1.17 The Man with Two Faces

The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) recap chapter seventeen 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

Such a great ending to a fun first book.

1- I agree that the double reveal was done so well. The first time reading through we believed as did the trio that Snape was the one after the Stone. Then we learn that Snape had actually been trying to save Harry and that Quirrell was carrying around Voldemort in his head.

2- I agree that the Quirrell possession is a bit confusing. It took me a few times to get it right.

3- Harry’s lie about what he sees in the mirror is just fine for most teenagers.

4- I was very confused about how the stone got into Harry’s pocket. It took several times for me to get it.

5- Quirrell being burnt by Harry’s touch is quite the scene.

6- The fear of death theme is firmly planted in this chapter. Death is something that Voldemort is unwilling to face and it eventually is his undoing.

7- I love at the end that Neville is the one that gets the final points for Gryffindor.


Ahhh, Quirrell being the bad guy was the book twist of the year. I don’t blame Harry for using what Ron wanted. The family situation is too personal and the socks seem rather silly. Martha’s squeaky Voldemort voice was pretty hilarious.

Ugh, the James saving Snape’s life line really sticks out to me now that I remember that it was the werewolf prank. Sheesh, Hagrid felt so guilty for telling the stranger how to subdue Fluffy and he didn’t shed an ounce of remorse when Hermione and Harry got caught after handing off Norbert!

I think the Weasleys were waiting on the muggle side because they were curious to see Harry’s family.

Congrats on finishing Book 1! I look forward to catch up on some more special topic episodes that I put aside on purpose before I hop back into Book 2.


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