Other people?! Naw. Denethor is the only one. And he’s the best. No one else matters. Gandalf has to put him in his place, and even then the two stare at each other once again with disdain. Pippin feels uncomfortable.
Denethor suddenly changes the subject, asking Faramir about the strength of Osgiliath. Something feels off, even in the way that Denethor suggests that Faramir go and get some rest. Tomorrow will be a big day…whatever that may mean.
YES. DENETHOR IS GOING TO SEND FARAMIR BACK TO OSGILIATH. IT’S OBVIOUS.
Great, now that that’s out of my system, I can go back to rolling my eyes over how ineffective Denethor is. He gets all bent out of shape about things, then just changes the subject and plots his passive-aggressive retribution. Gandalf probably sees right through it, if I’m able to. Denethor is a very transparent man. His anger is palpable, and that’s why Pippin is sensing the tension in the room. Pippin is probably the least perceptive character of everyone, and even he understands what’s up.
If Pippin gets it, you’re not being sneaky. New rule.
Also…when does this siege start? The chapter title promised a siege. I’m waiting.
No one dies today.
“Outside there was a starless blackness as Gandalf,…”