Episode #563: Analyzing Eulalie Hicks, Our Favorite New Character

In their first dedicated character discussion since the premiere of Secrets of Dumbledore, the hosts of MuggleCast turn the pages of their study guides to Professor Eulalie Hicks of Ilvermorny! “Lally” was a huge highlight of the third Beasts film, and we’re here to say why that was. Join Andrew, Eric, Micah and Laura as they analyze the character through her words, attitude and relationships. It’s a fun episode for sure.

  • Main Discussion: Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks in Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Going back to the first section he ever headed on MuggleNet, Micah starts us off with Lally’s Name Origin
  • Jessica Williams, who portrays Lally, was herself a big Harry Potter fan, and even shares his birthday!
  • The announcement of Jessica’s casting likely took place at the next table over from Andrew, Eric and Micah when they saw Cursed Child on Broadway.
  • What makes Eulalie a member of Thunderbird house? It’s been a while since the hosts had a chance to talk about Ilvermorny canon.
  • As a Charms professor, Eulalie’s surely competent in some of our favorite Charms, which we recap.
  • Lally, like Newt, wrote a book which is widely circulated. She also has a unique-looking wand.
  • Professor Hicks and Professor Hagrid both share a job title in common! But… what does it mean?
  • We received some insightful e-mails regarding Lally’s “Transatlantic” accent, a relic of Old Hollywood in the 1930’s and 40’s.
  • Lally’s friendhsip with Jacob is a reason to see the film, even if it got off to a rocky (problematic?) start. The hosts discuss.
  • What do we see happening between Theseus and Lally romantically, if anything, and why?
  • Andrew’s idea for a Eulalie Hicks spinoff TV show will have you ready and waiting for the first season.
  • Quizzitch: What did students have to do in their end of year exam for Charms class in Harry’s year one?
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