Episode #380: Privet Drive Payoff (HBP Chapter 3, Will And Won’t)

  • Hypable.com¬†writer Kendra joins the show!
  • Eric recaps a great LeakyCon weekend in Dallas!
  • We meet a brand-new Fantastic Beast – the chupacabra – and get our first glimpse at baby nifflers
  • Newt is headed to Paris to “track” Credence, but how does he even know he’s alive?
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 3 of Half-Blood Prince
  • Are the media headlines meant to make readers and the wizarding community feel safe despite Voldemort’s known return to power?
  • Why has Dumbledore been reinstated as Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot?
  • Our first (passing) mention of Inferi
  • Is Harry’s lack of trust in Dumbledore showing up at Privet Drive a result of their relationship from Order of the Phoenix?
  • Why didn’t Harry tell the Dursleys that Dumbledore would be visiting? How would they have reacted if he did?
  • We discuss Dumbledore and Petunia’s prior correspondence. Was Dumbledore ready to play that hand if necessary?
  • Privet Drive Payoff: Dumbledore puts the Dursleys in their rightful place!
  • Are we seeing a Grindelwald-era Dumbledore based on the way he intimidates the Dursleys or is he just setting affairs in order?
  • Dumbledore’s hand, mead, Grimmauld Place, Kreacher and more!
  • We learn that Harry must return to Privet Drive one more time
  • The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename the Chapter; plus a great Crackpot Theory on Felix Felicis
  • Quizzitch: Who gave Ambrosius Flume his first job, thanks to Slughorn?

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1 Comment

  1. Quick note on the Augurey: according to FBAWTFT its cry doesn’t foretell death, as was once believed, but merely rain. The death thing was a superstition / misconception, much like the rumour that Thestrals are “unlucky”. So there’s no reason to worry unduly for Jacob because of him being seen with the Augurey.

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