Motherland: Fort Salem

10 Worst Episodes of Motherland: Fort Salem

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E7

#10 - 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 7.61 from 199 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E3

#9 - Oh Elayne... (Season 3 - Episode 3)


With the Cession Marshal on their heels, the Unit splits up. Scylla and Nicte attempt to draw the Marshal away while Tally, Abigail and Adil meet an old ally. President Wade’s political stance puts her in danger.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 237 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E7

#8 - Mother Mycelium (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Abigail forges a connection with Adil, a new visitor to base camp, and pushes a devastated Raelle to help him save a life. Tally uses Gerit as a distraction from her increasingly burdensome secrets. Anacostia probes into Scylla’s past.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 548 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E9

#7 - But I Don't Even Have A Dress... (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Abigail, Raelle, Tally, and Scylla speak out against the Camarilla during a trial leveled against all witches – will it be enough to turn the tide? Even in the darkest moments, joy is found.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 81 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E2

#6 - My Witches (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The unit travels to Salem Town for an annual witch celebration, but an unexpected disturbance throws the proceedings into chaos. Tally wonders if she made the right choice to embark on a military career when witch-hate and her own mother stand in her way. Smarting from Alder’s denial of her request to switch units, Abigail attempts to bury the hatchet with Raelle. Raelle grows closer to Scylla, while the unit impresses Anacostia in Windstrike training.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 732 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E6

#5 - Up Is Down (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Abigail has to come to terms with her vulnerability in the aftermath of a horrific event. Tally struggles with being supportive while also keeping a secret from her unit. Raelle takes extreme measures to connect with Scylla.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 576 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S3E2

#4 - The Price of Work (Season 3 - Episode 2)

The group seeks sanctuary in the mysterious Cession. The Unit learns the Camarilla is directly targeting the Mycelium, inspiring them to strike back. Petra and Anacostia work to determine President Wade's allegiance.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 249 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E4

#3 - Hail Beltane (Season 1 - Episode 4)


The base reels from a traumatic event, while Raelle tries to come to terms with her role in the tragedy. Scylla attempts to evade Raelle’s increasingly pointed questions. Abigail works to impress her formidable rival, Libba. And Tally’s connection with Gerit grows during Beltane, a sacred holiday honoring fertility traditions.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 635 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E3

#2 - A Biddy's Life (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Fort Salem excitedly greets male visitors on the eve of Beltane, but Raelle and Scylla’s budding romance is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man from Scylla’s past. One of the male witches catches Tally’s eye, but she is unsure of how to proceed. Meanwhile, Alder attempts to convince the Hague, an international military council of witches, to follow her strategy against the Spree and is startled by the news of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Tarim Basin.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 651 votes.

Motherland: Fort Salem - S1E1

#1 - Say the Words (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 889 votes.

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