18. Ron's sister is taken

This is it. The moment we’ve all been waiting for - the resolution of the tangle of plots that is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In these two chapters, we discover:

  • The identity of the monster attacking people

  • The identity of the person who’s been enabling the monster

  • The location of the Chamber of Secrets

  • How the monster has been getting around the castle (pipes!)

  • Why so many of Lockhart’s books feature him on the cover

  • Why the Heir of Slytherin is obsessed with Harry and

  • Why it matters that phoenix’s tears have healing powers

PREPARATION

You can prepare for this episode by reading:

  • Chapter 16: The Chamber of Secrets

  • Chapter 17: The Heir of Slytherin

of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcast, or any other favorite podcast app. Just search for Mimblewimble - The Harry Potter Podcast.

NOTES

  • We only have one more episode left to go, in this particular season. In the next episode, we’ll discuss Chapter 18: Dobby’s Reward and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as a whole. If you have a theory to share or want us to discuss something specifically, let us know!

  • This mammoth episode was recorded in one go. We knew there was a lot to discuss but we were kind of surprised ourselves. If you’re surprised too, please respond with a gif.

  • Some smart people on the Internet wondered how the entrance to the ancient Chamber of Secrets that predates modern plumbing could be put in a girls bathroom. Pottermore has a fix! It was moved in the 1600s to the girls bathroom by Cornivus Gaunt.

  • Incompetent Tom Riddle always gives Aishwarya the giggles.