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The Witcher S2 E4 – Redanian Intelligence

Some episodes in any TV series serve a purpose to pump us up for more epic events that occur later in the season, even if it means not many exciting things happen for a couple of episodes. This one and the previous episode seem to be heading down that road.

But it is not devoid of surprising moments completely.

The first two episodes of this season were great, but the last two have been declining for me and they had their fair share of “what the hell was that?” moments. Like how the last one ended with Yennefer freeing Cahir and then escaping. Maybe that’s why I find Geralt and Ciri’s plot more interesting.

Speaking of which, Triss Merigold arrives out of nowhere to help aid Ciri and she’s an old friend to the witchers at Kaer Morhen. I’m still wondering when Yen is going to meet Ciri, but I guess that will just have to wait, now Triss and Geralt are starting to become aware of Ciri’s true power. Vesemir finds a flower thought to be extinct that could indicate the presence of Elder Blood within Ciri.

Every time Ciri has her hair in that side braid, she reminds me so much of her mother, Pavetta.

I can’t help but notice there were some things in this episode that could have been written better, like in the sewers, that deaf elf was just dragged under by that monster and no one knows if he’s dead. Like the time Brienne supposedly struck Stannis down, but we never saw it actually happen to confirm that he is dead. Are the writers being lazy or rushing? This is why I don’t put a lot of faith in TV series these days, it’s very rare now that I come across something that is amazing from start to finish. Of course, it’s not without flaws but still, maybe some seasons are stronger than others.

Then Jaskier is reintroduced, his hair looking a lot more like Dandelion, and how the episode ends was also sudden but not done in the best way of what happens to him. So what is it that Yennefer is trying to do? Save herself from what? The politics? I mean there’s obviously an alliance brewing and elves are being targeted.

The only real highlight I enjoyed was the introduction of Dijkstra and the whole time, he was being watched by an owl the whole time, I already know who that is! Oh and we finally got tobhear Geralt express his detest for portals!

I really hope the next episodes are more exciting because these last two just didn’t cut it as well for me. But I keep my hopes up because that elf chanting about the Wild Hunt made me believe something big was coming.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.


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