Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act II, Scene 8
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Act II, Scene 8
Hogwarts, Hospital Wing
- While Albus sleeps in a hospital bed, Harry chats with Dumbledore's portrait.
- The Dumble-painting gives Harry some impromptu parenting advice.
- Tip 1: "You're supposed to teach him how to meet life" (2.8.15).
- Tip 2: "Perhaps you are blinded by your love for him" (2.8.21).
- Tip 3: "You must see him as he is, Harry. You must look for what's wounding him" (2.8.23).
- Then Dumble-art is gone.
- Albus, Dumbledore's namesake, wakes up.
- Harry gives Albus some chocolate, which is sweet, and an order, which isn't.
- Harry orders Albus to stay away from his only friend, Scorpius Malfoy.
- Because Harry will believe a man who is half-horse above his own son, he believes that the dark cloud alluded to by the centaur Bane is really Scorpius Malfoy.
- And to make sure Albus and Scorpius don't try and see each other in secret, Harry says he'll monitor his son using the Marauder's Map.
- Wow, Harry really is up to no good this time.