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Re: Fan Scripts: Script your own version of Harry Potter

Hey guys! Since at this current moment I can't post my DH2 script I decided to once again go back in time and consolidate my last HBP script. This was the one I was trying to compare with the movie that's coming out and see how close I would get it. Reading through it they're alot different But suprisingly there are some things that I was right on the money. So here is my script of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I'll be posting it bit by bit over the next few days so thanks to all that read!

Spinners End:    


  EXT. SPINNERS END-NIGHT

The screen fades in to a shot of a street sign reading SPINNERS END. The camera slowly pans out to show the FOGGY street and walking through the fog is two cloaked figures walking at a quick pace. The camera follows them up to a DARK HOUSE and one of them reaches out to knock. A LIGHT comes on within the house and the door slowly opens. SEVERUS SNAPE slowly walks out of the door and stares at the two mysterious figures.

SNAPE
Well well look who it is. Come in….

Snape steps to the side as the two figures walk inside the house. He takes a quick look into the foggy streets before closing the door.

INT. DARK HOUSE-MOMENTS LATER-NIGHT

The scene cuts to the hooded figures now taking off their cloaks and we now see that they are BELLATRIX LESTRANGE and NARCISSA MALFOY.

NARCISSA
I’m sorry to disturb you this late at night Severus but I thought it to be the best time…..I have been told to say nothing to anyone but…

BELLATRIX
Then you ought to hold your tongue! Patrticularly in present company! Why won’t you just listen to me sister! What’s done will be done….

SNAPE
Present company Bellatrix? What am I to understand by that?

BELLATRIX
That I don’t trust you Snape as you may very well know!

SNAPE
Charming atleast we share a mutual….dislike…for one another.

BELLATRIX
Why is Harry Potter still alive Snape? 6 years and you could’ve killed him! I can’t believe the Dark Lord has let you live…

SNAPE
This means I’ve given him the necessary answers to why Potter is still alive. Correct me if I’m wrong Bellatrix but it seems to be you don’t agree with the Dark Lord…

BELLATRIX
I spent years in Azkaban for him Snape!

SNAPE
I’m sure you were much help sitting in a prison cell….

BELLATRIX
How dare you!

SNAPE
I’ve followed the Dark Lord’s orders Bellatrix. I’ve played my part well. Dumbledore trusts me and therein lies my great value to the Dark Lord.

Snape glances down at his arm and watches the DARK MARK on his arm as it slightly moves back and forth. Bellatrix frowns and walks to the other side of the room in anger.

SNAPE
So what is it that you need from me Narcissa?

NARCISSA
You of course know of the mission that the Dark Lord has set forth?

SNAPE
I do…

NARCISSA
Severus…my son….my only son. I know this may be too much to ask of you but Severus would you look after him, see he comes to no harm?

Snape stares at her for a second. Bellatrix watches from the other room in silence with a look of fury in her eyes.

SNAPE
It might be possible…for me to help him.

NARCISSA
Will you swear to it? Will you make the Unbreakable Vow?

Bellatrix eyes widen in horror at this question and tears slowly fall from Narcissa’s eyes. Snape stares at her and slowly gets up and walks towards the window. The camera shows the view from outside of the dark house of Snape looking out of the curtain and SWOOSH he closes them. The camera pans up over the house and the title ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE’ slowly comes towards the screen with the bright moon in the background. The camera continues to pan up over the moon pauses and starts to pan back down.
  


Horace Slughorn:    


  EXT-PRIVET DRIVE-NIGHT

A WIDESHOT of Privet Drive is now shown as the camera slowly pans closer to the buildings.

DUMBLEDORE
(Voiceover)
Dear Harry, If it is convenient to you I shall call at number four, Privet Drive, this coming Friday at eleven P.M. to escort you to the Burrow, where you have been invited to spend the remainder of your school holidays. If you are agreeable, I should also be glad of your assistance in a matter to which I hope to attend on the way to the Burrow. I shall explain this more fully when I see you. Hoping to see you this Friday, I am, yours most sincerely, Albus Dumbledore

As the voiceover is being read the camera gets closer to the houses and BAM one by one street lights start going out. We see a CLOAKED FIGURE standing in the street. As we get closer we see the figure hold up a DELUMINATOR and CLICK another light flies into it. The camera pans over this figures shoulder and continues to go towards NUMBER FOUR PRIVET DRIVE. The camera goes through the window of HARRY POTTERS room and we see him laying against the window asleep. The DOORBELL rings and Harry snaps out of his sleep quickly and backs up and BAM trips over his packed trunk which is on the floor. HEDWIG hoots as this happens. Harry jumps up and runs out of his room, down the stairs and opens the door with excitement.

EXT-NUMBER FOUR PRIVET DRIVE-SECONDS LATER-NIGHT

Standing there with a smile on his face is ALBUS DUMBLEDORE as he pulls back the cloak he was wearing.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry Harry did I wake you?

HARRY
(Nervous chuckle)
No…of course not…I was wide awake….

DUMBLEDORE
Wonderful! Is there any chance that your Aunt and Uncle are home?

HARRY
No they’ve been gone all day. They’ve been taking Dudley to the doctor a lot. He hasn’t been the same since the dementor attack last year.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sure that was a horrifying experience. In that case
(He pulls out a letter)
I would ask if you would leave this letter somewhere that they can find it.

HARRY
What is it?

DUMBLEDORE
Just a letter asking if they would be so kind to let you return once more next year. You see Harry fifteen years ago I put a powerful protection over this house and it will continue to hold as long as you can call this house ‘home.’ This magic will cease to operate the moment that you turn seventeen since as you know seventeen the age us wizards become adults.

HARRY
I honestly don’t think they care about that sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah I also included a few choice words but I think you’re a little too young to hear that part just yet. Now put this away Harry and I’ll send your bags to the Burrow so we can step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

Harry smiles as he takes the letter and returns inside.

EXT-PRIVET DRIVE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene fades to Harry and Dumbledore walking down the middle of the street. Someone riding a bike passes by and gives an odd look at them and Dumbledore simply smiles and waves at them. As he waves we notices that the back of Dumbledore’s hand is BLACKENED and SHRIVELED.

HARRY
Sir your hand…what happened to it?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah this. Well I have no time to really explain it now I’m afraid. You have not, of course, passed your Apparition Test am I correct?

HARRY
No sir, I thought you had to be seventeen?

DUMBLEDORE
You do, so you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly.
(Harry grabs Dumbledore’s arm)
Very good, well here we go.

SWOSH they’re gone in a puff of smoke. The scene cuts to Harry holding onto Dumbledore as they’re flying upwards as the world around them is spinning quickly as if they’re in the middle of a vortex. Soon the spinning slows down and SWOOSH it comes to a halt and Dumbledore grabbes Harry before he falls over from the land.

EXT-BUDLEIGH BABBERTON-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Harry dusts his self off as Dumbledore pulls out his wand and looks around. They’re standing in front of a WAR MEMORIAL and Harry pulls on his ears as if to make them pop.

HARRY
So that’s apparition huh? I think I much prefer flying.

DUMBLEDORE
It does take some getting used to I’m afraid. Get your wand out Harry and keep it at the ready.

HARRY
I thought I’m not allowed to use magic outside of school, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
If there is an attack I give you permission to use any counterjinx or curse that might occur to you.

HARRY
I don’t think I need to worry about being attacked tonight sir.

DUMBLEDORE
Oh? Why’s that?

HARRY
Well….ugh…because I’m with you.

DUMBLEDORE
(Smiles lightly)
Ah Harry, you make it so hard to be modest…

They begin to walk slowly through this dark place

DUMBLEDORE
Needless to say Harry the times have become dangerous, as I’m sure you know, since Voldemort has come out into the open.

HARRY
The explosion of The Brockdale Bridge that just happened…do you think…?

DUMBLEDORE
Oh I know it was Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters Harry. Not even the muggles are safe. Have you noticed how foggy it’s been lately?

HARRY
Yeah I noticed that….

DUMBLEDORE
The Dementors are breeding Harry…yes yes dark times indeed lie ahead for both of us.

HARRY
Sir…where exactly are we?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah yes I forgot to mention it. We’re in the charming village of Budleigh Babberton. We are here to persuade an old colleague of mine to come out of retirement and return to Hogwarts. Ah and here we are!

They stop in front of a SMALL STONE HOUSE. The front door is hanging off its hinges and Dumbledore looks both ways before proceeding through the GATE into the yard towards the door.

INT-STONE HOUSE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

The walk into the house and a scene of total devastation meets their eyes. Things are EVERYWHERE. The camera pans to a grandfather clock that is lying splintered at their feet. Dumbledore turns to go into the living area and Harry follows. Dumbledore raises his wand and the light from the tip shows the walls has something that is darkly red and glutinous spattered across it.

DUMBLEDORE
Not pretty, is it? Yes, something horrible has happened here.

Dumbledore continues to look around the room slowly.

HARRY
Maybe there was a fight and they dragged him off….

Dumbledore glances over to an OVERSTUFFED ARMCHAIR that is sitting in the corner of the room and stares at it for a second.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t think so….

HARRY
You mean he’s still here?….

Dumbledore quickly walks up to the chair and pokes it with the tip of his wand and the sound ‘OUCH’ is heard.

DUMBLEDORE
Good evening, Horace.

Harry watches as the armchair slowly begins to transform into HORACE SLUGHORN who is now standing there rubbing his stomach where Dumbledore poked him.

SLUGHORN
There was no need to stick the wand in that hard. It hurt! What gave it away?

DUMBLEDORE
My dear Horace if the Death Eaters really had come to call, the Dark Mark would have been set over the house.

SLUGHORN
(Slapping his palm across his forehead)
The Dark mark…knew there was something I forgot.

He pulls out his wand and SWOOSH everything that was destroyed starts to repair itself. Harry stands back as the pictures fly back on the wall, dishes repair themselves, and the broken lamp on the floor repairs itself and lights the room. Slughorn gives Dumbledore a slight frown and looks over towards Harry and notices his SCAR.

SLUGHORN
Oho! Oho!

DUMBLEDORE
This is Harry Potter. Harry, this is an old friend and colleague of mine, Horace Slughorn.

SLUGHORN
(Looking angrily at Dumbledore)
So that’s how you thought you’d persuade me, is it? Well, the answer’s no, Albus!

DUMBLEDORE
Well do you mind if we have a seat atleast?

SLUGHORN
Go ahead!

Harry and Dumbledore both sit down on the small couch and Slughorn sits in a chair opposite them.

SLUGHORN
Now I don’t mean to be rude Albus….

DUMBLEDORE
Yet sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often old friend. So how have you been keeping Horace?

SLUGHORN
Not so well. Weak chest. Wheezy. Can’t move like I used to. You must know what I mean Albus you’re older than me!

DUMBLEDORE
You’re quite right my reactions aren’t…..
(Dumbledore holds up his blackened hand and we get a good look at the damage)
What they used to be but on the other hand…

He turns his hand a bit and now we can see a RING with a heavy black STONE that had been cracked down the middle. Slughorn eyes widen at the sight of the ring and Harry stares at it. Suddenly Dumbledore stands up and proceeds to walk out of the room.

