Episode #416: Not Sorry (HBP 25, The Seer Overheard)

  • For the first time in five years, J.K. Rowling stays quiet on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 filming is delayed until 2021! How will this impact the fandom? Will people lose interest in the series?
  • This Week in MuggleCast History returns!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Chapter 25 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Seer Overheard
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry discovers who listened to the prophecy
  • Harry and Ginny: why did Rowling gloss over some of the happiest moments of Harry’s life?
  • Hermione begins to unravel the identity of the Half-Blood Princeā€¦ and Harry “just knows” it isn’t a woman! Is he being sexist?
  • Why is Harry still so defensive of the Half-Blood Prince? Truth is, we’ve seen him behave this way before!
  • The Room of Requirement: easier to access than previously thought – you just need to be drunk!
  • Why has Dumbledore been so reluctant to see Trelawney lately?
  • Harry learns Snape was the one who overheard the prophecy! Would Dumbledore have ever told him?
  • What does it say about Snape’s character that despite playing a role in Harry’s father’s death, he still continues to insult James?
  • Is Albus and Aberforth’s relationship as contentious as we’re led to believe in Deathly Hallows?
  • Lax security: is there any reason to think the school will be safe with Harry and Dumbledore headed to The Cave?
  • The hosts Rename The Chapter and give their MVPs of the Week
  • Quizzitch: What is the first spell Harry casts at the Inferi?
  • Bonus MuggleCast (available on Patreon): what if Hermione had discovered the identity of the Half-Blood Prince in this chapter? Would it have been too much for Harry to deal with?

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