The Witcher season 3 volume 2 review: Mostly dragging on at this point

In the final three episodes of The Witcher season 3, Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer are separated once again as the Brotherhood falls and the Continent is overrun by Nilfgaard.


A battle breaks out at Aretuza between the Brotherhood and the Redanians, only for the Scoia’tel and Francesca to arrive and sack the place. Vilgefortz finally betrays the Brotherhood and the mages are scattered.

Ciri is transported to an endless desert where she has to face a journey of discovery while Geralt recovers from his injuries after his fight with Vilgefortz.

The Continent is almost in the Emhyr’s grasp but there are still pockets of beings not willing to give in just yet. Geralt is once again in search of Ciri so that he can protect his daughter from all threats.


Henry Cavill embodied Geralt of Rivia and it will be a tough assignment for Liam Hemsworth to follow. Cavill has managed to emote with very little and still comes across as warm yet deadly when it is required.

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Anya Chalotra is as impressive as always during a particularly tough time for Yennefer and Chalotra depicts her resolve brilliantly.

Freya Allan gets a bigger platform to shine, especially in episode 7 and she doesn’t disappoint. Her portrayal of Ciri has been inspiring and magnificent.


The series always delivers when it comes to the dynamic fight sequences and how they are captured. The roving cinematography keeps the action ticking and the audience is bound to be on their toes.

Similarly, the score for the final three episodes is quite rousing and always enhances the set piece they accompany. The songs sung by Ciri and Jaskier that play during the credits may not be as catchy as “Toss a coin to your Witcher” but they’re still great.


Splitting up the season barely made sense since the final three episodes aren’t that much different in length compared to the first set of episodes. It almost feels like a tactic simply to build up engagement and prolong interest.

There is a repeating trend to the narrative in The Witcher that has developed. Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt are separated until they eventually find each other and then get separated once again. These three episodes follow the same trajectory and that is disappointing.


For what is supposed to be Henry Cavill’s swansong, season 3 of The Witcher doesn’t quite give him the ending he deserves and actually drags it on till at least the beginning of season 4 while stringing the fan along too. There was a lot covered in this season and yet, very little of it felt significant or noteworthy to remain in the minds of the audiences.

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Director: Loni Peristere, Bola Ogun

Date Created: 2023-07-27 12:30

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