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The Geralt And Ciri Scene Fans Couldn't Get Enough Of In Season 2 Of The Witcher

The Dumb Dad trope isn't dead per se but thankfully, it's on the way out. Gone are the days when the most famous stories in media center around a father who just can't. Can't what? Can't operate a washing machine, can't spend time with his family, can't hold a conversation that involves feelings. No, this modern space is saved for dads like Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), otherwise known as the titular "Witcher" of Netflix's high fantasy series.

In Season 1, Geralt, a man whose only mission is to make money and kill monsters, landed himself with a child. Not in the usual way, mind you, but through an odd in-universe rule known as "the law of surprise." Consider it the equivalent of getting in an Uber and saying, "I don't know, you pick." In this way, Geralt got a daughter. A princess, specifically, by the name of Ciri (Freya Allan).

In Season 2, at the request of Cavill, Geralt became more verbose – more communicative than he was in the first season, and this change lead to some phenomenal moments between the Witcher and his adopted daughter. Per the fans, here is the best one of those interactions.

Fans loved the campfire scene in A Grain of Truth

In a subreddit dedicated to the Netflix series, u/the_indrawn_writer asked, "What was your favorite Geralt and Ciri scene this season? There were so many good moments between them ... the first is at the end of 2x01 when they have that talk by the campfire, and Geralt says he won't let anything happen to her. Ciri's little smile after hearing him say that was so endearing. It's the start of their trust and father-daughter bond taking form ..."

The scene in question comes from the final moments of Season 2, Episode 1, "A Grain of Salt." The original poster also mentioned a scene from Season 2, Episode 5, "Turn Your Back," in which Geralt reassures Ciri after she fails to complete an incredibly difficult obstacle course, and the unforgettable time in Season 2, Episode 7, "Voleth Meir," where Geralt protects Ciri by threatening Yennefer (Anya Chalotra).

While the comments offered other contenders or expanded upon some of the aforementioned scenes, the general consensus was that the original poster's first choice, the campfire sequence, was the perfect microcosm for their wonderfully portrayed relationship in Season 2. In brief, it starts with Geralt reprimanding Ciri for disobeying his orders to get to safety, then progresses to Ciri confessing her worry that everything she touches will die, to which Geralt offers advice that he finishes out with the above promise of protection.

It's action met by consequence, then a moment of calm reflection, and it really does encapsulates almost every interaction these two go on to have. It's also one of the many reasons why sites like Super Hero Era have labeled Geralt as one of the best modern TV dads.