You’d think that having everyone busy making plans for Aragorn’s arrival would brighten the mood around Minas Tirith. Not so for Éowyn, who continues to be sad. The warden of the Houses of Healing asks Faramir to check up on her.
Faramir sees two reasons why Éowyn could be sad: either she despairs that only Éomer requested her presence at their camp, and not Aragorn himself, or she can’t bear to leave Faramir. Well, that’s a bold move on Faramir’s part. He professes his love for her once again, and this somehow breaks her spell.
UGH. DRAMA. First we had sort of an Éowyn-Aragorn-Arwen love triangle, and now it’s Faramir-Éowyn-Aragorn-Arwen. Love square, baby, love square.
But if Éowyn’s snapped out of that, I can totally deal with it. Sadness for the sake of sadness is pointless, and once again, especially when we already know that things are working out well for our heroes. Don’t go around ruining that just because your first choice love isn’t into you!
But, honestly, it must kind of suck for Faramir to so clearly know that he’s the second choice. Well, if he really loves her as much as he keeps saying, it must not matter.
No one dies today.
“‘I stand in Minas Anor, the Tower of the Sun,’ she said; ‘and…'”