Harry Potter fans across the globe are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the saga, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II. The West End stage production (whose script is also being released in print and digital formats) will be set 19 years after the original series’ conclusion and readers can only hope author J.K. Rowling’s fantastic wit and style will carry over. An aspect that makes the original series so special is the inclusion of several scenes of foreshadowing that occur in earlier novels leading into the finale. These bread crumbs that Rowling scattered for the audience to uncover are hidden well, causing the ultimate twists to appear surprising. However, upon a re-read (or three!), it becomes clear that content was planned well in advance and foreshadowed discretely. The following 10 twists may have been missed during an initial read but could have been caught by those paying close attention. Note: SPOILERS AHEAD!
10. The Vanishing Cabinet
The vanishing cabinets would play an integral role in the sixth novel The Half-Blood Prince when Draco Malfoy repairs one in order to allow Death Eaters into Hogwarts. However, the pair of cabinets made several appearances in the novels leading up to that point. During The Chamber of Secrets, Harry actually steps inside one of the cabinets while at Borgin and Burkes, eavesdropping on the Malfoy family. Later in the same novel, it would be Peeves the poltergeist who breaks the connecting cabinet at Hogwarts in an attempt to distract Filch while Harry is in his office. Finally, during The Order of the Phoenix, clear foreshadowing occurs when Rowling demonstrates how the cabinets function. When Slytherin’s Graham Montague is stuffed into a cabinet as a prank, he disappears. Not much is made of this moment since strange things occur at Hogwarts at all times, yet readers should have been alerted to the discovery that Montague was traveling between Borgin and Burkes and Hogwarts.https://swordoficastrastories.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/borgin-and-burkes/ Source: Swordoficastrastories.wordpress.com