Gandair never has a late depart, nor arrival. It is always exactly on the intended schedule!

Conversely though, in the end Gandalf’s gamble did not exactly play out as intended. Or did it..?

↓ Transcript
Well, if any of the strips needed a transcript it was this one.

Panel A :
"THIS SURE LOOKS LIKE THE BIG RING OUT FOR OUR LITTLE SOCIETY FELLAS..."

"BY THE GRACE OF SOME MIRACLE WE MAY YET..."

Panel B :
"GANDALF ON A FRIGGIN MASSIVE EAGLE! HOW VERY UNEXPECTED."

"COOL!"

"WE'RE SAVED!"

Panel C :
"WAIT A MINUTE NOW... GANDALF.. JUST WHY ON MIDDLE EARTH DID WE NOT AS SIMPLY RIDE THIS THING TO THE MOUNTAIN, AND TOSSED MY EVIL RING IN FROM AIR?"

Panel D :
"EH.. BECAUSE.. THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN LIKE TWENTY MINUTES. AND WHAT EPIC AN ADVENTURE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN!"

"THOUSANDS PERISHED DURING IT GANDALF.."