Jul 31 2012, 1:09am
The Hunt for Gollum just occurred to me too, Hutch!
(1) Bilbo escapes Gollum.
(2) Gollum goes looking for him, is caught in Mirkwood by Aragorn.
(3) Gollum escapes and gets abducted by the Necromancer
(4) The Necromancer gets defeated in an awesome battle at Do Guldur, flees with Gollum in his custody
(4) Frodo receives the ring from Bilbo
(5) Necromancer gets the truth from Gollum
(6) The Black Riders are sent out....(get washed away)
(7) Necromancer - we know who it is now! - allows Gollum to escape, hopefully to find Frodo and draw the Necromancer to him
Ah ha!!! It all fits now!
(This post was edited by Halfred on Jul 31 2012, 1:12am)