Motherland: Fort Salem is that show that we can rewatch over and over again. Especially when we are waiting for a new – and final – season. Also, there’s no better time for a rewatch than while you’re waiting for new episodes, right? Here are 5 reasons why you should rewatch Motherland: Fort Salem.
Here we go!
Oh yes, Raylla is all that is right in this world and Motherland: Fort Salem. Let’s face it, we love complicated relationships where one partner changes her/his plans and her/his heart because of love. We love redemption stories. Scylla is part of Spree and her mission is to attract Raelle to the organization.
But love doesn’t warn when it’s coming and she sincerely falls in love with Raelle. Eventually, she chooses her above all else, at all times, while she must learn that maybe the Spree is not her path. Maybe she and Raelle must find a new path…together.
Also, Raelle learns to truly love, in the way that drives you crazy and hurts like hell, in the way that’s as real as only true love can be. Raelle learns what love and forgiveness feels like. And she does it with someone who gives her the time to realize, understand, and work through her own feelings.
2. Girl Power
For once, the roles are reversed and it’s not the men who have the power, nor those who are shown kicking ass, nor those who rule the world. Women form America’s first line of defense and the first line of command. And not only in the military aspect but also in the romantic one. Women look for the men or women they want, what they need, at the time they need.
We’re so used to these roles being played by men and hopefully seeing only one or six strong, badass women that Motherland: Fort Salem breaks new ground where the roles are reversed while leaving everyone feeling empowered.
3. Dual Characters
The characters in this show are not only physically and emotionally strong, but they are human and that means they have light and darkness in them. With the characters in Motherland: Fort Salem it’s not all black and white, so there’s not one character that’s completely good or completely bad. All characters have sides, different edges, so much so that even the ones you consider the villains from the beginning.
They surprise you and you come to understand them. Yes, even the members of the Spree, though not the Camarilla – they’re genocidal maniacs and deserve to rot in hell for what they want to do witches for just existing and breathing the same air as they do.
Motherland: Fort Salem focuses on the lives of three women, three sisters. The army is a different thing for each of them.
For Abigail, it’s about the duty that comes with the weight of her family name. It’s a duty to be a leader, it’s a duty to be the best and a heroine, like her mother and as her grandmother before her. For Tally, it’s a chance to help people, to make a difference, and change the world. And for Raelle, it’s just what she’s forced to do if she doesn’t want to live in hiding and fear for the rest of her life.
These three women meet and they couldn’t be more different…but they fit together perfectly. As part of a whole. Throughout the show, we see how they come together, how they build a bond of sisterhood, and how the three of them are what they didn’t expect to find, but just what they need.
It’s not just Raylla who’s moving the floor for us in Motherland: Fort Salem. Abigail and Adil do too.
Abigail has always played with men. She simply took what she needed, just as she had to strengthen her power and get the pleasure she wanted. But she never fell in love with any of them, she never got close enough for them to know her…until she met Adil. He was different from the first moment.
With him, she opened up and let him see the most vulnerable parts of her and the best thing is that he is always there to hug her. As for Adil, his origin is different, more humble and pacifist…until he meets her and learns that origin doesn’t matter when love is involved…and that when everything you love is in danger, you have to fight.