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The Witcher Season 2 Recap: What to Remember Before Season 3


From “Burn Butcher Burn” to Kaer Morhen, here’s everything you need to remember from the Witcher season 2

Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Ciri (Freya Allan) stare at each other in Kaer Morhen
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After an emotional and revealing Witcher season 2 finale in 2021, it’s finally time to return to the Continent and see what’s next for Ciri (Freya Allan), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), Geralt (Henry Cavill), Jaskier (Joey Batey), and everyone else in this magical world. The first part of The Witcher’s third season premieres on June 29, but before you dive into this next chapter, here’s everything you need to remember from season 2.

An Unlikely Partnership

Originally thought to be dead after the Battle of Sodden, Yennefer is revealed to be alive and a prisoner of Fringilla (Mimî M. Khayisa) and Nilfgaard. On the road back to Cintra, the two mages are captured by Francesca (Mecia Simson) and her loyal Elven warriors who are excavating a nearby monolith. Francesca has been having visions of a figure cloaked in white, who she believes to be the Elven prophet Ithlinne. After Yennefer and Fringilla reveal that they’ve been having similar visions of cloaked figures, Francesca agrees to let them accompany her to the dig site. There, they uncover the prison of Voleth Meir (Ania Marson), also known as the Deathless Mother, a demon who seeks to use their pain to grow stronger.

Fringilla and Francesca don’t realize Voleth Meir’s true intentions, and enter into an alliance at her behest, believing that it will help them reach their true desires. Fringilla offers the elves safe haven in their ancestral home of Cintra in exchange for alliance to Nilfgaard, believing it will garner her favor with Emperor Emhyr (Bart Edwards). Fringilla agrees, desperate to help her kind and provide a real home for her incoming child, potentially the first full-blooded Elf born in years.

Fringilla’s alliance with the elves makes the North uneasy and leads to an increase in prejudice against them. After Cahir (Eamon Farren) escapes the mages, he returns to Cintra. He is unsure of Fringilla’s new alliance at first, but after she threatens him by killing four of the White Flame’s generals, he pledges to vouch for her leadership skills when Emperor Emhyr arrives.

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