‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Review: Season 2 Finale Leaves Fans in Anticipation for Season 3
The Freeform supernatural series Motherland: Fort Salem aired its Season 2 finale on August 24. The final episode created a more prominent storyline with jaw-dropping cliffhangers to be continued in its third season. Fans will have to wait a while as Raelle (Taylor Hickson), Tally (Jessica Sutton), and Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams)must embark on their journey away from the military while still helping fight the Camarilla. Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2 finale did an excellent job at ramping up tension, action and gave fans a tidbit of what is to come.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2 final episode.]
The Camarilla attacks in ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’
The second to last episode of Season 2 of Motherland: Fort Salem set the stage for an epic finale episode. Nicte Batan (Arlen Aguayo), the creator of the Spree, is taken prisoner by the military. Fans did not expect Tally to step up and save Nicte as she receives her punishment. Tally’s willingness to save a fellow witch despite having caused many deaths has other soldiers joining in. Alder (Lyne Renée) has no choice but to concede to Tally’s wish. The moment was intense as The President previously told Alder to vacate her position as General of the army.
As a reform begins with Abigail’s mother as the new general, the Camarilla attacks Fort Salem. The attack was the moment fans waited for as the military finally face their ancient enemy. The series finale starts with the base infiltrated and soldiers infected with the Witch Plague.
The military joins forces with Nicte and the Witch Plague takes over
In Motherland: Fort Salem, Abigail’s mother leads the soldiers against the fight with the Camarilla. As a result, Abigail’s mother sets Nicte free to fight side by side as allies. The scene was impactful to see as Nicte was the military’s and Alder’s original enemy in the first and second seasons. But the military and Spree banding together to fight their common enemy created chills.
As Raelle, Tally, Abigail, and the rest of the soldiers find a way to stop the Camarilla, Tally uses her abilities to see sound to their advantage. It was impressive to see Tally find a vocal sound that destroys the Camarilla’s sound-blocking devices. The episode got even more suspenseful when Tally, Raelle, and Abigail uncover the plague’s source. The source is no other than Penelope (Mellany Barros), the Vice President’s daughter. This detail in the episode created an “oh my god” moment as fans know Penelope’s father was not happy with her being a witch and joining the army.
Alder’s is reborn as Raelle, Tally and Abigial become fugitives in ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’
Once learning Penelope is the source of the plague, the main characters have to make a grave decision. The only way to save the base and civilians is to witch bomb Penelope. Their decision left viewers with a heavy heart as Penelope had found a place she belonged and was being mentored by Tally. The episode became more emotional as Alder dies when her biddys get infected by the plague. The main characters and their sergeant, Anacostia (Demetria McKinney), send her off into the Mycelium with parting words of adoration. Viewers understood Anacosta’s relationship with Alder when she calls her “Mother.”
With the death of Penelope and Alder, the finale shifted gears to jaw-dropping events. Raelle, Tally, and Abigail are under arrest for the murder of Penelope. On route, their transport is attacked by Abigail’s mother and Anacostia. They use it as a cover to help the main characters escape as fugitives alongside Nicte.
The finale ended with two shocking scenes that give a tidbit of a tantalizing Season 3. One scene shows the Vice President having colluded with the leader of the Camarilla and used his daughter as a weapon for the plague. The final scene depicts the inner workings of the Mycelium with Alder at its core. Alders’s body is rejuvenating, and her eyes burst open. The legendary general responsible for The Salem Accords is far from dead. Fans wonder what this means as Motherland: Fort Salem is renewed for Season 3, as reported by Variety.