Episode #660: Sirius and the Cave Rave (GOF Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns)

This week, TAKE NOTE! No, we mean it, TAKE NOTES! Because everything you need to know about the plot of Goblet of Fire is revealed as Padfoot Returns!

  • Eric has an announcement to kick off this Pride Month!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27: Padfoot Returns
  • 7-Word Summary: Crouch is not innocent of any crimes
  • Main Discussion #1: Second Task Hangover
  • Does Snape behave any differently from a teacher catching students talking or passing a note in class?
  • Snape calls Harry a “nasty little boy”… do we think he’s projecting here?
  • Boomslang Skin & Gillyweed: Snape’s stores have been broken into, but what evidence does Snape have that it was Harry?
  • Did Harry effectively use Occlumency without even realizing it?
  • Should Harry have challenged Snape to give him Veritaserum?
  • What’s up with Karkaroff’s arm?
  • Main Discussion #2: Cave Crouching
  • Why is Sirius the only real parental figure that shows up for Harry?
  • Oh, Peter! Sirius is eating rats? Do we think that’s a coincidence?
  • Sirius paints a harrowing picture of the First War and Azkaban Prison
  • Good People & Death Eaters: After Sirius reveals the true Barty Crouch Sr., we analyze Harry’s inclination to label him a Death Eater
  • If Barty had spent some more time with his son, what would have happened?
  • How is it possible during his time in Azkaban, Sirius never got confirmation Barty Crouch Jr. was a Death Eater, learned Snape was a Death Eater, heard of the Dark Mark tattoo?
  • Ron jokingly solves everything at the end of the chapter!
  • Odds & Ends cover Ludo Bagman, Bertha Jorkins and Second Task safety protocols!
  • Quizzitch: What food does Harry send to Sirius in his cave, that Pigwidgeon isn’t suitable for?
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