The third season of Netflix’s The Witcher Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan is gearing up for filming very soon and while it will be a long time until we see any new footage, we can always enjoy the little pieces of information that we sometimes get in the meantime. The first more or less significant story event that we have learned to be featured in Season 3 is one we thought to have lost after its omission from Season 1.
The event in question is Beltane or alternatively spelled Belleteyn, an analog of the real-life Pagan fertility festival which is celebrated to this day on May 1. We’ve learned that Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri will attend the festival very early in Season 3.
We don’t know any more details just yet, but we can presume a good chunk of screentime of that episode dedicated to the main trio simply bonding and spending some quality time as a family. As it happens, Beltane is also the birthday of both Ciri and Yennefer, so we’re wondering if that also factors in because logically it has to.
As you remember, in the books things happen differently and at a different time. During his delirious cart ride in Something More, Geralt remembers the very last time he met Yennefer before the Battle of Sodden happened. They met at Belleteyn, each with their own company, but inevitably reunited for one “last time” in a typical Geralt and Yennefer fashion. Naturally, it wasn’t the last time..
During their pillow talk, they also remember Villentretenmerth and what he said to them that day, that destiny isn’t enough and that “something more” was needed. A similar conversation was already included in the finale of Season 2, so in the show Geralt and Yennefer already have that understanding between them.
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25 comments on “The Witcher to feature a fan-favorite event in Season 3”
Very nice. I missed this scene in the last episode of the first season, but it wouldn’t have made sense in the series either, since Geralt and Yen last saw each other here on the mountain with Villentretenmerth. In the series, this event will probably serve to bond between Geralt, Yen and Ciri. I’m glad it’s still being implemented in some way. In general, I’m very interested in how the relationship between Yen and Ciri develops after Yen first wanted to sacrifice Ciri to Voleth Meir and then sacrificed herself for her to free Ciri from Voleth Meir.
By the way, thanks for your reports. This will make it easier for me to wait until the next season:)
Hollywood screenwriters probably think that super-good sex will quite logically explain why Geralt will start believing Yennefer again.
In that case, I suggest that they write sex on Thanedd as a bad experiment, to explain why Geralt lost confidence in Yennefer for several other book 🙂
Yeah, after watching woke agendas and writers with no respect for the source material, im good on a season 3 ill stick with the games. I hope another company picks up the IP and henry cavill gets another shot at playing geralt, this time when the production isnt run by netflix. So they arent shoving modern agendas down peoples throats in a series that could have been great.
Thanks RI for the info. The first positive news I’ve heard for s3. Bonding time between the trio and Geralt + Yennefer is a must. It’s the first step to try and fix what they screwed in previous seasons. I still don’t have faith in Lauren but let’s hope she will start to put the focus on the main three and their dynamic for once.
Good news but tbh idc if it’s belleteyn or any other event (although I love belleteyn from the books). I just want the main three to get the focus and screen time they deserve and to become a true family. This is what the story is all about. I don’t dare to be excited bc we saw how s2 turned out but lets hope Lauren got her lesson from s2 negative reviews and rating drops or Henry demanded good writing & closer to the books (the second is more possible)
Thanks for the info RI, as always your spies did an excellent work! Personally I refuse to get my hopes up as long as Lauren is in charge. What good a Belleteyn scene will do if Yennefer acts so much as nonYennefer or another bad fanfiction happens (we remember what happened with the Dear Friend letter!). Fans want the trio bond from the books, the father and daughter, the mother and daughter relationship we were denied for cheap drama and Geralt and Yen who are true soulmates and would do anything for each other and their daughter as it’s in the books and not Vilgefortz and Tissaia Romance, Istredd and his boring monoliths and Voleth Meir. I’ll probably watch s3 for Geralt as he was the only redeeming quality of the mess that was s2 and we’ll see. Thanks for the news and hopefully with time and with more news about the trio becoming a true family, the bad taste of s2 can faid away and I can be excited for s3.
At this point I’ll only watch for geralt and his father-daughter dynamic with Ciri (which hopefully Lauren won’t ruin if Henry has saying in this) and see what happens. I hope they can deliver the Geralt & Yen relationship from the books and the mother-daughter dynamic between Yen & Ciri but I got enough disappointment in s2 to know I will never trust Lauren again.
Lets pray this season Lauren will give the 3 main characters the screentime to bond and build their relationships realistically instead of avoiding that as a plague and wasting screentime on every irrelevent character and plot that went nowhere. Doubtful with the showrunner but lets hope someone put a little sense in her or she was forced. I will never forgive what she did to Yen, Eskel, Vesemir etc. Complete lack of understanding for the source material! I’d feel better if Henry Cavill took over. His input in s2 were by far the highlights of the season and what saved us from further dissaster.
Beltane scene, Yen secretly helping Geralt as we see in ToC and SoS, her genuinely care for Ciri and not bc she saw her power as she said in s2…. It will take a lot of effort and good writing to turn around the betrayal arc in s2 and to give us the Geralt and Yennefer and Yennefer and Ciri from the books.
