As much as i like Gorgol, he is not an important character... i feel him leading the orcs against Barahir, killing him, then get killed by beren is sufficient.Two episodes?
Some of the motivation might be the need to prove his worth (and that of his late House) in front of Thingol. Preserving the dignity, renown and memory of his lost House might drive him to a lot, actually.I get your message but I’m honestly not sure how big part revenge should be of Beren’s motivation. I feel his drive should be about something else, about Luthien mostly of course. No one has just one source for their motivation but… Well, I have to think a little more about this.
I’m going to post my reply to this in the big picture thread as it’s more relevant there.Hmm... interesting thoughts. I never ever felt Gorgol was such a big deal... i understood him as the main reason why Beren actually stayed in dorthonion instead of going away, but after his death i felt it was for Beren between dispair and survival until he met Luthien... and nothing else mattered really anymore for him after he had met her.
As you say, it need not be too detailed, but there must be some level of expansion, as this is a brand new ability, with a class of creature (elvish ghosts) that we've never utilized before.I am just catching up with listening to the last podcast... about Necromancy... i do not even think we need to explain in detail what Sauron is doing... we could just have a short scene in which he stalks the silent fields of the last battles humming an evil dark song or melody and then we see spirits arise seemingly enthralled by his song and following him...
It then would be open whatever he does with these spirits or where exactly they come from, elves, men,demons,orcs or all of it... it would just show he can do it and it works and we could let the viewer decide to interpret it , if Sauron forces these spirits into werewolves, uses them to create Phantoms , forces them into the very stones of Tol in Gaurhoth or whatever... though i think an excorcism of possibly enthralled ghosts from the fortress causing it then to fall apart could be a nice, powerful scene as i imagine it.