The Witcher Showrunner Reveals Which Fan Favorite Scene Would be Cut If They Could Do It Over

Last night's Witcher Quarantine Watch Party gave fans a behind the scenes look at the show and specifically episode 6 Rare Species, which is easily one of the best episodes of season 1. We learned several things about the making of the episode, but one of the most interesting details regarded a fan-favorite scene towards the end between Geralt and Yennefer. At one point during the big battle, Geralt and Yennefer are fighting side by side, and Yennefer tells Geralt to use his Aard sign. He does, and while doing so pulls Yennefer in close. The two share a passionate kiss as the Reavers are sent flying back thanks to the Aard sign, but showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich revealed that writer Hailey Hall would probably leave that scene out if she were to redo the episode.

After that sequence played, Hissrich wrote "If Haily Hall could change one thing about this episode, it would be that Geralt-Yen kiss in the cave. Sorry, babe. #QuarantineWatchParty #TheWitcher"

I'm a fan of the sequence personally, and I know I'm not alone. That said, there is definitely a group of fans who don't love it, saying it feels forced or cheesy.

We're not quite sure if those are the reasons Hall doesn't like it, but it seems she would leave it out if given a second go-round on the episode.

We're definitely curious about what you think, so let us know in the poll below!

You can find the official description for Netflix's The Witcher below.

"Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts," Netflix said. "But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."


Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), Jodhi May (Calanthe), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Eist), Adam Levy (Mousesack), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla), Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina), Emma Appleton (Renfri), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Joey Batey (Jaskier), Lars Mikkelsen (Stregobor), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Maciej Musiał (Sir Lazlo), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Dara), and Anna Shaffer as Triss.

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