Please let Henry Cavill write the scenes between Geralt and Yennefer and have a saying in Yennefer’s arc this season. He understand the characters and their relationship much better than the writing team!!! I can’t watch another s2.
Idk, good news but after s2 I won’t be fooled again. I have as lowest expectation as possible and I’ll wait for the season and the books lovers reviews. Great work at giving us the latest info RI, I’ll keep checking this site for more. ❤
I want Lauren to has nothing to do with s3 and let Henry be more involved with the overall story. Sorry but after how she ruined s2 and all the fan favorites scenes from blood of elves – Yen and Ciri training, Geralt, Jaskier & Philippa spy games, Yarpen’s discussions with Ciri, Yennefer as a character, the dear friend letter etc to write her fanfiction with elves pregnancy, tissaia as a child killer and in a relationship with vilgefortz 🤮, Voleth meir, Yen’s lost of powers and betrayal etc – I don’t want her near the Witcher again if there’s the slightly hope to save the mess she created.
Did Lauren decide to give the main three protagonists screen time to bond? Is the world coming to an end or Henry threatened to quit if she didn’t? But I refuse to get excited. A scene or two, although very welcomed, can not save the wreck that was s2. It needs good writing, consistency and meaningful scenes that will undo the harm they did in s2 and let Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri to form their familiar relationships from the books. I’m with those who hope Henry has a bigger role in the overall plotting of the season as he seems the only one who cares about the books and characters.
“… Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri will attend the festival very early in Season 3.
We don’t know any more details just yet, but we can presume a good chunk of screentime of that episode dedicated to the main trio simply bonding and spending some quality time as a family.” – RI
Let’s pray you are correct RI bc I’m this close to abandon the series. I hope they’ll give the main three real screentime this season.
Thanks for all the news, hope you’ll have more when the filming will begin.
I hope you are right and it’s Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri who attend Belleteyn and spend some family time together because Lauren has the nerve to steal storylines from the main characters (especially Geralt) and giving them to secondary characters with no plot and no reason to be in the story. Let’s hope she won’t ruin another iconic Geralt/Yen moment.
They cut all the important scenes between Geralt and Yen and Yennefer training and bonding with Ciri from BoE. Big mistake. If they don’t focus on their relationships this season and give them meaningful dialogues & screentime it’s over for me. I’ll stick with the books and the games. Those are excellent!
Its too late for that. The characters are ruined and so their dinamics. The show is doomed with those people in charge.
I want to be happy with these news bc Belleteyn was my favorite Geralt/Yen book moment and I’d love Ciri’s inclusion and ToC is brilliant but Lauren is still in charge and I have no faith in her. I guess I’ll expect the worst and hope for the best! Anyway, great job RI, keep bringing us news for s2.
That’s good news. I hope they have improved their scripts for s3 and devoted time to the main three. I loved the aesthetics of s2, the cinematography, the visuals, the locations, the special effects, the monsters, the acting and the Geralt/Ciri scenes but the rest of the stories ruined it for me. Let’s hope for less original stories and better representation of the books this time.
Idk if it’s too late to make up for s2 or not and idc but if s3 don’t give us all the Geralt/Yen (+Ciri) screen time and scenes we were stolen, I hope Henry Cavill will quit and the show will get canceled.
You know how badly they screwed up s2 when there are these positive news and no ones excited. I hope Lauren sees that there no hype anymore after the damage she made and to put her arrogance aside and adapt the novels instead of trying to justify eskel’s death and yennefer’s arc.
Good, I love belleteyn scenes (both in SoD and in LotL). I’d also love to see scenes like Yen taking care of Geralt without his knowledge (like paying so his payments for killing monsters can be higher etc) and bonding with Ciri. In short, if Yennefer’s arc in s3 isn’t all about her love for Geralt and being a mother to Ciri then s3 can be the end for all I care.
🙏 Please be right about the Beltane scene and the family bonding just like you were correct about s2. I only trust this site and Mr Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill.
I love the Beltane scene and I hope you are right about the family bonding but one scene is not enough to come back from the shit that was S2. They need to start putting the focus on the actual story and the three characters that matter. And it needs good writing and a lot of effort. I have no expectations at all but Geralt & Ciri won me over in S2 and after erasing their meeting in Brokilon I didn’t think that would be possible.
I’ll never forgive Lauren for the bullshit that was s2. She sacrificed precious screen time between Geralt and Yennefer and Yennefer and Ciri in order to give us elven pregnancy, the boring monoliths and the atrocious voleth meir. And I love Fringilla but since when she’s so important? Does the showrunner understands that this is no game of thrones but the witcher, a story about family in a setting of monsters, magic, prophecies, war, racism and occasionally power games. But that’s the setting. The story is about Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri. Sometimes I wish Henry wasn’t so nice and collaborative and threatened to quit if Lauren continued her shitty story. No henry=no The Witcher, no Lauren=a better chance for a great adaptation.