Episode #662: Potter or Pizza? (GOF Chapter 29, The Dream)

This week, get ready to be undoubtedly stimulated by the extraordinary clairvoyant vibrations of Andrew, Eric, Micah and Laura as your hosts deal with being grounded by not one, but two adults, processing wild dreams and battling Voldemort-inducing headaches!

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  • Welcome, Slug Club guest Feryal!
  • News: Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown fancies himself a Harry Potter fan
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Goblet of Fire, Chapter 29: The Dream
  • 7-Word Summary: Sirius grounds Harry because he is naughty
  • Main Discussion #1: Grounded for His Own Good
  • Why wasn’t the Ministry called to investigate immediately?
  • Did Harry, Ron and Hermione’s experiences with Mad-Eye Moody (Fakey) and Barty Crouch Sr. feed the Ministry distrust we see develop in Order of the Phoenix?
  • How many more “perfect cover” situations does Mad-Eye Moody (Fakey) have left in his arsenal? Are there signs he is starting to crack under the weight of it all?
  • Does Harry’s lack of a true parental figure inform his reaction to Sirius’ letter?
  • Main Discussion #2: The Dream and its Aftermath
  • Why does Harry get regularly triggered inside of Trelawney’s classroom?
  • Why is Harry’s perspective during the dream so erratic?
  • While not mentioned by name, should Harry have picked up on the letter (he helped deliver) being about Barty Crouch Sr.?
  • Could this be THE moment when Voldemort realizes the connection between himself and Harry?
  • Why is Dumbledore’s office password-protected? Shouldn’t he at least have a doorbell? Or an assistant?
  • Fudge begins to reveal his true colors! How delicious of a moment is the Dumbledore’s office scene for Barty Crouch Jr.?
  • Odds & Ends cover Fred and George’s private business matters, Mars, humming insects, Snape the Bat and Cockroach Clusters!
  • What If?! Barty Crouch Sr. had not fired Winky? Could she have saved him (and Cedric) from a horrible fate?
  • Quizzitch: After Ludo Bagman’s trial, what Quidditch match does a jury member congratulate him on?
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