The Witcher Season 3 Episodes 6-8 Are Beyond Awful

I initially reviewed episodes 1-5, which can be found here. The Witcher Season 3 Episodes 6-8 left me utterly perplexed. In classic Knicement style, a character roast isn’t even necessary; the entire three episodes deserve the roast. This show isn’t meant for casual viewers, and the intended audience can get lost in the sea of political mumbo jumbo on screen.

Vilgefortz, once a respected mage of the brotherhood, turned out to be a spy who dismantled the organization from within. Geralt suffered a severe beating from him, to the extent that Geralt would prefer drowning and being devoured by sea creatures over accepting defeat. Geralt embarks on a healing journey, trying to regain his strength.

The writing has evidently evolved since the show’s initial release in 2019. Geralt sparring with elf women to test his abilities, only to engage in a fight with guardsmen in the same episode, baffled me. Ciri’s narrative involves teleporting into the desert after spending time in a castle with a monolith. She hallucinates speaking to her mom and an elf with fire magic, causing my brain to shut down.

Ciri gets captured and is eventually saved by the Rats. Netflix introduces a character she met earlier, asking for her name, and she responds with a brooding antiheroic “Falka.” The show brims with secrets, more deceptive than Gotham City. Francesca, the elven queen, uncovers her baby was slain to keep her and her people fighting, yet her reaction is subdued.

The rushed storytelling resulted in unresolved plotlines, such as the fate of Rience and Lydia, which were abruptly resolved with simple throat takedowns. Vilgefortz emerges as the puppet master, though it feels forced. The Jaskier love story could have been shortened. Only Geralt’s scenes and the fight choreography stood out, while other characters and stakes fell flat. With Henry Cavill’s Geralt concluding, I’m relieved the ride is over.

The Witcher Season 3, episodes 6-8, scores a 2 out of 10.