After a month-long hiatus, Netflix has released the final three episodes of The Witcher’s third season. The series, based on the successful novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, follows the saga of the titular mutant monster hunter and his quest to keep his adopted daughter safe from the political factions of the medieval Continent.
Where can you watch The Witcher season 3, Volume 2 in the UAE?
The Witcher season 3 Volume 2 is now streaming on Netflix in the UAE. If you don’t have one, you can create an account to watch this movie and other shows on Netflix. Unfortunately, Netflix does not offer any free trials.
The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2 Review
- Henry Cavill
- The Battle of Aretuza
- Great performances
- No proper goodbye for Henry Cavill’s Geralt
- Slow and rather boring by the end
Season three is confirmed to be the last to star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. While the trailer for Volume 2 promised an epic final stand for the actor, the actual finale is a raging disappointment.
Brilliantly titled, Everybody Has a Plan ’til They Get Punched in the Face, episode six is a culmination of all the tensions brewing since the start of the season. We finally find out who the real big bad of the season is, and we get an epic showdown between Nilfgaard’s army and the Brotherhood at the Battle of Aretuza.
Geralt faces his most dangerous foe to date, and Yennefer has to leave Ciri behind to protect her mentor and de facto mother figure, Tissaia. It’s the best episode of the season and probably the series too. It also could have worked as the ending to season 3 while keeping fans interested enough to tune in for season 4, even with Liam Hemsworth taking over the starring part.
The final two episodes slow down the pace to the point of boredom. In the Ciri-centered Out of the Fire, Into the Frying Pan, the Princess of Cintra finds herself stranded in the Korath desert, tormented by the ghosts of her past and the ghost of an ancestor plagued with Elder Blood. It’s not a bad entry to the saga, but it doesn’t exactly move the narrative forward, and it feels like a filler episode rather than something thought out.
And the grand finale is one of the most frustrating pieces of television I’ve ever watched. We get an entire hour of political exposition and about ten cliffhangers. It’s not a finale, it’s the first episode of a new season, and it fails to give Henry Cavill’s Geralt the send-off he deserved, or any send-off whatsoever.
It’s hard to fault the cast performances. Cavill plays Geralt with the same broody sarcasm we’ve grown to love. We get to see more compelling sides of Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, while Freya Allan seems to grow as a performer as Ciri grows into the powerful individual she’s meant to be.
Other standout performances include MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, and Cassie Clare, whose character Phillipa is turning into quite the apt schemer. It will be interesting to see where Phillipa’s arc goes as she’s making bold moves out of Dijkstra’s (Graham McTavish) shadow.
While volume one was hit and miss, The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2 is a rather boring affair, and it’s doubtful if the show will survive recasting the lead. This series could have dropped the entire season on the same day without making fans wait a month for an underwhelming finale. The two-part gimmick doesn’t work when the second part has one good episode, one bottle episode, and one exposition for the next season’s episode.
What are other critics saying about The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2?
IGN concluded that season 3 ended on a disappointing note and isn’t sure if it was worth the month-long wait.
SPOILER ALERT! In his ending explained review, Brain Pilot notes how the final three episodes didn’t quite justify the need for the one-month delay. He did praise the performances, specifically Henry Cavill as Geralt and Freya Allen in her Ciri-centric episode.