If you haven’t watched Season 2 of The Witcher, stop reading now before I spoil one of its twists and one more significant deviation from the book. Yes, so, in the second episode of season 2, we visited Kaer Morhen, which looked a lot like in a video game, and met Geralt’s companion of the Demon Hunter. Vesemir, Lambert, Coen, and Eskel were among the brothers Ciri knew during his stay, although one of them was fewer than the others. During a major departure, Esquel was infected by the monster. By the end of this episode, he had completely transformed and had to be suppressed by Geralt.
Fans of the scarred Eskel—he survived the book and appeared in the game to help Geralt complete a drunken prank involving cross-dressing—are not really happy about this.In the behind-the-scenes documentary Wizard: Unlock It will definitely appear. “Can you explain your decision to kill him so soon?” the show host Felicia Day asked. “Because people want to know.”
“To be honest,” the host Lauren Schmidt Hisrich replied, “the first version of the script we wrote, [there] It’s a brand new witcher, we’ve never seen it before, we’ve never heard of it, and suddenly we’re like, “Oh, our audience will see Cohen, Lambert and Eskell, you I know, John. Who will die? John is dying. So we really considered this matter very seriously. I know some fans like Eskel and think,’Why do we do this? But to be honest, his death changed everything about Geralt. I think this prompted Geralt to figure out Hilly’s situation and resolve it as soon as possible, because he knew that if he didn’t, he would face the loss of her and his. Brother’s risk. “
It was a shocking moment in the season that was finally revealed to readers of the book. From that moment on, it seemed that everything could happen. Interestingly, the actors have the same feeling. “It keeps us alert,” said Paul Brian, who played Lambert. He imitated flipping through the script to see if he would be killed in the next episode. “Now we are like, no one is safe.”
If you want to read the recap of the second season of The Witcher, please start with episode 1 here.