Motherland: Fort Salem‘s “Irrevocable” was everything we’ve been waiting for and then some! Seriously, our babies Raelle and Scylla are back together after a whirlwind rescue attempt that saw the end of Willa. Abigail and Adil went hard on the Camarilla and got some revenge for the damage they’ve done to their families. And Tally, my forever MVP, kept peeling back layers of the complex situation that they’re all facing.
Also, if we’re going by “Irrevocable” and everything that we learned in this episode, things are going to get wild in “Delusional” aka the next episode of Motherland: Fort Salem. Because they’re going to face Nicta and come one step closer to who is behind the turmoil they’ve all been suffering through. Also there are only three episodes left this season. We would understand if it were the season finale, but it’s not.
There’s a bigger problem on the horizon for our team on Motherland: Fort Salem and we’re equal parts excited but terrified at what’s to come!
Raelle’s Pain and What Comes Next
The pain that Raelle had to go through in Motherland: Fort Salem‘s “Irrevocable” was heart breaking. She didn’t deserve this cruelty and the Camarilla have proven themselves to be disgusting haters who dogs better than they treat witches. And personally, we can’t wait until they ALL get what’s coming to them, especially that bland white man who was so sure that Raelle was going to die by the witch plague. Jokes on him because Raelle is loved.
Willa, the one who gave up her life for Raelle, isn’t a good person. She’s sat back as the Spree attacked hundreds of humans. She was complicit and proactive in a twisted way to help free the witches at Motherland: Fort Salem. But she was still Raelle’s mom. And when Raelle needed her, she pulled through and took on the pain of the witch plague that kept killing Raelle and proved to be deadly to the Mycelium.
Raelle is going to learn a lot about her mother in the next coming episodes. And yes, Raelle might feel mad, betrayed, and distraught. But she’s also going to feel proud of her mother for choosing her child above all else and coming to her when she needed her. And if Raelle is willing to understand or hear out Scylla, there’s no doubt she’s going to do the same for her own mother.
Whatever comes next for Raelle, we hope she knows that Abigail and Tally have her back no matter what. They are her family, her friends, and her coven. Nothing can break that. And we also hope that she takes the time to listen to Scylla without excusing what she’s done as an agent of the Spree. Only direction that we can hopefully go is up! And I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this young witch next.
Abigail and Adil Getting Revenge
We feel like Abigail has found herself again in Motherland: Fort Salem‘s “Irrevocable.” She’s been a little lost after being victimized by the Camarilla. But this episode saw her fighting back and taking the power that is rightfully hers back. And honestly, we’re super proud. Abigail is a warrior and she’s been on a journey of self-discovery grounded in finding where she fits in when it comes to her family’s legacy and the way that the world is treating witches across the board.
Abigail now knows who she is. the lengths that she’s willing to go, and that no matter how hard she falls, she can get back up. And knowing that is such an important part of anyone’s life. Hell, a part of us is still learning how to get back up after being knocked down and Abigail is an inspiration to those fighting to make it to the next step. Now that Abigail has that power back, she’s going to do anything and everything to protect her family. Even if that means threatening Scylla to protect her sister Raelle.
On another note, Abigail couldn’t do what she did without Adil’s help. He really is her other half and they challenge each other in a way that is meant to build a better world for all of them. Together they’ve also managed to reconnect with old powers and discover new ones they didn’t even know where possible when in a blind panic. And if this is a sign of what is to come, then the Camarilla doesn’t just have to worry about Raelle. They have to worry about Abigail, Adil, and what they bring to the table.
Tally Doing What Others Can’t
Can we take a moment to appreciate the growth of Tally Craven? Remember way back in the beginning when she was excited, untrained, and eager to serve. Life has tested her since then; molded her into a vibrant, strong, talented, and ferocious warrior. And we’re so proud. Seriously, we feel like a proud parent when it comes to Tally and would absolutely have her photo in our wallet because we’d be cheesy like proud parents showing off their baby. Tally isn’t a baby, but you get what I mean. She is loved by us especially!
Motherland: Fort Salem‘s “Irrevocable” saw Tally standing her ground and challenging her pre-conceived notions of where witches like her stand. You saw that when she comforted Raelle’s dad that they were going to get her back. You saw that when she visited Raelle’s old friend and was confronted with witches that ran from the military. Old Tally would’ve seen them just as dodgers. But this Tally know they’re people and they need to be protected just like every other way. And you see Tally’s growth in the way she confronted Alder and the threat that was at their door at Motherland: Fort Salem.
Tally has a gift, a talent to see what others can’t. And it’s this power that will have her on the vanguard to figuring out what Nicta is up to. We do think that it’s part of Alder’s plan for Tally to either destroy Nicta or be destroyed by her. Because Tally, she’s a threat. Not an enemy. But a threat to what Alder has built and how she perceives the world to be. But we think Alder underestimates Tally. So does Nicta. They see a young witch with fire inside but with no real way of harnessing it. Jokes on them because Tally is so much more than they perceive and she’s going to change the world. Just you wait.
Where Scylla Goes from Here
Scylla is not the same person we met when Motherland: Fort Salem first started. Back then all she had was the mission. No family, no friends, no loved one. Then she met Raelle and her world turned upside down. Here was this kind, funny, and badass witch who only saw the best in Scylla. And that right there, that changed Scylla and opened her eyes to the reality that she might be going about things the wrong way and that not everything is black and white.
Coming for Raelle with Willa in “Irrevocable,” we were afraid for Scylla. Yes, Scylla and Raelle are OTP material but we were afraid that Scylla would sacrifice herself for Raelle, ending their romance before it can be rebuilt or restored. If Willa didn’t step forward, we know that Scylla would have done so because there was no way she was going to let her suffer this painful death alone, even if just for a couple moments because the plague would kill her rapidly in comparison to Raelle.
Deciding to stay with Raelle when they exited the Camarilla safe house was a choice born out of love. She doesn’t know what may come next or what team she’s on. What she does know is that she needs Raelle. She’s not sure how much Raelle needs her or if Raelle is willing to work on their relationship, but she chose to take a chance for even the slightest opportunity that they could connect again on a level born out of love. That shows growth in Scylla and makes her an even more interesting and dynamic character.
Motherland: Fort Salem airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Freeform.