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Recap: Freeform’s MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, Episode 6 – “Up is Down”

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By: Twisted Tori

The longer COVID-19 lasts, the more I feel like I am losing my mind. I appreciate stability right now, and lucky for me, that comes in the form of a TV series: MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM. Episode 6 is packed full of emotions and revelations.

Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams) is used to being a strong leader who never lets her guard down. She is still trying to maintain her poker face, while a storm is brewing inside her. It takes some convincing, but with the help of a new friend, Bridey, she finally comes to terms with her vulnerability. Who could blame her for being vulnerable, after the recent horrific events in which she was tortured and witnessed one of her fellow witches being murdered?

Meanwhile, Raelle (Taylor Hickson) is determined to find Scylla (Amalia Holm), and refuses to believe she is dead. She is willing to take extreme measures to connect with her, and the unit must save her. Tally (Jessica Sutton) puts her own recent heartbreak aside, while she struggles with being supportive of her sisters and hiding the secret that could crush Raelle.

“Up is Down” was hard to watch. Just a few episodes ago, everyone was happy and developing their power. Now it feels like everything and everyone is broken. You can see the pain and fear on everyone’s face, dread lingering in the air. Too much tragedy. It hits home with everything currently going on in our world.

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Despite the sadness, there was one huge plus in this episode: Bridey, played by the incredibly talented Naiah Cummins. She’s a total military badass and warrior who makes wearing an eye patch look like a fashion statement. She comes off as rough and stoic, but there is far more to her than meets the eye. She’s one of the most genuine characters on the show.

“Up and Down” was a great episode, but I hope things turn around soon. Unfortunately, I have a feeling it’s going to get worse before things get better. I also hope that Raelle discovers the truth about Scylla soon. It will hurt, but she needs to know, right?

Next week’s episode is titled “Mother Mycelium,” and I’m looking forward to seeing what trouble the girls will get themselves into next.

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