Yesterday, photographers grabbed several pictures of Henry Cavill’s Geralt and Royce Pierresen’s Istredd filming The Witcher season two in Frensham, England. Today, we have details of a new scene filmed in the same location with the show’s leading female stars: Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan, our Yennefer and Ciri. Cavill, who we previously believed to be in this scene, is reportedly not on location at this point. We have also obtained a transcript of the dialogue in the scene, including some MAJOR SPOILERS.
Our local source Sara Talib has informed us that Cavill was not, in fact, on location, and the scene involved Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer and Freya Allan’s Ciri. This correction comes after Talib has gotten closer to the cast and crew. Seeing as this is the exact same location that was used yesterday, it’s possible that Geralt and Istredd are nearby (but not in this scene), or that this location will stand for two different areas in the Continent.
Talib watched the cast and crew as they filmed this scene and, besides filming and taking pictures, she was able to hear some of Yennefer and Ciri’s lines. We have the updated dialogue below. Keep in mind these could be MAJOR SPOILERS, so proceed at your own discretion. Remember that we don’t know the full context of this scene, and while it’s fun to speculate, it’s also bit premature to jump to any conclusions just yet.
Yennefer: He is not here. He never was.
Ciri: You betrayed us. We were in trouble and needed your help.
Yennefer: I was selfish, stupid. Come with me, get the horses. Now!
After this exchange, Ciri and Yennefer run to their horses. It’s not quite clear who Yennefer and Ciri are waiting for, but we think it’s Geralt. The mention of a betrayal is quite surprising, as nothing of the sort occurred in the novels. We hope Yennefer’s “betrayal” is not related to the Nilfgaardian soldiers gathered near the location. It’s possible, Ciri was just expecting to meet Geralt and holds Yennefer reponsible for his absence.
What is Yennefer’s “betrayal”? Have Yennefer and Ciri been set up by a third party loyal to Nilfgaard? What exactly is happening in this scene? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or on our Twitter page, while we are waiting for more updates from the set.