The Witcher season 2 review: is the Ciri finally taking off?

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Sold as Netlix’s Game of Thrones, The Witcher had not yet raised the crowds when it arrived.

wait to see it brought to the screen. And if the choice of Henry Cavill for the character of Geralt of Rivia could leave one skeptical, the knowledge of the latter on the license and his desire, displayed, to be part of it reassured.

The result was a half-hearted first season, convincing in his desire to be faithful to the novels and his confidence in his main actor, but stammering in his ability to order the whole. Not to mention a questionable cast and a budget for special effects, sets and costumes well below ambitions.

All that to say that the Netflix series had won our curiosity, nevertheless, it still had to deserve our attention.

We pick up where things left off with Geralt having finally found Ciri, the Surprise Child, while Yennefer is presumed dead after summoning forces beyond her during the Battle of Sodden. Destiny is on its way and no one is yet able to understand the stakes.

Throw a dime at the Witcher
The Witcher doesn’t radically change course and seems to exist in this constant balance between ambition and mediocrity. Now that it is no longer possible to blame its weaknesses for the first time, the show shows a real problem in terms of budget.

However, the worst is always at the level of the special effects whose quality fluctuates from one episode to another. old-generation console cinematic. A disgusting digital rendering assumed? It is all the more courageous as the show continues to expand its bestiary and its environment, as if it took more than a lack of means to curb its desire to want (dixit Johnny). The worst part is that we would almost end up sharing this optimism …

To the lame witcher
It must be said that she inevitably follows the path traced by the writer by adapting The Blood of the Elves, the first official volume in the history of Geralt and Ciri.

And what a dish! And if the show takes a few different paths from the novels – so that certain obligatory passages may be difficult to carry out – it never forgets to show their thematic richness as when it tackles racism head-on.

As for the casting, if it is always difficult to judge it properly as the gap widens between the image we had of the characters when reading, their models in video games and their final incarnations, we can nevertheless to note a major deficiency of charisma for the majority of them.

This is the most frustrating thing about The Witcher. We are aware of watching a show with enormous potential (especially when we know the rest), but which suffers from a cruel lack of credibility on the screen. Perhaps, like the Nightmare of the Wolf, the solution was in animation …

The Witcher season 2 ending puts a serious spanner in the works, to put it mildly. By the season’s end, the lives of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer are markedly different to what came before; new foes have emerged, breadcrumbs were scattered throughout the finale, and a certain cliffhanger left us teetering on the edge of our couch.

So… what now? If you’ve just finished off the season, there’s a good-to-great chance that you’re a little bewildered. The Witcher season 2’s ending threw a lot of new information at viewers in the hopes of setting up an epic third season. We’re here to guide you through all the new revelations, including your big Emhyr questions, and whatever else needs clearing up on The Continent.

Don’t worry, we’re not diving into book or game spoilers here, outside some essential context markers. Ready? Here’s your definitive guide to The Witcher season 2 ending – and what it means for what’s coming next. Let’s begin with a recap of the finale.

The Witcher season 2 ending explained – spoilers!
After Geralt and Yennefer help fight off Nilfgaard soldiers outside Sodden, Yarpen Zingrin and his band of dwarves help escort Ciri back to Kaer Morhen.

political currency in Nilfgaard’s wars against their enemies.

To save Ciri, Yennefer realizes she must be the next vessel for Voleth Meir. She cuts her wrists and lets The Deathless Mother feed on her pain, letting Ciri escape capturing Ciri.

But that’s a story for another day. On a more immediate note, Ciri has plenty to worry about: the season ends with multiple forces tracking her down.