“I’m the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I got a lot to live up to. Bill and Charlie have already left – Bill was head boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy’s a prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they’re really funny. Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it’s no big deal, because they did it first.”
Of all things I'm really upset that they cut Ron yelling 'Hermione' is DH. That would have taken no extra screen time or even effort at all
The thing is, I think that scene was a crucial turning point- for Romione, yes- but also for Ron as a character. To be honest, I wouldn’t particularly mind if they cut out his screaming (spoiler alert: yes I would and we all know it) as long as they’d kept in the “No! You can have me, take me!” line. As if anyone in the fandom could watch Rupert Grint say that line and then go and argue the fact that Ron was selfish and didn’t care about his friends.
Like, can we just emphasise that Ron Weasley, master chess strategist and known keeper of rationality during times of stress, just freaking loses it. He offers himself up in her place, he struggles like hell to get to her, he screams her name and sobs hysterically, he punches the wall with his fists and tries to apparate without a wand. Yet, despite all this, he still manages to pull through enough to actually get her out of there. Ron Weasley does a damn good impersonation of Wormtail’s voice, disarms Bellatrix fucking Lestrange, duels with like half of the known Death Eaters in the series, and successfully apparates- for the first time, no less- in an extremely high pressure situation like. Can we just.
If this had been in the movies I think the fandom’s general opinion of Ron Weasley would increase in positivity tenfold.