Obviously, the whole point of A Series of Unfortunate Events is that despite its claims of being full of misery and woe, the stories themselves contain a great deal of hope and positivity. Sure, this season ends with the Violet and Klaus tumbling to their death while Sunny has been captured by Count Olaf and Esme Squalor, but don’t worry. This is where the fun begins! The third season of A Series of Unfortunate Events will conclude the Netflix series by adapting the last four Lemony Snicket books.
While these books certainly get even darker for the Baudelaire orphans, the story does move toward a definite conclusion. The twists in the Snicket stories are, for the most part, earned. Characters do not come back from the dead unless of course, they were never dead, to begin with.
Here’s what to expect when A Series of Unfortunate Events returns next year.
Spoilers ahead for A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 and possibly, season 3.
In the last episode, Allison Williams appears as the mysterious taxi cab driver and the previous V.F.D. agent who was posing as “Madame Lulu” before Olivia took over. If the show keeps following the books, Williams is playing Lemony and Jaques’s sister, Kit Snicket. She rocks.
An Underwater Adventure!
The final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events will adapt the eleventh book, The Grim Grotto. This book is like a mash-up of Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In other words, like all the Snicket books, its packed to the gills (pun intended) with literary references. Plus, the Baudelaires will meet the eccentric, but basically good, Captain Widdershins.
Nearly Every Living Character Makes a Cameo
The special flashback scene from season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events allowed for nearly every deceased character to return in one big party scene. In season 3, all the characters who are still alive will find themselves in the exact same hotel. In The Penultimate Peril, the Baudelaires end up at the Hotel Denouement, and conveniently, pretty much everyone they’ve met along the way is staying there. This sets up everything for The End pretty neatly, and weirdly, gives the characters a sense of closure.
The Quagmire Triplets Will Have it a Little Better than the Baudelaires
Because The Slippery Slope reveals that Quigley Quagmire is, in fact, alive, this set of hapless orphans will get better news than Baudelaires will in the final season. To be clear, all these kids have it rough, but the fact that Quigley isn’t dead is a pretty big deal.
There’s a Bittersweet Happy Ending, But Things Get Way Darker First
The events of The Penultimate Peril force the Baudelaires to do a bunch of stuff they never dreamed of doing. Basically, the scene at the end of this season, where Count Olaf makes them start a fire is only the beginning. That being said, the final story — The End — isn’t all bad. After all, if the series stays faithful to the books, the Baudelaires will end their journey by getting a brand new family member; Beatrice Snicket.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 is streaming now on Netflix. Season 3 is currently filming.