Do you care about football? I’m going to guess not, because you’re reading a blog about Lord of the Rings. However, when an entire game is decided by a blown call at the very end, on Monday Night freakin’ Football, people are going to go nuts. I’m a Chicago guy. I hate the Packers, but man, that was wrong. Everything about that was wrong. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Don’t worry, it’s probably going to be the only thing talked about in sports for the next week.
Times is bad.
Anyway, that was just so shocking, there was nothing else to lead off with. Sports!
While the orcs are preparing themselves emotionally for the battle to come, Merry and Pippin get a chance to talk. Merry needs to get his energy back to try anything, and Pippin suggests lembas. If only they could get to the stores in their pockets…
However, the orcs have settled down, and they notice the two talking. None of that! They watch fires go up around them, but the men seem to stay hidden. Uglúk mentions that they may have some help coming to them, which seems…well, a little too hopeful. We’ll see about that.
-Mauhúr: He’s another orc, and apparently he’s coming from Fangorn. Actually?
Personally, I think this group coming out of the forest is more pump-up hogwash than actual fact. Even if help is on the way, how would they get through the ring of men guarding everything? These orcs are cut off, and there’s no way around it. You can’t fault Uglúk for trying to do something to raise morale.
Nice beefy arms, dude.
Meanwhile, Merry and Pippin try to hatch a plan. I think, based on earlier events, that Pippin was about to reveal the fact that he loosened the bonds on his hands before the orcs notice them and stop their conversation. If he can slip his bonds off, then he can reach into a pocket and grab some lembas. Once you have lembas, anything can happen! It’s like spinach for Popeye.
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Now, let’s all take a collective breath, and watch the NFL tear itself to bits. Roger Goodell is gonna have a bad time.
“It did indeed become very dark again; for the moon passed westward into thick cloud, and Pippin could not see…”
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