Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act III, Scene 1

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

Act III, Scene 1

Hogwarts, Headmistress' Office

  • Scorpius is shocked to learn that he's somehow changed the present so much that he now has athletic ability.
  • At least he does according to Headmistress Umbridge, who tells him "there's rarely a Snitch" he doesn't catch (3.1.6). And she doesn't mean in the face.
  • She wants to promote him to Slytherin Head Boy, but she doesn't understand his recent obsession with dead Harry Potter.
  • He agrees to stop obsessing over The Boy Who Died.
  • Umbridge makes him pledge to "Voldemort and Valor" (3.1.16), proving that team red in Pokemon Go is the worst.