It’s SPIDEY TIME on the Riddles in the Dark!
Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Trish Lambert, and the illustrious Dave Kale talk spiders, Hobbits, Dwarves, and Elves in this episode of Riddles in the Dark.
We’ve already seen scenes of Dwarves swathed in webs, the Lego playset implies that Legolas and Tauriel take part in the spider fight in some way, and we know that the Company (except Bilbo) has to eventually end up in the Elven King’s dungeon. How is all that going to play out in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug?
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RIDDLE 2.04: Under what circumstances will the Dwarves be captured by the Wood Elves?
A. Elves are sent out to capture the Dwarves and do so after they are freed from the spider web casings. (book answer)
B. Elves are sent out to capture the Dwarves but they have to rescue them from the spider web casings to do so.
C. Elves encounter the Dwarves by chance or seek them benevolently after they are freed from the spider webs.
D. Elves encounter the Dwarves by chance or seek them benevolently and rescue them from the spider web casings.
Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing our use of their wonderful music to accompany the episodes. Season 2 sees excerpts from their new album “Songs of the Dwarves.” Intro: Battle of Azanulbizar; Outro: The Sevenfold Meeting.