Motherland: Fort Salem is back for a second season, and you really had better be up to speed on season 1 before you dive in.
I enjoyed Motherland: Fort Salem season 1, and we were more than ready to dive into season 2. What was a bit surprising was that it picks up literally moments after the season finale. If you had any dangling questions from that episode, they are indeed addressed in very short order.
While mysteries continue such as Raelle (Taylor Hickson) and Abigail’s (Ashley Nichole Williams) new power, to Scylla (Amalia Holm) returning to the Spree, the driving force this season appears to be Tally (Jessica Sutton). As she became a Biddy at the end of last season, a lot of focus is on her in the two episodes we were allowed to screen for this review. We won’t spoil what happens with her storyline, but it definitely has our attention and could lead to actually being the most interesting plot the series has had so far.
Season 2, thus far, feels far more like an extension of season 1 than it does its own thing. You should not approach it thinking you can just jump into the story as you will be left with a lot of questions. If you did watch season 1 and enjoyed it, season 2 is exactly what you were waiting for. While not the worst idea to be sure, it isn’t exactly going to draw new viewers in either.
With only two episodes provided for review, it’s difficult to say how the season will rank overall, but for now it feels like a solid eight out of 10.
Motherland: Fort Salem season 2, premiere on June 22 on Freeform.