Completing the arc of the first season, ‘The Witcher’ fulfils the Law of Surprise and brings Geralt to Cirilla. Meanwhile, no matter how much she hated it, Yennefer is forced to take sides and takes part in the battle that plays a decisive role in the future of the Northern Realms. Loyalties are tested and the lines are drawn between the enemies and allies. We get a glimpse into the childhood of Geralt (and we hope the next season touches upon his origin story) and a handful of mysteries from his past sprout out.
While the final episode brings closure to a number of things, it also raises a lot of questions. The second season is expected to answer all of them while building new mysteries and taking us to the other side of the Continent. Sadly, we will have to wait another year or so, at least, to see what actually happens to all these characters. Let’s dive into the possibilities that they have.
The Witcher Season 2 Spoilers: What to Expect?
Geralt and Cirilla
Starting with Geralt and Cirilla, the next logical step for them is to find a place that is safe for both of them. Geralt is still healing from his injury and he had expressed the desire to go to Kaer Morhen. Now that he has his Child Surprise, he can take her there too. In fact, according to the material at our disposal, from the books and the games, Cirilla actually spends a considerable amount of time at the School of the Wolf and is trained as a witcher.
In the show, we see that Geralt invokes the Law of Surprise for Duny because he doesn’t really want anything from him. He expects to be dismissed by some minor thing that Duny has but doesn’t know about. The pregnancy of Pavetta is a complete surprise. However, according to the books, while he still isn’t aware of Pavetta’s secret, he expresses the desire to further the line of the witchers, as their numbers have dwindled to the point of extinction now. He expects to have the child that can be trained as a witcher. And he gets it in the form of Cirilla.
Another thing that Cirilla would need training for is the power that she has inherited from her mother. She is aware of the extent of her power, but she doesn’t know how to control it yet. She doesn’t even know the entirety of it. What all comes with the package and how can she use it to her advantage? There is clearly magic in her, and to control that chaos, she would need a sorceress to train her in the ways of magic. And who is the sorceress that Geralt knows the best? Yennefer.
Yennefer eventually becomes the adoptive mother of Cirilla. She trains her to master her power. However, before we get to witness her meeting with the princess, we have to find out what happened to her after the Battle at Sodden Hill. She and the mages did a great job of protecting the stronghold, but Fringilla turned out to be much better than they gave her credit for. One by one, all mages fall, and eventually, it comes down to Yennefer herself to save the day.
The chaos she had been taught to contain is let loose and she destroys everything that stands in front of her. But such power doesn’t come without a cost. In fact, the sorceresses draw their powers from nature. Every spell comes with a cost, and one way or the other, it has to be paid. What cost did Yennefer have to pay to pull off that daring stunt? Going back to the source materials, things didn’t look so good for Yennefer after the Battle of Sodden Hill. In fact, she loses her eyesight, all thanks to Fringilla’s attack. She remains blinded for some time before the solution presents itself.
Having discussed the heroes, let’s focus on the villains. Cahir is adamant at getting Cirilla and has already shown how dedicated he is to the cause. He will not hesitate to spill as much blood as necessary, and more, to get what is on his mind. He is driven by a cause that has a stronger hold on him than the love for his life or the sense of right and wrong. Soured by the defeat at Sodden, he will become fiercer in his search for Cirilla. We also expect to see the King of Nilfgaard the next time around. There is clearly much more to his siege of Cintra, and the war is not just about ruling the entire Continent. What is his connection with Ciri and, if so, how does he know about Ciri’s powers? What makes him interested in her?
Another surprise villain that emerges in the finale is Vilgefortz. He led the mages in the fight against Nilfgaard, but honestly, his actions, in the end, do not inspire faith! What is he up to and why did he betray his own group?
With all of these things to work out, the second season of ‘The Witcher’ has a lot of ground to cover. We eagerly wait for the return of the show, and while we love all the characters, we are especially interested in the return of Jaskier. Geralt broke his heart the last time. Where did the bard go after that? What songs did he string up?
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