The scene seems to take place during the “never-ending camping trip” the trio embark on while on the run from the Ministry of Magic and the Death Eaters. It shows Ron and Hermione having a rare moment alone as Ron teaches Hermione how to skip stones on a lake. It’s the first time since the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where we see such a carefree and intimate moment between just the two of them. (And no, I don’t count the hospital scene in Half-Blood Prince because Ron wasn’t even aware of it). And if I can speak for the many Ron/Hermione fans out there in the HP fandom, it’s long overdue.
You can see this – and other – deleted scenes when the DVD is released on April 15.
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