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Geralt Killing Eskel Wasn't S2's Mistake

Posted On: Aug 7, 2022   |   Posted By: Screen Rant

Geralt Killing Eskel Wasn't S2's Mistake

Some criticism has claimed The Witcher season 2's greatest mistake was killing Eskel off so soon, but its real mistake was actually in cutting his flashbacks with Geralt. Although his death was essential to push Geralt's narrative, the build-up to the moment lacked luster. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich admitted they made the conscious decision to cut Eskel's flashbacks; sadly, it didn't do The Witcher season 2 or the character any favors. Among the many exciting new features of The Witcher season 2 was the introduction of more Witchers in the dark fantasy Netflix drama based on the phenomenal books of Andrzej Sapkowski. Season 2, episode 2 took Geralt and Cirilla to the Witcher's keep across the Continent for the wintertime for the annual reunion with his brothers-in-arms. Eskel arrived at Kaer Morhen last and recounted his encounter with a monster called a leshy - the one that was later revealed to have infected him - that caused his delay. Based on the books and...

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