The Witcher Season 3 Review – Brimming with violent battles, dense lore and terrifying monsters

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 4.5/5
Episode 8 -| Review Score – 3.5/5

During season 3 of The Witcher, the Netflix fantasy series, Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer attempt to protect Ciri, the crown-bearing princess of Cintra, from the foes who have been pursuing her since the series’ beginning. While the trio search for a place to hide, Yennefer attempts to teach Ciri to control her powers, but she is stubborn, has a keen awareness of justice, and won’t turn a blind eye to any signs of error.

Three episodes make up the final part of Season 3, while the Thanedd coup serves as the primary plot point, further separating Geralt and Ciri. The potential danger to her this time around is far more dangerous and calculating than any threat that they have previously faced, which adds further uncertainty to our protagonists.

Additionally, Vilgefortz and Geralt clash, revealing the former to be more malicious and cruel than anybody can ever envision. However, by the end of season 3, the trio seems to have become a family.

Similar to Seasons 1 and 2, Season 3 does not provide audiences with a detailed explanation of the lore; rather, you must keep up with the multiple kingdoms, monarchs, rivals, and ties through tense council discussions or casual conversation in a pub. Having said that, Season 3’s storyline seems to be the simplest to follow so far, but it’s still not extremely straightforward.

After spending the previous two seasons in varying degrees of distress, agony, as well as incapacitation, Yennefer ultimately reclaims her power in a number of ways during this season. While attempting to mend fences with Geralt who she loves, she reclaims her identity as a shrewd political negotiator, parental and magical mentor to Ciri, and an influential sorcerer.

Growing up throughout the previous seasons — ranging from the frightened, petulant teenage princess to the young witcher is Ciri. In one of this season’s notable episodes, episode 7, Ciri is compelled to improve her abilities on her own while battling through the Korath’s barren landscapes, bizarre visions, an amiable unicorn, desert-dwelling creatures of evil, and ominous presences. 

Since the beginning of The Witcher, Ciri has had to deal with the crushing reality that because of her inherent magical abilities and Elder Blood, she is a living tool for all those striving to rule the continent. She has nonetheless been honing her abilities and adhering to Yennefer and Geralt’s advice. Throughout episode 7, the young princess must confront her turbulent past and make a crucial decision regarding her future while she is alone.

This season, Geralt finally takes on the role of the dad he has avoided playing for Ciri, while there is a brief exploration of his own family’s past. Having said that, the Witcher Season 3′s final scenes with Henry Cavill are anything but epic. He sadly has less screen time this season and he doesn’t receive the fierce farewell he deserves.

Jaskier continues to play a greater role in politics and forges a passionate bond with the hedonistic Redanian Prince, Radovid. He appears more jaded as well as passionate than ever. In this season, Jaskier still serves as the drama’s humorous character while also pursuing a connection.

The finale of season 3 keeps the show’s energy intact. It investigates what happens after Aretuza is attacked by Nilfgaard while Tissaia’s fate is especially heartbreaking. Meanwhile, Ciri is seen embracing her darkness. The actors seem to be comfortable playing their roles, which could be problematic given that Cavill has walked away from the show.

However, the fights are violent, the lore is thick, the drama is gory, and the monstrous beings are horrifying. And there is a possibility of further developments within season 4 as the current season comes to a close with an unresolved ending thanks to a number of narratives being set up for Season 4.

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  • Verdict - 8/10

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