Season 3 of The Witcher, the first volume, gradually introduced all of the key characters to Aretuza, the stronghold from where wizards choose the fate of the Continent. Although it was obvious that the show was building to something significant by the end of Episode 5, we were left in the dark about what was going on and only heard the sounds of war reverberating through Aretuza’s hallways. Finally, we have our answer a month later, as Volume 2 opens with a full-fledged conflict between the many groups vying for dominance on the Continent. This size of battle must result in casualties. Every side is aware of defeat before Episode 6 concludes.
The aptly named “Everybody Has a Plan ’til They Get Punched in the Face,” from Season 3, Episode 6, provides some insight into Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu), the man pulling strings from the shadows. As a result, Season 3, Episode 6 is filled with a ton of eagerly awaited fights, in which heroes and villains alike vanish like butterflies around Henry Cavill’s character, Geralt of Rivia, and his adopted family. Unfortunately, some of our favorite Witcher characters barely make an appearance due to the episode’s intense content. Additionally, Episode 6 perpetuates a mistake that the show has made previously by dividing the party shortly after bringing everyone back together. Let’s talk about all the deaths in “Everybody Has a Plan ’til They Get Punched in the Face” since there is a lot to dissect in Episode 6.
The Witcher Season 3 Episode 6 Recap
In the opening scene of The Witcher season 3, episode 6, Dijkstra puts his sword to Geralt’s throat. The spymaster seems to want Geralt on his team because some wizards have sided with him in the past, which leads us to believe that he and Phillipa have planned a coup.
Redanian forces hold all the magicians captive, but Yennefer manages to escape. While she is searching for Ciri, she runs across Lydia, who wants to deliver Ciri to Emhyr.
Just when Lydia is ready to eliminate Yennefer, Triss intervenes at the last moment to neutralize the antagonist. Jaskier finds Radovid trying to kidnap Ciri as he wakes up at the cabin in the meantime. To put it mildly, he is not happy with his spouse. Luckily, Ciri was already out of there.
The wizards who have joined with Nilfgaard will be exterminated from the Brotherhood by the Iranians. Since Tissaia is one of the few mages who is unaffected by magic, she doubts the veracity of the accusations made against her partner. She ends Phillipa and Dijkstra’s coup by releasing the wizards from their enchantment.
When Tissaia discovers her error, it’s too late to correct it. Vilgefortz’s admission of his actual nature causes her heart to break. Then, along with Scoia’Tael, he opens a gateway that allows Cahir, Fringilla, Francesca, and other Nilfgaardian soldiers to enter Aretuza.
The Brotherhood Supports Tissaia to Defend Aretuza
Tissaia’s unflinching dedication to standing up for Aretuza is supported by the Brotherhood. Nilfgaard is currently facing opposition from even those who took part in the failed coup. To leave the island, Ciri and Yennefer are not present for the fight of Aretuza. When Geralt arrives, he tells Yen what happened at the castle after killing Rience.
Several people die in the bloody Aretuza conflict, including Artorius, who is killed by his niece, and Francesca’s companion, who is killed by Tissaia. Nevertheless, Phillipa and Dijkstra can get away.
When the fighting is at its worst, Tissaia tries to shield her beloved Aretuza with Alzur’s thunder. Understanding how powerless her mentor must be, Yen decides to leave Ciri and Geralt behind to go be by Tissaia’s side.
Upon finding Ciri and Geralt, Cahir chooses to apologize instead of facing the princess whose life he destroyed. As Cahir offers Ciri his own life and seems to only beg her forgiveness for taking his life, a party of elves on a mission to find the princess appears. Ciri and Geralt try to get off the island by heading to the beach as the recently converted knight diverts their attention.
Ciri’s Decisive Action Against Vilgefortz
In addition to Tissaia’s thunder spell wearing off, the magicians are outnumbered regardless of Yen’s presence at the battleground. Francesca is getting ready to finish up the remaining mages when Stregobor shows up.
The chance to eliminate a few elves would bring the professor to the brink of using fire magic. As he and Ciri get closer to a boat, Geralt senses Vilgefortz’s presence. Ciri is told to leave by the Witcher while he deals with the wicked mage. Despite giving Geralt some serious injuries, Vilgefortz chooses not to kill him.
Vilgefortz leaves a wounded Geralt on the shore and soon finds Ciri, attempting to convince her to allow him to train her. Instead, she climbs the tall Tor Lara and meets a new, mysterious force there. Vilgefortz is silenced as the explosion hits him after Ciri commands the tower to detonate.
The appropriately titled sixth episode of The Witcher season 3 appears to catch everyone off guard. Because her partner turns out to be the most vicious kind of snake, Tissaia stands out above everyone else.
We also witness Aretuza being consumed by fire in a fierce conflict. But after facing his most formidable opponent too far, Geralt barely makes it out alive. Ciri, on the other hand, learns she has new skills she never knew she had. A little bit about Vilgefortz is revealed in this episode. Because of this, it features several eagerly anticipated conflicts, in which villains and good guys appear out of nowhere to surround Geralt and his adopted family.
This is an incredibly exciting and surprising episode. The family is split apart once more, which is the Netflix show’s recurring issue. Having said that, it will be interesting to watch how things progress from here on out.