March 11, 2022

Witcher 2 Episode 5 Analysis: Turn Your Back


Welcome to our episode by episode analysis of The Witcher, where we focus on character psychology and relationships.   

𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘞𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘝 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦.

In this episode with Bundin and Manny, Fringilla and Fransesca's relationship strengthens. Geralt and Istredd explore monoliths and discover they're both Yennefer's former lovers. Ciri wants to become a Witcher, undergoes a revealing and confusing Dol Druza, and Geralt stops Vesemir from injecting the Elder Blood at the last moment. Rience interrogates Jaskier, Yen saves him and is then captured, and finally capitulates to Voleth Meir's demands.

43:00 Cahir has a nightmare about Ciri
1:52 Fringilla and Fransesca’s relationship leading Cintra
4:05 Cahir arrives in Cintra and acts like a total jerk
5:48 Geralt consults with Istredd about monoliths; analysis of Istredd’s character
11:49 Yen vs Yenna
14:48 Ciri screams for Geralt and monsters emerge from the crack
15:50 Istredd researches the royal bloodline
17:33 Vesemir and his desire to create new Witchers
21:55 Cirit’s motivations to become a Witcher
24:30 Triss and Ciri undergo the Dol Druza
29:00 Pavetta, Duny and Baby Ciri and our questions
31:50 Lara Dorren
33:33 Triss’s reaction
38:18 Ciri begs Vesemir to make her a Witcher
40:08 Geralt stops Ciri
42:15 Lydia hires Rience
46:57 Rience interrogates Jaskier
47:52 Yen tries to find Jaskier
52:38 Jaskier denies knowing Geralt’s location
55:20 Yen and Jaskier on the run; Baba Yaga’s deal

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