The Witcher Season 3 Doesn’t Let Yennefer Off Easy

Instead, they decided to write the pair teaming up in a relationship that goes beyond simple attraction. “They get to come together as partners,” Schmidt Hissrich told Tudum. “Since it’s not just about them anymore, it becomes more than romance. It also becomes about soulmates.” That decision makes a kiss that comes later in the season — and is presented with no words besides the goofy commentary presented by Jaskier (Joey Batey) — feel more well-earned and authentic. They might be older than they look, but it’s never to late for Geralt and Yen to grow up a bit, and they seem to be doing that this season.

Yennefer and Geralt’s relationship spans several novels in Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Witcher” book series, but so does Yen’s motherly relationship with Ciri. In the novels, as in the new season, she becomes a mentor for the girl and one half of a team of her fiercest protectors. It’s perhaps not as flashy a role as Yen’s previous turn as a mysterious mage who comes and goes as she pleases, but it’s a mature relationship that reflects the changes Ciri’s inclusion brings to the group. The Netflix series also refuses to leave Yen completely on the outs, even if her relationship with Geralt might be on unsteady ground in the premiere episode. At first, the pair communicate solely through notes, as Yen seems to be doing penance in the form of silence and distance from her on-and-off lover.

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