2.17 The Heir of Slytherin

The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) recap chapter seventeen of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Be aware that the show may contain spoilers for events which take place later in the series.

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Dave Taylor

-Finally get to the Chamber. My question is Would Salazar Slytherin accept mudblood Tom Riddle as his heir?

-I agree that Riddle must have created the Diary and then used it as a Horcrux.

-It still is interesting to think about what would have happened if memory Riddle had succeeded. Would he have searched out whatever remained of Voldemort after being defeated in the last book or would he have just taken it on himself to resume his goals.

-As to the lingering question of Ginny and the blood, blood is such a different consistency, smell and color than paint. Anyone would know the difference. She clearly was hiding the fact that she had blood all over herself.

-Lesson #1 on Day 1 of Hogwarts, never drop your wand. All I can think of is, Mad Eye Moddy would be so disappointed. Constant Vigilance!


I read the British versions of the book so I didn’t see that massive spoiler of Fawkes carrying Harry out of the Chamber of Secrets. Sometimes I wonder how spoilerific chapter art is before the text but Book 2’s cover really takes the cake. And what’s the deal with the eye on the bottom right? The Basilisk is blind by then.


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