Ten Ron x Hermione Moments That Didn’t Quite Make It to the Movies
Ron and Hermione’s on-screen relationship was far more developed than Harry and Ginny’s (see our top ten list for them here), but some pretty choice moments were still missed out on. Without further ado, here’s our top ten Ron and Hermione moments that didn’t make it to the movies:
10. & 9.
Yes – of course – but there’s no wood!” Hermione cried, wringing her hands. “HAVE YOU GONE MAD?” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?”
“Oh, right!” – Sorcerer’s Stone
How – how’re we going to get in?” panted Ron. “I can – see the place – if we just had – Crookshanks again -“.
“Crookshanks?” wheezed Hermione, bent double, clutching her chest. “Are you a wizard or what?” – Deathly Hallows
When they both forgot magic in moments of panic and had to be reminded by the other.
A shower of brilliantly colored sweets fell into Harry’s lap. It was dusk, and Ron and Hermione had just turned up in the common room, pink-faced from the cold wind and looking as though they’d had the time of their lives. – Prisoner of Azkaban
One of the many occasions Ron and Hermione spent time together without Harry.
Why,” demanded Ron, seizing her schedule, “have you outlined all Lockhart’s lessons in little hearts?”
Hermione snatched the schedule back, blushing furiously. – Chamber of Secrets
Ron being jealous at the age of twelve.
Fleur bent down, kissed Harry twice on each cheek (he felt his face burn and wouldn’t have been surprised if steam was coming out of his ears again), then said to Ron, ‘And you too – you ‘elped -‘
‘Yeah,’ said Ron, looking extremely hopeful, ‘yeah, a bit -‘
Fleur swooped down on him too and kissed him, Hermione looked simply furious. – Goblet of Fire
Ron wasn’t the only one who got jealous…
Malfoy’s dad frightened the Committee into it,” said Hermione, wiping her eyes. “You know what he’s like. They’re a bunch of doddery old fools, and they were scared. There’ll be an appeal, though, there always is. Only I can’t see any hope… Nothing will have changed.”
“Yeah, it will,” said Ron fiercely. “You won’t have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I’ll help.”
Hermione flung her arms around Ron’s neck and broke down completely. Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head. Finally, Hermione drew away.
“Ron, I’m really, really sorry about Scabbers…,” she sobbed.
“Oh – well – he was old,” said Ron, looking thoroughly relieved that she had let go of him. “And he was a bit useless. You never know, Mum and Dad might get me an owl now.” – Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry looked over at Hermione and the question he had been about to ask died in his throat.
Hermione was watching Ron fret over the fate of the Cattermoles, and there was such tenderness in her expression that Harry felt almost as if he had surprised her in the act of kissing him. – Deathly Hallows
One of their smallest and sweetest moments.
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose. – Half-Blood Prince
When Ron comforted Hermione after Dumbledore’s death.
That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.”
Hermione went very red, put down her hands, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, “You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” – Prisoner of Azkaban
The movies completely butchered this line.
And of course:
Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!”
“Who?” asked Hermione.
“The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?”
“You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean we should tell them to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us -”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”
“Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?” Harry shouted. “D’you think you could just – just hold it in until we’ve got the diadem?”
“Yeah – right – sorry,” said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.
– Deathly Hallows
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