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Motherland: Fort Salem

Motherland: Fort Salem

Freeform 2020

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Motherland: Fort Salem

Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E10

#1 - Revolution (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)

The Camarilla brings the fight to Fort Salem. Raelle, Abigail, Tally and their allies are forced to make impossible, world-changing choices.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 422 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E7

#2 - Irrevocable (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Raelle fights for her life, just as the Army and Spree converge on a secret Camarilla stronghold. Abigail and Adil’s mission for vengeance escalates.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 433 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E9

#3 - Mother of All, Mother of None (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Distrust in Alder grows as Tally and Abigail pressure those in power for changes. Raelle gains a deeper understanding of the Mycelium and its purpose for her.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 433 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E10

#4 - Witchbomb (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from Basic Training making Abigail more desperate than ever to prove her unit belongs in War College. Alder eyes the unit for a rescue mission while Anacostia and Scylla find common ground. Season finale.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 547 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E8

#5 - Delusional (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Tally leads the unit on a mind-bending mission to find Nicte Batan – but is the unit strong enough to withstand Nicte’s defenses?

The episode was rated 7.75 from 423 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E6

#6 - Book Club (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Tally reunites with her mother and finds a reason to keep fighting. Abigail and Adil return to Fort Salem to find their home has changed. Scylla and Edwin work together in attempt to reach Raelle. Anacostia and Sterling plot an escape.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 215 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E8

#7 - Citydrop (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The witches’ training culminates at City Drop, their final training exercise. Devastating secrets come to light, splintering the unit and forcing Tally to question her blind trust. A looming Spree threat changes the course of the cadets’ lives.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 534 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E1

#8 - Homo Cantus (Season 3 - Episode 1)

After being blamed for the death of the vice president's daughter, the witches leave the army behind and become fugitives - but staying out of trouble is never easy. While Raelle and Scylla enjoy their reunion, Nicte tempts Tally with a new power.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 282 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E5

#9 - Brianna's Favorite Pencil (Season 2 - Episode 5)

The Unit competes for a chance to commune with the dead during Samhain. Scylla and Anacostia search for Camarilla leadership by attending a Halloween gala and make a horrifying discovery.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 452 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E5

#10 - Cession in Session (Season 3 - Episode 5)

The Council of the Great River convenes to hear the Unit’s testimony and decide whether to extradite them back to the U.S. Abigail attempts to convey the dangers of the Camarilla’s influence, and Tally ponders if the future is written in stone.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 227 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E4
#11 - Happy Yule!
Season 3 - Episode 4

The Unit spends the Yule holiday plotting their next steps. Alder seeks out another steward of the First Song. Hearst, President Silver and Kara Brandt celebrate a victory.

The episode was rated from 229 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E1
#12 - Of the Blood
Season 2 - Episode 1

Despite the threat of the Camarilla, the discovery of new witches gives Alder hope; Tally struggles with her role as a Biddy; Raelle and Abigail return to Fort Salem with their mysterious new abilities.

The episode was rated from 488 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E6
#13 - My 3 Dads
Season 2 - Episode 6

Raelle brings Tally home to the Cession, where they struggle with the past. Abigail is confronted with pressure from her family when Adil accompanies her home.

The episode was rated from 445 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E9
#14 - Coup
Season 1 - Episode 9

In the aftermath of Citydrop, the unit comes closer together, while their distrust of Alder grows. Abigail is faced with eulogizing a fallen soldier, while Tally learns something new about Gerit. Anacostia grants one last favor to Scylla.

The episode was rated from 516 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E3
#15 - A Tiffany
Season 2 - Episode 3

Raelle prepares to show her ability to the top brass, while Abigail struggles with her new role. Tally begins to question her unsettling dreams. Anacostia and Scylla form a plan to infiltrate the enemy further.

The episode was rated from 449 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E2
#16 - Abomination
Season 2 - Episode 2

The Unit begins War College, introducing them to their Coven and new challenges; Anacostia and Scylla find themselves unlikely partners in a dangerous mission; Tally mentors a new recruit.

The episode was rated from 452 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E8
#17 - Petra's Favorite Pen
Season 3 - Episode 8

The Unit races to rescue a captured ally. Alder and Tally journey to retrieve the penultimate piece of the First Song. Fort Salem finds itself under Camarilla’s control.

The episode was rated from 176 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E5
#18 - Bellweather Season
Season 1 - Episode 5

The unit travels off base for the high society wedding of Abigail’s cousin. Raelle throws herself into her relationship with Scylla, who, unbeknownst to Raelle, faces an impossible choice. Abigail becomes disillusioned with her privilege while amongst the notable Bellweather line. And Tally gets hit with two life-altering revelations that change the very fabric of the unit.

The episode was rated from 593 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S2E4
#19 - Not Our Daughters
Season 2 - Episode 4

Anti-witch sentiment boils over as the Unit defends the first witch testing center at its grand opening. Anacostia and Scylla go undercover to follow the Camarilla.

The episode was rated from 467 votes.
Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E7
#20 - She Returns
Season 3 - Episode 7

Allies converge to protect the Cession from occupation. The Camarilla march on the Cession, ready to invade under the guise of smoking out our fugitives. Tally and Scylla team up while Abigail, Adil and Anacostia seek out President Wade.

The episode was rated from 199 votes.

Last updated: oct 06, 2022



I want expecting much when it came up as a suggestion in my prime lists. if you're a homophob, not for you. if you're not into girl power, strong women, not for you. if you're racist, not going to be for you. if you like fantasy, crossed with "crime" solving, military-ish with superwomen? you're in luck. it's surprisingly engaging. charmed with a while lot more kick-assery going on.


wow i must say i wasnt expecting much from this show actually but this was breathtaking the story the action the plot everything was flawless i loved the beautiful ladies and the action i cant wait till wednesday from now on


Despite the season preview at the end of the pilot previewing some intriguing "witchy" scenes ahead I think I'm going to pass. Wasn't certain beforehand how YA oriented this will be but from what I've seen that is certainly the target audience (if I had known it would air on Freeform I wouldn't have bothered - just thought that this being at SXSW would mean something different..). Lots of stuff gets skipped over or is handled superficially which is weird for a show declaring sisterhood/their squad to be something crucial.


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