The BEST Episodes of Motherland: Fort Salem

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Network: Freeform

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.

Witchbomb

#1 - Witchbomb

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 20, 2020

Raelle, Abigail, and Tally graduate from Basic Training making Abigail more desperate than ever to prove her unit belongs in War College. Alder eyes the unit for a rescue mission while Anacostia and Scylla find common ground.

star 8.10
252 votes
Writers: Eliot Laurence
Citydrop

#2 - Citydrop

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 6, 2020

The witches' training culminates at Citydrop, their final training exercise; devastating secrets come to light, splintering the unit and forcing Tally to question her blind trust; a Spree threat changes the course of the cadets' lives.

star 7.95
256 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Eli Edelson, Joy Kecken
Coup

#3 - Coup

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 13, 2020

In the aftermath of Citydrop, the unit comes closer together, while their distrust of Alder grows; Abigail is faced with eulogizing a fallen soldier, while Tally learns something new about Gerit; Anacostia grants one last favor to Scylla.

star 7.85
242 votes
Writers: Eliot Laurence, Maria Maggenti
Bellweather Season

#4 - Bellweather Season

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

The unit travels off base for the high society wedding of Abigail’s cousin. Raelle throws herself into her relationship with Scylla, who, unbeknownst to Raelle, faces an impossible choice. Abigail becomes disillusioned with her privilege while amongst the notable Bellweather line. And Tally gets hit with two life-altering revelations that change the very fabric of the unit.

star 7.73
305 votes
Directors: M.J. Bassett
Writers: Joy Kecken
Mother Mycelium

#5 - Mother Mycelium

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 2020

Abigail forges a connection with Adil, a new visitor to base camp, and pushes a devastated Raelle to help him save a life. Tally uses Gerit as a distraction from her increasingly burdensome secrets. Anacostia probes into Scylla’s past.

star 7.73
271 votes
Directors: Shannon Kohli
Writers: Nicole Avenia, Nikki McCauley
My Witches

#6 - My Witches

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 25, 2020

The unit travels to Salem Town for an annual witch celebration, but an unexpected disturbance throws the proceedings into chaos. Tally wonders if she made the right choice to embark on a military career when witch-hate and her own mother stand in her way. Smarting from Alder’s denial of her request to switch units, Abigail attempts to bury the hatchet with Raelle. Raelle grows closer to Scylla, while the unit impresses Anacostia in Windstrike training.

star 7.60
398 votes
Writers: Eliot Laurence
Up is Down

#7 - Up is Down

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 22, 2020

Abigail has to come to terms with her vulnerability in the aftermath of a horrific event. Tally struggles with being supportive while also keeping a secret from her unit. Raelle takes extreme measures to connect with Scylla.

star 7.56
293 votes
Directors: Rebecca Johnson
Writers: Maria Maggenti
Hail Beltane

#8 - Hail Beltane

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2020

The base reels from a traumatic event, while Raelle tries to come to terms with her role in the tragedy. Scylla attempts to evade Raelle’s increasingly pointed questions. Abigail works to impress her formidable rival, Libba. And Tally’s connection with Gerit grows during Beltane, a sacred holiday honoring fertility traditions.

star 7.55
330 votes
Writers: Christopher Oscar Pena
A Biddy’s Life

#9 - A Biddy’s Life

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 1, 2020

Fort Salem excitedly greets male visitors on the eve of Beltane, but Raelle and Scylla’s budding romance is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man from Scylla’s past. One of the male witches catches Tally’s eye, but she is unsure of how to proceed. Meanwhile, Alder attempts to convince the Hague, an international military council of witches, to follow her strategy against the Spree and is startled by the news of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Tarim Basin.

star 7.55
346 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Brian Studler
Say the Words

#10 - Say the Words

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 18, 2020

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

star 7.48
480 votes
Writers: Eliot Laurence