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Deleted Harry Potter scene showing Dudley's true self is making fans cry

Deleted Harry Potter scene showing Dudley's true self is making fans cry

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise feel that the scene should have been left in the final cut

A deeply emotional scene from the Harry Potter franchise between Dudley Dursley and Harry is leaving fans teary-eyed once again.

You can see the full scene here:

Sorry, I was drying my eyes for a second.

Dudley, played by Harry Melling, is the spoiled cousin of Harry and so is not very well-liked throughout the films.

However, true fans of the fantasy franchise know that their relationship ran deeper than that, which could have been understood if this scene had been included.

The penultimate film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, features a scene where the titular character returns to Privet Drive as he says goodbye to the Dursleys for good.

Here, Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley are leaving their home on Privet Drive under the threat of Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters.

Unfortunately, this scene is not included in the final film, though it does offer more casual fans an insight into Harry and Dudley's relationship.

Harry watches the Dursleys leave in the final cut.
Warner Bros.

The deleted scene sees Vernon rushing the family into the car, ignoring his nephew.

As Harry goes downstairs, he sees his Aunt Petunia in the living room in deep thought.

He explains that she can't stay there because of what Voldemort is 'capable of', to which she swiftly replies: "Do you think I don't know what they're capable of?

"You didn't just lose a mother that night in Godric's Hollow, you know. I lost my sister."

This exchange is a rare, vulnerable side of Petunia that we barely see.

The line was originally in the books too, highlighting just how powerful it was.

Fans became even more invested in the scene between Dudley and Harry.

When Vernon says a brief goodbye, he asks: "I don't understand. Isn't he coming with us?"

His father responds by saying he 'doesn't want to come' with them before Harry has a dig at him, asking if he was a 'waste of space' anyway.

Dudley defies his father's wishes and goes across to say one final goodbye to his cousin.
Warner Bros.

Dudley then ignores his father's wishes and goes back to say goodbye to Harry properly.

He shakes his cousin's hand before saying, "I don't think you're a waste of space," cracking a slight smile and walking away.

Is someone cutting onions?

And fans shared their opinions on the scene being omitted, with one saying: "I'll ALWAYS hate they didn't actually include this one. Such a redemption arc in the book, deserved to be on screen."

Another commented: "They should've never taken this out of the movie because I sobbed in the book."

A third said: "This was the only scene where I liked Dudley."

At least we're all aware that the scene exists, though. Hopefully, that's enough closure for you.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film