After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” must devise a plan to defeat him.
Kate embarks on a solo mission that raises Curtain's suspicions and endangers the team.
Mr. Benedict sends the kids on an undercover mission to infiltrate the L.I.V.E. Institute.
The kids strive for academic success without revealing their investigation to Dr. Curtain.
Four gifted orphans vie for a prestigious scholarship. The final result is stranger than imagined.
Benedict and Curtain's indelibly intertwined pasts are revealed.
The four children devise a plan for cheating for the next exam and try to read part of Mr Curtain's journal.
Reynie and Sticky investigate secret transmissions. Constance and Kate explore the island.