The BEST Episodes of Salem
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Network: WGN America
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.
#1 - The Witching Hour
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 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.
#2 - Black Sunday
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 25, 2017
Series Finale. Everyone prepares on the eve of Salem's demise.
#3 - The Reckoning
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 16, 2016
Mary’s penance for her betrayal takes a deadly turn while Cotton is forced to perform an exorcism of his own.
#4 - Midnight Never Come
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 2015
Mary makes a last ditch effort to stop Countess Marburg's attempts while alliances shift as surprising truths are revealed.
#5 - All Fall Down
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 13, 2014
Alden learns Mary's biggest secret, and Mary discovers a new one of her own.
#6 - Til Death Do Us Part
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 7, 2015
When Mary and Alden join forces, Alden gets his first test in fatherhood.
#7 - Night's Black Agents
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 2016
Cotton discovers life-altering news while Mary learns the power of her femininity.
#8 - The Man Who Was Thursday
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 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.
#9 - Wages of Sin
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2015
Mary makes a sacrifice to save her son from Marburg.
#10 - The Heart is a Devil
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 9, 2016
Mary leaves the comfort of Alden's embrace, determined to do whatever it takes to keep evil at bay.
#11 - From Within
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2015
Mary receives help from a former foe to keep Salem in the grasp of the witches.
#12 - Dead Birds
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2015
Countess Marburg's achilles heel is revealed.
#13 - Ashes, Ashes
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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.
#14 - Book of Shadows
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2015
Anne explores her supernatural side. Mary receives a chilling warning.
#15 - Wednesday's Child
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 2016
Mary and Alden's twisted love is put to the ultimate test and Anne plunges into dark magic.
#16 - After the Fall
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 2016
Salem's only hope to survive the hell that has risen is to raise the dead.
#17 - The House of Pain
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 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.
#18 - Saturday Mourning
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 18, 2017
Hearts are destroyed when everyone's true colors are revealed and one bleeds darker than the rest.
#19 - On Earth as in Hell
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 14, 2015
Mary has a public fall from grace. Alden and Cotton try to save the boy's soul.
#20 - Friday's Knights
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 11, 2017
Mortal enemies are forced to work together to keep the door to hell locked.
#21 - Cry Havoc
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2015
Salem's leading witch, Mary Sibley, faces both foreign and domestic challenges to her authority.
#22 - Cat and Mouse
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 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.
#23 - Blood Kiss
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2015
Mary initiates the second act of the Grand Rite. Alden returns to Salem.
#24 - The Witch is Back
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 2016
A traitor is exposed while a ghost from Salem’s past makes a shocking appearance.
#25 - Departures
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.