Alohomora!: A Global Reread of Harry Potter

On Episode 204 we discuss...

→ A little more Patronus talk
→ The brightest witch of her age
→ The love of teaching
→ Being an individual
→ Not conforming to society's needs
→ Small yet powerful
→ A mother's love
→ A mother's desperation
→ Abuse playing into the picture
→ Is evilness related to pleasing a man?
→ The Hogwarts Regina George?
→ All hail the Queen

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On this recap we discuss...

→ Delphi's parentage
→ Scorpius nerdish qualities
→ Changing the people's opinions

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On Episode 203 we discuss...

→ We reveal our Patronuses!
→ A new interpretive theory of the play
→ McGonagall: Out of character?
→ Awkward hierarchy
→ Ol' Reekie train
→ Who can influence a prophecy?
→ Albus's character progression
→ The need to hear Scorpius's lines in Anthony Boyle's voice
→ Paint, memory, and finally confronted trauma
→ Draco's softening
→ Time Turners and Fawkes and the Elder Wand, oh my!
→Blanket potentially on fire: the joys of live theatre!
→ How is the Fidelius Charm working here?
→ Theories on Delphi's,
→ We have lots of emotions about the end

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→ Amos the "stage dad"?
→ Could Cedric really be a Death Eater?
→ Snape's self destruction
→ Snape and Hermione

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→ Seen, unseen and to be seen
→ Taking “The Augurey” seriously
→ Familiar faces for familiarity’s sake
→ Imagination vs. Live Theater
→ The Great Snape Debate continues
→ Polly Chapman and the Missing Direction
→ Scorpius: The Human Pottermore
→ Cedric Diggory goes stupid crazy
→ Ron and Hermione: From teaspoons to ladles
→ Who is the Cursed Child?
→ The Curse of Nineteen Years Later
→ Delphie... something... something

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→ Something feels familiar...
→ The origins of Del-FEE
→ Time: Wibbly-wobbly or around in circles?
→ Spinster Hermione has no Oppugnos to give
→ The happy medium of reading Cursed Child

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→ More first impressions
→ To what effect are the dream sequences helpful?
→ Delphi's master manipulation
→ Why did Harry listen to Bane? Shouldn't he know better?
→ Scorpius the Cinnamon Roll
→ J. K. Rowling and Where to Find Her
→ The insane strength of Scorpius Malfoy?
→ Legitimizing 101: How to Make Your Fan Fiction Canon
→ Scorbus: to be or not to be?
→ Is Delphi affected by the AUs?
→ Risk isn't risk if it can be undone

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→ Does Ginny finally get her "Another! *Cup smash*" moment?
→ Scorpius and the Slytherin stigma
→ Harry's parenting skills
→ J. K. Rowling's (considerably narrower) Wizarding World

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→ Our impressions, both seeing it before reading and reading before seeing
→ Costuming and sets that bring the world to life!
→ Music and sound design: creating the atmosphere
→ Magic is real! (And it's made with illusions)
→ Perfect casting is perfect
→ Our favorite moments in the theater

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→ Our initial thoughts on the play as a whole
→ A functionally different epilogue
→ Rose Granger-Weasley: a study in reading vs. seeing
→ Scorpius Malfoy, the greatest nerd to ever nerd
→ Kids these days... er, in 2020
→ The Trio is all grown up!
→ The lasting effects of Cedric Diggory
→ So, about the trolley witch...
→ Draco and his troubled past

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