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"The Wide Window: Part Two"
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Adapted from: The Wide Window
Transcript: link
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardian: Aunt Josephine
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: Captain Sham
Main setting: Josephine Anwhistle's house
Library: Josephine Anwhistle's library
Key crew
Writer: Daniel Handler
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 3b
Season/series: Season 1
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: January 13, 2017
Format: 53 minutes
Production code: 1.6
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
"The Wide Window: Part One" "The Miserable Mill: Part One"

"The Wide Window: Part Two" is the sixth episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the second half of The Wide Window.

Official synopsis

Klaus and Violet look for clues in a suspicious note that passes custody to Captain Sham, a seafaring scam artist with clear ties to Count Olaf.


The next day, Mr. Poe arrives and listens as the Baudelaires accuse Count Olaf of killing their Aunt. They show him the supposedly forged note. He compares it to one of Josephine's grocery lists, and the children are surprised when the handwriting matches.

Mr. Poe right away dismisses the idea that this was all set up by Count Olaf. Violet and Klaus are frustrated but have no proof to support their claims. The group go to brunch with Mr. Poe and surprisingly Captain Sham. The waiter at the restaurant tries to help the children and gives them some peppermints. The children eat the candy and break out in hives as they are allergic to peppermint.

This gives them the excuse to return to Aunt Josephine's house and more time for them to study the note. Klaus realizes that there is a hidden message in it and they learn that she is still alive but hiding in Curdled Cave. Suddenly the house is blown off the cliff and Klaus nearly plummets to his death. Luckily, they manage to escape with a picture of their parents as an unfortunate keepsake. 

Count Olaf Pushes Aunt Josephine

The Baudelaire children "borrow" a sailboat and set sail to find their Aunt. Once they do, they have a hard time trying to convince her to come back with them. Josephine tells them that she's scared, particularly because her husband was killed by leeches from the lake. She only leaves after Klaus points out that the cave is for sale. On their journey back, as luck would have it, their boat is attacked by leeches. Violet and Klaus come up with the idea to light Josephine's scarf on fire and use it as a signal.

They are rescued by a ferry boat with Captain Sham on board. Aunt Josephine and Olaf have a heated argument after it's revealed that Olaf killed her husband with beef tamales. Unfortunately, Olaf manages to push her overboard and she is eaten by the hungry leeches.

When they return to the dock, Mr. Poe is waiting for them and is ready to turn them over to Captain Sham, who is revealed to be Count Olaf after Sunny chews through his fake peg leg. The two argue about who gets the kids now that Captain Sham isn't really Captain Sham. While they are distracted, the children make a quick getaway as they hitch a ride to Lucky Smells Lumbermill.



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Deviations from the novel

  • When Violet and Klaus examine the suicide note, Violet and Klaus argue like the book and film a bit. However, in the book, Violet and Klaus are more annoyed at each other. Violet tells Klaus, "You are being unbearable with an U." and Klaus tells Violet, "And you are being stupid, with an S." Sunny has to tell them to please stop fighting.
  • In the series, the children do not cry when Poe immediately arrives.
  • In the books, Aunt Josephine appears to never have really heard of Olaf before. In the series, we get that backstory later and she's shocked when she sees him again.
  • Violet and Sunny are forced to take a regular bath for their hives because Aunt Josephine has no baking soda in the book. But in the series, they actually manage to take one.
  • In the book, Violet has the peppermints from when Poe gave them to her; here, Larry gives them the peppermints instead.
  • Violet keeps cutting Klaus off when he's explaining the note in the book because she doubts it. Here, she eventually catches on.
  • The children grab an atlas to find out where Curdled Cave is in the book. In the series, they study Aunt Josephine's pull down map.
  • They are considerably more danger in the series when the house falls apart. In the book, they did hit themselves but they mostly stumble. Here, Klaus actually almost falls out the window, Violet's hanging for dear life to the map, and Sunny is biting onto a doorknob.
  • The Baudelaires do still steal the sailboat, but here, the Henchperson of Inderterminate Gender is not here to stop them, but back at the Anxious Clown with the others.
  • Aunt Josephine doesn't have a hair net like she does in the book, so they must start a fire with her scarf. Unlike the book, where she just sits and screams the whole time while the Baudelaires try to fend off the leeches, she is actually seen trying to help them row away before she gets scared. Also, the Quagmires' parents help them start the fire through a spyglass when they pass by as opposed to the book when Violet does it herself.
  • Aunt Josephine stands up to Olaf in the TV series. She does not in the book.
  • Aunt Josephine does not offer the Baudelaires to Olaf in exchange for her own safety in the TV series.
  • At the end of the episode, the Baudelaires see a truck with Lucky Smells Lumbermill on it and run away from Mr. Poe. In the book, the Baudelaires stay with Mr. Poe.

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