I am listening as to catch up (44 episodes in two weeks!), so please pardon that this question is not current... but I have one issue that I can't seem to wrap my mind around concerning Tom and the Barrow Wights. If the Downs are part of "His Land", as he claims when escorting the Hobbits safely out of it after their rescue, and he warned the Hobbit's about the Barrows upon their departure from his home, it would seem obvious that he knew about the wights and their potential for "trouble'. As Tom is undoubtedly "good', and if the barrows are within his realm of influence, then what reason could he possibly have for allowing the wights to persist? He's obviously not opposed to banishing them, as he did exactly that during the Hobbit's rescue. Thanks for answering, and for this AMAZING walk through of my favorite novel!