The Reptile Room: Part One
Adapted from: The Reptile Room
Main character(s): Violet, Klaus, Sunny
Baudelaire guardian: Uncle Monty
Featuring: Mr. Poe
Main enemy: Count Olaf
Olaf's disguise: Stephano
Main setting: Montgomery Montgomery's house
Library: Reptile Room
Key crew
Writer: Daniel Handler
Director: Mark Palansky
Producer: Neil Patrick Harris
Release details
Story number: 2a
Season/series: Season 1
Premiere network: Netflix
Release date: January 13, 2017
Format: 48 minutes
Production code: 1.3
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The Reptitle Room: Part One was the third episode of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It covered the first half of The Reptile Room, introducing the Baudelaires to their new guardian, Uncle Monty, then taking him swiftly from them. The story ended on the cliffhanger of Monty's mysterious death in the Reptile Room.

Official synopsis

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


For Beatrice –
     My love for you shall
     live forever.
     You,however, did not.


The Baudelaire's are taken to their originally intended guardian: Dr. Montgomery Montgomery. They arrive at an ornate mansion and are greeted by the doctor with pieces of coconut cream cake. As Montgomery or Monty gives the children a tour of their new home, they come across a picture of a piano with no one in it. It's the doctors only proof that he knew their parents, explaining that the three of them were hiding in the piano and had unfortunately gotten locked in.

Monty shows the children his reptile room, which is filled with various types of reptiles. He introduces them to the Incredibly Deadly Viper who turns out to be not as deadly as it appears. It takes an instant liking to Sunny as it playfully curls around her. Monty encourages them to make themselves at home and to read as many of the books as they like. It looked like the Baudelaire children's luck was turning...

Until Monty's new assistant, Stephano, arrived at the front door. Stephano is really only a poorly disguised Olaf. The children lock themselves in The Reptile Room and wait there until Monty comes home from the running errands. Monty is possibly the only adult who believes them when they say that Stephano is Olaf. He and the children come up with a plan to get rid of him. They decide to go to the movies and watch a horribly named film called "Zombies in the Snow." Unbeknownst to Stephano, there is a hidden message in the subtitles that instructs Monty to take the children to Peru on the SS Prospero.

After the movie, Monty is kidnapped by Olaf's henchman but not for long. He manages to get free and takes the children home so that they can plan their escape to Peru.



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