The drama between Frodo, Sam and Gollum lies at the heart of Peter Jacksons ‘The Return of the King’. The dynamics between the three travellers change as they slowly make their way from the Emyn Muil to Mt. Doom. Not only is there a growing strain between Frodo and Sam, but as they get closer to Mordor the Ring wears down what remains of good in the tormented mind of Smeagol.

What kind of understanding exists between Smeagol and Frodo? Why does Frodo turn on Sam the way that he does? What do you think about the way Sam treats Smeagol? We will look at all these personal relationships and how they evolve. Also we will discuss how the balance of power shifts between Gollum and Smeagol. What finally decides the struggle in Gollums favour do you think? Join us in #thehalloffire as the take a look at this strange guerilla group.

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5:30pm ET (17:30)
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