“SpeakBeasty” Episode 163: “Timeline Breaker”

Are you ready to continue breaking down Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore scene by scene? On this latest episode of SpeakBeasty, hosts Ann, Shannen, and Marjolaine, along with special guest Carolyn, take a look at scenes 33 to 36 in the screenplay. 



These scenes all take place in the Hog’s Head. The discussion begins with McGonagall delivering news of Grindelwald’s pardon to Albus as he sits in conversation with Aberforth at the pub. In this section of the movie, we get to see a lot of the Dumbledore brothers interacting with each other, as well as another mirror message from Credence to his father. 

In the “Owl Post” segment, listener Jack humors Ann and her newfound obsession with trains. Jack has found a German train model that they believe could have been the inspiration for the Great Wizarding Express. 

Also in this episode, hear a bit from our interview with Heather McGill, the producer and creative director behind Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in New York. Our team got a sneak peek at the forest days before it opened to the public. You can check out our full report from the press preview on our website

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Amy Hogan

I was 9 years old when I discovered the magic that is “Harry Potter.” I am a proud Hufflepuff and exceedingly good at eating, reading, being sarcastic, and over-thinking small tasks. Since I spent too much time worrying about the correct way to write this bio, this is all I was able to come up with before the deadline.