The Witcher season 2, episode 5: The Child of Destiny

Things are ramping up in The Witcher season 2 and I’ve got to say, episode five is my favourite so far. We finally get to hear Ithlinne’s prophecy and understand who Ciri really is, as well as discover that a new breed of monsters have arrived on the Continent. New enemies appear to hunt Ciri, wielding that lovely forbidden fire magic from the first series, and it’s up to Yen to rescue Jaskier from this angry mage. Oh, and did I mention Ciri wants to go through the Trial of Grasses? No? Well, let’s get to it.

We meet Lydia and Rience in this episode, with Rience being the mysterious fire mage from episode four. He’s captured Jaskier and his torturing him for information about Geralt of Rivia, specifically to locate Ciri. It’s not clear who the two are working for yet—could be Dijkstra, could be the emperor, or maybe even Eredin and The Wild Hunt—but they are definitely bad news. Luckily, Yennefer catches up with them and pretends to be Jaskier’s drunken wife before blowing a fireball in Rience’s face. Jaskier and Yen then proceed to run around Oxenfurt dressed in bold purple—so inconspicuous! 

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