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"The Hostile Hospital: Part Two"
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Adapted from: The Hostile Hospital
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardian: Hal
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: Mattathias Medicalschool
Main setting: Heimlich Hospital
Library: Library of Records
Key crew
Writer: Joshua Conkel
Director: Alan Arkush
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 8b
Season/series: Season 2
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: March 30, 2018
Format: 40 minutes
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
"The Hostile Hospital: Part One" "The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One"

"The Hostile Hospital: Part Two" is the sixteenth episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the second half of The Hostile Hospital.

Official synopsis

A bearded Klaus and Sunny comb the hospital's crumbling halls for Violet, who's being held prisoner under Count Olaf's questionable "care."


Count Olaf in the alias of Mattathias Medicalschool and Esmé Squalor hide Violet Baudelaire as a patient in Heimlich Hospital under a false name and warn the rest of the hospital to watch out for Klaus and Sunny, identifying them as murderers.

Meanwhile, Hal is devastated that the Library of Records is a mess. Babs is also held hostage. Olaf threatens to torture Violet and when he leaves, she escapes using a scalpel and frees Babs, but her nervous laughing gets them caught and they are tied down again by Olaf's troupe.

Klaus and Sunny hide themselves among the Volunteers Fighting Disease singers to try to find Violet, and then later don a disguise of a doctor. They eventually find the patient list after Sunny steals one from Olaf. Knowing Olaf's tendency to use anagrams, they deduce Violet is "Laura V. Bleediotie" with the help of alphabet pasta and find her room. Upon entering the room, they realize this was a trap laid by Olaf when Esmé appears.

Olaf pressures Klaus, in his disguise, to operate on Violet within an operating theater. Klaus stalls as long as possible. Esmé offers to save Violet if he gives her the item he stole from the Library of Records last night. Expecting the Sugar Bowl, Esmé is disappointed when Klaus gives her the Snicket File instead. Curious, Olaf has Esmé keep Klaus at bay while Olaf checks the film. Olaf learns about a possible survivor. Infuriated by the possibility of a surviving Baudelaire parent, Olaf burns the film, starting a fire in the hospital. After blaming it on the Baudelaires and everybody falls for it despite Klaus's objection, the three flee from the Person of Indeterminate Gender, Hal, and the Volunteers Fighting Disease.

Klaus uses the fire as a distraction to rescue Violet, and the Baudelaires escape the hospital among the mass evacuation. As there are police around, the Baudelaires recognize their only chance to escape is in the trunk of Olaf's car, as Olaf and his troupe head towards Madame Lulu's, hoping to learn more about the survivor of the fire. As Lemony Snicket does his narration, a depressed Hal walks passed him. Elsewhere, an unknown person recovers the Sugar Bowl from the hospital.



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  • Olaf says to Klaus as Dr. Faustus that he looks terribly young to be a doctor. This has been theorized to be a reference to Neil Patrick Harris in Doogie Howser, M.D.

The Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender reading "Love on the Hinterlands" by Joe Tracz

  • In the scene where Count Olaf tells the Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender that it is time to perform the cranioectomy on Violet Baudelaire, they can be seen reading a book called "Love on the Hinterlands" by Joe Tracz which features two men on the cover. The book is a reference to a short story by Annie Proulx called "Brokeback Mountain" which tells of a sexual relationship between two men. Joe Tracz is also one of the writers on the series.
  • When the Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender breaks down the door with a fire extinguisher, the scene parodies the famous scene in The Shining.

Story notes

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Filming locations

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Production errors

  • When Violet took the tape back on Babs' mouth, the tape goes from in her mouth to on it, when she takes it off again.

Deviations from the novel

  • In the TV series, Babs' survival is explicit. In the book, Count Olaf, as the new Head of Human Resources "Mattathias", claims Babs has resigned from Heimlich Hospital because she decided to pursue a career as a stuntwoman, and has begun throwing herself off buildings immediately, implying he killed her.
  • In the book, Esmé set the hospital fire. In the TV series, Olaf started it.
  • The Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender's fate is left ambiguous in the book, as the Person does not appear after the hospital is set on fire, leading speculation that the Person may have died in the fire. In the TV series, the Person's survival is made clear as they join Count Olaf and his troupe to Caligari Carnival.
  • Klaus and Sunny disguise themselves as Dr. Faustus here. In the series they simply disguise themselves as doctors and Count Olaf's troupe confuses them to the White-Faced Women.
  • Dr. Mattathias is present during the craniectomy in the adaptation, Esmé is also in the operation the whole time. In the book Mattathias is never seen at any point in the hospital, and Esmé only shows up at the very end.
  • Klaus and Sunny are exposed differenctly through versions. In the book after Klaus calls for the paper work Esmé shows up with the real White-Faced Women and exposes them. Netflix's version has Olaf and Esmé have and argument with Klaus about what they thought was the Sugar Bowl, and after Klaus gives them the Snicket File the operation is cancelled.
  • Violet does not trick the volunteers into impersonating Babs and telling them to go to the unfinished part of the hospital, instead they simply help the henchperson to get the Baudelaires.


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