The Witcher: S01Ep04 – Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials…
Based on The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Geralt of Rivia: Evil is evil. Lesser. Greater. Middling. It’s all the same.
Against his better judgment, Geralt accompanies Jaskier to a royal ball. Ciri wanders into an enchanted forest. Yennefer tries to protect her charges.
In 1240, having served Aedirn for thirty years, Yennefer escorts Queen Kalis of Lyria when they are ambushed by an assassin. The assassin follows them through multiple portals, killing Kalis. Although Yennefer escapes with Kalis’s newborn daughter, the baby dies from a thrown dagger. In 1249, Geralt accompanies Jaskier to the betrothal feast of Princess Pavetta, Queen Calanthe’s daughter. Urcheon of Erlenwald (also named Duny) interrupts to demand Pavetta’s hand through the Law of Surprise, having saved her father years earlier. Urcheon suffers from a curse that transformed him into a hedgehog/man creature. Despite Pavetta’s acceptance, Calanthe refuses and a brawl ensues. When Calanthe tries killing Urcheon, Pavetta activates her power, unleashing a maelstrom until Geralt and Mousesack intervene. Wanting her daughter happy, Calanthe marries Duny and Pavetta, which lifts Duny’s curse. Duny, thankful for Geralt’s aid, insists he take a reward, so Geralt jokingly invokes the Law of Surprise for something Duny has but doesn’t yet know. The crowd then immediately learns Pavetta is pregnant with Duny’s child. In 1263, Nilfgaard’s forces resume their pursuit of Cirilla with Mousesack as their prisoner. Meanwhile, Cirilla and Dara encounter Queen Eithne and her Dryads in Brokilon Forest, while Cahir and Fringilla track Ciri’s location.
Creators: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Andrzej Sapkowski, Haily Hall
Director: Alex Garcia Lopez
Star Cast: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Eamon Farren, Lars Mikkelsen, Emma Appleton, Jodhi May, Adam Levy, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Maciej Musial, Tobi Bamtefa,
Producer (s): Mike Ostrowski, Tomasz Baginski, Jason F. Brown,
Cinematographer: Gavin Struthers
Production House: Netflix, Pioneer Stilking Films, Platige Image, Hivemind, Platige Films
Music: Sonya Belousova, Giona Ostinelli
Original network / Official Sites: Netflix
Release Year: 20 December 2019 (USA)
Runtime: 63 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Poland