'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' Primer: 'The Chamber Of Secrets'

Chamber of SecretsThe World Cup is over, the world premieres have come and gone, and now it's finally time to start saying goodbye to "Harry Potter."

Tune into MTV Movies Blog all week long for our series of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" primers, where we'll look back on each film in the series and highlight the details you need to remember going into the grand finale. For a full recap on the previous films, head here!

After the jump, we break down some integral moments from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" that end up being very important come the series' conclusion.


Technically we see in "Sorcerer's Stone" the fact that Harry can talk to snakes (remember the Burmese python who slithered, "Thankssssss" so early on?), but we don't get to put a name to the ability until "Chamber of Secrets." It was always assumed that Voldemort passed on his ability to speak parseltongue to Harry when he failed to kill the young wizard on That Fateful Night, but there's a bit more to that story that we find out in "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Polyjuice Potion

Is it just me, or is polyjuice potion just about the most useful magical trick to have since Lumos? Harry, Ron and Hermione make use of the potion for the first time in "Chamber of Secrets," and use it yet again in "Deathly Hallows: Part 2." You've probably seen the scene teased in the trailers, but it's definitely one of the most memorable Bellatrix Lestrange moments we've seen in the series.

The Basilisk In The Chamber Of Secrets

The climax of "Chamber of Secrets" takes place in the titular chamber, and features two characters we never see in the same form again: the ghost of Tom Riddle and the basilisk that lives in the Chamber of Secrets. Of course we do see Tom Riddle many times after this, especially as his later incarnation Voldemort in "Part 2," but the basilisk also makes a pretty significant appearance in this final "Potter" installment. Let's just say Ron and Hermione have a pretty clever idea about how to destroy the remaining horcruxes.

Tom Riddle's Diary

Tom Riddle's diary is one "Harry Potter" plot point that doesn't like to stay dead, even if Harry, Ron and Hermione only had to destroy it the once. We found out in "Half-Blood Prince" that the diary was one of Voldemort's seven horcruxes, and the first one Harry destroyed (however unwittingly), and it gets brought up again in "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" when the trio realize they can destroy horcruxes with a basilisk fang. But in "Part 2" we actually get to see how the destruction of the diary, among the other horcruxes, is affecting Voldemort, and it certainly is a sight to behold.

What are you making sure you remember from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"? Did you forget any of these moments? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter!