"The Slippery Slope: Part One"
Adapted from: The Slippery Slope
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardians: Bruce, Quigley Quagmire
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: None
Main setting: Mortmain Mountains
Library: V.F.D. Headquarters Library
Key crew
Writer: Daniel Handler
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 1a
Season/series: Season 3
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: January 1, 2019
Format: ?
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
"The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two" "The Slippery Slope: Part Two"
"The Slippery Slope: Part One" is the nineteenth episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the first half of The Slippery Slope.


For Beatrice –
     When we met, you were pretty, and I was lonely.
     Now, I am pretty lonely.


Note: this plot summary follows the books and it is unknown when Part One ends.

Klaus and Violet were in the Freaks' Caravan rolling down the Mortmain Mountains. Violet Baudelaire uses a hammock in the caravan to stop the caravan from rolling. The two siblings travel up the mountain and are attacked by snow gnats. They find shelter from the vicious snow gnats in a cave which is also being occupied by a group of children called Snow Scouts. Carmelita Spats, a spoiled girl who made her initial appearance in The Austere Academy, is one of the Snow Scouts along with her uncle Bruce and a boy wearing a sweater. The boy in the sweater seems to know about V.F.D. and gives hints to them in the form of V.F.D. phrases, such as "very foul day." He then takes them up the Vertical Flame Diversion in the back of the cave to the V.F.D. headquarters. Meanwhile back on the ranch, Sunny is being ordered around under threat of violence by Count Olaf on the peak of Mount Fraught, the tallest mountain in the region. He makes her sleep out in the cold. The next morning he forces her to cook breakfast. She makes a great effort to produce a delicious meal but Olaf thinks it is disgusting and he tells the Hook-Handed Man to fetch salmon from the waterfall. Two ominous figures within an "an aura of menace" arrive and announce that they have successfully burnt down the V.F.D. headquarters. One is a Woman With Hair But No Beard and the other is a Man With a Beard But No Hair. They give Count Olaf the rest of the Snicket file. The man gives Esmé a green cigarette which is actually a Verdant Flammable Device. Sunny sees the Verdant Flammable Device and has the idea to use one to signal her siblings under the pretense of needing its heat to cook lox for Olaf and his henchman.



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