Script Outline - Draft
Season 2: Episode 10 - Kinstrife [or, Which F'in Elf?]
Conflict: The pride of Fingolfin and Fëanor brings them into conflict over a variety of topics, including the leadership of the Noldor, the revelation of the coming of Men, the proper use of a sword, and how much stock to set by Melkor's words.
Fëanor walks through Tirion with the silmarils on his brow [this is the only scene where he wears them in this episode]. He gets tons of adulation and clearly has celebrity status. Fingolfin sees this and is clearly so done with the fawning his older brother gets. We see that his shop is doing brisk business in 'Fëanorean lanterns' which are not actually made by Fëanor.
Frame: Arwen knows that Galadriel wants to return to Valinor someday, but does not know why she left in the first place.
1. Fingolfin is taking part in a sword-fighting tournament in Tirion. Finwë is present as an observer. He defeats his opponent, and Fingon congratulates him, saying he totally could have killed him! Fingolfin rebukes him, saying that's not the point of this....but yes
2. Galadriel in Alqualondë visiting her Teleri relatives.
3. Melkor tells fortunes for some of the Noldor. He tells Turgon to 'guard well his daughter' (he has no daughter yet). He offers to tell Caranthir's fortune, but Caranthir disdainfully points out that he has no interest in these fanciful tales. And then Melkor tells Fingolfin that someday, he will be king of the Noldor.
4. Caranthir tells his family about Melkor's prediction. Fëanor says that any fool could have seen that's what Fingolfin really wants.
5. A meeting in Finwë's court where the supporters of Fëanor and Fingolfin argue over their relative merits. Fëanor's supporters question the devotion of Fingolfin to the Noldor (the children of Indis are half-Vanyar, and Turgon just married a Vanya woman). Fingolfin's supporters point out that Fëanor only cares about himself.
6. Finwë and Indis discuss the problem with the rift between their children, and what to do about it, before it is too late.
7. Edit: Fingolfin and Irimë make it clear that they are done talking to Fëanor. Finarfin tries to be peacemaker.
Fëanor makes a sword in his secret forge.
8. Melkor lets slip that there are 2nd Children, and feigns surprise that the elves didn't know about this. The Noldor rumor-mill takes this and runs with it!
9. Finwë tells Fingolfin that he's being summoned to a meeting to discuss family business. Fëanor reacts to this news by privately accusing Fingolfin of poisoning the king against his own son. He mentions having put the silmarils away for safe-keeping.
10. Rumor-bearers tell Fingolfin and Finarfin that Fëanor is making plans to be rid of them.
11. Finarfin and Fëanor both give very different very public speeches about what to do about the 2nd Children. Fëanor thinks the Noldor should defend their birthright and return to Middle Earth, and that the Valar clearly can not be trusted. Finarfin thinks that everyone should calm down and think things through, and not rush into any hasty judgments. Fingolfin would like to support Finarfin, but secretly agrees with Fëanor.
12. Fingon and Maedhros discuss the family situation - they think that everything would be solved if they could just sit down and talk about it. Fingon points out that their fathers don't disagree as much as they think they do.
13. Fingolfin arrives to Finwë's summons, and starts complaining about Fëanor. He mentions that Fëanor has disregarded the summons and is speaking in the king's name publicly. Fëanor arrives in full regalia, delivers his line about finding his half-brother trying to be before him with their father, and draws his sword. He tells Fingolfin to get out; and Fingolfin ignores him, but silently walks out. Fëanor follows him out, holds him at swordpoint.
14. Melkor flees Tirion. Fingolfin seeks out Finarfin to let him know what Fëanor did.
Tag: Galadriel on the beach talking about wanting realms of her own in Middle Earth, and asking the Teleri if they could build her a ship.
Frame: Galadriel-in-the-Frame reacts to the opinions expressed by Galadriel-in-the-Main-Story. The message is a mix between you-don't-know-what-you-have-til-it's-gone and wisdom-means-being-able-to-change-your-mind.