'The Witcher' Season 2 Ending Explained: Did Yennefer sacrifice herself for Ciri, Geralt?

The Witcher Season 2 saw Ciri fighting for her life while Geralt and Yennefer try saving her


                            'The Witcher' Season 2 Ending Explained: Did Yennefer sacrifice herself for Ciri, Geralt?
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)
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Season 2 of the Netflix series ‘The Witcher’ has finally ended and it is undoubtedly one of the finest fantasy shows of recent times. Before the latest edition started, we knew that the storyline will be focusing on Ciri’s future and how Geralt will be able to help her in finding the truth about herself. Over the course of eight episodes, the characters went through a lot for the ultimate showdown and when the time came for the final war, the show did not disappoint.

At the end of Episode 7, we saw that Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) was taking Ciri (Freya Allan) to the evil Witch, but Ciri got to know about her intentions and said she can’t trust you. Her voice caused a big crack in the ground and also cracked the outer walls of Cintra. Cintra warriors came to get them, but Geralt (Henry Cavill) reached there on time and finished the threat. However, she did not let Yennefer stay with Ciri and sent her back. But the demon followed her and possessed her. So, Siri was possessed by the demon witch.

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So, how did the journey end for Ciri? Did she really destroy the world? Or does she show that good always triumphs over evil? Let’s take a look at how ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 ended.

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Ending Explained: Did Ciri get to get away from Voleth Meir?

Ciri was possessed by the witch, Voleth Meir, and was hungry to live once again. So, she needed a vessel and there’s nothing better than a powerful vessel. Ciri and everyone else reaches Kaer Morhen. However, the real Ciri has reached Cintra and is wearing a nice gown. To her surprise, she sees Mousesack (Adam Levy) waking her up and telling her to get ready for the ceremony. She is shocked to see him and asks him if he is real or not.

So, we now know that Ciri is trapped inside a dream that the devil wants to show her.
On the other hand, the evil Witch has killed several Witchers in Kaer Morhen and she was very close to killing Vesemir as well. But Geralt reaches there and calls out for Vesemir. The evil witch stops and talks like Ciri. She says that they are in danger, but Geralt feels something is wrong and when he touches her cheek, he gets to know that the evil Witch has possessed her.

The Witch flees the room and every other Witcher drink the potion to find the evil entity. But she’s not trying to leave and stands beneath the tree. Meanwhile, the real Ciri has met her grandmother and is so happy to see her. One of the persons asks her for a dance and she happily joins the celebrations.

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Freya Allan as Princes Cirille in 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

On the other hand, the evil Witch has screamed so hard that she has completely destroyed the tree where the medallions were located. Shockingly, a monolith appears there and she was able to crack it wide open. As soon as she cracked it, it opened a portal and saw a couple of monsters coming out.

Meanwhile, the real Ciri is now dancing with Mousesack and asks him about her true identity. He promises her that he will tell her someday about it. At Kaer Morhen, Geralt fights the evil Witch and tries contacting the real Ciri. A few moments later, when Vesemir finds out that most of his men are dying, he takes the dagger tries to kill the Evil Witch, however, he was unable to do so and didn’t try again because Geralt told him that if she dies, then Ciri dies too.

The Evil Witch says that Witcher feels everything, especially hatred. Geralt understands that she is feeding off of their hatred and tells everyone to throw their hatred away call Ciri with all their love. They all call Ciri and tell them to come home. However, it isn’t easy because she has finally got to see her parents during the celebrations. They tell her to stay, which makes Ciri emotional and she decides to stay.

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Ciri (Freya Allan) possessed by the Evil Witch (Netflix)

 

The portal of her coming back was closed and now, they had one thing to do. They needed to find another vessel so that Ciri could be saved.

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‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Ending Explained: Did Yennefer get her powers back?

Yennefer made a potion that could take the curse off. When the portal closed for Ciri to come back, she took the initiative of being the vessel for Voleth Meir. She cuts off her wrist and chants a powerful spell. Blood starts coming out of her wrists as Geralt tells Ciri to come back because what they have is real and what she’s experiencing is not real. She finally understands that and left goes off them. She returns back to the real world and Yennefer seems to have lost all her power.

But it did not stop here because they needed to get evil out of Yennefer as well. Ciri took the chance and teleported herself, along with Geralt and Yennefer to an unknown place. The evil gets out from Yennefer, but soon they find out that the Wraiths of Morhogg are coming for Ciri because they believe that she belongs to them. But she manages to use her powers to get back to Kaer Morhen and everything is okay once again.

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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

Fortunately, Yennefer is able to get her powers back as well.

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Ending Explained: Are Yennefer, Geralt back once again?

After Yennefer’s betrayal, Geralt was not able to trust her. But the sacrifice she for Ciri made him believe that she is still good and he would need her in protecting Ciri.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in 'The Witcher' (Netflix)

 

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Ending Explained: Who’s Emhyr? And what does the future hold for everyone?

Francesca, the elven sorceress, lost her mind completely after her child was killed by the evil Witch. She went on to kill multiple babies to take revenge. On the other hand, Emhyr made her way to Nilfgaard and met Fringilla and others. Fringilla and Cahir tell him that she killed the elven baby, but they’ll put the blame on Renadia.

Elsewhere, the Brotherhood has decided to put a bounty on Ciri’s head. The bounty is not just on Ciri’s head, but whosoever protects him, will also have to bear the consequences. Meanwhile, Istredd is caught by the Elves and he tells them that Ciri is “pure” Elder Blood. He also tells them that Ciri is Hen Ikeir. She’s an elf, but she is different and more powerful than any of them.

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A still from 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

The concluding moments see King Emhyr telling Fringilla and Cahir how useless they have been because he ordered the killing of that Elven baby. He also revealed that had to do it as it was the only path to find her daughter. The man turns to the camera and it is revealed that King Emhyr is actually Ciri’s father.

YES!!!! Ciri’s father is still alive. The ending makes a perfect foundation for Season 3 and we are surely going to get one.

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