Why did Olaf then claim credit for Jacques's murder? Claiming that the Baudelaires were responsible for "Olaf"'s death is one thing, but then privately telling them that he took the opportunity to get rid of an old enemy is quite another. If Hector had wanted to intervene with Jacques, he'd probably have simply broken him out rather than embarking on a scheme like that. Also, I'm pretty sure Hector would have had to sneak out under the Baudelaires' noses, as they were all together in the barn the night before Jacques's death.
Post by Hermes (or Herms) on Nov 25, 2013 16:25:50 GMT -5
I agree. But ASOUE is very open-ended, so that we can make lots of speculations that aren't canon but don't directly go against it either. ATWQ seems, so far, to be much more tightly-knit, so we don't have the same opportunities there. (Though we won't know for sure until the series is over.)
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.
We don't know a great deal about either Hector or Jacques's lives, so you're certainly free to invent some history between them (although we know that they associated in their younger lives - Jacques refers to him, without a hint of negativity, in a letter in the U.A.). I think there are simpler explanations, however.