It's been almost five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released, and I have no doubt that many of your have watched the film so many times since then that you have committed much of it to memory. However a deleted scene involving Draco Malfoy could have actually changed the way we look at that character and the film.
Now the scene in question was deleted and is a complete change from what is written in the novels, but it's still worth watching, if only so you could imagine what the repercussions from this short scene may have been. Take a look at the scene below:
So where was this scene supposed to fit and why would it have changed so much? In the film, I'm sure you remember that awkward hug between Draco and Voldemort, as the teen, somewhat reluctantly, confirms his allegiance to the Death Eaters at the Battle of Hogwarts.
All throughout this moment, Harry is laying (supposedly) dead in Hagrid's arms. However, shortly after Draco joins his family and the Death Eaters, Harry reveals that he's alive and he and the rest of the gang proceed to obliterate Voldemort and his followers.
That awkward hug scene is pretty much the last we see of Draco, but it turns out that originally the filmmakers had planned to have him make one more important move. It may have been a little hard to make out, but in that deleted scene Draco was supposed to mirror his mother, Narcissa's actions and actually help Harry! After seeing that Harry was still alive, the deleted scene shows Draco throwing Harry his wand, after realizing that there may still be a chance for good to defeat evil.
And when Draco shows his true loyalty in the scene? Well, it's pretty clear what Voldemort thinks of that -- check out this unimpressed face!
Ultimately though, director David Yates obviously felt that the scene, which is both not included in the books, and admittedly quite out of character for Draco, wasn't crucial, and it never made the final cut.
But what do you think? Do you think leaving this scene in would have worked well for the series, perhaps even as a redemption act for Draco? Let me know in the comments!