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How TABA Should End? (SPOILERS)


Mar 7 2014, 1:41am

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How TABA Should End? (SPOILERS) Can't Post

like everyone else I am extremely excited for The Hobbit I've been thinking about the ending and how sad ROTK ending was. and how it ended with Frodo writing in the Red Book. maybe in TABA we'll see a young Bilbo scribbling down some notes or at least getting the book somehow. Anyway I've written out how I think TABA should end sorry if it is long. enjoy

BILBO (Voice Over)
And so Thorin Oakenshield died, after many adventures, after long years of exile. The King Under The Mountain gave his life so that his people would have the home they deserved.

The bodies of Thorin, Kili and Fili are carried on biers through a large crowd Thorin is dressed in regal clothing. Kili & Fili are dressed in the Armour of warriors. The procession is slow and somber many of the pallbearers are members of Thorin's company. Bilbo walks silently next to Gandalf with his head bowed The procession moves into the mountain

BILBO (V.O Continued)
We buried Kili and Filli and Thorin deep within the mountain and we laid The Arkenstone upon his breast there let it lie till the mountain falls. We laid Orcrist on his tomb, it is said that it gleams in the dark if enemies approach. And Erebor cannot be taken by surprise.

The procession moves deep into the mountain into the tombs inside an empty room there are three stone coffins each two feet high. The procession stops beside them Bilbo uncovers the Arkenstone he is holding and lays it gently in Thorin's hands. Bilbo steps away with his hand over his heart in honor The dwarves lift the bier and set it in the center coffin and seal it with a great white slab of stone. Legolas lays Orcrist on top of the tomb

BILBO (V.O. Continued)
Dain took up the Title King Under The Mountain, a very honorable dwarf much like Thorin he will lead his people well. Bard became the Lord Of Dale like his ancester. and it couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow.

a large crowd is gathered in front of a dais. Dain Ironfoot kneels in front of Balin the dwarf who places a golden crown on Dain's head Balin steps aside and Dain rises now "King Under The Mountain" the crowd cheers, Dain walks over to Bard and drapes a regal looking cloak over his shoulders and gives him a ring Bard is now "Lord Of Dale"

BILBO (V.O Continued)
At last it came time to say goodbye to our company, there were many tears, many embraces and some headbutting. they made me and honorary dwarf I am proud to call them my brothers. we made a pact that day that if any of them were passing my way...the door was always open and tea was at 4

Outside the Lonely Mountain There is a cart two horses are hooked to the front. The remainder of Thorin' company gather around Bilbo. Saying their goodbyes and hugging him Bilbo even headbutts a couple of them, it is a somber and bittersweet farewell. Ori hands him a large red book with the initials "BB" on the cover. Bilbo gets inside the cart and begin the long journey home. Bilbo looks back and sees the dwarves still standing there now far away, he raises his hand in farewell and smiles at them.

Gandalf and Bilbo travel back through the lands of their adventure on their way back to the Shire each vista is beautiful and epic They reach the top of the high pass of the Misty Mountain and stop Bilbo looks back over Wilderland and sees Mirkwood Forest in the distance and even farther still he sees The Lonely Mountain.

BILBO: (V.O. Continued)
and me? well I came out all right in the end I couldn't accept the treasure they offered instead I only took one small chest...the treasure we buried after our encounter with the trolls.

Bilbo is covered in dirt and sweat as he digs up the small chest the dwarves had buried he opens it and handles a few coins letting them slip though his fingers back into the chest.

Gandalf and Bilbo finally reach The Shire and travels through the woods and fields and over little rivers and finally they cross over a hill and see Bywater and Hobbiton Bilbo has a look on his face of relief and regret, they pass through Hobbiton and Bywater many hobbits give them surprised looks

BILBO ( V.O. continued)
as I returned to the lands of my youth I can't say that I am the same I feel a deep appreciaton for the things I once took for granted. A simple life is not bought with money or how respectable you are. but through sacrifice and love. I am proud to have known Thorin Oakenshield if only for a little while and Gandalf and all the rest people like them make this world all the more interesting.

Bilbo is writing in his book when he hears a knock at the door he smiles and quickly puts up his ink pen and runs to the door. He opens it


Bilbo my brave Hobbit!

Gandalf kneels and hugs Bilbo, the small hobbit looks around the wizard

Any dwarves this time?

the two share a laugh

No I am afraid not this time

Come on come in!


