1.6 The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

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

So a few thoughts on this fun episode.

1- The Dursley’s would NEVER have asked Wizards for help removing the tail so hagrid would not have gotten into trouble.

2- I agree that the amount of time spent on JK spent Scabbers just cries to me that there was more intended for him.

3- The train station brings with it a lot of questions for me. No one notices all the people disappearing into platform 9 3/4. Also, why would someone like Seamus Finnigan travel all the way from Ireland to London just to ride the train back up to the North of England where Hogwarts is supposed to be located. Seems more plausible that people would be coming from multiple locations.

4- This chapter is a great introduction to Ron and Hermione, we really get to know them in just a few paragraphs.


I want to say that I’m pretty sure later on in the books, the Ministry of Magic just *knows* if you do magic and you don’t… So Hagrid technically should have gotten in trouble.


I honestly don’t remember why A History of Magic is so important. I look forward to finding out as the book club goes on. When Mrs. Weasley was asking what was the platform number, I always interpretted as if she was quizzing the boys instead of genuinely asking.
I wondered why I couldn’t 100% recognize your voices in the theme song. I knew it was the both of you and I figured who was who, but I didn’t understand why it was off.
Alice’s theory about how the carts became more crowded because people had more kids after wartime is very similar to the beginning of Fernwithy’s Teddy Lupin saga (https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5615/FernWithy) because Teddy was a part of the smallest year since no one was having kids during wartime. When Teddy becomes older, there were waves and waves of new students (many named after Harry or Hermione) from the wizard baby boom.
Rowling definitely knew what she was doing with Scabbers. I on the other hand was completely oblivious.


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