7-Word Summary: Harry heads towards Arthur in peril snakily
The first part of the chapter takes us back to our Prisoner of Azkaban days
Thestrals: was it wise for Hagrid to put students who have seen death in this situation?
Dumbledore rides thestrals?!? What?!?
Did no professor prepare Hagrid for what to expect from Umbridge’s evaluation?
Umbridge treats Hagrid like he is mentally challenged and manipulates student reactions and sentiments!
Should Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone to McGonagall about Hagrid’s treatment?
Hermione wishes she could see thestrals! What?!? Andrew then proceeds to turn her into a serial killer!
Harry feels resentment towards Hogwarts for the first time ever as the holidays approach
Dumbledore’s Army: Decorator Dobby, Ginny The Seeker and Mistletoe Magic
We discuss Ron and Hermione’s opposite reactions to Harry’s first kiss
Inside Nagini: Do we think any of the snake’s initial hesitation in attacking Arthur Weasley had to do with her humanity?
Do we think Harry could have controlled the outcome if he wanted to? Or is it just like watching TV? Looking through the eyes of another Horcrux?
The Umbridge Suck Count climbs to 47!
Connecting The Threads, MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter!
Quizzitch: What is the name on the department store front which hides Saint Mungos to the Muggles?
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