On the Reddit, fans of The Witcher took part in a March Madness-style competition to decide which of the most memorable scenes from the show’s first season is the best. In an unsurprising twist of fate, it was the fight scene between Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Renfri (Emma Appleton) and the latter’s soldiers in Blaviken that won the competition. It’s not hard to see why the scene that takes place near the end of the first episode of the Netflix series is so highly regarded by fans of The Witcher.
Not only is the show’s Blaviken fight sequence exceptionally well choreographed, it also perfectly captures the line between action, drama, and gore that the show has been trying to pull through throughout its first two seasons. The scene also, in particular, does a good job of showcasing Henry Cavill’s intense physicality as Geralt. So this proves once and for all why he is the right actor to portray the live-action version of the show’s master monster hunter.
In the Reddit thread dedicated to discussing the final results of the contest, u/Thief_12 noted how predictable the victory in the Blaviken battle was, writing, “We all knew it would come to this in the end.” Another redditor echoed their fellow fan’s thoughts and admitted that they were “not surprised at all. It’s the best scene of the show and a great action movie.” Meanwhile, you / JammyET revealed that they are still a little disappointed that the best scene in The Witcher season 1 happens in its first episode, noting:[It’s] such a shame that one of the best, if not the best[,] the scene from the show was in Episode 1.”
Of course, anyone involved with The Witcher would probably be pleased to know just how much fans love the show’s Blaviken battle, especially considering how much work went into making it.