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Volume 1 of Season 3 of The Witcher is now on Netflix, and even with only the first five episodes available to watch, it’s already become a huge hit. As the show begins the departure of star Henry Cavill before handing the torch to Liam Hemsworth next season, the pressure is immense. (Don’t worry, you still have all of Part 2 with Cavill before he switched, and no, we don’t even know what he meant by “meta”.)
The story of Geralt of Rivia and his family unit with Ciri and Yennefer is at a critical stage, as tensions rise through this adaptation of key elements from “Time of Contempt,” the second novel in The Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski. Dropping the first five episodes has given us plenty to look forward to until July 27, but, as always, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a ton of questions about what this season will resolve.
What happens when wild prey takes over Giri?
The famous “Wild Hunt” (aka the Red Riders of the novels) are teased as major antagonists in a very brief nod in the pilot episode. So far, we haven’t seen some of them firsthand, but there have been plenty of foreshadowings along the way. Individual members have made lengthy appearances, such as the Deathless Mother, who appeared as the principal antagonist in season 2, and Eredin, the doomed elf commander of the Xintria army in “Blood Origins”, but we’ve only seen the group finally since season 3. as collective action. We still don’t really know what his deal is or what his intentions are for Siri, except possibly that he has a nefarious interest in “the big-blooded kid.” For that, they’ll need to line up, given that most of the northern realm is looking for Ciri at the moment, but most of all those looking for Yennefer and Geralt’s adopted daughter, this horde of terrifying skull monsters. The group likely has the best chances of actually finding him. The preparation for this one has been long, but considering that one of them actually manages to tap Ciri’s shoulder, inviting her to join him before being temporarily vanquished by Geralt, here’s hoping. Hopefully we’ll see their story finally set in. Preamble in section 2.
What’s up with Wilgefortz?
Since the first season, Wilgefortz – at least – has been a minor adversary of Yennefer, but there have been plenty of hints along the way that suggest he might be a scarier man than we knew. Watching him brutally kill a fellow wizard during the Battle of Soden Hill in Season 1 and losing his temper at Taisia for her secrecy in Season 2 shows that there is something nefarious hiding behind that charm, and it’s obvious Visually we’re a little scared at the prospect of seeing it out in the open. For Volume 1, Wilgefortz has gone from troubled to laid-back, making peace with Yennefer, turning on the charm, and playing the fair-minded wizard, but it’s actually a little creepy when that season ends. 1 was actively getting murdered. Readers of the books will know that while Wilgefortz is considered one of the great supervillains of the franchise, the TV series has diverged on some major plot points and there’s no promise it will follow the same path. While we can assume that his past criminal actions have come to nothing good, there is little confirmation as to what his ultimate goal is. Volume 2, Please Deliver!
Where did this Tissaia/Philippa tension come from?
To call Philippa a little scary means that the water is a little wet. A wizard with the unique ability to shape-shift into the form of an owl with a tendency to issue sexy threats on a regular basis to most of the players currently on The Witcher board, Philippa is the definition of an enigma wrapped in mystery. Likewise, there is no one in this franchise who holds their cards more in their hands than Taisiya, making these two clearly a match for each other. While Tissa casually stated that her friendship with Philippa was just going on, in Episode 5 Philippa dropped the implication that something more serious had happened between the two. What can happen; what can be done? Curious minds want to know. Of course, we’re also curious as to what the end goal of Philippa’s apparently corrupt team-up with Sigismund Dijkstra is, but for now, it’s the sheer drama of Philippa/Ticia that’s keeping us up at night. Is.
Is Jaskier really going to settle down?
While King Vizimir of Redania is an unrepentant fool, his brother Prince Radovid is easily one of the more interesting new characters in the series. She and Jaskier ended their run in volume 1 by spending a night of passion together, though we’ll have to wait for volume 2 to see what that turns out to be. After both Radovid and Jaskier reflect on what it might have been like for him to enjoy life at court, or “settle down” as Jaskier puts it, it seems that his experience of a life lived face-to-face Fatigue is starting to dominate him. , Radovid’s great skill is his effortless charm, he asks people questions that encourage him to look into their hearts rather than trying to force things, and it is clear that he has attracted Jaskier to him. Is. Where this will all lead is yet to be decided, but hopefully these two kids will work out.
What is going to happen to the elves?
