually, in knowing what he’s planning, he’s doing a pretty good job of that.
And it’s nice to be back on the side where we can be suspicious of Gollum. I never like trusting him, even though, well…I know exactly what he’ll do. I mean, in the end, he does the right thing. Kind of. In a way. YOU’LL SEE.
(If you don’t know already…SPOILERS!)
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