Season 2 of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Leaves Us With More Questions Than Ever!
After waiting a whole year to find out how the Baudelaire children are doing, Season 2 of Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is finally here! I finally finished binge-watching and, let me tell you, I have more questions now than when Season 1 ended.
Here's a quick summary of Season 1 [WARNING: SEASON 1 SPOILERS AHEAD].
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire become orphans after a fire has burned down their house and parents in it. They are then under the care of Mulctuary Money Management to find new guardians for the children. Their first guardian is Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who schemes to steal the Baudelaire fortune when the kids turned 18. Even after the brilliant Baudelaries thwart Count Olaf's clutches, Olaf continues to chase, deceive, and murder anyone who gets in his way. During the series, we see clips of parents trying to return home to their children, thinking that they are the Baudelaire parents. In the last episode of Season 1, we see that they are the parents of the Quagmire triplets and that they, too, perish in a fire along with the third triplet, Quigley. The Baudelaires are now headed to Prufrock Preparatory School, where it seems that they will meet the remaining Quagmires. BAM! End of Season 1. The first season left us with many questions, but one thing is undoubtedly true -- the story of the Baudelaire children will not have a happy ending.
They had us wait one year! One whole year wondering, who are the Quagmires? Will they help the Baudelaires, or be clueless, mean, and terrible like most people the Baudelaires meet? Why is Lemony Snicket on the run? How did his love die? What secrets does the spyglass hold? How does Lemony Snicket know Count Olaf?!?!?!
Finally, Season 2 has come, and while some of our questions were addressed, the story had unraveled even more questions.
Check out the Season 2 trailer!
[WARNING: SEASON 2 SPOILERS]
As Season 2 progresses, we discover that the Quagmires have the second piece of the spyglass and that it can be used for many things, like decoding clues, a flashlight, and numerous other potential uses. For once, luck finds the Baudelaires in the form of trustworthy companions, the Quagmires, whose parents and brother also perished in a fire. They come to find that their parents were all part of a secret organization called V.F.D. and, in the last episodes, we find that V.F.D. stands for many things but most importantly it stands for Volunteer Fire Department. We meet some caring and stealthy V.F.D. members hoping to help the Baudelaires, but for every good character, we meet even more evil and terribly ignorant ones. We also find that Count Olaf used to be part of V.F.D. and he went rogue, taking one side of the schism that broke V.F.D., which explains the history Lemony Snicket and Count Olaf share in the V.F.D.
While we got some answers, we got even more questions. For instance, who is Beatrice? Why did she and Lemony Snicket steal a sugar bowl? What is the significance of that sugar bowl? Is it possible that there is a survivor of the Baudelaire house fire? Could one of the Baudelaire parents be alive?? How will the Baudelaires survive the fall of the steep mountain?!
Season 2 continued the story and despair of the Baudelaires, and while we have more information about what's really going on, we come to realize we don't know much at all!
Season 3 will be the last season, and we will finally know what becomes of the Baudelaires and how their story ends! Even though Lemony Snicket lets the audience know time and time again that the Baudelaires will not have a happy ending, I can't help but have hope that maybe something will change for the better! Only time will tell, and I already can't wait for Season 3!
What was your favorite episode in Season 2? What do you think Season 3 has in store for the Baudelaires? Let us know!
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- Amanda Baltazar, YH Contributing Writer