Ever since the third episode of the first season, fans of The Witcher have been wondering which route the writers would take with Geralt and Triss, a rather short and insignificant fling in the books, but a subject of some controversy fired up by CDPR’s game trilogy where Triss is Geralt’s main love interest for the first two games and an optional love interest in the third. The image from the Season 2 teaser we can see above once again sparked some discussions and recently we were able to get some answers.
Our sources say that a sex scene between Geralt and Triss may indeed happen in Kaer Morhen in the first half Season 2 of The Witcher. Geralt is still unaware of Yennefer‘s real fate and presumes her dead, killed at Sodden. It is described to us as a bonding scene with them talking heart to heart about things and then ending up in bed.
In Chapter Three of Blood of Elves, at Kaer Morhen Triss does hug Geralt after they have a conversation, and says she wouldn’t let him be alone:
“He made for the stairs quickly, but the enchantress was up in a flash and threw herself at him, embracing him. ‘You are not leaving here alone’ she whispered. ‘I won’t let you be alone. Not right now’.”
One could look at this scene in many ways, but it is generally understood and accepted among many readers that nothing really happened between the two at that time as this moment isn’t referred to again. One could say that Netflix is taking this scene a step or two further.
And here is the speculation part: in all of this, we aren’t sure if Triss knows that Yennefer is alive and simply chooses to withhold that information for obvious reasons. It wouldn’t be surprising if she did, given Triss is, after all, Triss.
Triss taking advantage of the situation to get close to Geralt wouldn’t be exactly new. In the books it is mentioned that once upon a time the two had a fling, with the sorceress using some magic to seduce Geralt. Then in the first game when Geralt has amnesia, Triss withholds any information about Geralt’s true love of many years and gets close to the witcher.
That way, the Netflix version could end up being oddly familiar to many since it would mirror both the books and the games: Triss and Geralt have sex in Kaer Morhen, while Geralt is separated from Yennefer, presuming her dead.
But worry not, Geralt and Yennefer will certainly be reunited before Season 2 ends as both were spotted on set last year:
Truth be told, it’s surprising that this rather small element from the books is made bigger in the show so it will be interesting to find out the reasons behind the decision to bring this fling forward and put it in the present day.
That said, it’s not the first time that little things were brought forward and given a larger role. For instance, Filavandrel had only one brief appearance beyond one short story in the books and on Netflix he is set to become a series regular with an appearance in the Nightmare of the Wolf anime.
Season 2 of The Witcher is fast approaching on December 17, with Blood Origin sometime next year and Season 3 starting production in early 2022.