After leaving Geralt after a disagreement in The Witcher Season 2, Jaskier will return, but why will he return to his old friend?
The official video and screenshots of Witcher season 2 have revealed the return of his favourite bard and Geralt’s boyfriend, Jaskier. The Witcher is a collection of novels, short tales and adaptations from the computer game by polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In 2001 and 2002, they were converted into a film and television programme in Poland. In December 2019, Netflix finally made an English version of this show. Before releasing the first series Netflix, aware of the success of the Witcher books and video games, renewed the series for a second year.
The Witcher from Netflix stood out for his non-linear and perplexing account of three people whose lives converge towards the end of the period in different places and periods. They are Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), the title witcher, Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), a mighty witcher with a complex history, Ciri (Freya Allan), Cintra’s crown princess with her authority. Nevertheless, Jaskier (Joey Batey), a bar who chose to join Geralt in parts of his escapades, was a star of The Witcher season 1 (and who was responsible for the catchiest song on the soundtrack).
Though Geralt’s solitude and just the companionship of his horse appear to like him, Roach, Jaskier joined the Witcher and accompanied him on several tasks (and even being possessed by one in the process). Geralt was not excited about being with a business, and Jaskier was typically gross, who had the attitude of the Witcher until Geralt snapped him and forced him to leave him alone. Now the Jaskier fans are delighted to discover that he will be returning in Season 2, but what’s his old pal going to bring him back?
Why Jaskier Left Season 1 in Witcher
Jaskier met Geralt at a tavern, and Geralt tried to drink peacefully after a bard’s performance had recently been booed. Jaskier requested Geralt to assess his performance, and he told him that his songs did not exist. Thus Jaskier saw he spoke to a witcher. Geralt was subsequently offered the task of killing the “demon” who stole the grain. Jaskier came along with him to assist him in developing his imagination so as not to be recognised as a monster-killer anymore.
Jaskier requested Geralt to work as his guard on one of his many excursions when he attended a royal spouse. He traversed a number of the participants. The wedding celebration had become messy once Lord Urcheon of Erlenwald, a.k.a. Princess Pavetta’s Hand in Mariage. Duny, who has secretly been involved in Pavetta, cursed to appear like a porcupine of human beings, came. Geralt supported him, and the struggle came, but finally, Queen Calanthe granted the Law of Surprise and Pavetta the marriage of Duny. Geralt selected the Law of Surprise for pay, and it revealed Pavetta was pregnant, which made her kid Ciri the fate of Geralt.
Geralt did not plan to have a Child of Surprise, and he ensured Jaskier would know that it had been entirely his mistake to take him to the party. This, together with Jaskier’s difficulty with a djinn by being held in it, led to Geralt blame the bard for all the evil things that had occurred to him (including for losing the devotion of Yennefer), declaring that, if he could have one blessing, Jaskier would have to live. Hurt, Jaskier went, and for the remainder of the first Season, it wasn’t seen again, which led to a lot of curiosity about his potential comeback.
What we know in Witcher season 2 about Jaskier
Details of the Witch Season 2 are limited. However, it is now well-known that Geralt and Ciri will be the emphasis on travelling to and practising for Kaer Morhen with the aid of other witches: Eskel (Basil Eidenbenz), Lambert (Paul Bullion), Coën (Reza Al-Rahman) and Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). The function of Jaskier in season 2, then, remains a mystery, and his return has remained secret until the release of the first trailer and the official pictures. The novels can nevertheless provide some hints about his participation in season 2, as he has connections to several of the new characters.
Why does Jaskier look different in Witcher Season 2?
One of the central puzzles and incoherences in Season I was the age of Jaskier, as he didn’t mature at all 24 years between his first encounter with Geralt and the quarrel that destroyed his friendship. The showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich recognised this wrong, admitting they were ‘dropping the ball on old age’ Jaskier, but in season 2, this will be done better. The seemingly eternal youth of Jaskier was the topic of several fan theories, some of which claim that he was eternal in a potion, and others believe that Jaskier tells the tale. He, therefore, describes himself as young and handsome.
This error caused him to seem different in official pictures from season 2 while he was old in season 1. He was awarded a maturer look with longer hair, stubble beard, and a new costume borrowed some elements from the one he was renowned for in video games.
Why Geralt needs Jaskier for In Witcher Season 2
As noted before, Jaskier has some new people in Season 2 in The Witcher, and they illustrate why Geralt needs his old friend in this new Season. First, Jaskier found Rience trouble (Chris Fulton), a wizard who commanded Ciri to be found after Cintra had fallen. By his ballad about the Lion Cube of Cintra, Jaskier attracted Rience’s interest and said that she was being cared for by a witcher. Later, Rience kidnapped the bard and tormented him, but Yennefer saved him. Jaskier was also engaged by its chief Sigismund Dijkstra in the Redan Secret Service (Graham McTavish).
Dijkstra wanted to know Geralt at one point, but Jaskier was protecting his friend’s place with a falsehood. In Season 1, Geralt accused Jaskier of all his evil things. Still, in Season 2, he will have to have his friend for his safety and Ciri because Jaskier will not provide any information, no matter how difficult others try, and will do all he can to ensure that his witcher friend and the young princess are safe. Jaskier is not sure what he has done.