The Witcher Season 1 Episode 3 Recap
With our three main characters, all officially introduced to viewers, the journey of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer de Vengerberg (Anya Chalorta), and Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) began to slowly intertwine in the third episode of the fantasy series. Netflix. .
Another bites the dust
While Geralt seems to believe he is the last of his kind, the episode begins with Temeria's miners paying another wizard to find and exterminate a creature that kills several townsfolk, but when he is lured into a screaming meat closet. Traces of blood, the wizard is killed by the invisible entity. While lying in bed next to a prostitute, who attaches her scars to the songs she heard from a traveling bard (see The Witcher episode 2 summary), the woman reports that a wizard spent time with her the previous month. en route to Temeria to kill a creature, but he took the miner's money and left. After paying the whore, Geralt leaves Roach with the hotel owner, to whom he owes three nights' rent, and heads to Temeria to kill the creature and receive the reward to recover Roach.
A kingdom in despair
Geralt arrives in the mines when a revolt of lower-class citizens is about to begin, as they blame King Foltest for the attacking creature and want to see him killed, accusing him of treason. Despite the group's initial reaction, the wizard offers to conduct the hunt for what he believes to be a vukudlak for a third of the price of his predecessor and to receive payment later as an apology from his guild, only to be interrupted by the knights of the guild. King feeling a rebellion. The knights are instructed by courtier Ostrita to escort Geralt to the city borders, for they do not want a wizard to be in their town, only to be found in the woods by Foltest's witch Triss Merigold, who wants him to save. the creature. Triss reveals that she was brought into the kingdom on the grounds that she was a vukudlak stemming from Foltest's sister Adda, having an affair with a city man who gave birth to a son, the only heir to the throne that Foltest never married, and cure him, only to find out that wasn't what was killing people. By investigating the body of his fallen brothers, Geralt determines that the city is being tormented by a shtriga, who is only conjured through a curse and who, as a woman, is the princess of the kingdom.
A magical future
Yennefer and Istredd have become lovers, as both are nearing the end of their respective lessons, and the former plan to return to their homeland, Aedirn, as a wizard to their king. However, the leaders of the Sorcerer's Brotherhood have other plans, as Stregobor reveals his elven descent to the chapter and the leader, Artorius Vigo, decides that his niece goes to Aedirn, while Yennefer addresses Nilfgaard to keep his king under control. the Aedirn kings of the past preferring to have a native like their wizards. Yennifer confronts Tissaia on the subject, who reveals that Stregobor discovered his elven lineage. Therefore, Istredd revealed his secret and diverted his plans for the future. Yennifer purposely loses her initiation to try to write a birth certificate for her stepfather to sign claiming to be her blood father, so she avoids going to Nilfgaard, as kings are known to molest their wizards rather than listen to their advice. Istredd reveals that he was chosen for a place in the research chapter of Brotherhood, which he can use to take her on trips around the world. Yennefer refuses, criticizing him for trying to be heroic, putting her in a humiliating role as a housewife as he ventures into travels around the world, and the two parties after he belittles her desire to be beautiful. and powerful.
A disgusting affair
Despite Foltest's initial dislike of the idea of Geralt investigating the matter, he is willing to listen to the wizard's thoughts as he locks the guards out of the throne room, during which Geralt accuses the king of having an affair with his sister, who died years ago and whose crypt is in a castle that he abandoned after a Nilfgaardian invasion. Foltest is repelled by his accusations and demands that he leave his kingdom, only for Geralt to investigate the abandoned castle with Triss. When investigating Adda's room, they find letters from their mother, Queen Sancia, cursing them for having an affair, and that Adda refused to abort her son. They bring the letters to Ostrita, who says he did not know this case between the two, but Geralt reveals that he recognizes Ostrita's scent from a scent he had previously noticed on Adda's bed, to which the courtier breaks and claims that Foltest seduced him. Adda and that He is her true love. He also confesses to placing the shtriga curse, although Foltest, not Adda, but given the baby's lineage, the curse happened and eventually eroded Adda's insides and left like a starving creature.
An incredible transformation
After her breakup with Istredd, Yennefer undergoes a transformation to get rid of her deformed features, choosing to stay awake during the process and renounce her fertility in favor of her appearance. After the painful process, Yennefer appears at the prom with her dazzling new appearance and steals the king of Aedirn from Fringilla, dancing with him as the two quickly establish a bond and he offers her the position of wizard for his kingdom, as he does. prefer to have a native for your witch.
From Dusk Till Dawn
Geralt returns to confront Foltest over the revelation, but promises to try to cure his daughter Shtriga, and leaves Renfri's brooch with the king to give his daughter after the hunter succeeds. He takes Ostrita to the abandoned castle to use as bait for the shtriga, which kills him quickly. Geralt engages in a battle with him, trying to tie him unsuccessfully and then starts a good fight using his powers and fists before he begins to arrest him, with which he uses his powers to bring the ground to his feet. low and use a spell. to keep it trapped in the crypt chamber. After taking refuge in Adda's crypt to keep the shtriga in the sunlight, Geralt comes to find her healed and now a young woman, who still attacks the hunter and creates an unpleasant slice on his shoulder, which mortally injures him while he Take a bite. the shoulder that also proves to hurt her badly. When he wakes up, Geralt finds himself in Triss's room, with the witch taking care of him and revealing that the princess has been sent to another realm to try to be completely healed. She also returns Renfri's brooch to Geralt, saying that he has pronounced her name several times while sleeping. He gets paid for Triss's work and picks Roach back from the hotel owner.
A new danger
Ciri is awakened in the woods by a mysterious voice that calls her out in a trance. Dara wakes up to find her walking in no clear direction and goes after her, discovering that she is walking through no man's land without any problem, but as he chases her, he is struck by an arrow, leaving him calling for her while she is attracted to a dark part of the forest.