Raelle (Taylor Hickson, “Deadly Class”) has authority issues and mourns her combat medic mom; Tally (Jessica Sutton) joins up against her mother’s wishes; Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams) is a driven, Type-A sort who comes from high society.
The types are all pretty obvious and plot turns are telegraphed well in advance, yet the show fails to clearly explain what is going on in this alternate America. The witchiness of the young women is even underplayed to a frustrating degree until late in the premiere episode.
“You’re playing with hot garbage,” says Scylla (Amalia Holm), another recruit who isn’t what she seems (but what she turns out to be is entirely predictable). Her admonition is an apt metaphor for “Motherland.”