Episode #586: The Forest of Destiny (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 15 – 16)

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This week the hosts are joined by Slug Club guest Michele, and Chapter by Chapter continues with chapters 15 and 16 of Sorcerer’s Stone. Listen as we discuss how the Centaurs may have been right all along, while Harry serves detention in “The Forbidden Forest.” After that, follow along as the trio go “Through the Trapdoor”! And we analyze each of the obstacles designed to protect the Sorcerer’s Stone. All this and more, including:

  • Welcome Slug Club guest Michele! If you would like the chance to guest-host on our show, visit our Patreon
  • News: New Warner CEO David Zaslav wants “More Harry Potter movies!” What does that mean?!
  • Main Discussion #1: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 15: The Forbidden Forest
  • 7-Word Summary: Mars might tell of future conflicts forthcoming
  • Harry experiences exclusion like never before, after Gryffindor is down so many points. Have we ever disappointed our classmates in this way?
  • What If? Harry told McGonagall the truth about Hagrid and the dragon. Would things have turned out the same?
  • This detention in the Forbidden Forest is WAY too dangerous! And Hagrid even wants to split up!
  • What are the Centaurs seeing in the sky, and why are they so hesitant to interfere?
  • Main Discussion #2: Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapter 16: Through the Trapdoor
  • 7-Word Summary: Voldemort is hiding behind Quirrell’s incompetence – keys
  • Would it have made more sense for Ron to impersonate the Bloody Baron? Still, props to Harry for pulling it off!
  • Hermione has a tendency to freeze up under pressure. When else has this occurred?
  • Why wasn’t Snape’s logic puzzle included in the movie?
  • We close out the chapter with our MVPs of the Week
  • Next Week: we finish our Chapter by Chapter re-read of Book One!
  • Quizzitch: What does Voldemort tell Harry that he will do once he has the Elixir of Life?
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