Vanessa tells a story about Odd Couple 2, formerly one of her favorites movies. In the 30 Second Recap, Casper covers few plot points, but examines the emotional impact of the chapter—largely, "sad." Vanessa and Casper discuss the relationship of Sirius and Harry, and the importance of Sirius supporting what delights Harry.
Casper brings up how delight is often fleeting, and Vanessa makes the distinction between delight and joy. Casper points to the fact that part of delight is that it is often unexpected. Casper brings up how Madame Maxime uses delight to manipulate Hagrid. Vanessa says that in order to be delighted, you cannot be cynical and must be open to awe. This reminds Casper of Cedric’s delight in being a Triwizard champion, despite the fact that Harry is getting more attention than him.
In Pardes, Vanessa and Casper analyze a sentence about Hermione brainstorming how to expand S.P.E.W. Casper shares the perpetually good writing advice: kill your darlings. Vanessa and Casper have similar sods. Vanessa talks about how failures are learning experiences that create the building blocks for future success in organizing, and Casper talks about the importance of physical space and institutions for activism.