19. Things work out for Ron (End of book #2)

When we last left off, Fawkes was leading our favorite group of teenagers minus Hermione plus Gilderoy Lockhart to Professor McGonagall’s office. When they get there, they realize that it’s not just McGonagall in her office but also the Weasleys and Professor Dumbledore. Everyone is very happy and excited to see Ginny alive and well. Harry explains everything that happened that night and over the last few months and Dumbledore helps him smoothen out the explanations and sort out some ends like Lockhart. Harry and Ron get Special Services to the school award and enough points to ensure Gryffindor wins the House Cup again. Harry and Dumbledore have a heart-to-heart and Harry finally gets to ask him some burning questions.

Their conversation is interrupted by Lucius Malfoy who is very surprised to hear about the turn of the events. Harry thinks on his feet and saves Dobby from Mr. Malfoy. The whole school attends a feast in the middle of the night to celebrate. All the petrified victims wake up and even Hagrid comes back from Azkaban. All’s well at the end of the day and everything works out for Ron.

PREPARATION

You can prepare for this episode by reading:

  • Chapter 18: Dobby’s Reward

of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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NOTES

  • “Father, have you seen Dobby lately?”

  • When Harry climbs out of the hole in the bathroom, he’s covered in muck, slime, and blood. This was such a vivid description to Prashanthini that she forever associates this dirty version of Harry with the book. It doesn’t help that Daniel Radcliffe looks very grimy in the movie posters. Aishwarya would just like to note that the poster designers must have been pretty relieved that they got to use a sword, instead of a wand on the cover.

  • JK Rowling’s essay on Gilderoy Lockhart in Pottermore.

  • We'll be taking a break before we start the next book so stay tuned! Our next episode will be out in 2019. In the meantime, if you want to let us know what you think or simply just write to us, it's mimblewimblepodcast@gmail.com.

  • The editor (Aishwarya) apologises for the creaky chair but for some reason, we kept swinging around.