In Review: Motherland: Fort Salem (S1-E10) – Witchbomb

Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from Basic Training making Abigail more desperate than ever to prove her unit belongs in War College.

Synopsis: Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from Basic Training making Abigail more desperate than ever to prove her unit belongs in War College.


The Story

Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from their basic training, but what is cause for celebration soon turns into anger and frustration as the unit is conscripted into military service for a special mission, which dashes Abigail’s hopes for War College. We soon learn that the mission is a special one, which is to be led by General Adler who was saw puppeting the president in last week’s episode. Their mission is to go into hostile territory and rescue any of the surviving  Tarim that they find. The Tarim is a sect of Witches that want nothing to do with the military or the fighting. Adler is keen to save as many as she can because she wishes to learn their songs.

While on the mission. Adler has to earn the trust of Raelle, Abigail, and Tally. It is Tally in particular that questions Adler’s actions and gets the lowdown from the General about the many wars she has survived and decisions she has had to make.

By the close of the episode. We learn that the Witches have much bigger enemies to worry about than The Spree.


The Acting

Jessica Sutton puts in an awesome performance in this episode as Tally who confronts General Adler about having Puppeted the President, which is considered to be a huge deal in witching circles. Lyne Renee’s scene where she gives Tally and the rest of her unit a good talking too proves to be a pivotal plot point in the episode and motivates Tally into action as the episode draws to a close with what I can only call a shocking couple of twists.



This final episode of the season was fantastic and provided a couple of shocking twists as the story drew to a conclusion. Twists, which will have to be resolved or expanded upon in the second season, which we have learned will happen. We get loads of character development with General Adler who shows everyone why she is a leader and we get some brilliant growth for Abigail who sacrifices her place at War College so she can do the morally right thing and lead her unit.

Overall. A great way to end the season and plenty of plot points to pick upon in the shows second season, which we’ll hopefully see in the Spring or Summer of 2021.

Motherland: Fort Salem (S1-E10) - Witchbomb
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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