All hell breaks unfastened within the penultimate episode of The Witcher’s second season, with betrayals on all fronts. The friendship between Nilfgaard and the elves breaks down, Yen has run off with Ciri, and Jaskier says goodbye to his new mice buddies after a beautiful a capella sing-song collectively. There’s heat right here and there, however the motion begins to ramp up as we attain the finale.
Yen and Ciri seem in the home of the lady who took Ciri in as her personal within the first season, close to Cintra and near the place she met Geralt. She felt secure there, however that is now not the case—fire-fucker Rience has been right here. As soon as once more, somebody who helped Ciri is lifeless, and he or she’s consumed by the grief of it, worrying for Geralt’s security. Ever the opportunist, Yen persuades her that Geralt might need been captured by Nilfgaard and might be held in Cintra—conveniently the place the black door she must sacrifice Ciri is.
They arrive throughout a damaged bridge, and Yen encourages Ciri to attempt to increase it, nevertheless it quickly turns into clear she is not prepared for such magic as she bleeds from her eyes. Ciri screams in frustration, which then transports them to the opposite facet of the river, giving us a small glimpse into Ciri’s teleportation powers. They share a telekinetic second when Ciri discovers that Yen was going at hand her over, however Yen tells her to run if she desires as a result of she will be able to’t do it. Ciri screams that she will be able to’t belief her, alerting the Nilfgaardians to their presence.
In the meantime, Geralt leaves the temple and seeks out Jaskier, who’s singing with since. They share a young hug, and Geralt apologises for leaving him on a mountain earlier than they set off in quest of Yen and Ciri. Earlier than that, they focus on Yen, and Jaskier reveals that she out of the blue vanished whereas muttering a couple of hut, and Geralt realises who they’re coping with: the Deathless Mom, Voleth Meir. She appeared in the course of the starting of the Conjunction of the Spheres when monsters arrived, so is an historic and harmful being.
They meet Yarpen Zigrin and his band of dwarves on their approach, who determine to affix them on their secret mission—rescuing Ciri. You may keep in mind them from the dragon hunt in season 1 and he is simply as a lot of a sweary bastard as earlier than. Jaskier states the relatable line: “I’ve no recollection of any of those folks,” which is a giant 2021 temper.
Earlier than lengthy, the convoy meets Yen and Cirioutside of Cintra, preventing off the Nildgaardians. Geralt saves Ciri and attracts his blade to Yennefer’s neck, instructing Jaskier to take him residence to Kaer Morhen. Geralt is clearly distressed that Yen would betray him and Ciri like this, but the 2 head off in quest of Voleth Meir. They’re too late; after feeding off sufficient distress from Yen, Ciri, Fringilla, and Francesca, she has damaged free and is on the hunt for a vessel. No guesses for who that’ll be.
After the start of the child, the elves have determined they’d quite not battle for Nilfgaard. Fringilla offers with extra brutishness from Hake, and ultimately, she seems briefly in Aretuza, asking her uncle Artorious for assist. Very similar to Hake and Cahir, Artorious states that he is glad she’s realised that she’s out of her depth and never that highly effective, which she takes as a risk. Individuals have been grossly underestimating Fringilla up to now, so she does what each highly effective sorceress does: She makes use of a potion to paralyze Cahir, Hake, and different troopers, and he or she slowly kills them. She stabs a knife slowly via Hake’s eye, and it is simply disgusting, actually. She spares Cahir, stating that she expects him to rave about her to the Emperor when he arrives. Perhaps you need to have let her be a pacesetter, Hake.
Francesca and Filavandrel spend a day or so in bliss with their child earlier than all of it goes pear-shaped. Bear in mind how I mentioned Voleth Meir feeds on despair? Francesca was informed if she stays onside with Nilfgaard, she’ll have her child. Properly, now that she’s had a change of coronary heart, she’s punished for it. Sadly, the much-wanted child is murdered in the course of the evening. Grief consumes them each, and it is clear that this alliance is over, as Francesca is kind of prone to search revenge.
Now that Voleth Meir is freed from her jail—regardless of the primary Witcher’s intentions that she’d stay there endlessly—she seeks out Ciri on the trail to Kaer Morhen and possesses her. Seize all of the elixirs you may, as a result of it appears like there’s going to be a giant battle in Kaer Morhen.
Geralt of Trivia
- Jaskier’s favorite singing mouse is known as George.
- Francesca desires to name the child Fiona, whereas unaware of Ciri’s existence.