1.16 Through the Trapdoor

The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) recap chapter sixteen of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Be aware that the show may contain spoilers for events which take place later in the series.

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Dave Taylor

1- Still not buying the Dumbledore wanted Harry to get to the Stone.

2- Totally agree about McGonagall not taking the news about someone attempting to steal the Stone. All the effort to keep it safe and she just says, “Don’t worry about it.”

3- I really liked seeing Neville get something to do. A sign of good things to come from him.

4- Never heard of the theories of the poisons. Kind of fun to think about.

5- Martha cracking up about Ron’s sacrifice shows just how much one can be affected by the series.


I didn’t think how odd it was that the students would just be hanging around for a whole week with no structure. That just asks for mischief!

I actually went to a wedding once and during the dinner a harpist was playing classical versions of all of the biggest radio hits. It was quite beautiful.

I always loved this chapter for the cleverness of the traps, but it’s odd that three First Years were able to figure them all out. I have never heard the theory about each potion represents each DADA teacher. Is the troll supposed to be the Dark Arts trap?

As far as deaths go, I think I was most affected by Lupin and Tonks because of Fernwithy’s love for them.

This was a solid chapter! Glad it made it high up on the list!


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