Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act III, Scene 20

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

Act III, Scene 20

Triwizard Tournament, Maze 1995

  • We're back at the tournament, again.
  • Scorpius tells Albus he'd rather die than see Voldemort return.
  • They try to hide in the maze, but Delphi flies around without a broom and finds them.
  • She puts the Crucio curse on Scorpius, leaving him in excruciating pain, to manipulate Albus.
  • But Cedric shows up and disarms her in the nick of time.
  • Sadly, Albus tells Cedric he must finish the maze, knowing it will kill him.
  • But Albus tells Cedric, "Your dad loves you very much" (3.20.77) before he rushes off.
  • As the Time-Turner is about to return them to the present, Delphi smashes it.
  • They're stuck in the past.