Episode #403: Partygood (HBP Chapter 15, The Unbreakable Vow)

  • Welcome Slug Club member Kristy to the show!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Half-Blood Prince Chapter 15, The Unbreakable Vow
  • 7-Word Summary: Harry parties hard when with Luna Partygood
  • Harry has taken to secret passageways to avoid his admirers – is he overreacting?
  • Ron’s behavior toward Hermione: toxic masculinity or teenage immaturity?
  • Hermione cautions Harry about being a target for Love Potions. Are Fred and George creating a security risk at Hogwarts?
  • Argus Filch and Madam Pince? OTP or a casual Harry joke? What would Mrs. Norris say?
  • Why Luna is a better friend to Hermione and Harry than we may realize
  • Why does Harry immediately regret asking her? Why didn’t he ask Hermione? Why didn’t he go stag?
  • Hermione announcing her date for all to hear – over-the-top or perfectly justified?
  • Slughorn’s Christmas party: vampires, drunk seers and the Rotfang Conspiracy
  • The hosts and patrons take a crack at titling Harry’s biography
  • Draco gatecrashes and we discuss why Snape shows a hint of fear
  • Should Draco take Snape up on his offer to help?
  • Connecting The Threads: Harry The Auror. What other professions could he have pursued?
  • MVP of the Week and Rename The Chapter
  • Voicemails cover Tom Riddle The Obscurus, old Illustrated Edition predictions, Cursed Child Australia and more
  • Quizzitch: What Christmas gift does Harry receive from Kreacher?
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  • Bonus MuggleCast: Is Ginny a Mary Sue? Available at Patreon.com/MuggleCast

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Running time: 1:28:14, 52.9 MB