Returning to [Gryffindor Tower] and feeling awful for sneaking to [Hogsmeade], [Harry] and [Ron] encounter [Hermione] - and learn that [Buckbeak] lost his trial and was sentenced to death. When Ron offers to help with the appeal, Hermione gives him an enormous hug, and they finally apologize to one another and make up.
A Close Call
Back at [Hogwarts], [Harry] instantly encounters [Snape], who pulls him into his office to yell at him for visiting [Hogsmeade], as well as for a host of other things. He forces Harry to turn in the [Marauder's Map], which promptly insults him, and calls [Lupin] in to look at it, but when Lupin arrives he manages to take Harry out the door with him.
Leaving [Snape]'s office, [Lupin] scolds [Harry], confiscates the [Marauder's Map], and makes him feel far worse for sneaking out than Snape ever managed to do.
Chapter 15 - "The Quidditch Final" - In which Hagrid loses his case and Buckbeak is sentenced to death, Ron and Hermione make up, Hermione slaps Malfoy, misses Charms class and storms out of Divination. Tensions rise as the Gryffindor-Slytherin match approaches. When it comes, it is the roughest match Harry has ever played, but Gryffindor still wins.
Hermione Conquers All!
During [Care of Magical Creatures], [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] comfort [Hagrid] and vow to help with [Buckbeak]'s appeal, though Hagrid isn't confident it will do any good.
Walking away from a crying [Hagrid], [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] instead encounter a smug [Malfoy], who Hermione promptly slaps in the face before announcing to Harry that he'd better beat [Slytherin] in [Quidditch].
[Harry] and [Ron] run into [Charms] class late, only to discover that [Hermione] has somehow disappeared en route. After a class on [Cheering Charms] and lunch, they find her in the [common room], asleep, and worry she's cracking up. She then runs off to apologize to [Professor Flitwick] before heading off to [Divination].
[Hermione] reappears for [Divination], in which the class begins studying [crystal balls]. When [Trelawney] sees the [Grim] for [Harry], though, Hermione gets upset, prompting Trelawney to call her mundane and Hermione to quit and storm out of class. [Lavender], however, recalls that Trelawney predicted Hermione's departure, and Harry is left still wondering whether the Grim is real.
All About Quidditch
Over the Easter holidays, the third years work hard, particularly [Hermione] with her many classes, [Ron], working on [Buckbeak]'s appeal, and [Harry] who has daily [Quidditch] practices and endless conversations about it with [Oliver Wood].
With the final [Quidditch] match approaching, the entire school is obsessed with the [Gryffindor]-[Slytherin] matchup. Fights break out in corridors, [Harry] has to be escorted to class by fellow Gryffindors, and Harry constantly checks on his [Firebolt]'s safety.