Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 11, 2019 18:37:44 GMT -5
I think it's possible that it was Olaf. I've seen people say that he couldn't have had enough time, but he was on the run. Why couldn't he have come back at night and used the passage in Monty's home (after his death) to get access to the Quagmire mansion? Just because Olaf hunts the Baudelaires, doesn't mean he can't have a few spare hours to do what he wants...
Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 11, 2019 19:59:14 GMT -5
I really don't have enough information to form a concrete opinion on the subject. The chronology of the fire confuses me. And as I tried to explain, apparently there were two times when the Quaquimire parents disappeared ... In those, they were considered dead, and in they really died ... Speaking of which, how interesting that the Netiflix series showed just that. .. My esteem for the series has increased a little more now. (For the first and second season only).
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I don't think it's possible to determine, though as Esmé Squalor ended up in control of the Quagmire estate, it's not unbelievable that she should have been involved. The use of the passageway, though, is unlikely, given that it's the exact route by which Quigley was sent to escape; had an arsonist arrived in the mansion by that route, I'd have expected the fire to have begun in that room and for the passageway to be inaccessible. I think an escaping villain would probably have been able to hear the echoes of Quigley arriving in the tunnel, too, and to put it bluntly would have returned to finish the job.
I think someone could have used the passageway and simply left before Mrs. Quagmire put Quigley down there, so they could have used the passageway system. It would kind of make sense if it was Esme, since she was in charge of their estate in the case of the parents' death, so it would have given her motive. I think the person who started the Baudelaire fire could potentially also have started the Quagmire fire. My personal opinion would be Esme, but the possibilities are endless.
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