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We Need To Talk About The Trolley Witch In "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child"

WHAT IS HAPPENING???

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This post contains spoilers for part one of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Proceed as you wish.

A lot of things happen in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So, so many things.

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But of everything, the thing we need to discuss the most is the GODDAMN TROLLEY WITCH.

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Let's recap. We all remember the Trolley Witch from all our years on the Hogwarts Express. She's a nice lady; she always has snacks.

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But in Cursed Child, when Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy spontaneously attempt — spoiler alert — to escape the Hogwarts Express, they wind up on the roof of the train. That's when things get weird.

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THE TROLLEY WITCH FOLLOWS THEM. She's just pushing her cart all casual, on the roof of a speeding train. "Anything from the trolley, dears? Pumpkin Pasty? Chocolate Frog? Cauldron Cake?" she says. "Oh," says Albus Severus.

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Then Trolley Witch tells us a bit about herself. Turns out she was hired by Ottaline Gambol and has been walking the halls of the Hogwarts Express for ALMOST 200 YEARS.

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Oh, and did we mention that the Pumpkin Pasties are grenades? Yeah. THE PUMPKIN PASTIES ARE GRENADES.

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Turns out the Trolley Witch is HBIC of some sort of security system to keep the kids on the Hogwarts Express in check.

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This is some glorious Tim Burton shit, tbh.

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WHAT HATH OTTALINE GAMBOL WROUGHT?

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Trolley Witch needs her own spin-off, tbh.

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