Season 3 of ‘The Witcher’ brought back one of the most viral moments of the first season: Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) in a bathtub. And this time, it came with a great self-conscious comment from Yennefer representing all the fans of the Netflix series.
After Yennefer’s betrayal in ‘The Witcher’ season 2, in the new episodes we see Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer doing everything they can to stay safe as half of the continent is now after Ciri. However, It wasn’t easy for Yennefer to win back Geralt’s trust., and Season 3 has to fight to connect again and be able to work together for Ciri’s safety and benefit. Geralt and Yennefer eventually made amends and rekindled their romance, allowing season 3 of ‘The Witcher’ will recover the great viral moment of the first season of Henry Cavill naked in the bathtub.
Netflix seems to have wanted to take advantage of Cavill’s presence before Liam Hemsworth takes his place in season 4 of ‘The Witcher’, giving this “tribute” to fans of the series. And it is being the most celebrated of this new batch of episodes.
‘The Witcher’ has always made sure to include references to both Andrzej Sapkowski’s books like the video games that made this universe so popular. In the latter category is the viral bathtub scene, which can be found in the 2015 game ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’. The series soon saw the possible pull of recreating the plane in the Netflix adaptation… And it’s already three times. Season 1 of ‘The Witcher’ had two bathtub scenes starring Geralt, the first when Jaskier forced him to take a bath after a mission that left Geralt covered in mud and blood, and the second when Yennefer and Geralt shared a torrid dip with the excuse of personal hygiene.
The third bathtub moment of ‘The Witcher’ came in season 3, and Geralt was once again joined by Yennefer, but under very different circumstances. After the party in Aretuza, Yennefer and Geralt analyze the memory of what they lived and learned that night, and one thing leads to another and… Suddenly they are taking a bath together. This time, the scene comes with a funny comment from Yennefer mocking the moment by saying it took her “too long” to get him back in the tubreferring to complaints from discovering that season 2 of the series did not include a moment like this, with Henry Cavill’s wet and bare torso.
Will you continue the tradition in the fourth season of ‘The Witcher’ with Liam Hemsworth? Will it be up to it?
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