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Henry Cavill’s Geralt Faces The Past in The Witcher Season 3 Plotline

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The third season of Netflix’s The Witcher is a turning point for both its characters and the viewers as well. While the story is headed to the future, it will also have Henry Cavill’s Geralt have a few blasts from the past.

Warning: mild spoilers ahead

What happened to Geralt’s mother?

Frida Gustavsson as Visenna in The Witcher S1

In one of the new episodes, we’ll learn what happened to Geralt’s mother Visenna. A mutual acquaintance, a healer, reveals to Geralt that his mother passed away not long ago and says she talked about her son at the end. Geralt is skeptical about his mother being remorseful for abandoning him as a child.

In fact, this is a conversation that popped up in an audition for the aforementioned healer over a year ago. The character was codenamed ‘Archway’.

Geralt: “When did that happen?”
Archway: “About a year ago. We were at the temple. Morning. His family were killed in a fire, but I was there for Valencia [Visenna].”
Geralt: “She’s dead.”
Archway: “She was very sick. She talked about you a lot at the end.”
Geralt: “I don’t know about that.”

This is a storyline that also involves Fake Ciri and some sick experiments by a certain mage. The audition dialogue below has a few more details.

READ MORE: The Witcher Season 3 May Expand On a Dark Storyline Hinted in the Books

Otto Dussart, the werewolf

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Dempsey Bovell

Visenna isn’t the only blast from Geralt’s past, however. We also get to see someone very unexpected: Otto Dussart, a werewolf that is featured in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Season of Storms.

Otto is a werewolf, who, much like the vampire Regis, was very humane and kept himself very restrained throughout his life. Geralt spared his life and Otto helped the witcher at a later point in Season of Storms.

On top of that, Archway’s comment “His family was killed in a fire” makes us think that “he” may actually be Otto.

Otto Dussart is played by Dempsey Bovell (Young Wallander) in The Witcher Season 3.

The Witcher Season 3 is available on Netflix with The Rats prequel in post-production and The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep anime by Studio Mir is far in production. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.

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