Set in 17th century colonial Massachusetts—a significant time in the history of American politics, religion and society— Salem brings you the real story behind the infamous witch trials. In Salem, witches are real, and they're behind it all. Salem Village and Salem Town feuded over property, grazing rights and church rights. The government was dominated by Puritan leaders. People were scrutinized closely and this resulted in obvious discord. They were afraid of being persecuted for anything that may offend the Puritan mindset. The word "witch" seemed an easy and appropriate curse hurled at someone who behaved abnormally.
- imDb Rating: 7.1 (21,151 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Supernatural horror loosely based on Salem's 17th century witch trials.
- Rated: TV-MA
- Released: 20 Apr 2014
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Brannon Braga, Adam Simon
- Actors: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: 14 nominations.
- Total Seasons: 3
Episode 3x10; Jan 25, 2017
Survival is uncertain on the eve of Salem's demise.
3x10: Black Sunday
3x9: Saturday Mourning
3x8: Friday's Knights
3x7: The Man Who Was Thursday
3x6: Wednesday's Child
3x5: The Witch is Back
3x4: Night's Black Agents
3x3: The Reckoning
3x2: The Heart is a Devil
Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis
Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather
Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton
Shane West as John Alden
Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley
Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale
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Mary is a young, unwed girl pregnant with John Alden's baby in Salem, a Puritanicaltown. Believing her lover John was killed during King William's War, she is now faced with the Puritans' stocks and forehead branding, or giving her and John's child to the devil. Having chosen the latter, she marries the town's richest and most influential selectman George Sibley, claiming his wealth and power for herself by enslaving him. Reverend Cotton Mather is trying to stop witches from taking over America by killing them. John returns home to witness a witch-hunt, wherein Mary plans to use the trials to get Puritans to kill each other, allowing her to rule Salem.
|2||2||The Stone Child||2014-04-27||60||
Following the first death of the Grand Rite, Mary intends to sacrifice another innocent before the next full hunters moon in the form of a sign. Meanwhile, John works with Cotton Mather and Issac Walton in order to locate and stop the witches.
When Magistrate Hale discovers that it was Isaac who broke the witches circle, it's up to John to save him. A power struggle arises within the hive, forcing Mary to assert her authority with potentially deadly consequences.
A face from John's past comes to Salem, and Mary's plans nearly come apart when she loses control of Mercy Lewis. Elsewhere, Mary's most trusted ally, Tituba, is forced to deceive John in order to eliminate a threat that endangers her mistress.
Following the discovery of The Malum, John acquires the help of Cotton to find out more about the Grand Rite. Mary tries to regain control of Mercy, and Tituba is tasked by the hive to finally discover the secret of John Alden that he has killed to keep.
|6||6||The Red Rose and the Briar||2014-05-25||60||
After successfully capturing Rose, John and Cotton plan to extract information on the Grand Rite from her during the planetary alignment with Saturn. Mary assists Mercy in becoming a witch, and initiates her into the hive.
|7||7||Our Own Private America||2014-06-01||60||
Mary rediscovers her passion for John, and her new apprentice Mercy could help accelerate the Grand Rite. Magistrate Hale tries to delay an possible threat to the hive. His daughter, Anne, becomes more suspicious of those around her.
Upon his arrival, feared witch hunter Increase Mather wastes no time taking control of the witch hunt and Salem. Mary fears that Increase will discover her husband has been spelled, and enlists the help of Isaac to deter him from uncovering the truth.
|9||9||Children, Be Afraid||2014-06-15||60||
Mary must act quickly in order to prevent Increase from undoing the spell placed on her husband. Mercy and her followers prove themselves useful to the greater cause, and Cotton mourns over the banishment of Gloriana.
|10||10||The House of Pain||2014-06-22||60||
While Mary deals with Mercy's betrayal, Tituba must endure the torture inflicted upon her by Increase in his newly founded "House of Pain". Meanwhile, Anne stumbles upon one of her fathers artifacts and suddenly finds herself far from home.
|11||11||Cat and Mouse||2014-06-29||60||
With the help of Issac, Mary devises a plan that she hopes will rid her of both Mercy and Increase. John has been falsely accused of witchcraft and awaits trial, while Anne learns a dark truth about her heritage from her father.
The trial of John Alden is held, with Increase as his prosecutor and Cotton as his defense. However, the ordeal brings a few unexpected secrets to light, and Mary is ultimately faced with a difficult decision.
|13||13||All Fall Down||2014-07-13||60||
Mary must choose between fleeing Salem with John or completing the Grand Rite, and Tituba reveals a long kept secret that could sway her decision. Meanwhile, Increase closes in on the witches, and the Hales prepare to go into hiding.
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Mary Sibley, the most powerful witch in Salem, faces both foreign and domestic challenges to her authority in the premiere of Season 2.
Mary initiates the second act of the Grand Rite; Alden returns to Salem.
A former foe helps Mary keep Salem in the witches' hands.
|4||17||Book of Shadows||2015-04-26||60||
Anne explores her supernatural side, while Mary receives a chilling warning.
|5||18||The Wine Dark Sea||2015-05-03||60||
Mary comes face-to-face with her tormentor Countess Marburg.
|6||19||Ill Met by Moonlight||2015-05-10||60||
Countess Marburg arrives in Salem and threatens Mary's stronghold on the city.
|7||20||The Beckoning Fair One||2015-05-17||60||
Mary and Countess Marburg keep up appearances while continuing their covert battle for Salem.
Countess Marburg's Achilles' heel is revealed.
|9||22||Wages of Sin||2015-05-31||60||
Mary and Wainwright grow closer; at the same time, the Starry Messenger comet approaches Earth; Anne continues to glean knowledge from her dead father's writings; and a long-brewing feud reaches a tipping point.
|10||23||Til Death Do Us Part||2015-06-07||60||
Alden faces his first test of fatherhood after he joins forces with Mary.
|11||24||On Earth as in Hell||2015-06-14||60||
Mary has a public fall from grace, while Alden and Cotton work together to save the Boy's soul.
|12||25||Midnight Never Come||2015-06-21||60||
The final countdown to the consecration begins.
|13||26||The Witching Hour||2015-06-28||60||
In the Season 2 finale, Mary plans a last-ditch effort to overthrow Countess Marburg; John receives a serious message from a pair of allies; Mercy faces the possibility of a scary future; and Anne ventures down a more destructive path.
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||27||After the Fall||2016-11-02||60||
In the Season 3 premiere, the people of Salem come to the frightening conclusion that their only hope for surviving the hell that has risen is to raise the dead.
|2||28||The Heart is a Devil||2016-11-09||60||
Mary is hell-bent on keeping evil at bay when she leaves the comfort of Alden's arms.
Mary's penance for her betrayal takes a deadly turn while Cotton is forced to perform an exorcism of his own.
|4||30||Night's Black Agents||2016-11-30||60||
Cotton discovers life-altering news while Mary learns the power of her femininity.
|5||31||The Witch is Back||2016-12-07||60||
A traitor is exposed while a ghost from Salem's past makes a shocking appearance.
Mary and Alden have their love put to the ultimate test. Meanwhile, Anne becomes more deeply involved with dark magic.
|7||33||The Man Who Was Thursday||2017-01-04||60||
Loyalties are tested when Mary makes a dangerous move.
Mortal enemies come together in order to keep all hell from literally breaking loose.
Everyone reveals their true colors and some hearts get broken in the process.
Survival is uncertain on the eve of Salem's demise.
|Elise Eberle||as Mercy Lewis|
|Seth Gabel||as Cotton Mather|
|Iddo Goldberg||as Isaac Walton|
|Shane West||as John Alden|
|Janet Montgomery||as Mary Sibley|
|Tamzin Merchant||as Anne Hale|
|Ashley Madekwe||as Tituba|
|Joe Doyle||as Baron Sebastian Marburg|
|Oliver Bell||as John|
|Xander Berkeley||as Magistrate Hale|
|Executive Producer||Kelly Souders|
|Executive Producer||Brian Peterson|
|Co-Executive Producer||Nick Copus|
|Co-Executive Producer||Turi Meyer|
|Co-Executive Producer||Al Septien|
|Co-Executive Producer||Vahan Moosekian|
|Executive Producer||David Von Ancken|
|Executive Producer||Elizabeth Sarnoff|
|Executive Producer||Brannon Braga|
|Creator||Adam S. Simon|
|Executive Producer||Adam S. Simon|
|Executive Producer||Tricia Small|
|Executive Producer||Jon Harmon Feldman|
|Executive Producer||Josh Barry|
|Executive Producer||Jeff Kwatinetz|
|Consulting Producer||Joe Menosky|
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