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Penultimate Peril: Part 2 

The Penultimate Peril: Part Two (original title)
Count Olaf's trial takes place in the hotel's lobby and secrets about the past are revealed to the Baudelaire children.


Barry Sonnenfeld


Daniel Handler (based on the book series by) (as Lemony Snicket), Joe Tracz (teleplay by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Count Olaf
Patrick Warburton ... Lemony Snicket
Malina Weissman ... Violet Baudelaire
Louis Hynes ... Klaus Baudelaire
K. Todd Freeman ... Arthur Poe
Presley Smith ... Sunny Baudelaire
Lucy Punch ... Esmé Squalor
Dylan Kingwell ... Quigley Quagmire (credit only)
Allison Williams ... Kit Snicket
Roger Bart ... Vice Principal Nero
Tony Hale ... Jerome Squalor
Max Greenfield ... Denouement Brothers
Richard E. Grant ... Man with Beard But No Hair
Beth Grant ... Woman with Hair But No Beard
Morena Baccarin ... Beatrice


Count Olaf's trial takes place in the hotel's lobby and secrets about the past are revealed to the Baudelaire children.

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For the courtroom scene, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny change into outfits left by Justice Strauss in their hotel room. These clothes (Violet's dark dress, Klaus' suit, and Sunny's ruffled floral dress) are the classic Baudelaire looks from the Brett Helquist illustrations of the original novel series' first book, "The Bad Beginning." See more »


Count Olaf: I've always been honest about my desires to you orphans: you maimed or dead, and your fortune in my rarely-washed hands. That's more than the rest of these people can say.
Violet Baudelaire: These people are here to help us.
Count Olaf: Help you? Look around! I see a banker who cares more about a promotion than three orphans!
Arthur Poe: Vice-President, Orphan Affairs
Count Olaf: I see a man who was too afraid to protect you, and a woman who values paperwork over peoples' lives! I see a vice-principal who was more than happy to let me into his school, ...
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La Forza del Destino
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
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I don't want it to end
12 January 2019 | by sexystarwarsloverSee all my reviews

What can I say about this incredible, twisting show. As a fan of the movie, I went into this wanting it to be different and boy was I surprised. More books, more characters, many familiar actors popping up in different roles and humour, such wit.

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and his many disguises is sheer brilliance and at times making me want to hate him I find himself engrossed by his snappy lines and plots which never work out whilst the children outwit him every time.

This season has been incredibly twisting and I really don't want to see it end because its been brillant and I do plan on doing a re watch on favourite episodes definitely after I finish the last episode.

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