Do Jaskier and Radovid get together in The Witcher season 3 part 1?

The Witcher. Cr: Netflix.
The Witcher. Cr: Netflix. /

Jaskier is famed for his poetic voice and romantic prowess in both the books and the Netflix series. But The Witcher season 3 significantly changes Jaskier’s character, making for a more inclusive story arc.

For months, various news outlets and Jaskier’s actor, Joey Batey, have hinted that Jaskier will get a male love interest in the new season. Fans have been looking into all the clues that suggest Prince Radovid, a new character cast for season 3, played by Hugh Skinner, could be the man who catches Jaskier’s eye.

Spoilers ahead for The Witcher season 3

It’s a bit disconcerting for book fans, as Radovid is infamously vile, but the show seems to be taking the character in a slightly different direction. For one thing, Radovid is now the younger brother of King Vizimir rather than his son. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out.

But once you start watching The Witcher season 3 part 1, you’ll immediately notice how much sexual tension is brewing between the beloved bard and the prince.

Do Jaskier and Radovid get together in The Witcher season 3 part 1?

Yes, Jaskier and Radovid officially act on their tension in the fourth episode of The Witcher season 3. They share a steamy kiss, and the show implies they’re about to sleep together before the camera cuts away.

Neither character is in the fifth episode or present at the Aretuza ball, so it’s unclear what happens afterward. It’s hard to believe they would “end up” together in a formal relationship, as that’s not really Jaskier’s style.

Is Jaskier canonically pansexual?

In the books, Jaskier is not pansexual; if he is, it’s never hinted at or explicitly stated. But honestly, it makes total sense for him to be pansexual or panromantic. He’s a romantic at heart and known for his many dalliances.

In The Witcher season 3, Jaskier has two love interests: a man and a woman. Vespula even teases him about his crush on Radovid and notes that Jaskier has been with men before, so it’s not new for him (in the show version of Jaskier, anyway).

While chatting with Gay Times, Batey discussed the importance of bringing queer representation to the screen in The Witcher season 3 and refers to Jaskier as follows:

"He’s canonically queer in the TV show, which is a departure from the books and the games, as far as I know. It was wonderful to see a panromantic or pansexual person in such a flagship show such as this."

His being bi certainly fits his character arc, making him one of two main bisexual/pansexual characters on the show. Ciri is bisexual, although, in Ciri’s case, it is canon in the books.

The showrunner has also confirmed they intend to explore Ciri’s sexuality on the show, and they introduced her female love interest, Mistle, this season. Philippa Eilhart is another notably bisexual character from the series, and that, too, is explored in The Witcher season 3.

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