in Theatre

Prepared to make it but just then the phone rang

For some reason this scene was cut before the theatrical release. It’s in the director’s-cut DVD though.

                             FADE IN:

               EXT. ELVEN FOREST - DAY
                (SAM, FRODO, GOLLUM)
               SAM AND FRODO SLUMP AGAINST A LOG.  GOLLUM COWERS A FEW FEET
               AWAY.  BIRDS TWITTER.  SAM LOOKS AT FRODO.

                                   SAM

                      Guess we can rest here for a time,
                      Mister Frodo.
                                   FRODO
                      Yes, Sam.
               SILENCE.  GOLLUM SCRATCHES ON THE GROUND WITH HIS
               FINGERNAILS.  SAM COUGHS.

                                   FRODO (CONT'D)
                      Did you say something?

                                   SAM
                      No.

                                   FRODO
                      What?

                                   SAM
                      I just coughed.
                                   GOLLUM
                      Hobbitzes always coughingzess!  Nasty
                      sounds he makes!
                                   SAM
                      Shut up, you!
               FRODO SIGHS.  LONG SILENCE.  SAM COUGHS.
                                   FRODO
                      Um...

                                   SAM
                      Yes?

                                   FRODO
                      Nothing.
                                   SAM
                      No, what?
                                   FRODO
                      Nothing.  Really, Sam.
               LONG SILENCE.
                                   GOLLUM
                          (coughs)
                      Gollum!  Gollum!
               FRODO SIGHS AND CLOSES HIS EYES.

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