Tyndmyr wrote:Methods and Madness:Spoiler:The whole execution thing was wonky, too. Sure, sure, grindlewald's evil. The auror's executing them are apparently not, yes? It's like...what, two people? And it's needlessly convoluted. I don't get what any of that scene was about.
And there may have been some avoidance of due process resulting from the fact that Greaves/Grindelwald realised that leaving Newt alive would be incredibly dangerous for his plans. After all, he had just played his hand to some extent by insinuating that the Obscurus might have a purpose to incite enmity between wizards and No-Majs, i.e. his plan in its entirety.
On the subject of plot holes: