REVIEWS OF THE WITCHER SEASON 3: HENRY CAVILL Mesmerizes in His Final Run as GERALT, Critics Say

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The third episode of The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, is now available on Netflix. Following on from the events of the first season, the new episodes (which are based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s second “The Witcher” book, “Time of Contempt”) will see Geralt doing everything in his power to protect his newfound family—and Ciri’s growing powers—from an onslaught of dark forces.

Joining Cavill, Allan, Chalotra, and Batey in the new season are MyAnna Buring as Tissaia; Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz of Roggeveen; Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold; Royce Pierreson as Istredd; Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor; Eamon Farren as Cahir; Mimî M. Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo; Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair; Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart; Graham McTavish as Sigismund Dijkstra; Robbie Amell as Gallatin; Meng’er Zhang as Milva; and Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid.

Season 3 is Cavill’s last as the title character (Liam Hemsworth will take over in season 4), and it’s being released in two parts, with Part 2 coming out on July 27. Naturally, many are excited about the new season, but do the episodes live up to expectations?

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The opening half of the third season of The Witcher finds Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), Geralt (Henry Cavill), and Ciri (Freya Allan) on the run from the powerful people who want to exploit Ciri’s Elder Blood for their own ends throughout the Continent. Yennefer proposes a Conclave to discover who the Rogue Mage is and if Aretuza is a safe place for Ciri to learn how to control her powers after learning that mages Rience (Chris Fulton) and Lydia (Aisha Fabienne Ross) are after her for a mysterious benefactor and Rogue Mage who is experimenting on young girls from Aretuza.

Jaskier (Joey Batey) and Ciri hide out in a nearby cabin while Geralt and Yennefer get ready to head to the Conclave and confront Stregobor (Lars Mikkelson), who they suspect to be the Rogue Mage. Hugh Skinner’s Radovid arrives to woo Jaskier, and the two spend the night in the barn, away from Yennefer’s spell of protection. Jaskier’s true magic (no pun intended) occurs during the ball in episode 5 “The Art of the Illusion.” Throughout the whole last episode of Season 1, Valdo Marx (Nathan Armakwei Laryea) sings, “All is not as it seems.”

Yennefer and Geralt Fans of the couple’s efforts to mend their differences will be well-fed in this episode, as Geralt and Yennefer do more than simply discuss what they learned at the Conclave of Mages. They discuss what happened during the night in an effort to determine who is on their side. Also, Geralt finally confesses his love to Yennefer, making them the hottest couple on the continent and demonstrating that he has forgiven her for almost handing up Ciri to Voleth Meir last season.

The Gathering of Wizards

At the ball that will launch the Conclave of Mages, Geralt, and Yennefer talk to a wide range of individuals to learn who they can trust to safeguard Ciri and how they might expose Stregobor. Dijkstra (Graham McTavish), as Geralt is conversing with Philippa (Cassie Clare), tries to encourage the Witcher to abandon his neutrality and take a side by suggesting that he transfer Ciri to Redania “before it’s too late.”

After hearing Stregobor yell at a waiter, Geralt interrupts their chat to confront him. The tension between them is palpable, but Geralt manages to hold back an assault. For a brief while, he tries to get away from the ballroom by escaping to the balcony, but Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) tracks him down and engages him in conversation about the painting depicting the First Landing and the founding of the Brotherhood. Vilgefortz is obviously playing an angle when he tells Geralt that Istredd (Royce Pierreson) and Yennefer used to be a pair because they are seen chatting to each other among the partygoers and both grew up as misfits.

Philippa discreetly talks to Yennefer about her fight with Tissaia (MyAnna Buring) before Istredd can discover them. Before the Battle of Sodden, Philippa urged Tissaia not to join forces with Vilgefortz. She attempts to persuade Yennefer to abandon her commitment by referencing Lydia’s heartbreaking relationship, but Yennefer remains steadfast in her beliefs and strategy for the Conclave.

Following Yennefer’s departure from Phillippa, Istredd reveals to her that he and Triss (Anna Shaffer) have followed the Book of Monoliths to Stregobor’s quarters and warn her of what he could do with it and Ciri’s abilities. Because of this, Yennefer no longer plans to wait until tomorrow to confront Stregobor. So that she might stealthily enter Stregobor’s rooms and get the book, she and Geralt plan to use the Melange as cover. To get back at Istredd for attempting to woo Yennefer away from him, Geralt stages a phony fight.

Who is the Rebellious Mage?

While Geralt and Istredd are “fighting,” Yennefer heads to Stregobor’s quarters. She opens his safe, which alerts the magician to her presence. Though she doesn’t recover the book, she does unearth personal items belonging to some of the vanished freshmen. Stregobor confronts her, but Geralt quickly comes to lend his support. Stregobor makes no attempt to conceal his contempt towards elven blood and other “mutants.”

Triss, Istredd, Tissaia, Vilgefortz, and Artorious (Terence Maynard) leave the ball as soon as they notice that Geralt and Yennefer are missing. Geralt and Yennefer tell everyone what they’ve learned about Stregobor’s scheme. Istredd discovers the Book of Monoliths in Stregobor’s vault, leading Tissaia to put him on trial when the Conclave is over, despite Stregobor’s denials that he had anything to do with the missing mages or the experiments.

Despite the fact that Stregobor has been the prime suspect up until this point, Yennefer and Geralt discover, while reviewing the events of the night, that they have the wrong man. Listening to Yennefer describe Lydia’s chat with Philippa, Geralt finally puts two and two together and understands that Lydia is the “woman with the funny voice” Teryn (Frances Pooley) had mentioned. He deduces that Tissaia’s bracelet and Lydia’s earrings are both crafted from the same scarlet ammonite. It is said that this substance can shield loved ones and valuables, and it is also native to the area where Geralt discovered the girls confined in the castle. This reveals that Vilgefortz, not Stregobor, is Lydia’s boyfriend and the Rogue Mage for whom she is collecting Ciri. Vilgefortz’s favorite picture is called The First Landing, and Yennefer recalls that the tainted portal carried her there.

Aretuza Comes Under Fire

Geralt departs Aretuza to confront Vilgefortz after learning that he is the actual adversary there, but Yennefer stays to use a locating spell to track down Tissaia. As soon as Geralt emerges from his bedroom, he hears the beginnings of a fight—possibly the “battle to come” of which Vilgefortz told him. When he tries to find out what’s going on, he’s greeted by Dijkstra, who threatens him with the words, “Should have chosen a side, Witcher.” Is Vilgefortz involved in this assault? Is Dijkstra conspiring with Phillipa to take over Redania? Seeing what’s going on in Aretuza will have to wait until part 2.


Q1. What time is The Witcher season 3 on Netflix?

When can we expect to see Season 3 of The Witcher? Release times for the newest season of The Witcher on Netflix are June 29 at 12:01 a.m. PT, 3:01 a.m. ET, 8:01 a.m. BST, and 6:01 p.m. AEST.

Q2. Is Henry Cavill in season 3 of Witcher?

The third episode of The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, is now available on Netflix.

Q3. How many episodes is Season 3 of Witcher?

Season 3 of The Witcher will consist of eight episodes.

Q4. Will there be Witcher season 4?

It was revealed in October of 2022 that “The Witcher” will be returning for a fourth season on Netflix.

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