Does Yennefer get her powers back in The Witcher season 2?

The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes
The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes /

At the start of The Witcher season 2, Yennefer learned she lost her powers. Did she manage to get them back by the end of the season?

It was not an easy season for Yennefer. The start of The Witcher season 2 saw her as a prisoner of war. On top of that, she was powerless.

At first, it looked like maybe she’d just exhausted herself. Then it was clear that she’d lost her connection to the source. Why had this happened?

It wasn’t fully clear, but Yennefer did get an offer to get her powers back. She started seeing a figure in a cloak, and that figure turned out to be an evil witch called Voleth Meir. Yennefer could get her powers back but only if she delivered Ciri to Voleth Meir.

Did Yennefer put Ciri at risk on The Witcher season 2?

Would Yennefer do something like this? We’d seen her spend the first season selfishly trying to have a baby after agreeing to give that ability up for power. Of course she was going to take Ciri on a dangerous journey.

Along the way, she got Ciri to control her powers. Seeing what Ciri could do and knowing what Ciri meant to Geralt, Yennefer had second thoughts. By this point, it was too late. Geralt had learned the truth and Ciri was close enough to Voleth Meir to be possessed.

Yennefer could still make potions, but it looked like she would always lose her powers. That was until she made a sacrifice to save Ciri. Yen became the vessel for Voleth Meir. This sacrifice got Voleth Meir back home and led to Yen reconnecting with the source.

At the very end of The Witcher season 2, Yen got her powers back. Geralt decided Yen should stay, but not because he wanted to be with her. Yen was the only person to help Ciri control her powers, so Ciri would need Yen’s continued help. However, Geralt does not forgive Yen just yet.

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