Episode #653: Dobby Lobby (GOF Chapter 21, The House-Elf Liberation Front)

On this week’s episode, the band is back together! So grab your golden eggs and bring ‘em to the Gryffindor Common Room, because it’s a PAR-TAY and even the House-Elves are invited!

  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 21: The House-Elf Liberation Front
  • 7-Word Summary: Shrieks and panic erupt from Gryffindor base
  • Main Discussion #1: Blast-Ended Rita
  • Ron or Hermione? Who has the better perspective after The First Task?
  • Anxiety or Relief? How do feel about the The Second Task being three months away?
  • We analyze the different student reactions to Harry opening his egg
  • Sneaky Skeeter: Why is Rita so interested in speaking with Hagrid? What do we make of her tactics?
  • Main Discussion #2: Tea Time With Dobby
  • Who wore it better? Dobby or Mr. Weasley?
  • What is it in Dobby’s character that makes him enjoy being free?
  • What do we make of Winky’s current situation? Her perception of Dobby?
  • Why did it take Dobby two years to come back to Hogwarts?
  • Dobby is gettin’ paid and time off! Does this offer stand for all House-Elves working at Hogwarts?
  • Keep The Secrets: Are we to believe Dobby is doing additional work for Dumbledore that makes him “in the know”?
  • We deep dive into the conditioning of House-Elves, their generational trauma, physical treatment and more
  • Next week: Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22: The Unexpected Task
  • Quizzitch question: How many girls ask Harry Potter to the Yule Ball?
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