Jan. 2, 2022

Witcher Season 2 Episode 1: A Grain of Truth


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 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤.  

In this episode with Sadie and Veronica, we talk about how we got into the Witcher and then discuss Yennefer's capture by Nilfgaard. We note the character differences between Yennefer and Fringilla and pick apart Nilfgaard's fanaticism.   

We then talk about Geralt and Ciri's visit in the house of Nivellen, focusing heavily on the question of what makes a monster. We end with Ciri and Geralt's forest discussion, triggered by the same thought.

𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀: 

00:43 How we got into The Witcher
6:31 How we will talk about the episodes
7:30 Tissaia looking for Yennefer, discussion of Tissaia and Yen’s relationship
14:43 Capture of Cahir  
16:43 Ciri’s personality growth
18:15 Yennefer’s capture by Fringilla
20:00 Fringilla’s character arc from a follower to a leader
20:21 Niflgaard’s fanaticism
24:58 Yen and Fringilla attacked; Yen still shackled
25:35 People attacked in empty village
27:23 Ciri has nightmare in forest
28:10 Season 1 timelines
31:17 Geralt and Ciri go to Nivellen’s house
34:33 Ciri takes a bath and gets clothes
36:11 Nivellen explains the curse
39:05 Geralt questions the empty village
39:40 The mysticism of the Witcher universe
40:19 Geralt distrusts Nivellen 42:55
The Fall of the Elders story
43:30 Nivellen says he is a monster
44:57 What makes a monster? Witchers
47:53 Geralt and Nivellen play a drinking/knife game
48:37 What Makes a Monster? Ciri talks with Vereena
59:57 Geralt fights with Bruxa
1:04:38 Geralt kills Vereena; Vereena’s final warning
1:05:25 The curse is broken; Nivellen’s deed
1:11:40 Talk in the forest; Ciri feels like a monster

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