Motherland: Fort Salem‘s season 2 premiere titled “Of the Blood” went darker, harder, and did major set up for what is already looking like an epic season. Our core cast of Raelle, Abigail, and Tally have been reunited but everything’s not ok. For one Raelle and Abigail have new and unstable powers. It’s going to take some time to train and get used to the foreign presence in their bodies. And then you have Tally, whose sacrifice will forever plague her and is now actively harming her.
Raelle is Feeling…Everything
Raelle is the one that I’m most worried about when it comes to Motherland: Fort Salem‘s “Of the Blood.” She’s not alone. She has Abigail and Tally. But they aren’t her blood or someone she’s connected with in the way that she did with Scylla. So in many ways, Raelle feels alone and like this pain she’s experiencing is going to last.
And unfortunately, it will. It will live within her in the same way that her mother’s death did. Also, I don’t think that Raelle is going to heal anytime soon when it comes to Scylla. She’s going to grow, I have no doubt about that. And she’s going to develop her new powers to lengths that will make many feel threatened.
But I think it’s going to take finding her way back to Scylla, laying everything down on the table of the lie that started their relationship, and truly see if they can have a future together. Same thing goes for her mother. Raelle and her are going to have to be honest, lay it all out, and redefine their relationship to see if there’s a chance at moving forward.
In a way, I think Raelle is going to be the lynchpin between the Motherland: Fort Salem witches and the Spree. She has people on both sides that she loves. And these people that she loves will hopefully not make her choose between them because of the fact that they love her. Plus with the Camarilla out there, they’ve got bigger fish to fry or face the destruction of their kind.
Abigail and Her Reunions
Watching Abigail reunite with the ones she loves hit me in the feels in “Of the Blood.” The reunion with Tally? Hit me right in the feels and left me crying. This is her sister and her witch family. Plus they’ve been through so much together. That builds a bond that is practically unbreakable and you could see it in the way that Abigail, Tally, and Raelle embraced each other.
Then there was the reunion with her mother. I think always felt a disconnect with her mother. She knows that she loves her. But it’s always been about the job, the career, and the future of their family. But this reunion proved that this mother loves her daughter to the moon and back and is so proud of her that she could cry tears of joy.
And finally, there’s her reunion with Adil. OMG, is that love that I see between them when they look into each other’s eyes? It has to be. There’s nothing else it can be, especially after that night they had where they shook the entire estate and then some with their coupling. Here’s hoping this is only the beginning for these two.
Ultimately, Abigail has a life full of people who love her. And she will fight with everything that she has to master her power and defeat the Camarilla (and the Spree when they’re done with the Camarilla.) But it does put me on edge because that means she has plenty to lose and when she does, because it’s going to happen, what kind of person will she become?
Only time will tell and hopefully another couple seasons of Motherland: Fort Salem.
Tally’s Connection to Alder
Look, everyone acted their asses off in the season 2 premiere of Motherland: Fort Salem. But Jessica Sutton…DEAR LORD, JESSICA SUTTON KILLED IT in “Of the Blood”! Left and right she was serving up emotional moment after riveting moment that really has cemented her as the one to look out for when it comes to this show as a whole.
Her character’s connection with Alder is a complicated thing. But Tally stood by her choice and she would do it again. And Alder sees that when she gives Tally the choice to return to her actual age. But I think Tally underestimated the kind of connection these two had and will have for the rest of their lives. And with those dreams, I’m hella concerned.
Because these are more than flashbacks. They’re hurting Tally in the real world and putting her in danger. What’s to say that the next dream she has doesn’t hurt her in a way that’s irreversible. Also, has Alder ever given someone the kind of choice that she gave Tally? And did she know that this would happen to Tally?
Whatever comes next for Tally, she’s got my heart. Not only is she giving, kind, and compassionate, the actress who plays her is absolutely rocking it and I can’t wait to see more of her, Taylor Hickson and Ashley Nicole Williams in season two of one of the best shows out there on TV right now.
Motherland: Fort Salem airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Freeform.