Madam Hooch has been overseeing the Gryffindor Quidditch practices to keep an eye on Harry. She is greatly impressed by Harry's Firebolt, admiring it and comparing it in her mind to the Nimbus series and the Cleansweeps. She begins reminiscing about the old Silver Arrows series until Wood interrupts and asks if Harry can have the Firebolt back. She then sits in the stadium with Ron to watch the final practice. Madam Hooch is asleep in her seat when practice ends, and remains so whilst Ron flies the Firebolt. She wakes after night has fallen, and tells Ron and Harry off for not waking her earlier. She insists that they return to the castle immediately.