The Witcher season three volume two
The final part of the third season of Netflix’s The Witcher marks a massive turning point for the series going forward. Not only are these last three episodes the last time that fans will see Henry Cavill as Geralt, but the closing episodes likewise set key players Geralt, Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennifer (Anya Charlotra) on their own distinct paths that will change the course of future events for season four. In this sense, the second volume can feel more like a transitionary period than an epic finale. However, the closing chapters contain all the sword-swinging and political scheming that’s come to define the show thus far.
Episode six kicks off immediately where the previous instalment left off, with chaos being unleashed upon Aretuza as feuding factions collide. The episode is one gigantic spectacle of action, with the series’ stylish choreography once again taking centre stage. Those familiar with Andrzej Sapkowski’s source material will already understand the significance of what transpires here, and those new to the world of The Witcher will come to realise why Netflix opted to divide the season in this lopsided way when the dust settles.
It’s the next episode, however, which proves to be the most vital in shaping what comes next, as viewers follow Ciri undergo pivotal character development. Allan has consistently been incredible in this role, but it’s here where she completely comes into her own, removed from the shadows of her fellow leading stars. For all the wonderful visuals, though, The Witcher still falls victim to clumsy editing and unimpressive special effects, which harm the overall quality of the show. This chapter also sees Shang-Chi’s Meng’er Zhang make another excellent addition to the cast as fan-favourite Milva.
With the major plot points out of the way, the final episode could have worked just as well as the start of the next season. What it does do, is act as a fitting farewell to Cavill, who remains as dedicated to portraying the grumbling monster hunter as ever. It’s unfortunate that viewers won’t get to see Cavill portray him on the next part of his journey, however, there are enough world-altering changes to give the next season a strong foundation to start on.
Cavill may be gone, but there’s still plenty more of The Witcher to come.
The Witcher season three volume two is released on Netflix on 27th July 2023.
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