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FreeForm's MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, Episode 1 – “Say The Words”

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By Twisted Tori

Hello, boils and ghouls! It feels good to be back reviewing things for one of my favorite spooky sites – CREEPY KINGDOM! First, I would just like to say I know it’s an incredibly rough time for everyone right now, with no certainty when this hell will end. The unknown is always the worst. But while we’re quarantined, I hope I can make you smile and entertain you with my recap reviews of the new show on Freeform called MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM.

If you’ve ever read my reviews before, you might have checked out my recaps of AHS: APOCALYPSE. Which just seems kind of ironic now, huh? Anyway, in those reviews, I talked about my love for all things witches, so basically… I’m totally psyched for MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM. What about you?

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“Set in an alternate America, where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for the country, MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM follows three young women from training to deployment, as they fight terrorist threats with supernatural tactics.”

The first episode, “Say the Words,” dropped Wednesday March 18 on Freeform. This episode is basically an introduction to the story and the characters, and I’m already in love with it. The show was created by Eliot Laurence, and stars Taylor Hickson as Raelle, Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail, and Jessica Sutton as Tally. These ladies have great chemistry, and pure, raw tension. Each are fierce and powerful in their own way. Despite their differences, hopefully they can work together as a unit. I can’t wait to see their transformation throughout the show. The rest of the cast is equally amazing.

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Thus far, what I love most about this show is how empowering it is to women and witches. Women are often thought of as second best, the weaker sex. Witches often get a bad reputation, and are looked down upon. Yet in this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women (witches) on the front lines fighting the bad guys, but with killer supernatural tactics and weapons. Women rule and protect the world in MOTHERLAND, and it’s a beautiful thing.

There are some pretty crazy and intense moments in “Say the Words,” and I can’t wait to see how this story unfolds. Two things are for sure: There will be magic, and there will be loads of drama. What could be better? Stay tuned for more reviews each week. MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM drops every Wednesday night on FREEFORM, and the next episode is titled “My Witches.” See you then!

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