Episode #631: Mmmm, Grapefruit and Floor Cake (GOF Chapters 2 & 3, The Scar and The Invitation)

The recaps are back! We thought we had escaped getting summaries for Harry’s friends, his lifestyle, his family, and his situation but we were vastly mistaken. Join Andrew, Eric, Laura and Micah as they delve into Chapters 2 and 3 of Goblet of Fire, covering chapters “The Scar” and “The Invitation”! We discuss the Dursleys motives and if everything would have been better had Harry contacted Dumbledore about his ‘dream.’

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  • Main Discussion 1: Chapter 2 of Goblet of Fire, “The Scar.”
  • 7-Word Summary for Chapter 2: Dumbledore sometimes is on the beach relaxing
  • We review the stresses that went in to crafting such a large book in less time for its author.
  • Whose POV was Harry’s dream actually from, and how does it work? Did the rules surrounding H*rcr*xes change?
  • How would things be different if Harry had chosen to write Dumbledore? Would he care?
  • We review Dudley’s choice in video games.
  • Main Discussion 2: Chapter 3 of Goblet of Fire, “The Invitation.”
  • 7-Word Summary for Chapter 3: Molly tries to save Harry’s summer funnily
  • Is Vernon’s behavior and his intolerance for magic similar to that of folks who are anti-LGBT?
  • We review how Harry always miraculously escapes Privet Drive with a bang.
  • Finally, we ask the most important question: how is Harry preserving all that birthday cake under his floorboards?
  • Quizzitch: what does Arthur Weasley ask Dudley Dursley?
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