'The Witcher' Season 2 Episode 2: Has Yennefer lost her magic? AWFUL event alters her

Yennefer might have achieved victory through her powers, however, the war has taken something important from her


                            'The Witcher' Season 2 Episode 2: Has Yennefer lost her magic? AWFUL event alters her
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)
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The ending of ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 saw a huge battle taking place and it was the North who came out to be victorious at the end. However, something really dramatic happened and we saw Yennefer using all her power to make sure that her side won. But she ended up getting injured badly and was not seen by anyone, not even Geralt (Henry Cavill).

In the first episode of Season 2, we finally find out that Yennefer has ended up on the side of the enemies and they have captured her. The fighters from Nilfgaard, along with Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni), are taking Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) back to Nilfgaard. However, all the warriors are attacked one by one, but they are not able to see the enemy. Only Fringilla and Yennefer remain standing. A few moments later we find out that they have been taken away by the same people and it turns out that they were Elves.

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Elves are trying to rebuild their empire and they have taken both sorceresses as captives. But they have an important purpose to serve and they are taken in front of an ancient goddess. Elves believe that the ancient goddess will help them in reviving their empire. Yennefer reads the ancient language written over it, which says, “Behold the mother of forests, the deathless mother, nesting in dreams.” Meanwhile, one of the elves Francesca (Mecia Simson), tells them at the other writings on revealing something about a wooden hut with no doors.

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Mecia Simson as Francesca in 'The Witcher' Season 2 (Netflix)

 

Suddenly, a route to a mysterious place opens up and the trio travels there. They soon find the wooden hut with no doors and they enter it. However, they hallucinate things and see people they have lost during their journey. The witch tries to manipulate all three of them by giving them offers that were hard to refuse. That’s when we get to see for the first time that Yennefer is unable to use her magic tricks.

The witch told her it’ll be interesting to see what lies ahead and wants to see her desperation to have her magic back. The witch uses magic and makes her hands bleed. After getting away from that place, Yennefer decides to leave Fringilla and the Elves to make her way back to her own people. On the way, she tries using her magical powers to do different things, but she wasn’t able to. This means, Yennefer has lost all her powers after the battle of Sodden and has no idea about how to get it back.

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It’ll be interesting to see her journey and how she manages to get her powers back. Also, she might have to face some objection from her own people because she was with the people of Nilfgaard and the Elven kingdom. Others might believe that she has come back as a spy.

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