Episode #422: Fawkes Unites (HBP 27, The Phoenix Lament)

  • Welcome Slug Club member Chloe!
  • Wizards Unite is out and we discuss what we like about the game so far!
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is dealing with some launch pains
  • Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 The Phoenix Lament
  • 7-Word Summary: After Dumbledore’s death, Harry regroups with friends
  • Harry breaks the news of Dumbledore’s death and reveals the truth about Snape and Draco
  • Lupin’s loses control when learning of Dumbledore’s death in a way Harry has never seen. Is this because of everything Dumbledore has done for Lupin?
  • We discuss the healing impact of Fawkes’ phoenix song on the Order
  • Why did Lupin or Sirius never tell Harry about Snape and Lily?
  • Given Harry had been right about Draco all year, if you were Ron and Hermione, how would you feel?
  • The Vanishing Cabinet and Hand of Glory have strong threads connecting them back to Chamber of Secrets
  • When Flitwick comes to get Snape and is mysteriously unconscious, why aren’t Hermione and Luna quicker on the uptake?
  • Shouldn’t the fact that Snape didn’t kill Flitwick tell us that more is happening than meets the eye? Does Snape actually save Luna and Hermione’s lives?
  • With Death Eaters in Hogwarts, do we think Snape is trying to act as quickly as possible to prevent them from harming the students/?
  • Why didn’t the Order stop Snape and Malfoy? Why didn’t they alert the Ministry?
  • Much like in Goblet of Fire, why didn’t the Dark Mark trigger an immediate Ministry response?
  • We react to Fleur’s response to Bill’s condition and Tonks’ big reveal about Lupin
  • Is Harry not trusting in McGonagall about the Horcruxes a mistake?
  • Should Hogwarts remain open?
  • The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename The Chapter
  • Quizzitch: In the final chapter of Half-Blood Prince, who is sitting in Snape’s seat in the Great Hall?
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by the Eaglemoss’ Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts figurine collections! Get figurines of Harry and Hermione, plus free shipping, for just $9.95 by going to HeroCollector.com/Wizards!

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Running time: 1:24:30, 50.7 MB