The Witcher: S01Ep06 – Rare Species…
Based on The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Geralt of Rivia: Evil is evil. Lesser. Greater. Middling. It’s all the same.
A mysterious man tries to entice Geralt to join a hunt for a rampaging dragon, a quest that attracts a familiar face. Ciri questions who she can trust.
In 1262, Geralt, Jaskier, and Yennefer are invited to join a dragon hunt by adventurer Borch and his two bodyguards Téa and Véa. Yennefer’s knight joins the party along with a band of dwarves and Reavers, professional monster hunters. After camping overnight, the party finds the knight dead and the Reavers have departed. The dwarves take their party to a mountain shortcut, but the bridge gives way. Borch’s group sacrifices themselves rather than endanger the party. Geralt and Yennefer reconcile before reaching the dragon’s den, but find it dead with Téa and Véa alive guarding the dragon’s egg. Borch reveals himself as Vilentretenmerth, a golden dragon. The five of them defend the egg from the Reavers. Borch later pays off the dwarves with dragon teeth, and Geralt reveals to Yennefer his third wish bound their fates together. Believing her feelings for Geralt to be artificial, Yennefer declares that she can’t be with him and leaves. Hurt, Geralt snaps at Jaskier, blaming him for all of his misfortunes and hopes that they never meet again. Dara grows suspicious over “Mousesack”, so Ciri questions him and the doppler reveals himself. In the scuffle, Dara is knocked out as Ciri escapes, but is captured by Cahir. “Ciri” reveals itself as the Doppler and fights Cahir before escaping. Dara frees the real Ciri, but leaves her. Cahir and Fringilla plan their next move.
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