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What are "dead" Lake-town citizens doing in Dale *possible spoilers*

Arandir
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Sep 4 2013, 7:05pm


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After copious amounts of viewing of the latest Vlog, I'm just wondering what are the two individuals (clearly citizens) from Lake-town, doing in the "desolated" Dale?

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What could possibly occur that drives both men and women to the destroyed city? Surely it isn't a flashback as the snow settling on the burnt stonework is clearly visible - and hence during the time the Company passes through Dale.

Could they be fleeing, exiles of sort - after Smaug's attack? The man seems to be carrying a basket with him too ...

For some reason, I keep thinking this is part of the third Film, possibly before the Battle of the Five Armies, which sees a skirmish between the Lake-towners and the Elves against the Goblins/Orcs - hence, why we see Gandalf, Legolas, Tauriel and Thranduil all in Dale (in the Vlog), seemingly fighting (but that could be part of the BOFA itself).

Then again, it still doesn't explain what these citizens are doing so far away from home ...

Plus, I've noticed that, when Luke Evans (at the end of the vlog) explains what happened to him on the first day back on set (and he almost falls in the water), he grabs hold of a man standing there with a basket - he looks very similar to the "dead" guy a few minutes before. There are some subtle differences between the two, but the resemblance is nonetheless uncanny ... (image)

Not sure whether anyone else thought about this whole "Lake-town-people-in-Dale-thing", or whether I'm just not up to speed with things!Laugh

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What are "dead" Lake-town citizens doing in Dale *possible spoilers* Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 4 2013, 7:05pm
    Maybe they take refuge in Dale after Smaug destroys Laketown?// Carne Send a private message to Carne Sep 4 2013, 7:45pm
        Hmmm Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 4 2013, 7:59pm
    I dunno... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Sep 4 2013, 7:46pm
        Haha! A spot of Jonathan Creek in TABA perhaps? Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 4 2013, 7:57pm
            Oh bother! Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Sep 4 2013, 7:59pm
            Maybe Stephen Fry got him a part. haha // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Sep 4 2013, 8:05pm
                But that would leave nobody working on the Q.I. set! / Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 6 2013, 7:29am
    Lying around frozen by the look of it... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Sep 4 2013, 8:06pm
        are we sure Long Hammer Send a private message to Long Hammer Sep 4 2013, 8:41pm
            It could possibly be "the woodsmen". Luinnár Send a private message to Luinnár Sep 5 2013, 1:46am
            I always took it for granted Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 5 2013, 5:51pm
        Sublime analysis! Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 5 2013, 5:48pm
    Militia? TheSexyBeard Send a private message to TheSexyBeard Sep 4 2013, 9:11pm
        Probably ... but Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 5 2013, 5:59pm
            Camp followers? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Sep 6 2013, 1:15pm
                That seems possible ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 6 2013, 3:43pm
                    The other thing that suggests Dale might be part of the battle... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Sep 6 2013, 5:55pm
                        Ra Vincent stated ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 6 2013, 6:59pm
                            Well, we have gotten hints Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 6 2013, 7:07pm
                                I think it's a definite possibility ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 6 2013, 7:10pm
                        It might be where they'll find black arrows. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 6 2013, 7:09pm
                            Oh... interesting.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Sep 6 2013, 7:20pm
                                At least... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 6 2013, 7:42pm
    I'd suppose... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 4 2013, 9:24pm
        Minions? Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 5 2013, 6:03pm
    sure deskp Send a private message to deskp Sep 5 2013, 10:01am
        This seems quite plausible ... Arandir Send a private message to Arandir Sep 5 2013, 5:49pm
            cause deskp Send a private message to deskp Sep 5 2013, 6:10pm

 
 
 

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