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Love, love, love: My favorite moments from the seventh Harry Potter film

Finishing up my week of favorite Harry Potter scenes, here are my picks for the final film. Seeing how there’s only one movie for today, I figured I’d pick more than one (I’ll try to keep the explanations short). Also, it’s the second-to-last movie, so why not?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
(2010)

To make things easier, I’m going to list my favorite scenes in chronological order.

Scene One:

I love this scene because it shows not only Ron and Hermione‘s growing relationship, but also just how much the two of them mean to Harry. After all these years, they have become his family and after facing Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters, Harry is more than a little grateful that they’re both alive.

There’s also a little bit of humor thrown in when Hermione is surprised by Ron’s abilities. Ron is a little put off by it.

“Always the tone of surprise.”

Even in the darkest moments, it’s important to laugh every now and then. Otherwise, that means the bad guys have won!

Scene Two:

This scene is fun because when George catches them, it’s just so awkward. Ginny just walks away and Harry’s left with her brother trying to figure out what to do with himself. And George just watches calmly as his future brother-in-law squirms under his scrutiny.

Scene Three:

Dumbledore left something to each of the trio. Ron received his Deluminator, which brought him back to Hermione. Courtesy photo.

I love the scene when Ron returns to Harry and Hermione after having left them for months.

Having just saved his life, Harry easily forgives Ron for leaving. But Hermione is another story. She’s livid and at one point wants to curse Ron. It just shows how much she loves him because she was truly hurt and upset about him leaving.

This scene also shows how much Ron loves Hermione. From hearing her call his name to the — as Harry says — “little ball of light touching (his) heart,” Ron and Hermione share this really deep connection that goes beyond a teenage crush and puppy love. What they have is real and worth fighting for.

I also love Hermione’s transformation as Ron tells his story. If you watch her, she starts out as not wanting to hear a single word he has to say. But as Ron continues his story, she begins to loosen up and you can see her thinking, “Okay, that’s not so bad. I guess I can forgive a little.”

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