The Witcher: S01Ep05 – Bottled Appetites…
Based on The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Geralt of Rivia: Evil is evil. Lesser. Greater. Middling. It’s all the same.
Heedless of warnings, Yennefer looks for a cure to restore what she’s lost. Geralt inadvertently puts Jaskier in peril. The search for Ciri intensifies.
In 1256, seven years after Pavetta’s betrothal, Geralt and Jaskier discover a Djinn and accidentally release it. Initially, it seems that Jaskier is the Djinn’s ‘master’ but then he falls seriously ill. Geralt seeks help from the nearest healer, the elf Chireadan, but as they need a mage to heal Jaskier, Chireadan reluctantly refers them to Yennefer. Although Yennefer cures Jaskier, her plan is to use him to capture the Djinn to grant her wish of regaining her fertility. As Jaskier uses his last wish, nothing happens and it’s revealed that it is Geralt, not Jaskier, who actually has the wishes. Geralt realises the Djinn will kill Yennefer, so he uses his third and final wish to save her (but the wish itself is not revealed). The Djinn leaves. Now free and safe, Geralt and Yennefer act on their attraction and have sex. Yennefer asks what his third wish was, but Geralt does not answer as he has finally fallen asleep. In 1263, Cahir hires a doppler to assume the identity of Mousesack by copying his form and memories, then kills him. Later, Eithne allows Ciri to stay in Brokilon, but “Mousesack” arrives requesting Ciri and Dara leave with him.
Creators: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Andrzej Sapkowski, Haily Hall
Director: Charlotte Brändström
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: 60 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Poland