In the eighth and final episode of Netflix’s The Witcher, Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer of Vengerberg unbottled her chaos and destroyed most of the Nilfgaardian army. Following that, Yennefer disappeared. Netflix were hoping to reserve the mystery of the sorceress’s fate until season two premieres in 2021, but a new leak from the show’s recent filming (courtesy of The Daily Mail and photographer @palaceproud) reveals exactly what happened. Needless to say, you will find spoilers for The Witcher season two in the article below.
During the Battle of Sodden Hill, Yennefer faced off against her old friend Fringilla Vigo (Mimi Ndiweni), but they were nowhere to be found by the end of the episode. The above picture reveals that Yennefer and Fringilla have both been captured by the Elves. Seeing as this sequence was directed by Stephen Surjik, who helms the first two episodes of the upcoming season, we expect these events to transpire very early in the season.
The army of Elves which captures them and will debut in season two, called the Scoia’tael, is led by new and returning characters. Fans will remember the Elven King Filavandrel (Tom Canton), who clashed with Geralt in the second episode of season one in the events that inspired “Toss A Coin”. Alongside Filavandrel, the army is commanded by the Elven sorceress Francesca (Mecia Simson), one of the most important new characters that season two will introduce. They can both be seen in-character in the image above.
As to what happens in the scene, the person who took the pictures described it to us. Yennefer, Fringilla, Filavandrel and Francesca enter a tent, Francesca’s tent where they presumably have an important conversation.
As in the books, the Elven rebellion will become an important narrative point in the coming seasons. We’ve gathered the rest of the images taken by the leaker at the Elven encampment in the gallery below. Thanks again to @palaceproud for the amazing pictures!
The Witcher season two is currently filming near London. Production will later take to the Scottish Isle of Skye, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an estimated wrap early in August. The season will reach Netflix in 2021.