Instead, they decided to write the couple teaming up in a relationship that goes beyond mere attraction. “They come together as partners,” Schmidt Hissrich told Tudum. “Since it’s not just about them anymore, it becomes more than romance. It becomes kindred spirits, too.” This decision makes a kiss that comes later in the season — and is presented with no words aside from the awkward commentary introduced by Dandelion (Joey Batey) — feel more well-deserved and genuine. They may be older than they look, but it’s never too late for Geralt and Yen to grow up a bit, and they seem to be doing so this season.
Yennefer and Geralt’s relationship spans multiple novels in Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Witcher” book series, but so does Yen’s maternal relationship with Ciri. In the novels, as in the new season, she becomes the girl’s mentor and one-half of a team of her fiercest protectors. It might not be as flashy a role as Yen’s previous turn as a mysterious mage who comes and goes as she pleases, but it’s a mature relationship that reflects the changes Ciri’s inclusion brings to the band. The Netflix series also refuses to let Yen completely out of the way, even though her relationship with Geralt might be rocky in the first episode. At first, the pair communicate only through notes, as Yen seems to do penance in the form of silence and distance with her intermittent lover.