This week on the Binge, I covered Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' 10th chapter: The Rogue Bludger.
In this chapter Lockhart is max-level incompetent. First in the classroom, but it pays off for the trio to get the potion book they need to launch their Polyjuice Plan into action. And then again following the quidditch match where Harry played dodge the crazy bludger until he broke his arm, but still caught the snitch. Lockhart proceeds to force his magic onto a child who asks him not to and removes all the bones in Harry's arm, landing him in the hospital wing. This is where he reunites with Dobby and witnesses Colin Creevy being brought in petrified. The Chamber of Secrets has indeed been open, again.
I also shine a light (Lumos) on the trio's (well Hermione's really) plan. Is it good? Did Dumbledore know? Did they have any better options?
As usual I 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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