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Brianna's Favorite Pencil is the fifth episode in Season 2 of the Freeform series, Motherland: Fort Salem. It aired on July 20, 2021.


The Unit competes for a chance to commune with the dead during Samhain. Scylla and Anacostia search for Camarilla leadership by attending a Halloween gala and make a horrifying discovery.


Tally confronts General Sarah Alder regarding her visions of the Martyrdom and Nicte Batan. Alder, however, provides no answers, at first refusing to even admit to having been in Liberia together with Nicte Batan. When, however, Tally reveals that she has been having visions and knows the truth, Alder tells her simply that she has no right to the answers that she's demanding and that she will have Izadora sever the connection between them.

The Camarilla attack a train carrying Adil and the other members of the Tarim. Tally, Raelle and Abigail discuss an upcoming witch ritual, Samhain, in which it may be possible for them to commune with the dead. Raelle admits that they never really observed it in the Cession and that her mother would let her go out trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, Abigail is skeptical of the whole affair, feeling that the dead don't really care about everything.

Despite their mixed feelings, the girls decide to participate in Samhain, each with different objectives. Tally wishes to speak with Valda Esterbrook, the alleged martyr of the Martyrdom, to learn more about Nicte Batan. Abigail chooses to speak with her sister, Charvel, while Tally hopes to speak with her mother, Willa. The three of them join the others of Fort Salem in the ritual of battling back the forces of the Lost Regiment. Meanwhile, Scylla Ramshorn and Anacostia Quartermain infiltrate a Camarilla gala and rescue a witch they planning to offer up as a sacrifice.

At Fort Salem, the group succeeds in battling back the Lost Regiment forces. Tally speaks with Valda, who tells her that what she has learned is a lie. She did not martyr herself by refusing conscription but rather was forced to surrender to the attack by General Alder and her forces. Abigail speaks with Charvel, who calls her a coward that has allowed herself to be victimized time and again by the forces that slaughtered her. She tells her that she's using others to get the job done that she should be doing herself and that she needs to stop being a soldier and start being a warrior. When Abigail asks her what she means, she tells her to get rid of that which terrifies her, that she is the last of their line and she is vengeance. Finally, Tally is upset when her mother, Willa, simply does not appear, not knowing of course that her mother is secretly alive. Upset, she declares that she needs to go see her dad.






  • Dianne Adams, Dale Hunter, Gwenda Lorenzetti, Lanein Harrison, Soheila Vatandoost, Lynn Whyte, Lillian Lim as Biddies
  • Chelsea Gill as General Sharma
  • Briana Rayner as Captain Wadi
  • Albert Nicholas as Jonas Blackfoot
  • Ava Marchfelder as Tiffany
  • Lauren Acala as Brianna
  • Harman Aulakh as Indian Delegate #1
  • Wonser De-Gbon as Valda Esterbrook
  • Fatuma Namatovu as Liberian Soldier
  • Stephen Adekolu as Man (With Knife)
  • Camille Brereton as Woman (With Bloody Stomach)
  • Christine Amuge as Young Woman (Crawling and Bloodied)
  • Katelyn Reeves as Scared Bloody Woman (On Ground)
  • Sarah McInnes as Masked Woman (Assistant)


Jonas to Scylla Ramshorn: "What happened to you? You know, out of everyone, I thought you'd understand. You used to be a wild animal, now you're just... soft, ineffective, comfortable... weak."

Willa Collar to Scylla: "You're not weak. There are things worth dying for, and there are things worth living for. There's always a choice."

Abigail Bellweather: "I don't have time for games."
Tally Craven: "Earlier, you said the dead don't care. What if this way, we can find out?"

Scylla to Bonnie: "Find something to live for — something that's beautiful and real, like your daughter. Otherwise, hate is gonna eat you whole."

Charvel to Abigail Bellweather: "You are Abigail Bellweather, the last of our line. And you are vengeance."

Abigail to Tally: "Charvel set me straight. I need to get back to being me. I need to find the people who took her voice and get it back, and bathe in their blood... I added that last part."