Salem

The BEST episodes of Salem

Every episode of Salem ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Salem!

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and centers on Mary Sibley, the beautiful, ruthless but vulnerable wife of an ancient, ailing but very wealthy Salem town Selectman.

Last Updated: 6/19/2022Network: WGN America
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The Witching Hour
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8.00
737 votes

#1 - The Witching Hour

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/28/2015

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
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Black Sunday
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7.98
776 votes

#2 - Black Sunday

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/25/2017

Series Finale. Everyone prepares on the eve of Salem's demise.

Directors: Brannon Braga
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Reckoning
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7.95
887 votes

#3 - The Reckoning

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/2016

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

Directors: Wayne Yip
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All Fall Down
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7.92
966 votes

#4 - All Fall Down

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/13/2014

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

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Midnight Never Come
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7.92
708 votes

#5 - Midnight Never Come

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/21/2015

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

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Til Death Do Us Part
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7.91
731 votes

#6 - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/7/2015

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

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Night's Black Agents
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7.88
889 votes

#7 - Night's Black Agents

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/30/2016

Cotton discovers life-altering news while Mary learns the power of her femininity.

Directors: Joe Dante
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The Man Who Was Thursday
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7.86
791 votes

#8 - The Man Who Was Thursday

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/4/2017

Anne's pregnancy starts to show as her house-guest goes to work for Mercy. Isaac finds himself in a new role and seems to enjoy it. Plans are made to defeat the dark child and the boy goes to pieces.

Directors: Jen Lynch
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Wages of Sin
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7.86
673 votes

#9 - Wages of Sin

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/31/2015

Mary makes a sacrifice to save her son from Marburg.

Directors: David Grossman
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The Heart is a Devil
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7.86
911 votes

#10 - The Heart is a Devil

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/9/2016

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

Directors: Tim Andrew
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From Within
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7.84
776 votes

#11 - From Within

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/19/2015

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

Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
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Dead Birds
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7.82
652 votes

#12 - Dead Birds

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/24/2015

Countess Marburg's achilles heel is revealed.

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Ashes, Ashes
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7.81
957 votes

#13 - Ashes, Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/6/2014

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.

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Wednesday's Child
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7.81
830 votes

#14 - Wednesday's Child

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/14/2016

Mary and Alden's twisted love is put to the ultimate test and Anne plunges into dark magic.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Book of Shadows
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7.80
741 votes

#15 - Book of Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/2015

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

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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The House of Pain
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7.80
947 votes

#16 - The House of Pain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/22/2014

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
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After the Fall
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7.80
1010 votes

#17 - After the Fall

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/2/2016

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

Directors: Nick Copus
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Saturday Mourning
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7.79
727 votes

#18 - Saturday Mourning

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/18/2017

Hearts are destroyed when everyone's true colors are revealed and one bleeds darker than the rest.

Directors: Jennifer Lynch
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Friday's Knights
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7.79
772 votes

#19 - Friday's Knights

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/11/2017

Mortal enemies are forced to work together to keep the door to hell locked.

Directors: Nick Copus
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On Earth as in Hell
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7.79
702 votes

#20 - On Earth as in Hell

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/14/2015

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

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Cry Havoc
star
7.77
947 votes

#21 - Cry Havoc

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/2015

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

Directors: Nick Copus
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Cat and Mouse
star
7.77
973 votes

#22 - Cat and Mouse

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/29/2014

Increase continues on his warpath 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.

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Blood Kiss
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7.76
847 votes

#23 - Blood Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/12/2015

Mary initiates the second act of the Grand Rite. Alden returns to Salem.

Directors: Allan Arkush
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The Witch is Back
star
7.76
811 votes

#24 - The Witch is Back

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/7/2016

A traitor is exposed while a ghost from Salem’s past makes a shocking appearance.

Directors: Nick Copus
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Departures
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7.76
1061 votes

#25 - Departures

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/8/2014

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
Watch Now:Amazon

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