The second season of “The Witcher” is finally over, and fans are still talking about how shocking the ending was. The second season of the Netflix show, adapted from the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, lived up to the high expectations set by the first.
The season finale, “Something More,” brings closure to various arcs while introducing new mysteries that will leave fans wanting more. In this piece, we will analyze the season finale and discuss its implications for the show’s continuation. Grab your silver sword and prepare to learn how season 2 of “The Witcher” ended.
The Witcher Season 2 Brief Recap
Season 2 of The Witcher picks up immediately following Yennefer’s victory over the Nilfgaardian army in Season 1. As soon as she has defeated them, she will join forces with the wizards to aid the Northern Kingdoms in their struggle with the invaders from the South. Check Out the Full Recap for The Witcher season 2.
Geralt and Ciri’s Journey:
Geralt, just reunited with Princess Ciri, heads to the battlefield to learn what became of Yennefer. Along the way, they encounter many obstacles, including a dangerous detour caused by a bruxa. Upon arriving at their destination, Geralt and Vesemir, his mentor and fellow witcher, join up with the other witchers who spent the winter there.
The Witcher Season 2 Ending Explained
As the last episode concluded, the demon Voleth Meir, also known as the Deathless Mother or the witch from the hut, who had appeared throughout the season, had taken possession of Ciri.
Some Witchers at Kaer Morhen were murdered by Voleth Meir with Ciri’s help, prompting a showdown between Ciri, the remaining Witchers, Geralt, Jaskier, and Yennefer. During the last fight, Voleth Meir summons monster basilisks through a portal opened by Ciri to distract the Witchers while Geralt tries to make contact with Ciri mentally and convince her to expose one of the magical monoliths buried in Kaer Morhen’s hall.
By the end, after more Witchers have been killed and Vesemir’s (Kim Bodnia) attempt to kill Ciri and end the threat has failed, Yennefer offers herself as a new host, trapping Voleth Meir within herself as she tries to end her own life.
Instead, Ciri takes Yennefer, Geralt, and herself to a parallel universe so that Voleth Meir can make a break for it. It is hypothesized that the Deathless Mother, along with humans and various monsters, was dragged into the Continent’s world from this dimension when the ‘Conjunction of the Spheres’ (basically, a bunch of parallel worlds briefly crossed over thousands of years ago) occurred.
The Wild Hunt…what is It?
Yes, and in this dimension as well? The legendary Wild Hunt, a harrowing procession of mounted riders intent on recruiting Ciri, makes an appearance. In case you’re wondering, the Wild Hunt is a real thing from northern European tradition; just like in the show, their appearance is supposed to foretell tremendous tragedy or war, or at the very least the death of whoever saw them.
Ciri’s peculiar talent, which mixes the typical “chaos” of mages with the capacity to open gates to other planets (among other things), is hinted at by their appearance in the TV show. And it’s not just the Wild Hunt that’s keeping an eye on her…
Who is Ciri’s Father?
At the end of the episode, multiple groups on the Continent are dead set on capturing Ciri. Because of her Elder Blood (which originally belonged to a subset of special elves and was passed to Ciri through generations), the Elves realize that she may be the one to save them all, while the northern kingdoms and the Brotherhood of Mages put a bounty on her head to prevent this.
Emhyr, emperor of Nilfgaard, wants her more than anyone. who, as the series finale comes to a close, is revealed to be Ciri’s father all along, despite going by the name Duny and being assumed dead for at least ten years. Twist!
In case you had forgotten him, Voleth Meir appears in Ciri’s dreams about her life in Cintra. In any case, he admits that he was the one who had the miracle Elf baby murdered, and he has his subordinates Cahir and Fringilla arrested for acting as though they were responsible. He has also failed to track down Ciri.
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Who Dies at the End of Season 2 of The Witcher?
In the end, most of the casualties are Witchers. Some of Geralt’s brothers in Kaer Morhen are murdered by a possessed Ciri, and others are killed by the Basilisks she brings into the house.
Elsewhere, the eleven-year-old queen Francesca (Mecia Simson, pictured above) of the human nation of Redania is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of infants she believes were murdered by Redanians for the loss of her own child. Cool stuff!
Season 2 begins with Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer on the run from their various pursuers, including the Brotherhood of Mages, various kingdoms, the Redanians, the Elves (presumably), and her dear old monomaniacal cult leader father. Sounds like a terrible time to be the Cintra Lion Cub.
The Witcher End Credit Scene
But if you kept watching, it got even better. At the end of the second season of The Witcher, there was a scene that served as a preview of the upcoming prequel spinoff.
There’s a quick peek at Michelle Yeoh’s protagonist and her fellow elves, who are shown to be living during the first Conjunction of the Spheres (see, it all connects!) and dealing with the first wave of humans and monsters invading their lands.
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