I just don't see how the Free are supposed to win this game. In this episode, the FSP even got a lucky triple-move off of the Shadow's first turn 0 eyes. They also got Smeagol one step away from Mordor with the shadow holding a fist full of turn stall cards.
In spite of Smeagol at the head of the Fellowship, the turn stall did occur, and but for an elven ring and was almost a double-turn-stall, just because the FSP couldn't roll swords.
Then the Free rolled only two Chars/WoWs in 10 Mordor action dice, and that wasn't fast enough, even with Strider and rings.