The Companions of the Ring have been scattered, but the Quest must continue.   Legolas and Aragorn, after tracking Merri and Pippin to Fangorn Forest, join Rohan against the forces of Isengard to participate in the battle of Helm’s Deep. Merry and Pippin, having escaped from the Orcs and stirred up the Ents to battle, are separated – one goes to Minas Tirith and the other to battle with the Rohirrim and the mysterious Dernhelm. Gandalf, miraculously returned from the dead, defeats the evil Saruman, as Frodo and Sam continue to Mordor to destroy the Ring, accompanied by Smeagol/Gollum, still obsessed by his ‘precious’.  After a battle with Shelob, the monstrous spider, Sam believes Mr Frodo to be dead and continues alone –  but Frodo is still alive and in the hands of the Orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing…