In Review: Motherland: Fort Salem (S2 – EP4) Not Our Daughters

'Not Our Daughters' sees Anti-witch sentiment boil over
Not Our Daughters

Synopsis: ‘Not Our Daughters’ sees Anti-witch sentiment boil over as the Unit defends the first witch testing center at its grand opening. Anacostia and Scylla go undercover to follow the Camarilla.


The Story

Genera Alder’s plans to run a massive recruitment drive via the grand opening of a new center run into problems. In the hopes of easing people’s minds. Alder makes use of Fort Salems newest recruit Penelope Silver. The daughter of the vice president. However, plans have to change somewhat when Anacostia reports back to General Bellweather who has secretly been running an operation behind alder’s back. Obviously, Alder is not happy and butts head’s with General Bellweather about it. The fact that Alder has lied on a number of occasions does not help matters. General Bellweather and Anacostia have been doing their own thing. Added to that is the fact that Raelle, Abigail, and Tally all know that Alder only has her own best interest at heart.

At the protest. Anacostia and Scylla go undercover among the crowd. While Raelle works security detail for General Alder’s party. All seems to be going well until the Camarilla attack and attempt to kidnap Abigail and take her voice away from her. Thankfully M and Tally come to the rescue. After the fact, General Alder tells the press that the incident was a Spree attack. Undoubtedly, this doesn’t wash well. So, it is no surprise when Tally confronts the General over her lies.


The Acting

Ashley Nicole Williams puts in a solid performance this week as an emotionally distraught Abigail who has pushed Adil away. We get a really nice scene in which Raelle (Taylor Hickson) comforts Abigail. It is without a doubt that Raelle and Abigail have now gotten past their initial dislike of each other as this scene illustrates. We also, continue to get a great performance from Jessica Sutton as Tally who is still dealing with the after-effects of having been one of Alder’s biddies. Tally seems to have gotten a little bit more assertive this year and it is really working for her.



‘Not Our Daughters’ continues to stir the cauldron as a few plot threads begin to truly simmer. I’m really enjoying the conspiracy within Fort Salem and some of the secrets that are coming to light about General Alder. Additionally, the scene between Alder and General Bellweather before and after the Camarilla attack was dynamite. I also enjoyed the scene where General Bellweather was having a bit of lunch with Abigail, Raelle, and Tally.

Overall. ‘Not Our Daughters’, which was also the chant the protestors used was a great episode with lots of plot threads within plot threads. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this all will play out.

Motherland: Fort Salem (S2 - EP4) Not Our Daughters
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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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