This week on the Binge, we covered Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' 5th chapter: The Whomping Willow with a special guest: Garrett from the Rank 'Em podcast (https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-rank-em-podcast).
In this chapter Harry lets Ron call the shots, which leads to them committing grand theft auto, flying without a pilot's license, are spotted by muggles, are almost murdered by a tree and nearly get expelled. Snape gets to live out his biggest fantasy up until the point Dumbledore crushes his hopes and dreams.
We also shine a light (Lumos) on where we are with Dumbledore at this point in the story. Does he care about Harry? Is Harry just a chess piece? Why is the Whomping Willow STILL at Hogwarts?
Garrett skipped the homework, but we still do some Divination foreshadowing, give/take house points, and callout the parts of the chapter that are utterly Riddikulus! (all the puns)
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