* {{Accidental Innuendo}}: Hermione's line about Potions not being the only thing Snape will teach her next year...
* {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}: Rink
* {{Tear Jerker}}: Chapter 34.
** Snape's [[spoiler: discovery of the sleeping sheets]] and what follows is absolutely heart-breaking.
** The death of [[spoiler: Molly Weasley]].
** Hermione begging [[spoiler: Snape not to die]].