As it appears that several centuries in a row were just bad days for the Elves, one of the major questions for the third season is whether things are about to get better for these people anytime soon. Although we learned in Blood Origins that their history of aggression towards the Dwarves is not great, the Elves have similarly spent the last many years being hunted and killed by humans when a combination of realms brought them into this realm . In the present, the grieving Queen Francesca is commanding a people who are rapidly losing faith in her ability to lead, which is understandable given the fact that most of her major decisions have resulted in countless deaths. The desire for revenge for her murdered daughter goes beyond sympathy, but, as queen, criticizing Francesca will have dire consequences. And, sadly, most of them have had an impact on his people rather than on his enemies. Where will it all end?
What will happen when Cahir and Fringilla find each other?
One of the most unique partnerships of The Witcher saga is that of Cahir and Fringilla, two Nilfgaardians loyal to the throne, going so far as to do so, much to their own personal detriment. If there’s one thing they have in common, it’s their utter ruthlessness, with Fringilla openly murdering a table of Nilfgaardian generals for attempting to undermine her in season 2, and Cahir killing several in the first episode of season 1. Committed war crimes. , these two may potentially be able to take power from The White Flame, but Cahir currently believes his partner in crime to be dead. However, we know that she was not at all, although she was sentenced to a kind of living death as a taste-tester of potentially poisoned wine. With Friggilla now free once again and Cahir recovering from sacrificing a friend to appease the White Flame, what will happen when they inevitably meet again? Murders, we’re guessing. Lots of murders.
What will happen when Geralt finds Reines?
Creep Reins has been causing problems left and right since it first appeared, and it hasn’t stopped with these most recent episodes. Volume 1 sees him needlessly killing cute irritable elderly companions Coderinger and Fenn despite how cute they were and almost succeeding in kidnapping Ciri for mysterious but questionable reasons, implying that this The guy is pretty high up on our list of people we’re waiting to get hold of Geralt’s sword. , It’s inevitable that Geralt is going to track down Rens soon, but with Rens completely on edge and his questionable behavior still mostly unexplained, chances are he’ll wish he hadn’t when the time finally comes. Reines’ ultimate goal is yet to be revealed to us, but we have a feeling this reveal is just around the corner, and we’re not sure we’ll like what we learn.
Is the Brotherhood doomed?
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past three seasons of The Witcher, it’s that the brotherhood of wizards is an absolute disaster waiting to happen. With heavy hitters like Wilgefortz, Stregobor, Triss, and Tissaia on the council, this is an undeniably powerful group capable of changing the rules of the game at will. However, he is under attack from the outside world as well as from within, as in episode 5 he imprisons one of his own Stegobors for keeping secrets and hiding a very important quantity in his cell. However, this seemed like a novice trick to the incredibly perceptive Stregobor. Was he framed? What will Taisia do when she learns that Wilgefortz isn’t such a great guy? Is Jennifer’s call for unity a controversial issue? We have our concerns, that’s all we’ll say.
What does the White Flame want from Ciri?
Perhaps the most shocking revelation of Season 2 of The Witcher was that Ciri’s father Duny, long thought dead, was actually alive and going by the title of The White Flame, aka The King of Nilfgaard. Were staying Not only has Nilfgaard spent the series invading cities and committing major crimes against the people of the Northern Realms, but we also learn that he was the one who murdered Queen Francesca’s infant daughter, making him the highest-ranking monarch. Sketchball was formed. For now, we know he’s distraught and wants his daughter Ciri to be returned to him immediately, but his master plan as commander of the Colonial Army has yet to be revealed. What we do know is that he is worryingly close to accomplishing his goals, whatever they may be.
What’s Geralt’s next move?
We have seen amazing growth in our boy in the last few seasons. Accepting his responsibility to Ciri, accepting his friendship with Jaskier, and becoming vulnerable with Yennefer are major character beats he wasn’t able to do when we first met him.
While it’s possible that this season will see Geralt’s family break up once again, the question remains where he will go next. The last time we saw Caer Mourne (or “The School of the Wolf”), it wasn’t doing too well. Many of Geralt’s fellow wizards were killed in the battle against Voleth Meyer (or “the Deathless Mother”), and the structure was greatly damaged. While Vesemir has been known to be rebuilt from scratch several times, as seen in Nightmare of the Wolf, we’re still wondering if Geralt will be coming home to take up the mantle of mentor for a new generation of wizards. Is.