New Work Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Part Two]
At Hogwarts School, Scorpius Malfoy is still trapped in the alternative reality he and Albus Potter have created. The alternative headmistress, Professor Umbridge, worries that Scorpius is not the star pupil that he once was and wonders about his obsession with Harry Potter. Realizing he must disguise his true concerns, Scorpius assures her that it was only a temporary aberration and he is back to normal. He is confused and surprised to find himself the popular, desirable boy at school (a position he has never held). His confusion turns to concern when he learns that, in this world, he is the Scorpion King, responsible for the torture of Mudbloods (non-magical people).
At the Ministry of Magic, Scorpius finds that his father, Draco, is now the Head of Magical Law Enforcement and a largely unpleasant man. Scorpius realizes that the Malfoy family are now a powerful and dangerous force and he does not want to be part of it. Despite his violence towards his son, Draco asks him to take care of himself as he does not want to lose Scorpius as well as his wife.
Back at school, Scorpius is furiously searching through the history textbooks to find out what has happened in this alternative reality. When another student mentions Professor Snape, Scorpius goes to find Snape and ask him for help. At first Snape does not believe Scorpius’ confused bumblings attempts to explain what has happened but, when Scorpius mentions Snape’s secret love for Harry Potter’s mother, Lily, Snape realizes he may be telling the truth. Snape takes him to a secret location where they meet up with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Both are wanted rebels and the only ones left of the unsuccessful army against Voldemort. Although initially sceptical of his loyalties they are convinced that Scorpius is telling the truth about the shifts in time and history. Ron and Hermione are surprised to find out that they are married in the real world and Scorpius must tell Professor Snape that he was