On Saturday, January 1, the highly anticipated “Harry Potter” reunion special premiered on HBO Max. Fans around the world were delighted to reunite with their favorite characters from the beloved series. The special reflected on the films’ legacy and ended with one of Severus Snape’s most iconic lines: “Always.” This ending served as a subtle tribute to Alan Rickman, the actor who portrayed Snape and passed away in 2016.
The reunion special was filled with nostalgic moments, from Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) discussing their time at Hogwarts to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the films. Fans were also treated to a special surprise: a never-before-seen clip of Snape.
In the clip, Snape is seen walking through the halls of Hogwarts, looking for Harry. He eventually finds him and delivers a powerful monologue about his loyalty to Dumbledore and his love for Lily Potter. This scene was particularly poignant, as it was the last time Rickman portrayed Snape before his death.
The reunion special ended with a touching tribute to Rickman. After the clip of Snape, the camera pans to a portrait of him in the Great Hall, with the words “Always” written underneath. This was a fitting tribute to the beloved actor, and a reminder of the impact he had on the Harry Potter franchise.
The “Harry Potter” reunion special was a heartwarming celebration of the films’ legacy, and a touching tribute to Alan Rickman. Fans around the world were delighted to be reunited with their favorite characters, and to see Snape one last time. The ending of the special, with Snape’s iconic line “Always,” will remain in the hearts of fans forever.