SLUGHORN
Are you leaving?

DUMBLEDORE
No, I was wondering whether I might use your bathroom.

SLUGHORN
Oh…second on the left down the hall.

Dumbledore nods and walks quickly out of the room. Slughorn and Harry both sit uncomfortably in silence in the room for a second before Slughorn clears his voice.

SLUGHORN
Don’t think I don’t know why he’s brought you. You look very like your father, except for your eyes. You’ve got….

HARRY
My mother’s eyes, yeah.

SLUGHORN
Yes well your mother, Lily Evans, was one of the brightest I ever taught. I used to tell her she ought to have been in my House.

HARRY
Which was your house?

SLUGHORN
I was Head of Slytherin. Oh now don’t go holding that against me! You’ll be in Gryffindor like her, I suppose? Your mother was Muggle-born, of course. Couldn’t believe it when I found out. Thought she must have been pure-blood, she was so good.

HARRY
One of my best friends is Muggle-born and she’s the best in our year.

SLUGHORN
Yes well I’m sorry I won’t be able to meet her. Taking up a post at Hogwarts right now would be tantamount to declaring my public allegiance to the Order of the Phoenix….

HARRY
You don’t have to join the Order to teach at Hogwarts. Most of the teachers there aren’t. I reckon the staff are safer than most people while Dumbledore’s headmaster, he’s supposed to be the only one Voldemort ever feared, isn’t he?

Slughorn stares at Harry for a moment clearly thinking about what he just said.

SLUGHORN
It is true that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Names has never sought a fight with Dumbleodre…I may very well be safer closer to Albus…

Dumbledore Enters

SLUGHORN
Oh, there you are, Albus! You’ve been gone a very long time. Upset stomach?

DUMBLEDORE
No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines. I do love knitting patterns. Well, Harry, we have trespassed upon Horace’s hospitality quite long enough; I think it is time for us to leave.

SLUGHORN
You’re leaving?

Harry jumps up quickly and stands besides Dumbledore

DUMBLDORE
Yes, I think I know a lost cause when I see one. I’m sorry you don’t want the job Horace. Hogwarts would have been glad to see you back again. Our greatly increased security notwithstanding, you will always be welcome to visit, should you wish too! Good bye!

He smiles and proceeds to walk out of the house and Harry follows.


EXT-STONE HOUSE-NIGHT-MOMENTS LATER

Dumbledore and Harry walk outside the house and exit the gate in front of the house. Suddenly we hear Slughorns voice yelling from inside of the house

SLUGHORN
(Off-screen)
All right, all right, I’ll do it! I’ll be wanting a pay rise for this, Dumbledore!

The door of the house SLAMS shut and Dumbledore smiles and continues to walk away from the house as Harry follows.

DUMBLEDORE
Well done, Harry

HARRY
What did I do?

DUMBLEDORE
You showed Horace exactly how much he stands to gain by returning to Hogwarts. Now if you will grasp my arms, let us get you to The Burrow. I’m sure Mrs. Weasley is worried sick.

Harry grabs onto Dumbledore’s are and SWOOSH they disappear
  


Time at the Burrow:    


  
EXT. THE BURROW- DAWN

The scene cuts to a wide shot of THE BURROW and SWOOSH Harry and Dumbledore appear in the middle of the yard. The sky is a light orange as it is now the crack of dawn.

DUMBLEDORE
Well here we are Harry. Now before you proceed inside I’d like to have a word with you.

Dumbledore faces Harry and looks down upon him.

DUMBLEDORE
I am pleased and a little proud at how well you seem to be coping after everything that happened at the Ministry. It was cruel that you and Sirius had such a short time together. Naturally, the loss is devastating….

HARRY
While I was at the Dursleys’ I realized I can’t shut myself away or crack up; Sirius wouldn’t have wanted that would he? People are dying; it could be me next, couldn’t it? And if it is, I’ll make sure I take as many Death Eaters with me as I can and Voldemort too if I can manage it.

DUMBLEDORE
Spoken both like your mother and father’ son and Sirius’s true godson! Also it is my wish that you take private lessons with me this year.

HARRY
Private…! With you? Really?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I think it is time that I took a great hand in your education.

HARRY
What will you be teaching me, sir?

DUMBLEDORE
(airily)
Oh, a little of this, a little of that. Now lets get you inside, lets not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.

INT. THE BURROW-FRED AND GEORGE’S BEDROOM-AFTERNOON

They begin to walk towards the house as the scene fades to a shot of Harry sleeping. Then BAM the door flies open and Harry sits up quickly in the bed. SWISH the curtains in the room fly open and Harry reaches for his glasses. Standing by the window was RON WEASLEY and walking into the room is HERMIONE GRANGER

RON
We didn’t know you were here already!

HERMIONE
Ron why did you wake him up, I’m sure he’s very tired!

HARRY
No…I was fine Hermione thanks. Alright Ron?

RON
Fine…when did you get here? You were out with Dumbledore? What happened? What did you do?

HERMIONE
Ron let him collect his thoughts first!

HARRY
It wasn’t that exciting. He just wanted me to help him persuade this old teacher to come out of retirement. Did I miss breakfast?

HERMIONE
Yes…it’s noon now. Mrs. Weasley is sending the food up.

HARRY
She didn’t have too….

GINNY WEASLEY walks into the room carrying a tray of food for Harry.

HARRY
Ginny….hey….

GINNY
Hiya Harry. Good sleep?

She places the tray across Harry’s lap.

HARRY
Fine…you didn’t have to bring this up; I’ll just join you all downstairs.

GINNY
Yes well YOU’LL have to tell mum that, she kept insisting that you were exhausted and she reckons you look underfed.

HARRY
Great….

GINNY
Well I’ll take this back downstairs

She grabs the tray and exits and Hermione follows.

RON
Hurry up and get dressed, I’m starving!

Ron exits and Harry smiles as the scene fades to MRS. WEASLEY, Ginny, and Hermione setting the tables in the kitchen. Harry and Ron both run downstairs and Mrs. Weasley runs up to hug Harry.

INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-MOMENTS LATER

MRS. WEASLEY
Good morning Harry dear, are you sure you’re well rested? You can sleep the rest of the day if you like...

HARRY
I’m fine Mrs. Weasley really…..

RON
(Sitting down at the table.)
Has dad made it home yet?

MRS. WEASLEY
No, he’s a tiny bit late

She takes a look up at the family clock where all faces are pointing towards “Mortal Peril” now.

RON
It’s been like that for a while, ever since You-Know-Who’s came back into the open.

GINNY
Yes well SOMEONE can help set the table instead of sitting around just eating all the time.

RON
Hey! I was helping Harry out….

GINNY
Yeah I’m sure he needs your help getting dressed Ron.

RON
It’s a tough job….

HARRY
Where are Fred and George?

RON
They’re raking in the Galleons! They have a new shop in Diagon Alley, we should be going there later…

MRS. WEASLEY
I must say I didn’t approve of it at first, but they do seem to have a flair for business. Oh!

(Mr. Weasley’s hand on the clock moves from ‘Mortal Peril’ to traveling)
Your fathers on his way kids!

Mrs. Weasley waves her hand and the bread she was cutting flies on all the plates on the table. Hermione takes a seat by Ron and Ginny takes a seat by Harry. Hermione grabs the Daily Prophet and begins to read.

RON
So anyone we know dead?

MRS. WEASLEY
RONALD WEASLEY!!!!

RON
What!?!

HERMIONE
(sigh)
Honestly Ron. There have been another couple of dementor attacks and a few more disappearances.

GINNY
There’ve been a lot of disappearances…..

RON
Yeah, did you hear? Even Ollivander the wandmaker has gone missing…

There is a knock on the door and everyone looks at it in silence.

MRS. WEASLEY
Arthur, is that you?

MR. WEASLEY
(From outside the door)
Yes, but I would say that even if I were a Death Eater. Ask the question!

MRS. WEASLEY
Oh, honestly Arthur this isn’t necessary…

MR. WEASLEY
The question dear!

MRS. WEASLEY
Fine…what is your dearest ambition?

MR. WEASLEY
To find out how airplanes stay up and now Molly, what do you like me to call you when we’re alone together?

Mrs. Weasley looks over her shoulders and see the kids watching her.

MRS. WEASLEY
(Nervous Chuckle)
Mollywobbles.

MR. WEASLEY
Correct, now you can let me in.

The door opens and MR. WEASLEY walks in and kisses his wife and sits down his briefcase.

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, I didn’t know you were here already. Everything alright?

HARRY
Yes sir

MR. WEASLEY
Well I ran into a few owls on the way and I have a nice little treat for you lot.
(He pulls out of his pocket a stack of mail.)
O.W.L. results are in!

HERMIONE
(She jumps up in excitement)
Are they here already! Feels like I’ve been waiting ages!

Hermione, Ron, and Harry all take there letters from Mr. Weasley and proceeds to open them on the spot.

HARRY
I only failed Divination and History of Magic, and who cares about them?

RON
(Taking a look at Harry’s)
I knew you’d be top at Defense Against the Dark Arts. We’ve done all right, haven’t we? We’re N.E.W.T. students now!

MRS WEASLEY
Well done!

HARRY
And look at this…we don’t have to take Potions anymore. No more Snape…this day is great already!

GINNY
Hermione? How did you do?

HERMIONE
Oh, I….not bad.

RON
Yeah, like you had anything to worry about in the first place.

Hermione shoots Ron a stern look and then notices something hanging out of Harry’s envelope.

HERMIONE
Well look at this.
(She takes it out and stares at it.)
Seems as if Harry is Quidditch captain this year!

RON
Wow! Congrats Harry! …

HARRY
Thanks…

RON
I’ve always wanted to try out for the team…..

GINNY
Awwww now you have to do is break it to Ron that he doesn’t have a chance on the team Harry.…

RON
Funny…

MRS. WEASLEY
Don’t forget that we are traveling to Diagon Alley later…

MR. WEASLEY
Don’t expect it to be the same Harry, its nearly completely empty now. The scare of You-Know-Who’s return has changed a lot of things. Now can I have a few more sausages dear..?

The camera zooms in on Harry looking at everyone eat and give a slight smile as he enjoys the company of his FAMILY. The scene slowly fades to a shot of a BRICK WALL. Slowly the brick wall starts to peel back and the camera pans back to show Harry, Ron, Hermione, Mr and Mrs. Weasley, and Ginny standing in front of it.
  


Weasley Wizard Wheezes:    


  EXT. DIAGON ALLEY-LATER THAT DAY

They slowly walk through the opening and the camera pans up to show a mostly empty DIAGON ALLEY. We see MINISTRY OF MAGIC posters all around and black and white photos of Bellatrix Lestrange sneering on them. A lot of the familiar shops were boarded up and there is a dark wizard calling out to them trying to sell something but they hush past. The camera pans down to Harry as he looks into the window of OLLIVANDER’S deserted wand shop. Ron puts his hand on Harry’s shoulder

RON
Come on mate, we’re going to go to Madam Malkin’s and pick up some new robes while Mom, Dad, and Ginny get the books.

Harry nods and follows Ron as the scene fades to:

INT. MADAM MALKIN- SAME DAY

Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk into the shop and pause when they see Draco standing there in a mirror with MADAM MALKIN knelt down threading Draco’s robs.

DRACO
I’m not a child, in case you haven’t noticed, Mother. I am perfectly capable of shopping alone!

She reaches up and brushes Draco’s left arm and he jumps back as if he’s in pain.

DRACO
And watch where you’re sticking that pin, will you!

He looks in the mirror again and notices the trio standing in the doorway and smirks.

DRACO
If you’re wondering what the smell is, Mother, a Mudblood just walked in.

MADAM MALKIN
I don’t think there’s any need for language like that!

She looks back and sees Harry and Ron both have their wands drawn

MADAM MALKIN
And I don’t want wands drawn in my shop either!

HERMIONE
(Grabs both there arms)
No, don’t, it’s not worth it.

Narcissa Malfoy walks from around the corner slowly with a look of fury in her eyes.

NARCISSA
Put those away. If you attack my son I shall ensure that it is the last thing you ever do.

HARRY
Really? Going to get a few Death Eater pals to do us in, are you?

NARCISSA
I see that being Dumbledore’s favorite has given you a false sense of security, Harry Potter. But Dumbledore won’t always be there to protect you.

HARRY
(He looks around the shop)
That’s funny…look at that…he’s not here now! So why not have a go? They might be able to find you a double cell in Azkaban with your loser of a husband!

DRACO
(He turns around suddenly)
Don’t you dare talk to my mother like that, Potter!

NARCISSA
It’s alright Draco. I expect Potter will be reunited with Sirius before I am reunited with Lucius.

Harry points his wand towards her face and she just stares at him with intense hatred in her eyes.

DRACO
Mother…I don’t think I want these robes anymore

NARCISSA
You’re right, Draco. Now I know the kind of scum that shops here…we’ll do better at Twilfitt and Tatting’s.

MADAM MALIKIN
Well, really!

Narcissa grabs Draco by the arm as he throws the robes in Madam Malkins face and they exit. Hermione, Ron, and Harry all look at each other as the scene cuts to the Weasleys, Hermione, and Harry walking down the streets of Diagon Ally.
The camera goes past them to a shop which, compared to the one’s around it, was light and lively. In the window of the shop was a large sign that read “Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who? You Should Be Worrying About U-No-Poo- The Constipation Sensation That’s Gripping The Nation!” The camera pans back to them standing in front of the window as Mrs. Weasley grabs her chest.

MRS. WEASLEY
They’ll be murdered in their sleep!

INT. WEASLEY WIZARD WHEEZES-DAY-MOMENTS LATER

They all walk into the shop and we see an assortment of gadgets and boxes. There are boxes labeled Skiving Snackboxes and Nosebleed Nougat. There are boxes of wands, quills which came in Self Inking and Smart Answer varieties. The camera then pans to the front of the store where FRED WEASLEY and GEORGE WEASLEY are standing

FRED
Welcome…

FRED AND GEORGE
To Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!!

They both walk up and hug their mom and dad. Fred punches Ron on the arm as he walks past him.
HARRY
Nice place guys.

GINNY
(She looks at love potions)
Do these things work?

GEORGE
Certainly they work, for up to twenty-four hours at a time depending on the weight of the boy in question, and the attractiveness of the girl. But we’re not selling them to our sister, not when she’s already got about five boys on the go from what we’ve heard…

GINNY
(Irritably)
Whatever you’ve heard from Ron is a big fat lie.

FRED
Are you or are you not currently going out with a boy called Dean Thomas?

HARRY
You’re dating Dean?

GINNY
Yes I am, what are those?

GEORGE
Pygmy Puffs, Miniature puffskeins, we can’t breed them fast enough.

GINNY
They’re really cute!

FRED
They’re fairly cuddly, yes. But you’re moving through boyfriends a bit fast, aren’t you?

GINNY
It’s none of your business. And I’ll thank you
(She turns to look at Ron who just turned around the corner)
Not to tell tales about me to these two!

RON
WHAT!

Ron is carrying a few items in his hand from around the shop.

FRED
That’s three Galleons, nine Sickles, and a Knut. Cough up.

RON
I’m your brother!

GEORGE
And that’s our stuff you’re nicking. Three Galleons, nine Sickles. I’ll knock off the Knut.

RON
But I haven’t got that much money!

FRED
Well you’d better put it back then, and mind you put it on the right shelves.

Ron frowns and walks away angrily and Harry laughs. He turns around and looks out of the window and sees Draco Malfoy hurrying up the street alone. He looks over his shoulders and hurry’s out of view. Harry leans over to Hermione who is holding one of the Pygmy Puffs.

HARRY
Wonder where his mommy is?

Harry looks over his shoulder and spots Mr. and Mrs. Weasley talking to George and Fred still harassing Ginny.

HARRY
Hermione get Ron and meet me out back. I have my invisibility cloak with me….I think we should see what he’s up too…

EXT. KNOCKTURN ALLEY-MINUTES LATER

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down the street in Harry’s invisibility cloak. We see Draco take a turn down Knockturn Alley and the trio follows. They pause as Draco walks in Borgin and Burkes. They slowly follow him into the store as he is greeted by BORGIN.

INT. BORGIN AND BURKES-MOMENTS LATER

BORGIN
I’m glad that you finally made it here Mr. Malfoy

DRACO
Yeah well it took some time for me to get away from my mother. So where is it?

BORGIN
Right this way…..

Borgin leads Draco to the back of the store and approaches a VANISHING CABINET. Harry, Ron, and Hermione slowly follow them underneath the cloak. Draco slowly opens up the cabinet and looks inside it.

DRACO
Well you know why I’m here….

BORGIN
Indeed

DRACO
Do you know how to fix it?

BORGIN
Possibly, I’ll need to see it, though. Why don’t you bring it into the shop?

MALFOY
I can’t. It’s got to stay put. I just need you to tell me how to do it.

BORGIN
Well without seeing it, I must say it will be a very difficult job, perhaps impossible. I couldn’t guarantee anything.

DRACO
No?

Draco turns to the side and out of view of the trio

DRACO
(Offscreen)
Perhaps this will make you more confident.

The trio stands still and cast side looks at each other. Draco then walks back out in front of the cabinet and stares at it.

DRACO
Tell anyone and there will be retribution. You know Fenrir Greyback? He’s a family friend. He’ll be dropping in from time to time to make sure you’re giving the problem your full attention

BORGIN
There will be no need for…

DRACO
I’ll decide that. Not a word to anyone, Borgin, and that includes my mother, understand? Keep this Vanishing Cabinet safe….

BORGIN
Naturally, naturally

He bows and barely brushes into the trio under the cloak as he walks out of the store. Borgin gives an angry look and closes the Vanishing Cabinet. Harry, Ron, and Hermione then start to exit but they accidently bump into one of the shelves. They pause in horror as Borgin walks in their general direction. He looks around and proceeds to straighten the item on the shelf they bumped into. Harry notices that it’s a bust of a statue with a OPAL NECKLACE around it’s neck. Borgin then goes to the back and the trio slowly walk out of the store. The camara pans back to show a wide shot of Borgin and Botts and slowly fades to Harry, Ron, and Hermione sitting in Ron’s bedroom
  


The Slug Club:    


  INT. THE BURROW-LATER THAT NIGHT

HARRY
I wonder what he wanted with that Vanishing Cabinet.

RON
I don’t know, it sounds like he wanted something fixed.

HARRY
Yeah but the question is what? He needs something fixed and that cabinet is involved in someway.

HERMIONE
It could be anything Harry

HARRY
I know it’s just, Malfoy’s fathers in Azkaban. Don’t you think he’d like revenge?

RON
Revenge? What can he do about it?

HARRY
I don’t know but he’s up to something and I think we should take it seriously. His fathers a Death Eater and….

His stops walking as his eyes widen and Hermione looks at him with a worried look

HERMIONE
Harry? What’s wrong?

HARRY
He’s a Death Eater. He’s replaced his father as a Death Eater!

RON
(Laughing)
Malfoy? A Death Eater? Harry come on now!

HARRY
The Dark Mark. I guarantee that’s what he showed Borgin that we couldn’t see. Borgin was afraid after Draco showed him it on his arm. Do you remember in Madam Malkins? He jumped when she touched his arm….he must’ve just got branded!

RON
Harry I doubt You-Know-Who would let him join….

HERMIONE
Yes and besides we should all get to bed…we’re off to school tomorrow. Goodnight.

Hermione gets up and walks out of the room and Ron gets under his covers while Harry still sits on his bed.

RON
Don’t worry yourself to much about it right now mate…get some sleep.

HARRY
Yeah I guess you’re right.

Harry lays down and takes off his glasses. He turns off the light and the camera focuses on his as the only light shining on him through the window is the moonlight. The camera slowly fades to the next day and we see Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Harry, Mr. Weasley, and Mrs. Weasley all in the kitchen getting ready to head to PLATFORM 9 ¾.

INT. THE BURROW-KITCHEN-NEXT DAY

MRS. WEASLEY
Come on everyone it’s time to go.

They all begin to exit out of the house and Harry pauses.

HARRY
Um…Mr. Weasley…could I have a quick word?

MR. WEASLEY
Sure Harry.

They both walk out of the kitchen and into the living room.

INT. THE BURROW-LIVING ROOM-MOMENTS LATER

MR. WEASLEY
Are you going to tell me where you, Ron, and Hermione disappeared yesterday?

HARRY
How did you….

MR. WEASLEY
Harry, please. You’re talking to the man who raised Fred and George.

HARRY
Right…well….we followed Draco Malfoy. We used my Invisibility Cloak.

MR. WEASLEY
Did you have any particular reason for doing so, or was it a mere whim?

HARRY
I thought Malfoy was up to something. He’d given his mother the slip and I wanted to know why. He went into Borgin and Burkes and was asking Borgin to help him fix something. It had something to do with this old Vanishing Cabinet there.

MR. WEASLEY
Vanishing Cabinet you say?

HARRY
Yes well there’s something else. I think he’s been branded with the Dark Mark. I think he’s replaced his father. When Madam Malkin tried to touch his left arm he jumped about a mile and he showed Borgin something that made him really nervous.

Mr. Weasley stares at Harry for a moment deep in thought

MR. WEASLEY
Harry I doubt You-Know-Who would allow a sixteen year old….

HARRY
Does anyone really know what Vold…I mean You-Know-Who would or wouldn’t do? Isn’t it worth investigating sir? If Malfoy is trying to fix something and needs to threaten Borgin to get it done it could be something Dark or dangerous.

MR. WEASLEY
We already raided Lucius Malfoy’s house when he was arrested Harry. We took away everything that might have been dangerous.

HARRY
I think you missed something.

MR. WEASLEY
Well maybe…

MRS. WEASLEY
(Offscreen)
Come on you too or we’re going to be late!!!

MR. WEASLEY
I think we should go….

Harry nods and we hear the sound of a train

EXT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-NOON

The scene cuts to a shot of the Hogwarts Express leaving the station. The camera shows Mr. and Mrs. Weasley together waving at the train.

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS- NOON

The camera then pans through the window to show Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny walking down the aisle looking for a compartment. He notices Malfoy sitting in a compartment with ZABINI, PANSY PARKINSON, CRABBE, and GOYLE as they walk by.

HARRY
So will you be sitting with us Ginny?

GINNY
I can’t, Harry. I said I’d meet Dean. See you later though.

She waves back to Hermione and Ron and walks off and Harry stares at her as she walks away as if he’s slightly annoyed that she won’t be with them. A compartment door opens and NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM sticks his head out.

NEVILLE
Hi Harry, Ron, and Hermione! You can join us in here if you’d like, we have room!

Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the compartment with Neville and see’s LUNA LOVEGOOD sitting there smiling up at them.

LUNA
Hello!

HARRY
Luna, hi, how are you?

LUNA
Very well thank you.

After they put up their bags they all have a seat. From outside the window they see a few people staring into the compartment curiously.

RON
What’s their problem?

NEVILLE
They’re staring at us because we’re with Harry. You know since he’s the chosen one and all….

LUNA
Are we still doing D.A. meetings this year, Harry?

HARRY
No point Luna, we’ve gotten rid of Umbridge.

NEVILLE
I liked the D.A. I learned loads from you!

LUNA
I enjoyed the meetings too. It was like having friends.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione all glance at each other uncomfortably as she says this. All of a sudden there is a knock on the door and it slides open. A group of girls open the compartment giggling and ROMILDA VANE steps inside towards Harry

ROMILDA
Hey Harry, I’m Romilda Vane. Why don’t you join us in our compartment? You don’t have to sit with them!

HARRY
Oh I don’t do I? Well they’re friends of mine!

ROMILDA
Why?
(She and her friends laugh)

NEVILLE
It’s ok Harry, you can go…

HARRY
No, these are my friends and I think you should go

ROMILDA
(Surprised)
Are you serious?
(Dissapointently)
Well…Oh, Oh Ok then

She rushed out and closes the door

LUNA
People expect you to have cooler friends than us.

RON
Than you two maybe

Hermione hits Ron in his arm and gives him a stern look

RON
What?

HARRY
You are cool, none of them were at the Minsitry. They didn’t fight with me.

Luna and Neville both smile and Hermione takes out a Daily Prophet and begins to read as Ron bites into some candy. Harry and he looks out of the window with a look of deep thought on his face.

NEVILLE
Are you alright Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, I’m fine…

LUNA
I don’t think so…maybe a Wrackspurt got you?

HARRY
A What?

LUNA
Wrackspurt…they’re invisible. They float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy. I thought I felt one zooming around in here.

Luna starts flapping her hands around in mid air. Ron, Neville and Harry look at each other as if they’re trying to hold back a laugh and Hermione raises the Prophet higher so no one can see her reaction. The compartment door opens and a young third year is standing there with an envelope.

STUDENT
I’m supposed to deliver these to Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter.

The students hands it to them and exits.

NEVILLE
What is it?

HARRY
I dunno
(He opens up the letter and begins to read.)
Harry, I would be delighted if you would join me for a bite of lunch in compartment C. Sincerely, Professor H. E. F. Slughorn.

NEVILLE
Who’s Professor Slughorn?

HARRY
New teacher. Well, I suppose we’ll have to go, won’t we?

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS-SLUGHORNS COMPARTMENT-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Harry and Neville walking down the aisle towards Slughorns Compartment.

NEVILLE
I wonder what he wants me for?

HARRY
Guess we’re going to find out

He reaches out and opens the compartment door and sitting there is Zabini, Ginny, CORMAC McLAGGEN and three other students. Slughorn jumps up to greet Harry.

SLUGHORN
Harry, m’boy! Good to see you, good to see you! You must be Mr. Longbottom! Come in come in and have a seat we’re just chatting.

Harry quickly takes a seat next to Ginny and Neville if forced to sit next to Slughorn.

SLUGHORN
Do you know everyone Harry? Blaise Zabini here is in your year of course. This is Cormac McLaggen. This charming young lady tells me she knows you!

Harry and Ginny look at each other and smile

SLUGHORN
So Cormac I happen to know your Uncle Tiberius.

CORMAC
Do you sir?

SLUGHORN
Oh yes yes, splendid wizard he is. I’m sure no doubt you possess many of his varied talents yourself eh?
(Chuckles)
Yes you lot in this room are some of the best. Mr. Longbottoms here parents are well known Aurors. They’re in St. Mungo’s at the moment right son?

NEVILLE
Yes sir….

SLUGHORN
Well we’ll see if some of their flair has past on to you soon enough! Zabini your mother is indeed a rare beauty.

ZABINI
Thank you sir….

SLUGHORN
And Harry Potter! Where to begin with you? “The Chosen One” they’re calling you now! Of course there have been rumors for years, I remember when…well after that terrible night…Lily...James…and you survived and the word was that you must have powers beyond the ordinary…

Zabini gives a little cough and the other Slytherians in the room laugh.

GINNY
Yeah, Zabini, because you’re soooo talented…at posing…

SLUGHORN
Oh dear! You want to careful, Blaise! Saw this young lady perform the most marvelous Bat Bogy Hex as I was passing her carriage! I wouldn’t cross her.
(Chuckles)
Now I hear there was quite a disturbance at the Ministry last year and you were in the thick of it all.

Harry just nods his head slightly

SLUGHORN
So modest, no wonder Dumbledore is so fond of you. Now about this fabled prophecy…

NEVILLE
We never heard the prophecy. It was broken before anyone could hear it.

GINNY
It’s true. I’m sure all this ‘Chosen One’ rubbish is the Prophet making things up as usual.

SLUGHORN
You were both there too? Excellent!

As Slughorn continues to talk Harry catches eyes with Zabini who gives him a frown. The scene then slowly fades

INT-HOGWARTS EXPRESS-HALLWAY-NIGHT

To Neville, Ginny, and Harry leaving Slughorn’s compartment. They turn and walk down the aisles together

NEVILLE
I’m glad that’s over, strange man isn’t he?

HARRY
Yeah, he is a bit.

GINNY
I wonder what class he's teaching

HARRY
Defense Against the Dark Arts I'm sure. How come you ended up in there Ginny?

GINNY
Oh he saw me hex Zacharias Smith, he thought it was really good and invited me to lunch.

HARRY
Well better reason for inviting someone than because their mother’s famous or because their uncle….

He pauses as he notices Zabini is about to re-enter his compartment. Harry looks around to see if anyone else is looking and pulls out his Invisibility Cloak.

HARRY
I’ll see you two later

NEVILLE
But what’re you…

Harry throws the cloak over himself and runs up behinds Zabini who opens the compartment and

INT. HOGWARTS EXPRESS- SLYTHERIAN COMPARTMENT-NOON

Harry slides in before he closes it. Inside the room is Zabini, Goyle, Crabbe, Malfoy, and Pansy Parkinson. Before Zabini can sit down Harry jumps on his seat and jumps up into the luggage compartment and his foot comes from under the cloack for a quick second and he lies down.

ZABINI
What’s going on?

MALFOY
What did Slughorn want?

ZABINI
Just trying to make up to well connected people, not that he managed to find many. He invited Longbottom, Potter, and that Weasley girl!

MALFOY
He invited Longbottom? What’s Longbottom got to interest Slughorn? And Potter, obviously he wanted a look at ‘the Chosen One’ but that Weasley girl! What’s so special about her!

PANSY
A lot of boys like her, even you think she’s good looking don’t you Blaise?

ZABINI
I wouldn’t touch a filthy blood traitor like her whatever she looked like.

MALFOY
Pity, father always said Slughorn was a good wizard in his day, but it seems he’s gone a bit senile. Who cares whose he’s interested in anyways; he’s just a stupid teacher. I mean I might not even be at Hogwarts next year….

ZABINI
Really?

DRACO
Well you never know, I might have moved on to bigger and better things.

PANSY
(Gasp)
Do you mean…him?

DRACO
Mother wants me to complete my education, but personally, I don’t see it as that important these days. When the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone’s got?

ZABINI
And you think you’ll be able to do something for him? Sixteen years old and not even fully qualified yet?

DRACO
I’ve just said, haven’t I? Maybe the job he wants me to do isn’t something that you need to be qualified for.

Crabbe and Goyle look at each other and smile.

DRACO
I can see Hogwarts, we’d better get our robes on.

The scene cuts to show the train slowing down to stop. Everyone is leaving the compartment one by one. Draco then pauses and turns back around. He closes the door and lets down the blinds. He then points his wand to where Harry is hidden

DRACO
Petrificus Totalus!

Harry eyes widen as he is frozen and falls out of the compartment on the floor without his cloak. Draco is looking down on him smiling.

DRACO
I thought so. I saw something white flash through the air after Zabini came back. You didn’t hear anything I care about, Potter. But while I’ve got you here…

Draco stomps on Harrys face. Blood is streaming from Harrys nose.

DRACO
That’s from my father. Now lets see….

He grabs the invisibility cloak and throws it over Harry.

DRACO
I don’t reckon they’ll find you till the trains back in London. See you around Potter…or not.

Draco walks out of the compartment and slams the door and we see Harry trapped underneath the invisibility cloak unable to move. The train starts to move under him and we see and hand reached down and pulled the cloak off of him, and the camera pans to TONKS standing there.

TONKS
Wotcher Harry.

She points her wand at him and a flash of red light hits Harry and he’s unfrozen.

TONKS
We’d better get out of here, quickly.
  


The New Defense Teacher:    


  The scene cuts to…

EXT. TRAIN STATION- DUSK

Harry and Tonks walking from the train station and there is a shot of Hogwarts in the distance.

TONKS
Who did it?

HARRY
Draco Malfoy, thanks for….

TONKS
No problem, I can fix your nose if you stand still.
(She points her wand at his nose)
Episkey.

HARRY
Thanks.

TONKS
We can walk up to the school.

She waves her wand in the air and a silver four legged creature erupts from the wand and streaks off towards the castle.

TONKS
I’m sending word to the castle that I’ve got you.

HARRY
Was that a Patronus?

TONKS
(Gives a weak smile)
Yeah….

HARRY
How did you find me?

TONKS
I noticed you hadn’t left the train and I knew you had the cloak. I saw the blinds drawn on that compartment so I thought I’d check.

HARRY
But what are you doing here, anyway?

TONKS
I’m stationed at Hogsmeade with Proudfoot, Savage, and Dawlish to give the school extra protection.

Harry looks over at Tonks and notices that her hair is dark brown and not the shade of purple that it was last year.

HARRY
Your hair….

TONK
Oh…yeah…haven’t been much of a “purple” mood lately I’m afraid.

She looks up at the FULL MOON that is out and sighs. She then looks over at Harry who has a concerned look on his face.

TONKS
Now Harry don’t go worrying about me, I’ll be fine. Look someone’s coming to fetch you.

They stop at the gate of the castle and then we hear a CLICK and the gate slowly opens and the person who walks out into the moonlight is Snape.

SNAPE
Well, well, well. Nice of you to turn up, Potter. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t it in the rules that all students report to the opening feast in their school robes?

HARRY
I couldn’t change, I didn’t have my….

SNAPE
There is no need to wait, Nymphadora, Potter is quite….ah…safe in my hands.

TONKS
(Frowning)
I meant for Hagrid to get the message

SNAPE
Yes well Hagrid was late for the start-of-term freast, just like Potter here, so I took it instead. Incidentally I was interested to see your new Patronus. Have fun walking in the…moonlight…won’t you?

She casts an angry look at Snape who takes Harry by the arm and pulls him into the gates before shutting the gate in her face.

SNAPE
I think you were better off with the old one, the new one looks weak.

HARRY
Good night Tonks, thanks for everything!

TONKS
See ya Harry.

She glares at Snape once more and proceeds to walk off into the distance. Snape turns around and walk towards to the castle

SNAPE
Fifty points from Gryffindor for lateness, I think. Another twenty for not being in your school robes at the opening feast.

Harry follows Snape clearly angry at him and the scene fades too

INT. THE GREAT HALL-NIGHT

…Harry walking into the Great Hall with the rest of the students. He sits down between Harry and Ron

HERMIONE
What happened?

HARRY
I’ll tell you later.

The camera pans to Dumbledore standing up and the hall goes silent.

DUMBLEDORE
To our new students, welcome, to our old students, welcome back! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank You.

There’s a laugh throughout the students as he turns to sit down and we hear MCGONAGALL clear her throat and throw a stern look at Dumbledore

DUMBLEDORE
Oh right
(He turns back around to the students.)
Another year full of magical education awaits you…

HERMIONE
What happened to his hand?

RON
Dunno, but he seems to be off his nutter.

HARRY
His hand was like that when I saw him over the summer. I thought he’d have cured it by now though….

HERMIONE
It looks as if it’s died. But there are some injuries you can’t cure…old curses…

DUMBLEDORE
We are pleased to welcome a new member of staff this year. Professor Slughorn is a former colleague of mine who has agreed to resume his old post of Potions master!

Everyone starts to look at each other and mouth ‘Potions’ in shock and Slughorn stands up and gives a slight wave at the students

RON
Potions?

DUMBLEDORE
Professor Snape, meanwhile, will be taking over the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

HARRY
No.... No it can’t be.

The Slytherian table stands up to clap as Snape raises his hand in acknowledgement

HARRY
I thought Slughorn was going to teach defense…we’re not even taking Potions this year Ron!

RON
Well there’s one good thing, Snape’ll be gone by the end of the year.

HERMIONE
What do you mean?

RON
The jobs jinxed you know. No one’s lasted more than a year.

HARRY
Lets keep our fingers crossed for a death…

HERMIONE
Harry!

DUMBLEDORE
Now, as everybody in this Hall knows, Lord Voldemort and his followers are once again large and gaining in strength.

The entire hall goes silent.

DUMBLEDORE
I cannot emphasize strongly enough how dangerous the present situation is. I urge you all, to abide by any securtiy restrictions that your teacher might impose upon you. I trust you to conduct yourselves, always, with the utmost regard for your own and others safety.

The scene cuts to a sweeping shot of HOGWARTS during the next day. The scene then cuts to Neville standing in front of PROFESSOR MCGONAGALL in her office. She is looking over a parchment.

INT. HOGWARTS-MCGONAGALL’S OFFICE-NEXT DAY

MCGONAGALL
I’m sorry, Longbottom, but your score simply isn’t good enough to continue to N.E.W.T. level for Transfiguration. I just don’t think you’d be able to cope with the coursework.

Neville lowers his head in shame and McGonagall looks down at him.

MCGONAGALL
Why do you want to continue with Transfiguration, anyway? I’ve never had the impression that you particularly liked it.

NEVILLE
Well my grandmother wants….

MCGONAGALL
It’s high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson’s she got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have….particularly after what happened at the Ministry.

She gives Neville a smile as he raises his head up in confidence. She hands him back the parchment.

MCGONAGALL
Tell they next student they may enter please.

Neville opens the door and Harry is standing there.

NEVILLE
You can go in Harry.

HARRY
Thanks Neville….

Harry walks in and hands McGonagall a piece of parchment.

MCGONAGALL
Now let’s see here Potter…Potter. I have a question for you. What exactly do you plan on pursuing after you leave Hogwarts?

HARRY
Well I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I think I really would like to be an Auror.

MCGONAGALL
Fine choice, Potter. Well your marks in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Herbology, and Transfiguration are all fine. I see you haven’t applied for Potions this term; you need that class if you want to pursue being an Auror Potter.

HARRY
Yes well I thought I had to get an ‘Outstanding’ on my O.W.L. to take Potions this year….

MCGONAGALL
You did...when Professor Snape was teaching the subject. Professor Slughorn, however, is perfectly happy to accept N.E.W.T. students with the score you have. Do you wish to proceed with Potions?

HARRY
Yes, but I didn’t buy the books or any ingredients or anything….

MCGONAGALL
I’m sure Professor Slughorn will be able to lend you some. Very well here is your schedule Potter. By the way twenty hopefuls have already put down their names for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. I shall pass you the list in do course.

HARRY
Thanks Professor.

MCGONAGALL
Tell the next student they my come in.

Harry nods and exits.

EXT. DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM-DAY

The scene cuts to the DEFENSE AGAISNT THE DARK ARTS CLASSROOM. There are already a few students are sitting around chatting when Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter.

MALFOY
Potter!

Harry turns to see Draco sitting in the back next to Crabbe and Goyle with a sly smile on his face.

MALFOY
Glad to see you made it alright. How’s your nose?

HARRY
Fine…how’s your left arm Malfoy?

Before Draco can respond we hear a voice from offscreen.

SNAPE
Quiet!

Everyone turns around and standing in the door of the classroom is Snape. Harry, Ron, and Hermione take that seats and everyone else proceeds to take out their books.

SNAPE
I have not asked you to take out your books, I wish to speak to you, and I want your fullest attention.

He begins to walk slowly towards the front of the class as he speaks.

SNAPE
I am surprised so many of you scraped an O.W.L in this subject; I shall be even more surprised if all of you manage to keep up with the N.E.W.T. work. The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever changing, and eternal. Your defenses must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the arts you seek to undo.

He pulls out his wand and SWOOSH the lights go dim and the screen in front of the class lights up with a slideshow of pictures.

SNAPE
These pictures give a fair representation of what happens to those who suffer, for instance…

He waves his hand and the screen in the front of the class shows a witch that is shrieking in agony

SNAPE
The Cruciatus Curse….

There is a quick shot of Neville as he waves his hand again and we see a wizard lying on the ground with a blank expression

SNAPE
Feel the Dementors Kiss

He waves his hand and there’s a bloody mass on the projector

SNAPE
Or provoke the aggression of the Inferius. Now who here can tell me what an Inferi is?

He looks around and only Hermione raises her hand. He looks over her and continues to talk…

SNAPE
Since there is no one…Inferi are corpses. Dead bodies that have been bewitched to a dark wizard biddings. Fire is one of the most effective tools in fighting against them. The Dark Lord has used Inferi in the past, which means you would be well advised to assume he might use them again. Now can someone tell me the advantage of using a nonverbal spell?

Hermione is the only one who raises her hand again. Snape looks around past her but know one else is raising their hand. He sighs and turns back to Hermione.

SNAPE
Very well.….Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
Your adversary has no warning about what kind of magic you’re about to perform, which gives you a split second advantage.

SNAPE
An answer copied almost word for word from The Standard Book of Spells, Grade Six.

We see a shot of Malfoy and his friends laugh.

SNAPE
But correct in essentials. Those who progress to using magic without shouting incantations gain an element of surprise in their spell casting. Not all wizards can do this, of course; it is a question of concentration and mind power which some…..lack

He casts a look over at Harry as he says this.

SNAPE
Now today we will practice on using non verbal spells. Potter…Weasley…to the front of the class and bring your wands.

Harry and Ron cast each other looks before walking up to the front of the class.

SNAPE
Wands at the ready.

Harry and Ron both face each other and put their wands in the ready position.

SNAPE
Now Weasley I want you to attempt to jinx Potter without speaking and Potter must attempt to repel the jinx in equal silence. Carry on.

Snape steps back as Ron points his wand at Harry. Ron’s face begins to strain as he tries to attempt a non verbal spell. There are a few giggles in the back of the class and even Snape looks slightly amused for the moment.

SNAPE
Pathetic, Weasley.

He holds up his wand and pushes Ron to the side.

SNAPE
Here…let me show you

Snape turns quickly and points his wand at Harry

HARRY
PROTEGO!

BOOM the shield reflect Snape’s spell throwing him back across the room. A lot of students jump up in shock. Snape jumps up angrily and walks quickly towards Harry who still has his wand pointed at him.

SNAPE
Do you remember me telling you we were practicing nonverbal spells, Potter?

HARRY
Yes.

SNAPE
Yes, sir.

HARRY
There’s no need to call me ‘sir,’ Professor

The room goes deadly silent and Hermione puts her hand over her mouth in shock. Ron on the other hand has a big grin on his face.

SNAPE
Detention, Saturday night…my office Potter. I do not take cheek from anyone…not even ‘the Chosen One’

The stare at each other for a moment.

SNAPE
Now everyone will team up in pairs and attempt to do what Potter and Weasley failed to do. Carry on…

Everyone in the class stands up and Snape looks at Harry once more before walking away. The camera shows a wideshot of the class as everyone gets into pairs.
  


The Half Blood Prince:    


  INT. HOGWARTS-FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR-AFTERNOON

The scene cuts to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down a hallway. There are a few students walking around holding hands and Ron frowns at one couple as they pass by.

RON
That was brilliant Harry!

HERMIONE
No it wasn’t Ron! Harry what made you say that to him?

HARRY
He tried to jinx me, in case you didn’t notice! What’s Dumbledore playing at, anyway, letting him teach Defense? Did you hear him talking about the Dark Arts? He loves them! All that unfixed, indestructable stuff…

HERMIONE
I thought he sounded a bit like you when you were telling us what it’s like to face Voldemort. You said it wasn’t just about memorizing a bunch of spells.

A group of girls pass by and LAVENDER BROWN waves at Ron with a smile on her face. He looks around and then mouths ‘Me?’ to her and she nods yes. He chuckles and waves back and her friend’s walk away giggling. Hermione roll her eyes as KATIE BELL runs up behind them with a letter in his hand.

KATIE
Harry! Hey, Harry!

She hands Harry the letter

KATIE
For you! Listen, congrats on making captain for the team. Tell me when you call trials!

HARRY
Don’t be stupid Katie; you don’t need to try out. I’ve watched you play for five years…

KATIE
You mustn’t start off like that, good teams have been ruined before because Captains just kept playing the old faces and letting in their friends. Gotta run though, see ya!

As Katie leaves Harry notices CHO CHANG walking down the hall with a few friends. A look of regret shows on Harry’s face.

HARRY
I’ll be back guys….

Harry runs up to Cho who looks surprised that he’s approaching her.

HARRY
Cho….can I have a word?

CHO
Oh…um…yeah sure Harry…

Her friends walk away and Harry takes a deep breathe before he speaks.

HARRY
Listen, I’m sorry about what happened last year. I found out that Umbridge used Veritaserum on you and that’s why you revealed everything about Dumbledore’s Army. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you….

CHO
No…no…it’s ok Harry…really. I would’ve been mad if I were you aswell.

HARRY
It’s just…I still want to be friends…if that’s fine.

CHO
I’d like that

Cho’s friends call her from behind and she looks back and holds up one finger.

CHO
Well I guess I should go…I’ll see you around Harry.

She holds out her and hand and Harry grabs it as they shake hands and she walks away. Ron and Hermione walk up behind him.

HERMIONE
That was really nice of you Harry….

RON
So does this mean no more snogging between you two?

HARRY
Funny Ron…but no…I have my eye on someone else…

RON
Who?

HARRY
Oh…um…

HERMIONE
So what does that letter say that Katie gave you Harry?

Harry looks at Hermione thankful for the interference and opens the letter.

HARRY
It’s from Dumbledore; he wants me to meet him in his office on Saturday for the private lessons.

RON
Snapes not going to be pleased, you won’t be able to go to detention

HARRY
All the better then.

HERMIONE
Come on we’re almost late for Potions….

INT-POTIONS CLASSROOM-EVENING

The scene cuts to Slughorn pacing in front of the class.

SLUGHORN
Now then! Scales out, everyone, and potion kits, and don’t forget your copies of Advanced Potion Making (Harry raises his hand) Yes Harry?

HARRY
I haven’t got a book or scale or anything…nor’s Ron…we didn’t realize we’d be able to do the N.E.W.T., you see…

SLUGHORN
Oh yes, Professor McGonagall mentioned this to me. Not to worry, you can use ingredients from the store cupboard today. I’m sure we can lend you some scales, and we’ve got a small stock of old books here, they’ll do until you can get some new ones.

He walks over to the cabinet opens it and pulling out two old ADVANCED POTION MAKING books. He hands one to Harry and the other to Ron and walks back to the front of the class.

SLUGHORN
Now, I’ve prepared a few potions here for you to look at, just out of interest, you know. These are the kind of things you ought to be able to make after completing your N.E.W.T.s. Can anyone tell me what this one is?

Hermione raises her hand.

SLUGHORN
Yes, dear?

HERMIONE
It’s Veritaserum, a colorless, odorless potion that forces the drinker to tell the truth.

SLUGHORN
Very good! Now can anyone tell me what this one…

HERMIONE
It’s Polyjuice Potion, sir.

SLUGHORN
Excellent! Now this one….

HERMIONE
It’s Amortentia. It’s the most powerful love potion in the world.

SLUGHORN
Quite right! May I ask your name, my dear?

HERMIONE
Hermione Granger, sir.

SLUGHORN
Granger? Can you possibly be related to Hector Dagworth-Granger, who founded the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneeers?

HERMIONE
No sir, I’m Muggle born.

SLUGHORN
Oho! I’m assuming this is the very friend of whom you spoke about that is the best of your year, Harry?

HARRY
Yes, sir.

He looks at Hermione as she smiles embarrassingly.

SLUGHORN
Lovely, I say Twenty Points for Gryffindor! And now, it is time for us to start work.

NEVILLE
Sir, you haven’t told us what’s in this one!

SLUGHORN
Oh yes, well that one is a most curious potion called Felix Felicis. I take it that you know what Felix Felicis does, Miss Granger?

HERMIONE
It’s liquid luck. It makes you lucky.

Everyone in the class murmers with excitement.

SLUGHORN
Quite right. It’s desperately tricky to make, and disastrous to get wrong. However, if brewed correctly, as this has been, you will find that all your endeavors tend to succeed…at least until the effects wear off.

DEAN
Why don’t people drink it all the time, sir?

SLUGHORN
Because if taken in excess, it causes giddiness, recklessness, and dangerous overconfidence. Too much of a good thing, you know.

SEAMUS
Have you ever taken it, sir?

SLUGHORN
Twice in my life. Now, one tiny bottle of Felix Felicis is the prize I’m giving away at the end of this lesson. Enough for twelve hours luck! Now turn to page ten of Advanced Potions Making and you will attempt to make a decent Draught of Living Death.

Everyone opens there book. Harry lazily opens his and the camera goes to show that there are a lot of small notes written by the previous owner.

HARRY
Ron…look at this….whoever had this book last wrote an alternate way to do this. Do you think I should follow it?

RON
Dunno…you can try right?

HARRY
Yeah…..

The scene fades to moments later where every student has a cauldron bubbling with potion in front of them. Harry is still following what’s in the margins and Hermione looks at him in anger when his potion seems to be coming further along than hers.

HERMIONE
How are you doing that?

HARRY
Add a clockwise stir…

HERMIONE
No, the book says counterclockwise!

SLUGHORN
And times up!

He starts to walk around the room looking at the potion and stops at Harry

SLUGHORN
The clear winner. Excellent, Harry. It is clear you’ve inherited your mother’s talent. Here you are then, one bottle of Felix Felices.

Harry smiles and Hermione sends an angry glare at him as the scene fades to…

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-EVENING

Harry and Ron are sitting playing WIZARDS CHESS and Hermione and Ginny enters into the Common Room. Hermione angrily walks up to Harry.

HERMIONE
How did you do that?

HARRY
Do what?

HERMIONE
You know what! Today in potions! How did you make a Draught of Living Death so perfectly?

HARRY
Good luck, I suppose. What is it? You think I cheated?

HERMIONE
Well it wasn’t exactly your own work, was it?

RON
He only followed different instructions to ours. Could’ve been a catastrophe but he took the risk and it paid off! Slughorn could’ve handed me that book, but no, I get the one no one’s ever written on. Puked on, by the look of page fifty two...

GINNY
Hang on…you’ve been taking orders from something someone wrote in a book Harry?

HARRY
Yeah, I just tried a few tips written in the margins! It….

He glances around to make sure no one else is listening

HARRY
It’s not like Riddle’s diary from my second year Ginny I promise.

GINNY
But you’re doing what it says?

HERMIONE
We ought to check that there’s nothing odd about it. I mean...

She pulls out her wand and grabs the book from Harry and points the wand at it.

HERMIONE
Specialis Revelio!

Nothing happens

HARRY
Finished? Or d’you want to wait and see if it does a few backflips.

HERMIONE
It seems all right.

HARRY
Good. Then I’ll have it back.

RON
Well this game is ruined…guess I’m off to bed…

HARRY
Yeah me too…I have my meeting with Dumbledore tomorrow. Night guys!

GINNY and HERMIONE
Night!

They all exit and Harry forgets he left the book on the table and turns back to fetch it. He picks it up and looks down at it and notices something written on it. The camera zooms in to show the writing which says ‘This Book is the Property of the Half-Blood Prince’.
  


Into the Pensieve:    


  INT-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

The scene fades to the SPINNING GARGOYLE that leads to Dumbledore’s Office. Harry slowly opens the door to DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE. The camera slowly pans around the room to show the POTRAITS on the wall asleep and Dumbledore’s PENSIEVE glowing with a light blue light. The camera continues to pan to Dumbledore who is sitting on the steps in front of his desk examining his damaged hand. As Harry walks forward Dumbledore lowers his hand and smile.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah Harry, right on time!

HARRY
Good evening sir.

DUMBLEDORE
You have been wondering, I am sure, what I have planned for you during these lessons?

HARRY
Does what you’re going to tell me have anything to do with the prophecy?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah the prophecy. I’m glad you brought that up Harry. When you picked up the prophecy last year you heard it being given in your head am I correct?

HARRY
Yes sir….

DUMBLEDORE
The prophecy you heard last year was made by none other than Professor Trelawney.

HARRY
Trelawney?

DUMBLEDORE
(chuckles)
Seems a bit unbelievable?

HARRY
How do you know it was her sir?

DUMBLEDORE
I was there when she made it. You see I was interviewing her for the teaching post here. Unfortunately we were interrupted…..

Dumbledore pauses a look of regret showing on his face for saying that. He stands up suddenly and walks up to his desk and starts looking through the papers on it.

HARRY
By who sir?

DUMBLEDORE
That isn’t important at the moment I’m sorry to say…

HARRY
Did this person hear what she said? Was this….person…the one who told Voldemort about the prophecy? Are they the reason my parents are dead?

Dumbledore looks up at Harry and sighs.

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry to say that in some way they are…..

HARRY
Sir I think I have the right to know….

DUMBLEDORE
I’m sorry Harry but we have more things to discuss right now…Ah!

He picks up a piece of parchment and walks down the steps and hands it to Harry.

HARRY
What is this sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Sirius’s will. He left you Grimmauld Place and everything in it.

HARRY
He left me his house?

DUMBLEDORE
He also sent Kreature, his house elf, here to work in the kitchens for some time with the other house elfs last year because he was tired of hearing him muttering around the house. You own him aswell. If you need him just simply call out his name and he will appear.

Dumbledore walks over to the pensieve as Harry stares down at Sirius’s will. Dumbledore puts the tip of his wand on his temple and pulls out a LIGHT BLUE STRING and tosses it into the Pensieve. He then turns around to face Harry, the light from the Pensieve shines brightly on his face.

DUMBLEDORE
The reason I’m holding these lessons Harry is to give you a look into Lord Voldemort’s past. I think important things lie there that will ultimately help you defeat him in the end. Now if you please….

Harry walks up into the Pensieve and looks down at his contents. Swirling in it seems to be an image of an old building. Harry leans forward and SWOOSH the room dissolves and Harry is now standing by a much younger Dumbledore who is standing a street. The camera pans over to show an old ORPHANAGE standing in front of them. The younger Dumbledore walks into Harry but Harry goes THROUGH him. Harry slowly follows Dumbledore as he opens the gate to the Orphanage and approaches the door.

INT. THE ORPHANAGE-MAIN HALL-PAST-NIGHT

Dumbledore walks into the old building which looked shabby but is spotlessly clean. Dumbledore walks down the hall and they see a few orphans walk by. Dumbledore turns and enters an office.

INT. ORPHANAGE-MRS. COLES OFFICE-MOMENTS LATER

Dumbledore walks into the room followed by Harry. MRS. COLE is filing through some paperwork and when she looks up seems a bit shocked by Dumbledore’s appearance.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Mrs. Cole? Hello, my name is Albus Dumbledore. I am a teacher and I have come to offer Tom Riddle a place at my school.

MRS. COLE
And how come you’re interested in Tom?

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
We believe he has qualities we are looking for. I think this will make everything clear.

