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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act II, Scene 20

By Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Act II, Scene 20

Triwizard Tournament, Lake, 1995

  • Underwater, Albus and Scorpius turn Cedric into a balloon, and he floats away, humiliated.
  • The boys are zapped back to the present, where Scorpius finds himself alone in the lake.
  • He's fished out of the lake by Headmistress Dolores Umbridge, who tells Scorpius that Harry Potter has been dead for years.
  • This little episode of It's Not a Wonderful Life concludes when Umbridge informs Scorpius that it's time for the worst-named holiday ever: Voldemort Day.