“Promptly Potter” Episode 156: “He Didn’t Deserve to Die, Only to Be Maimed”

– In Chapter 24 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry uses Sectumsempra on Draco without knowing what the spell does. Snape is able to heal the young Slytherin’s mortal wounds and gives Harry detention. After detention, Harry works up the courage to finally kiss Ginny.

– Today’s prompt is “If Draco had died from Harry’s use of Sectumsempra, would that constitute Snape breaking the Unbreakable Vow?”

– This episode is hosted by Princess Jhode Datu.

– Join in the conversation on MuggleNet’s social media channels by using #PromptlyPotter.

Promptly Potter is MuggleNet.com’s Harry Potter critical analysis podcast in which we break down questions about the novels into bite-sized pieces. Each episode explores one chapter through a single carefully curated prompt. The topics and questions covered will span a range as long as Dumbledore’s beard. From controversial and burning to absolutely ridiculous (certainly our favorite), no question is off-limits.

Our alternating hosts dive into some of the things we’ve been reeling over for two and a half decades, but here’s the catch: They have to do it in 15 minutes or less.

Get those wands at the ready because you can consider this your acceptance letter! Come with us during this year-long reread in which we explore the wizarding world. Prepare to have your mind bewitched and your senses ensnared. This is a Harry Potter critical analysis podcast like no other, but that’s merely our opinion.



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