He hands Mrs. Cole a piece of parchment and as she looks down at it Dumbledore waves his wand and he eyes become slightly glazed over and clear again and she looks back up at him.

MRS. COLE
This looks in order.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Yes well I was wondering whether you could tell me anything of Tom Riddle’s history? I think he was born here in the orphanage?

MRS. COLE
That’s right, it was a nasty night. This girl, not much older than I was myself at the time, came and we took her in. She had the baby in an hour and she was dead in another hour. She told me he was to be named Tom for his father, and Marvolo, for her father and his surname was to be Riddle. She died soon after that without another word.

She looks both ways and then leans in a little closer to Dumbledore

MRS. COLE
(Whispers)
He’s a funny boy.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
Oh really, how so?

MRS. COLE
Well…he scares the other children.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
You mean he’s a bully?

MRS. COLE
I think he must be but it’s very hard to catch him at it. For instance we took them out once to the seaside for a summer outing. Amy Benson and Dennis Bishop were never quite right afterwards, and all we ever got out of them was that they’d gone into a cave with Tom Riddle.

DUMBLEDORE
A cave?

MRS. COLE
Yes and he swore they’d just gone exploring, but something happened in there, I’m sure of it. He’s also the only child with a room to themselves, all the other children are afraid to stay with him.

DUMBLEDORE
Is that so? Well would you be so kind to direct me to Tom’s quarters?

INT-ORPHANAGE-TOMS BEDROOM-MOMENTS LATER

The scene cuts to Mrs. Cole opening a door and walking in. Young Dumbledore follows and Harry walks in behind him. He looks and sitting in a bed reading a book in front of him is a young TOM RIDDLE. His room contains only a wardrobe and an iron bedstead

MRS. COLE
Tom you’ve got a visitor. This is Mr. Dumberton…sorry, Dunderbore. Call me when you’re done.

Mrs. Cole flashes Dumbledore a quick smile and exits closing the door behind her.

DUMBLEDORE
How do you do, Tom? I am Professor Dumbledore.

TOM
Professor? What are you here for? Did she get you in to have a look at me?

DUMBLEDORE
No, in fact I contacted her.

TOM
I don’t believe you. She wants me looked at, doesn’t she? Tell the truth!

DUMBLEDORE
I have no reason to lie to you Tom and please watch your tone. I work at a school called Hogwarts. I have come to offer you a place at my school, if you would like to come.

TOM
You’re from the asylum aren’t you? That old cat’s the one who should be in the asylum. I never did anything to little Amy Benson or Dennis Bishop, you can ask them!

DUMBLEDORE
I am not from the asylum. Hogwarts is a school for people with special abilities…

TOM
I’M NOT MAD!

DUMBLEDORE
I know that you are not mad. Hogwarts is not a school for mad people. It is a school of magic.

Tom seems taken aback by these words and stares at Dumbledore for a moment and a smile slowly forms on his face.

TOM
Magic…it’s magic what I can do?

DUMBLEDORE
What is it that you can do?

TOM
All sorts. I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want them to do, without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want to. I knew I was different…special. Are you a wizard too?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes, I am.

TOM
Prove it.

DUMBLEDORE
If as I take it you are accepting your place at Hogwarts….

TOM
Of course I am!

DUMBLEDORE
Then you are to address me as ‘Professor’ or ‘sir’

Dumbledore takes out his wand and points in at the wardrobe in the corner. BANG! It bursts into flame. A big smile forms across Tom’s face as the wardrobe slowly burns before SWOOSH Dumbledore waves his wand and its back to normal.

TOM
Where can I get one of them?

DUMBLEDORE
All in good time, I think there is something trying to get out of your wardrobe. Open the door.

Tom hesitates and then walks over and opens the wardrobe door. He pulls out a cardboard box that is shaking. He opens it and in it lies a yo yo, a silver thimble, and a tarnished mouth organ in it.

DUMBLEDORE
Is there anything in that box that you ought not to have?

Tom nods his head.

DUMBLEDORE
You are to return them to their owners with your apologies. And be warned: Thieving is not tolerated at Hogwarts. Hogwarts can expel students and the Ministry of Magic will punish lawbreakers. All new wizards must accept that, in entering our world, they abide by our laws.

TOM
Yes, sir. There’s one problem though… I don’t have any money.

YOUNG DUMBLEDORE
There is a fund at Hogwarts for those who require assistance to buy books and robes.

TOM
Where do you buy spellbooks?

DUMBLEDORE
In Diagon Alley, I can help you find everything…

TOM
I don’t need you; I’m used to doing things for myself. How do you get to this Diagon Alley…sir?

DUMBLEDORE
You will be able to see it. Ask for Tom the barman…

Tom frowns at the mention of the name.

DUMBLEDORE
You dislike the name ‘Tom’?

TOM
There are a lot of Toms. Sir…did you know my parents? Or anything about my family? Were they great wizards?

DUMBLEDORE
Ah I know of them Tom yes. I’m sorry to say I don’t know much about your father however, I think he is a muggle.

TOM
Muggle?

DUMBLEDORE
Non magic people.

TOM
You mean my father….the man I’m named after…is nothing?

Dumbledore stares down at Tom who looks a mixture of disappointment and anger.

DUMBLEDORE
Tom being half blood doesn’t make you any less of a wizard.

TOM
I wish I wasn’t. I hate this name Tom and I hate my father! Mrs. Cole told me my mother died after giving birth to me. I killed her.

DUMBLEDORE
Tom that wasn’t your fault…

TOM
I’d like to think it was. Serves her right for being involved with a…what did you call it…muggle.

DUMBLEDORE
I don’t ever want to hear you speak of such prejudice again Tom do you understand? If your mother was in love then….

TOM
Love is for the weak. No one has ever loved me…well…no one except….

He walks behind his bed and pulls out a small little case. He opens it and reaches his hand inside of it and a small SNAKE slithers out onto his hand.

TOM
This is my only friend in the world. I named her Nagini, I found her in a cave near here.

DUMBLEDORE
Yes I was going to ask you about this cave Tom….

TOM
I like it there. There are lots of places to discover and hide things. There are times I’d much rather be there than here.

Harry notices a DRAWING that is on the wardrobe door of a ledge surrounded with water below and a dark opening. Tom begins to stroke Nagini’s head and starts to speak PARSELTONGUE. Dumbledore’s eyes widen in shock.

DUMBLEDORE
You can speak to snakes?

TOM
Yes. Is that normal for a wizard?

DUMBLEDORE
It is unusual, but not unheard of. Well it looks my time is coming to a close Tom. All the details are there in this parchment. You will leave from King’s Cross Station on the first of September. Good bye Tom…I shall see you in Hogwarts.

Dumbledore turns to leave and Harry stands and stares at young Tom Riddle as he continues to talk to Nagini and SWOOSH the room dissolves and we’re back in Dumbledore’s Office.

INT. HOGWARTS-DUMBLEDORE’S OFFICE-NIGHT

Dumbledore has his hand on Harry’s should and Harry looks up at Dumbledore.

HARRY
Wow…he was a….interesting kid.

DUMBLEDORE
Indeed he was. Now Harry there are a few things of note I want you to take from that memory. Did you notice how Tom liked to collect trophies? You saw the box of stolen articles am I correct? These were taken from the victims of his bullying behavior. Bear in mind this magpie-like tendency, for this, particularly, will be important later.

HARRY
He seemed to be well developed in magic to not know he was a wizard.

DUMBLEDORE
Yes. He was already using magic against people, to frighten, to punish, to control. The story of the young boy and girl he lured into a cave were most suggestive…

HARRY
He immediately hated anything to do with half bloods.

DUMBLEDORE
Ah yes even at that age Tom considered anyone without magical powers weak. If you noticed he hated the name Tom before he knew it belonged to his muggle father since it was so common. Of course he would soon change his name to one that many fear to speak to this day.

HARRY
Is it important for me to know about Voldemort’s past sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Very important I think Harry. Did you notice how attached he was to his pet snake Nagini?

HARRY
Yes sir….he said it was his only friend. Do you think that’s still the case sir?

DUMBLEDORE
Yes Harry I do…well it seems the hour is late. I will send for you when the time comes!
  



The Prince's Spell:    


  Harry nods and the camera pans over to a overhead shot of the Pensieve. Inside we see the reflection of Tom Riddle with Nagini around his neck smiling up at us. The scene fades to

INT. GRYFFINDOR COMMON ROOM-NIGHT

Harry sitting next to the fireplace while Hermione and Ron sit in the couch in the common room.

RON
You mean to tell me Trelawney is the one who made the prophecy?

HERMIONE
That seems so…..

HARRY
Unbelievable yeah…I want to know who interrupted them though.

HERMIONE
I’m sure Dumbledore will tell you in time.

RON
Doubt it. I mean here I am thinking Dumbledore was going to teach Harry advanced magic and he’s just showing you memories of You Know Who as a kid. I mean what’s the point in that?

HERMIONE
I think it’s fascinating actually. It makes total sense to know as much about Voldemort as possible, how else will you find out his weaknesses?

RON
Yeah well atleast you know you have a house now and you got a house elf that has to do whatever you tell him too. You should get him to clean our room…

HERMIONE
Ron that’s a horrible thing to say!

RON
What?

HERMIONE
House elves have as much rights as we do!

RON
Yeah…the right to clean…cook…or whatever else we want them to.

Hermione looks at Ron with disgust. She gets up and walks off and Ron looks back confused.

RON
Did I say something?

Harry shrugs and the scene cuts to a shot of the dark boys dormitory.

INT. BOYS DORM-HOURS LATER-NIGHT

The only light in the room is the tip of Harry’s wand. The camera cuts to show him reading out of his Advanced Potions Book. The camera shows the writing in the book as Harry’s wand slowly goes down the page looking at them.

HARRY
Strange…it looks like the prince made up his own spells.

Harry continues to read and waves his wand a BAM there is a flash of light and a CRASH. Neville, Seamus, and Dean all jump up as the camera turns to show Ron hanging upside down screaming.

RON
Get me down!! Get me down!!!

Neville, Dean, and Seamus all laugh

HARRY
Oh..um…sorry Ron. Hang on…I’ll let you down… let me find the counter-curse!

He grabs for his book and looks through the pages. He drops the book and points the wand at Ron. There’s a flash of light and Ron falls to his mattress.

HARRY
Sorry about that….was just trying out one of the prince non verbal spells.

RON
(In an exhausted voice)
Tomorrow, I’d rather you set the alarm clock.

INT-HOGWARTS-THE GREAT HALL-MORNING

The scene cuts to a shot of Hogwarts and follows an owl through the Great Hall. The camera then pans down to Harry, Ron, and Hermione at the Gryffindor table.

HERMIONE
So you just decided to try out an unknown, handwritten incantation and see what would happen?

HARRY
Why does it matter if it’s handwritten?

HERMIONE
Because it’s probably not Ministry of Magic approved and also because I’m starting to think this Prince character was a bit dodgy.

