The BEST Episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2019

The tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three extraordinary siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets.

The End

#1 - The End

Season 3 - Episode 7

The final chapter takes the orphans to a deserted island: a place of lost lives, old stories and new beginnings. It all ends here.

star 8.17
381 votes
The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two

#2 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 10

Still posing as conjoined carnival freaks, the Baudelaires brace themselves for a beastly fate. Will good fortune intervene ... for once?

star 8.14
502 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Penultimate Peril: Part Two

#3 - The Penultimate Peril: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 6

Big secrets are revealed when Count Olaf goes on trial in the hotel lobby. The Baudelaires are the first to take the stand, but will justice be served?

star 8.11
361 votes
The Penultimate Peril: Part One

#4 - The Penultimate Peril: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 5

Various parties converge at the Hotel Denouement, where the mysterious "J.S." has called the V.F.D. together -- and things aren't always what they seem.

star 8.08
367 votes
The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One

#5 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 9

Come one, come all to the creepiest circus the world has ever seen, a place where puzzling mysteries -- and a familiar face -- await.

star 7.97
525 votes
Writers: Joe Tract
The Miserable Mill: Part Two

#6 - The Miserable Mill: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 8

Klaus just isn't himself after seeing Dr. Orwell, an optometrist with oddly optimistic patients. Meanwhile, Violet works to clear her parents' names.

star 7.94
1,410 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Tatiana Suarez-Pico
The Hostile Hospital: Part One

#7 - The Hostile Hospital: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 7

Life on the lam leads the Baudelaires to a horrifying hospital with an enormous library that could hold the answers to all of their questions.

star 7.90
535 votes
Directors: Alan Arkush
Writers: Joshua Conkel
The Ersatz Elevator: Part One

#8 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 3

Violet, Klaus and Sunny get new guardians in a fashionable building, where stairs are in -- and the elevator's out. Jacques Snicket trains a recruit.

star 7.88
593 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Hostile Hospital: Part Two

#9 - The Hostile Hospital: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 8

A bearded Klaus and Sunny comb the hospital's crumbling halls for Violet, who's being held prisoner under Count Olaf's questionable "care."

star 7.85
509 votes
Directors: Alan Arkush
Writers: Joshua Conkel
The Reptile Room: Part Two

#10 - The Reptile Room: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 4

Klaus and Violet suspect Count Olaf and his evil cohorts when a lifeless body turns up in the reptile room. Sunny sees the inside of a suitcase.

star 7.84
1,671 votes
Directors: Mark Palansky
Writers: Emily Fox
The Miserable Mill: Part One

#11 - The Miserable Mill: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 7

The children arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill and unearth some unsettling accusations about their parents. Count Olaf courts an old flame.

star 7.84
1,425 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two

#12 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 4

The Baudelaires find their friends -- and then lose them -- at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Count Olaf conducts an auction in disguise.

star 7.83
579 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Reptile Room: Part One

#13 - The Reptile Room: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 3

After the Baudelaires move in with Dr. Montgomery, a renowned expert in reptile behaviour, their new guardian hires a frighteningly familiar assistant.

star 7.81
1,894 votes
Directors: Mark Palansky
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Slippery Slope: Part Two

#14 - The Slippery Slope: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 2

Sunny sends a signal from Count Olaf's camp, where a sinister duo is awakening old insecurities. A clue at V.F.D. HQ points the way to a fateful meeting.

star 7.81
372 votes
The Austere Academy: Part One

#15 - The Austere Academy: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Baudelaires begin life at boarding school and meet a pair of mysterious siblings whose tragic lives sound eerily similar to their own.

star 7.78
732 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Vile Village: Part Two

#16 - The Vile Village: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.75
551 votes
Writers: Sigrid Gilmer
The Austere Academy: Part Two

#17 - The Austere Academy: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 2

While the Quagmires keep up the search, the Baudelaires struggle to balance their studies with a punishing workout schedule, courtesy of Count Olaf.

star 7.73
640 votes
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Bad Beginning: Part Two

#18 - The Bad Beginning: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 2

While Mr Poe's secretary works overtime, Count Olaf casts Violet and Klaus in 'The Marvelous Marriage', a work of theater with alarming consequences.

star 7.72
2,289 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Grim Grotto: Part Two

#19 - The Grim Grotto: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 4

With Sunny's fate hanging in the balance, Violet and Klaus race to find a life-saving antidote and learn the location of the Last Safe Place.

star 7.72
351 votes
The Wide Window: Part Two

#20 - The Wide Window: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.71
1,520 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Wide Window: Part One

#21 - The Wide Window: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 5

The orphans arrive at the aptly named Lake Lachrymose to meet their widowed Aunt Josephine, a strict grammarian who's haunted by the past.

star 7.69
1,617 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Vile Village: Part One

#22 - The Vile Village: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 5

Mr. Poe brings the Baudelaires to V.F.D., a bird-loving village with an Old West vibe. Jacques and Olivia continue their search for the Quagmires.

star 7.67
591 votes
Writers: Sigrid Gilmer
The Slippery Slope: Part One

#23 - The Slippery Slope: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 1

While Count Olaf makes his way to V.F.D. headquarters with Sunny, Klaus and Violet are exactly where we left them: careening toward the edge of a cliff.

star 7.66
408 votes
The Grim Grotto: Part One

#24 - The Grim Grotto: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 3

A young submarine captain with ties to the V.F.D. reveals she's looking for the sugar bowl. But so is Esmé Squalor, who's on a mission to find it first.

star 7.59
359 votes
The Bad Beginning: Part One

#25 - The Bad Beginning: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 1

The dreadful history of the Baudelaire children begins with a deadpan narrator, a terrible fire and the ominous arrival of a distant relative.

star 7.50
3,284 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler