Episode #590: Battle of Flourish and Blotts (Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 3 and 4)

On this week’s episode, we make our first visit to The Burrow and meet several characters for the first time in Diagon Alley! Plus, hold onto your Sorting Hat as we connect a handful of threads between Chamber of Secrets and Half-Blood Prince!

  • Micah visits Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in New York!
  • Main Discussion #1: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 3: The Burrow
  • 7-Word Summary: Weasley’s House Features New Magic And… Gnomes
  • Fred & George are truly their father’s sons (be sure to check out our Weasley Twins episode from April 2021)
  • Right family, wrong motive – Dobby DOES belong to the Malfoys!
  • What if… Molly and Arthur had gone to pickup Harry at Privet Drive?
  • Comparing and contrasting Harry and Ron’s view of The Burrow
  • Main Discussion #2: Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4: At Flourish & Blotts
  • 7-Word Summary: Lucius takes Ginny’s father in a fight
  • Should the Weasleys have given Harry a bit more assistance with Floo Powder?
  • Inside Borgin and Burkes: vanishing cabinets, necklaces and hands of glory, oh my!
  • What is Lucius Malfoy’s true motive in getting Tom Riddle’s diary to Hogwarts?
  • Several characters are exhibiting odd behavior, Percy and Hagrid included!
  • What are our first impressions of Gilderoy Lockhart?
  • 7 BOOKS?!?! Why is Hogwarts bankrolling Gilderoy’s bad habits?
  • Bookstore Throwdown: Lucius and Arthur get into it!
  • Next Week: Chapters 5 & 6 of Chamber of Secrets
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