All I want is the simple life my mother and father had together, without arguing or keeping secrets.
— Friday in The End

Friday Caliban is an islander who encountered and made friends with the Baudelaires in The End.


Friday is a girl, estimated to be six or seven years old, and is the only child on the island with the ability to write. She wears a white seashell around her neck in which she keeps her coconut cordial.

She may have more of a free spirit than the other islanders, as shown when she walks into the camp wearing sunglasses (which are outside the strict dress code because Ishmael believes they can be used as a weapon).

Friday's mother is Miranda Caliban. Miranda told Friday that her father, Thursday, died in a storm and was eaten by a manatee. This was a lie to cover up Friday from worrying about the schism that divided her parents.

The End

Friday welcomes the Baudelaires to the Island and rejects Count Olaf due to his unkind behavior.

At the end of the book, the Baudelaires beg Friday to take an apple to cure her from the Medusoid Mycelium. However, Ishmael sets sail before the Baudelaires can give her one. She rides off in the boat with her fellow islanders and mother. It is unknown if she met her fate by being poisoned by the Medusoid Mycelium.


  • Like her father Thursday, she is named after a day of the week (notably the one after her father's name).
  • Friday's only appearance in the series is the thirteenth book; or The End, a reference to the unlucky date of Friday the thirteenth.
  • There is a theory that Mrs. Widdershins and Miranda Caliban are the same, meaning Fiona and Fernald are Friday's siblings or half-siblings (depending if Thursday is Captain Widdershins or someone else.)
  • She is right-handed as an illustration of her right hand is shown drawing in the European version of The End.




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