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Riddles in the Dark 2.07: Half-Baked Bolg Weirdness

Talking Dol(Guldur)itics on Riddles in the Dark!

Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Dave Kale and Trish Lambert meander around Sauron’s precincts, considering topics they had agreed not to discuss in this episode (like the Battle of Dol Guldur). They finally make it to Azog and how he and his “little” boy will appear in Jackson’s second Hobbit movie.

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Riddle: What will Bolg’s role be in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug?

A. He is commander in chief of the orc armies (book answer).

B. His activity is limited only to Dol Guldur.

C. He leads away missions.

D. He has no defined role.

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.