RON
It was a laugh Hermione, that’s all. Calm down. You just don’t like the Prince because he’s better than you in Potions…

Hermione
It’s got nothing to do with that! I just think it’s very irresponsible to start performing spells when you don’t even know what they’re for! Half Blood Prince, I bet it’s just a stupid nickname, and it doesn’t seem as though he’s a very nice person to me!

HARRY
Hermione if he’d been a budding Death Eater he wouldn’t have been boasting about being ‘half-blood’ would he?

HERMIONE
The Death Eaters can’t all be pure blood, and I bet it’s only Muggle-borns they hate, they’d be quite happy to let you and Ron join up!

RON
There’s no way they’d let me be a Death Eater, my whole family are blood traitors! That’s as bad as Muggle-borns to them!

HARRY
And they’d love to have me; we’d be best pals if they didn’t keep trying to do me in.

Hedwig flies in and lands a large package in front of Harry. Harry opens the pack and it’s a new copy of the Advanced Potion Making book.

HARRY
Thanks Hedwig

HERMIONE
Oh good, now you can give that graffitied copy back.

HARRY
Are you mad? I’m keeping it! I’ll give Slughorn back the new one, he can’t complain.

Hermione frowns and grabs the Daily Prophet and starts to read.

RON
Anyone we know dead?

HERMIONE
No. Oh, look. Your dad’s in here, Ron.

Ron turns to her with a look of panic in his eyes.

HERMIONE
He’s alright! It just says he’s been to visit the Malfoy’s house.

The camera pans to show a shot of the DAILY PROPHET that has a picture of MALFOY MANOR on the front of it.

HERMIONE
This second search of the Death Eater’s residence does not seem to have yielded any results. Arthur Weasley of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects said that his team had been acting upon a confidential tip-off.

HARRY
Yeah, mine. I told him about Malfoy and that thing he’s trying to get Borgin to fix, aswell as that Vanishing Cabinet.

HERMIONE
Oh Harry….

SLUGHORN
Harry m’boy!!

They all look up and coming towards them is Professor Slughorn holding a pinapple and a big smile on his face.

SLUGHORN
Harry, Harry, just the man I was hoping to see! What do you say to a spot of supper tonight in my rooms? We’re having a little party, just a few rising stars, I’ve got McLaggen coming and Zabini. I hope very much that Miss Granger will favor me by coming also!

HARRY
I can’t come, Professor. I’ve got a detention with Professor Snape.

SLUGHORN
Oh dear! Dear, dear, I was counting on you, Harry! Well now, I’ll just have to have a word with Severus and explain the situation. I’m sure I’ll be able to persuade him to postpone your detention. Yes, I’ll see you both later!

He walks away in a hurry and Ron frowns at the fact that he was totally just ignored.

RON
He acted like he didn’t even see me!

HARRY
No worries Ron. He’s got no chance of persuading Snape.

Harry looks up and notices Dumbledore’s empty chair in the front of the Great Hall

HARRY
Have you noticed Dumbledore hasn’t been seen in a while? Last time I saw him was during our lesson.

HERMIONE
Yeah I did notice…maybe he’s out doing things for the Order…

HARRY
Maybe….

The camera shows a shot of Dumbledore’s empty chair and slowly fades to Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking down a corridor towards a class. Cormac McLaggen is seen coming towards them in a hurry. He bumps into Ron as he approaches Harry.

CORMAC
Harry! We met on the train, in old Sluggy’s compartment, Cormac McLaggen, Keeper.

HARRY
Ok…..

CORMAC
Just wanted to have a word before Quidditch tryouts later today. I’m sure you’ll find I’m the best Keeper you’ll find this year.

He makes a slight glance over at Ron who is staring at him angrily

HARRY
Yeah well I judge that for myself out on the field.

CORMAC
You’ll go wrong not to pick me Potter.

He gives a slight smile and walks away from them with his head held high.

RON
Who the bloody hell does he think he is? You’re not going to let him on the team are you?

HARRY
I have to be fair Ron….

SNAPE
(Off screen)
Potter….

Harry, Ron, and Hermione turn around and see walking slowly towards them Snape.

SNAPE
You are to be in my office at half past eight tonight to do your detention Potter. No matter how many party invitations you have received.

He looks down at Harry and then proceeds to walk away.

RON
Well…I guess that’s a no to the party then…..
  



Quidditch Tryouts:    


  Harry watches as Snape continues to walk down the hall and clouds slowly cover the screen and them

EXT. QUIDDITCH STADIUM-Later that Day

SWOOSH Ginny flies by quickly on her broom holding a QUAFFLE as the scene cuts to the Quidditch Tryouts. She ducks as a BLUDGER almost hits her. She is flying towards McLaggen who is guarding one of the GOAL POSTS. There is a shot of Harry who is hovering above and looks impressed at Ginny’s skills. He glances over at Ron who is in front of the opposite goal post and who looks very nervous.

Another bludger heads towards Ginny and SMACK Dean intercepts knocking it away. There are cheers in the audience and the camera cuts to show a crowd of people in the stands and we see Hermione sitting in the midst looking nervous. Ginny approaches McLaggen and throws the Quaffle but BOOM he knocks it out of way. He gives a smile at Ginny who frowns as she turns around.

HARRY
Alright the score is now tied. The next Keeper who can’t block Ginnys or Katies Quaffle won’t make the team.

He blows his whistle and Katie is off speeding towards Ron who looks even greener than he did before. Once again we cut back to the audience and show Lavender.

LAVENDER
Let’s go Ron!! You got it!!

Hermione glances over at her with a look of disgust in her eyes. Katie dodges the bludger and SWISH tosses the Quaffle to Ginny who immediately throws it at Ron. Ron flies up quickly and with a quick turn of his broom BAM knocks the Quaffle away and the crowd roars. Harry gives a sigh of relief as Katie and Ginny both take the Quaffle to the other side again. Prepared McLaggen waits and as Ginny throws the Quaffle McLaggen veers off in the other direction and DING the score is made. Harry blows his whistle and all the Quidditch players land their brooms on the field.

HARRY
Due to the fact that McLaggen only saved 4 and Ron saved 5 I think it’s only fair to award Ron the position of Keeper.

McLaggen lands his broom and storms up quickly towards Harry. He is clearly angry.

CORMAC
His sister didn’t really try. She gave him an easy save!

HARRY
Rubbish! You know just as well as I that it was a fair save.

CORMAC
Give me another go!

HARRY
No. Now if you don’t mind, get out of my face.

Cormac looks as if he wants to hit Harry but storms off. Harry smiles as he turns around and his new teams is smiling back at him.

HARRY
Well it was a great tryout and I think this is a solid team. So congratulations everyone and I’ll see you at practice next week.

Everyone begins to leave and Harry runs towards Ginny who is taking off her gloves.

HARRY
When did you get so good Ginny? That was really impressive.

GINNY
When you grow up with as many brothers as I did you learn a few tricks.

He smiles but Dean comes up and puts his arm around Ginny and Harry’s smile fades.

DEAN
Great tryouts Harry.

HARRY
Yeah…you did fine yourself Dean.

DEAN
Thanks…Ginny you ready to get out of here?

GINNY
Yeah….see ya later Harry.

She waves at him and watches as Ginny and Dean walk away hand and hand. Ron comes up behind Harry excited and hits him in his arm.

RON
I did alright didn’t I?

HARRY
Yeah and good thing to. Now I don’t have to deal with that McLaggen.

RON
Did you see him lumbering off in the wrong direction on his fifth? Looked like he’d been Confunded…..

HARRY
You’re right…..

RON
(Excited)
Hermione!

Hermione is walking towards them but is cut off as Lavender and PERVATI PATIL run past her and approach Ron.

LAVENDER
You were amazing Ron…

RON
Oh…thanks Lavender.

LAVEDER
Hey I was wondering if you could…you know…help me carry my books to the common room. You see they’re really heavy….

RON
Oh…um…sure why not?

He takes Lavenders books and they begin to walk off. Lavender turns and gives a wink at Pervati who giggles and walks away. Hermione clearly upset walks up behind Harry.

HERMIONE
What was that about?

HARRY
I guess Lavender’s books were too heavy….

HERMIONE
That’s likely….

HARRY
Something that is highly unlikely is how it seemed McLaggen was confounded during that last shot….

Harry glances over at Hermione who looks away with a look of shame on her face.

HARRY
Hermione….

HERMIONE
All right I did it…but I did it for the good of the team! He’s got a nasty temper, you saw how he reacted when he didn’t get in…you wouldn’t have wanted someone like that on the team.

HARRY
Hermione you sneaky devil you….

HERMIONE
Yes well I think the real sneaky devil is that Lavender Brown.

She walks off angrily as Harry looks over and see a group of girls giggling and waving at him. Romilda Vane is in this group and she blows a kiss at Harry. Harry does a nervous chuckle as the scene slowly fades to a shot of Hogwarts now during the winter. We get a sweeping shot of the school and the camera pans to show Harry and Ron walking in the snow towards HAGRIDS HUT. They knock on the door and HAGRID opens and lets them in.

EXT. OUTSIDE HAGRIDS HUT MOMENTS LATER

HAGRID
Thanks for comin’ down you two….

The camera shows a barrel full of what looked like foot long maggots, that are slimy, white, and writhing sitting on the table.

RON
What the bloody hell are those Hagrid?

HAGRID
Nothing to worry bout….Jus’ giant grubs

RON
And they grow into…?

HAGRID
They won’ grow inter nuthin’, I got em ter feed Aragog

Hagrid pauses and then he begins to cry. He takes an old towel and blows his nose with it.

HARRY
Hagrid…what’s….

HAGRID
It’s…him….Aragog…I think he’s dyin…I don’t know what I’ll do if he…if he….We’ve bin tergether so long…

RON
Wait Aragog? You mean that big giant spider that sent his kids to kill Harry and me our second year. I say good riddance….

Harry nudges Ron with his elbow and he goes silent as Hagrid continues to weep.

HARRY
Hagrid I….is there anything we can do?

HAGRID
I don’ think so Harry, see the rest o’ the tribe, Aragog’s family…they’re getting a bit funny now he’s ill…bit restive…

RON
Yeah, I think we saw a bit of that side of them

HAGRID
I don’t reckon it’d be safe fer anyone but me ter go near the colony at the mo But thanks fer offerin, it means a lot…

Hagrid blows his nose again and the scene cuts to the court yard where a group of students are waiting to go to HOGSMEADE. FILCH is searching the students with his SECRECY SENSOR before they can exit.

HARRY
What is he doing?

HERMIONE
Checking to make sure there are no dark objects on any of us. They did the same thing when we first came to school. Filch also banned anything from Fred and George’s shop.

RON
Yes but what does it matter if we’re smuggling Dark stuff OUT?

GINNY
Harry…hey I’m supposed to give you this.

She hands him a piece of parchment.

HARRY
Thanks, Ginny. Do you think you’re going to join us in Hogsmeade?

GINNY
I’m going with Dean…might see you there.

She waves and walks away and Harry, disappointed, opens the piece of parchment.

HARRY
It’s from Dumbledore! Our next lesson is Monday!

HERMIONE
So he’s back then? That’s good to hear…
  



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