Episode #405: Through and Through (HBP 17, A Sluggish Memory)

  • News covers Cursed Child in San Fran, Fantastic Worlds and Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Uh oh! Dan Fogler says Fantastic Beasts 3 is bigger than the first two films combined!
  • Voicemails cover a furry little correction, mother in-laws and unbreakable vows
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Half-Blood Prince Chapter 17, A Sluggish Memory
  • 7-Word Summary: Young wizards can make Horcruxes from murders
  • What is the Fat Lady getting at by making the common room password “abstinence”?
  • Is Hermione too harsh to Ron when she returns, ignoring his existence entirely?
  • Is it time for Hermione to put a little more stock in Harry’s theory about Draco?
  • Harry is Dumbledore’s man through and through. Based on the headmaster’s reaction, is this his final happy moment?
  • Were we surprised by Dumbledore’s reaction to Harry’s story about Snape & Draco? Is it fair for him to tell Harry to just cast his thoughts aside?
  • Is it impressive how advanced Tom Riddle is at this young age? Given his ability to change the memory of his uncle Morfin?
  • Tom’s good looks are noted multiple times in this chapter. Is it a coincidence that both he and Harry are said to look like their fathers?
  • When did Slughorn alter his memory?
  • Why doesn’t Harry ask what Horcruxes are?
  • Connecting The Threads to Chapter 17 of Chamber of Secrets – The Heir of Slytherin
  • The hosts give their MVPs of the Week and Rename of the Chapter
  • Quizzitch: What is the name of the Apparition instructor?
  • In Bonus MuggleCast, we dive deeper into the motley crue that Tom surrounded himself with at Hogwarts. Why didn’t Dumbledore keep a closer eye on them? What other teachers did Tom charm?
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Running time: 1:45:35, 63.4 MB