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In Netflix's very funny depiction of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, we see a couple played by Cobie Smulders and Will Arnett who, in the end credits, are credited simply as

'Mother' and 'Father'. It is heavily implied that they are the protagonists' parents who were thought to be killed in a fire.

However, in the Miserable Mill - part 2, we see them knock on a very fancy door, behind which we see are

three not-previously-introduced children.

What are we meant to take this to mean?

  1. The Baudelaire parents are alive and have had (or adopted?) three more children? If so, why haven't they tracked down Klaus, Sunny, and Violet yet?

    Or...

  2. The Baudelaire parents are actually dead and these people are strangers? If so, how do we explain their connections to the story of the Baudelaires?

This is a very frustrating dilemma, so any clarification would be appreciated.

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Have you read the books? If so, then perhaps you are a well-read person, and you would probably recognize those children as

the Quagmire triplets: Duncan, Isadora, and Quigley.

The visibly fearless daredevils are their parents.

This family has a similar backstory to the Baudelaires, such as a comfortable upbringing in a decorated mansion, and the parents are a veritably fine duo. But unfortunately,

the parents have a viciously fiery demise, much like the Baudelaire parents.

The first episode of season 2 will presumably deal with book 5, The Austere Academy. Two of the children are introduced in this book. This is foreshadowed in

the penultimate scene of episode 8 (The Miserable Mill Part 2),

where "foreshadowed" is a word that means "hinting toward what happens in the next season."

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