Bilbo is in the kitchen filling his pipe he has a look of content on his face he picks up a small jar of tobacco and head towards the front door, he passes into the living room and stops he looks at the fireplace which is roaring and he looks around the entire room, this is the same room in which he was recruited into Thorin's company so many months before. He can hear echoes of that fateful day and dwarves singing the old song:

Far over the Misty Mountains cold. To dungeons deep and caverns old. We must away ere break of day. To find our long forgotten gold

He smiles at the memory and continues on through the home.

Gandalf is sitting on a wooden bench smoking a pipe and watching the sun go down. Bilbo comes out from the front door and sits down next to him

I asked you this question once long ago now I ask it again what do you think of adventures now Bilbo?

a bit above my likes and dislikes so to speak But what I really enjoy now is sitting in a chair with my feet up. A drink by my side and a pipe full of Old Toby. There's nothing better!

I agree

The two stop for a beat and smoke

Yes, Adventures are fine and all but to tell you the truth I'm glad it's over

Gandalf looks at him with a dead serious look on his face

Over? My dear Bilbo whoever said your adventure was over?

Bilbo stares at him with a look of shock and surprise Gandalf can't hold a straight face though and laughs. Bilbo is relieved and laughs too they laugh and smoke for a bit.

I think, I've had enough goblins, spiders and Dragons to last a lifetime I don't think I'm ready for another adventure, In fact I am writing a book

Oh, really?

Yes I think I'll call it...

Bilbo searches for a title he begins to speak coming up with a title on the spot.

BILBO (cont)
"There And Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale"

Fitting, But nobody will read the book, whatever it's called.

Oh, they may in years to come. They must to keep alive the memory of days that are gone.

Bilbo seems to be lost in memory as he says this. Gandalf looks at him with a new found respect and he smiles

My dear Bilbo You have come a long way for a hobbit. You might have lost your neighbor's respect but you have gained so much more. You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in such a wide world!

Thank goodness!

The two sit there smoking their pipes and laughing to their hearts content as the last rays of the sun go down and the stars come out and ends a day in The Shire. Bilbo is quite content and happy now: his life changed; his journey over.



Mar 7 2014, 3:10am

Post #2 of 8 (390 views)
The events of TABA are what I'm REALLY looking forward to [In reply to] Can't Post

so this post of yours made me squeal in excitement.

I always liked and loved how The Hobbit ended. I never liked most of the book until the final chapters where everything comes together (or falls apart; whichever way you look at it).

I still would like TABA to end with the Road Goes Ever On song. It would be a great sendoff from PJ and Co... A farewell to this amazing world they've created.

"[Annatar598] is an overzealous apologist [for PJ]" - Certain TORn member.

Really? Alright...

Well, proud to be one I guess.

The Shire

Mar 7 2014, 5:58am

Post #3 of 8 (331 views)
The above posts [In reply to] Can't Post

After the above posts transpire, the VERY FINAL scene.....Bilbo at his desk writing in the red book, sets down his pen, then takes out the ring and starts petting it, looking through the center of it and in a sinister, chilling voice, says: MY PRECIOUSSSSSS!!...fade to black and credits.

The Shire

Mar 7 2014, 1:27pm

Post #4 of 8 (287 views)
no, no, no please no! [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't think about it. Can't.

'"Answer the question, filth!"'


Mar 7 2014, 2:00pm

Post #5 of 8 (278 views)
Why cut Balin out of the visit? [In reply to] Can't Post

Unless you want to advance the time far beyond seven years. Maybe you envision using Ian Holm as Old Bilbo in this final scene instead of Martin Freeman?

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

Smeagol Bagginsess

Mar 7 2014, 3:16pm

Post #6 of 8 (254 views)
How it should end? [In reply to] Can't Post

Bilbo's return to Shire and then finding out the life in the Shire to be mundane, craving for another adventure.
I would like the scene with Balin's visit, but with Bilbo narrating the story now, I cannot see how they are gonna include that.

How it would end?
Sauron's eye switched "on" atop Barad-Dur. I betcha.


Mar 7 2014, 3:38pm

Post #7 of 8 (234 views)
So sad [In reply to] Can't Post

Reading about Thorin, Fili and Kili was so sad :/
I really could picture something like that coming up in the movie, and really looking forward to it.

Though one part of me donīt want to watch it, because i know what will happen to one of my favorite Dwarves. Of course itīs only a small part, and to think this will (probably) be the last movie from Middle-earth.


Mar 7 2014, 10:20pm

Post #8 of 8 (174 views)
Well actually [In reply to] Can't Post

to be honest I forgot about him lol I also forgot about Bard's kids too they would be at his coronation, I already had the ending where they sit down smoking already written as it is in my story I wrote just edited to fit PJ's movies. I imagined Martin Freeman in this version like 5 years or so after the events of the movies.


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