This week’s PotterCast included: Harry Potter News Wrap, Deathly Hallows Bit by Bit, Final Films Forecast, and the Wrapup!
Pre-show notes included:
Chapter 25 – Shell Cottage.
Bill and Fleur’s cottage stood alone on a cliff overlooking the sea, its walls embedded with shells and whitewashed. It was a lonely and beautiful place. Wherever Harry went inside the tiny cottage or its garden, he could hear the constant ebb and flow of the sea, like the breathing of some great, slumbering creature…
…[T]his chapter represents a true turning point for Harry’s character. We see him evolve throughout the 7th book, but it is here in this chapter where we see him take an independent role in determining his future as well as the future of the wizarding world. He insists on speaking with the injured, despite Fleur’s remonstrations. And he – independently from Hermione and Ron and the adults – determines what needs to be done, which course he needs to take (i.e. the Horcruxes)… (Lissa)
…Lupin comes to deliver the news of Teddy Lupin’s birth and that Harry will be godfather, and I think this is a moment people often overlook. As far as we know Pettigrew never had kids and Sirius certainly didn’t so the only two Mauraders kids are Harry and Teddy… (Sam)
…In many ways this is the most important chapter in the series, both for the plot and Harry’s character. Harry realizes that the Horcruxes are more important than the Hallows. The[y] allowed Voldemort to return and take away the most important people in his life [and] Harry decides he must confront Voldemort and even if he had the Hallows it would be all for-not. And really this chapter set up Harry’s choices in the final chapters…(Bryan)
4. Final Films Forecast – OK that was a lame title, but this is the new segment we’ll do to talk about the upcoming Deathly Hallows films, starting at the beginning!
What’s the earliest scenes you’ve noticed from the trailers and/or photos that have been released?
…In recent pics, it looks like the very first chapter, “The Dark Lord Ascending” will be in the film, which is great because it is such an ominous scene and they cut the first chapter of Half-Blood Prince in the film version… (Oliver)
…[L]oads of miniature calendar pictures were leaked a while ago which show loads of scenes from Deathly Hallows Part.1, such as Fred and George taking Polyjuice from MadEye, Snape in Malfoy Manor and Xeno Lovegood… (Lee)
…Earliest scene I saw was Harry letting Hedwig fly around Privet Drive…(Clare)
5. Wrapup -
What do YOU want us to mention about the Potter fandom this week? Let us know!
– Callout for New Image Galleries handlers, particular in international timezones
– A Very Potter Sequel: Listeners want more of the hosts’ thoughts and favorite moments
– ABC family sneak peeks
– Will you answer the pleas to bring back Cannon Conundrums and Are You Smarter Than John Noe???