The Witcher season 2, episode 2 recap: The beast in Kaer Morhen

Family is a key theme in The Witcher’s second season, as well as finding what feels like home. The second episode focuses on the Witcher keep, Kaer Morhen, and the elves searching for Dol Blathanna. Unusual alliances form, and Yennefer and Ciri undergo quite profound transformations as they begin to realise exactly what they want. Geralt remains all solemn and fatherly, and we get to meet Vesemir and the rest of the Witchers for the first time, which is super-exciting.

Visions and dreams are a central theme in this episode, starting with Yen’s dream about having a baby with Geralt. This baby then combusts into flames in its cot, and we see a red-cloaked figure holding an elven babe. This foreshadows what’s to come in future episodes, but the cloaked figure seems to have infiltrated the dreams of Fringilla and the elven leader, Francesca Findabair, too, albeit in black and white robes instead. We meet Francesca and Filavandrel after they capture Yen and Fringilla, and they scarcely survive. Yen’s powers are still lost after her use of fire magic, but she’s still got her wily charms, whereas Fringilla wants to drive a hard bargain with the elves. Neither’s approach is enough on its own, so they must work together.

Episode details

Episode 2

“Kaer Morhen”

Written by: Beau Demayo

Directed by: Stephen Surjik

★★★★★

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