The Best Episodes of Salem

All Fall Down

#1 - All Fall Down 8.21

Season 1 - Episode 13

Alden learns Mary's biggest secret, and Mary discovers a new one of her own.

The Witching Hour

#2 - The Witching Hour 8.04

Season 2 - Episode 13

Mary refuses to believe that her son is still alive while the Countess does everything she can to impress the boy. Ann tries to convince Cotton that she uses her powers for good and Alden balances between life and death.

Directors: Brannon Braga
Midnight Never Come

#3 - Midnight Never Come 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 12

Mary makes a last ditch effort to stop Countess Marburg's attempts while alliances shift as surprising truths are revealed.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Til Death Do Us Part

#4 - Til Death Do Us Part 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Mary and Alden join forces, Alden gets his first test in fatherhood.

Ashes, Ashes

#5 - Ashes, Ashes 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 12

Alden’s trial begins, triggering a chain of events that breaks nearly every remaining allegiance left in Salem. While Mary arms the Malum for the Grand Rite, the coven elders urge her to use Alden as the final sacrifice. Increase seizes Mercy’s acolytes for information to use against Alden.

The Reckoning

#6 - The Reckoning 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 3

Mary’s penance for her betrayal takes a deadly turn while Cotton is forced to perform an exorcism of his own.

Directors: Wayne Yip
Children Be Afraid

#7 - Children Be Afraid 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 9

Salem sees a second death since Increase's arrival in town. Mary struggles to get George back under her control. Mercy and her acolytes flex their growing power. Increase grows closer to Isaac, putting Isaac’s loyalty to Mary in question.

Directors: David Grossman
The House of Pain

#8 - The House of Pain 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 10

Increase gets closer to understanding who really runs Salem. Anne finds herself in danger, and Mr. and Mrs. Hale realize that Alden may be the only one who can save her.

Directors: David Von Ancken

#9 - Departures 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 8

Increase Mather makes it his first order of business to catch a real witch, and starts by pinpointing a prominent figure from Salem’s most sinful district. Accusations within Salem intensify. Cotton must deal with a painful turn of events. Anne’s suspicions of her father reach fever pitch.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski

#10 - Lies 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 5

The members of Salem's coven of witches meets in the woods and decide to eliminate one of their most dangerous threats. Alden and Cotton realize the true, dangerous nature of the mysterious object they uncovered – and use it to ensnare something of much graver importance. Mary realizes that her own coven has been plotting without her.

Directors: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Cat and Mouse

#11 - Cat and Mouse 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 11

Increase continiues on his warpath continues as Alden finds himself the target of fresh accusations. Cotton finds himself frozen in a tug of war between his father and his loyalty to Alden. Anne learns the truth about her father.

Dead Birds

#12 - Dead Birds 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 8

Countess Marburg's achilles heel is revealed.

On Earth As in Hell

#13 - On Earth As in Hell 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 11

Mary has a public fall from grace. Alden and Cotton try to save the boy's soul.

The Wine Dark Sea

#14 - The Wine Dark Sea 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 5

Mary and her tormentor, Countess Marburg, meet face-to-face.

Directors: Peter Weller
The Red Rose and the Briar

#15 - The Red Rose and the Briar 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 6

Alden and Cotton find themselves face-to-face with a real witch. An unlikely ally keeps the coven from tracking down their missing sister. Tituba feels left out when Mary decides to initiate a new member into the coven. Alden and Cotton learn that the trials have actually been helping the witches – and soon find themselves under attack after they lose control of their captive.

Directors: PJ Pesce
After the Fall

#16 - After the Fall 7.88

Season 3 - Episode 1

Salem's only hope to survive the hell that has risen is to raise the dead.

Directors: Nick Copus
The Heart Is a Devil

#17 - The Heart Is a Devil 7.86

Season 3 - Episode 2

Mary leaves the comfort of Alden's embrace, determined to do whatever it takes to keep evil at bay.

Directors: Tim Andrew
Wages of Sin

#18 - Wages of Sin 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 9

Mary makes a sacrifice to save her son from Marburg.

Directors: David Grossman
Our Own Private America

#19 - Our Own Private America 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 7

When a shakeup within the coven leaves Mary with more power than ever, she hatches her most nefarious plan yet to bring the witches closer to achieving the Grand Rite. Alden and Cotton, reeling from the aftermath of their interrogation, question the efficacy of the trials. Alden finds himself weaker by the day, as a victim of Mary's dream spell. Anne makes an eerie discovery about her father’s activities. When Increase Mather makes an unanticipated entrance, Salem and its coven faces the arrival of the most feared witch hunter.

Directors: David Von Ancken
Ill Met by Moonlight

#20 - Ill Met by Moonlight 7.78

Season 2 - Episode 6

Countess Marburg arrives in Salem and threatens Mary's stronghold on the city.

Directors: Nick Copus
Book of Shadows

#21 - Book of Shadows 7.77

Season 2 - Episode 4

Anne explores her supernatural side. Mary receives a chilling warning.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
From Within

#22 - From Within 7.76

Season 2 - Episode 3

Mary receives help from a former foe to keep Salem in the grasp of the witches.

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Cry Havoc

#23 - Cry Havoc 7.73

Season 2 - Episode 1

Salem's leading witch, Mary Sibley, faces both foreign and domestic challenges to her authority.

Directors: Nick Copus

#24 - Survivors 7.71

Season 1 - Episode 4

An old nemesis of Alden's arrives in Salem with secrets that could destroy him. Mary loses her grip on Mercy.

Directors: David Von Ancken
The Beckoning Fair One

#25 - The Beckoning Fair One 7.71

Season 2 - Episode 7

Mary and Countess Marburg keep up appearances while continuing their covert battle for Salem.