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"The Vile Village: Part Two"
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Adapted from: The Vile Village
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardian: Village of Fowl Devotees
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: Detective Dupin
Main setting: Village of Fowl Devotees
Library: Hector's barn
Key crew
Writer: Sigrid Gilmer
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 7b
Season/series: Season 2
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: March 30, 2018
Format: 41 minutes
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
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"The Vile Village: Part Two" is the fourteenth episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the second half of The Vile Village.

Official synopsis

The orphans find themselves under suspicion in the wake of a devastating murder. But time behind bars leads to an important realization.


Count Olaf and Esmé Squalor, as their disguises of Detective Dupin and Officer Luciana quickly convinces the town that the Baudelaires committed the murder of "Olaf", using tools from their attempt to rescue Jacques Snicket the night before as false evidence, and claiming Sunny bit "Olaf" to death.

The Council of Elders condemn the Baudelaires to be burned at the stake at the suggestion of Mr. Lesko. While in jail, they realize that it was Klaus' 13th birthday. Then the children convince Hector to prepare his hot-air mobile home to help them escape. Klaus deduces the clues (given to them via crow) point to a crow fountain in the village square, and after breaking out of jail, find Duncan and Isadora Quagmire were trapped inside.

The villagers, led by Olaf and Esmé, arrive to take the children. At that time, Larry the Waiter and Jacquelyn had learned of Jacques' murder and they arrive to distract the villagers long enough for the children to escape via a fire truck and follow Hector. The Baudelaires cover for the Quagmires as they use the truck's ladder to escape.

Just then, Olaf, Esmé, and villagers arrive and Esmé shoots some of the balloons on Hector's home with an arrow from her harpoon gun. The Baudelaires tell Hector to escape with the Quagmires. In thanks, the Quagmires try to throw their friends their notes about V.F.D., but Esmé shoots them with arrow scattering the pages, but also harming a crow. While the villagers accost Olaf and Esmé about the crow they harmed, the Baudelaires collect as many of the note pages as they can and escape in the fire truck.



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  • Sunny driving the fire truck could be a reference to the 2004 film, where Mr. Poe removes the children from Count Olaf’s custody for, what he thought, letting the youngest Baudelaire drive.

Story notes

  • It is worth noting that the fire truck that the Baudelaires and the Quagmires flee on is a 1956 International R190 fire truck, according to Klaus. His tone also indicates that the truck is outdated, meaning the time that the story takes place is presummably post-1950's.

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Production errors

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Deviations from the novel

  • In the book, Dupin claims the Baudelaires are murderers because a pink hair ribbon with daisies and a glasses lens was left at the crime scene. The Baudelaires refute this because Violet prefers plain ribbons and hates pink, while Klaus' glasses are not missing a lens. Dupin claims Violet has multiple ribbons and Klaus got his glasses repaired. In the TV series, Dupin takes jail blueprints from Klaus' jacket and he finds Violet's mechanical device.
  • In the TV series, Mr. Poe returns to the village to say goodbye to the Baudelaires before they are burned at the stake, and does not believe their innocence as there is nothing he can do. In the book, he is absent.
  • In the TV series, Eleanora Poe appears at the village to cover the story of Count Olaf's "murder." The book states that a random reporter was always there when something happened.
  • In the TV series, the Baudelaires escape the jail using a hard piece of bread as a hammer. In the book, they do it by loosening the mortar in the wall using water, with the bread as a sponge. This method takes hours and they do it all night.
  • In the books, Jacquelyn and Larry do not come to try to save the Baudelaires. In addition, Larry is shown to have known Mrs. Morrow and Mr. Lesko.
  • Mr. Lesko's knowledge about motorcycle safety was omitted since the TV series didn't show Detective Dupin catching up to the Baudelaires on a motorcycle.
  • In the series, Count Olaf's identity wasn't exposed during his struggle with the Council of Elders.
  • In the TV series, the Baudelaires escape using a fire truck as Mr. Poe suggests to the crowd and his wife that they take the crow to a veterinarian. In the book, the crowd leaves the Baudelaires to give the crow medical attention and a member of the Council of Elders orders them to stay as they still broke some rules. The Baudelaires flee as soon as the crowd leaves.


  • When Mr. Poe enters the sheriff's office, Count Olaf is drawing his past disguises on the wanted posters.

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