The BEST Episodes of Salem

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2019

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.

Black Sunday

#1 - Black Sunday

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 25, 2017

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

star 8.02
744 votes
Directors: Brannon Braga
Writers: Adam Simon
The Witching Hour

#2 - 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.

star 8.02
712 votes
Directors: Brannon Braga
Writers: Adam Simon
The Reckoning

#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.

star 7.96
863 votes
Directors: Wayne Yip
Writers: Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders
Midnight Never Come

#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.

star 7.95
684 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Adam Simon, Donna Thorland
All Fall Down

#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.

star 7.93
935 votes
Til Death Do Us Part

#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.

star 7.92
707 votes
Night's Black Agents

#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.

star 7.90
864 votes
Directors: Joe Dante
Writers: Donna Thorland, Joe Menosky
Wages of Sin

#8 - Wages of Sin

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 31, 2015

Mary makes a sacrifice to save her son from Marburg.

star 7.89
647 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers:
The Man Who Was Thursday

#9 - 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.

star 7.88
762 votes
Directors: Jen Lynch
Writers: Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders
The Heart is a Devil

#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.

star 7.87
884 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Adam Simon
From Within

#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.

star 7.86
750 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Brannon Braga
Dead Birds

#12 - Dead Birds

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2015

Countess Marburg's achilles heel is revealed.

star 7.83
630 votes
Ashes, Ashes

#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.

star 7.82
925 votes
Wednesday's Child

#14 - 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.

star 7.82
800 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Adam Simon, Donna Thorland
Book of Shadows

#15 - Book of Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2015

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

star 7.81
714 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga
On Earth as in Hell

#16 - 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.

star 7.81
677 votes
The House of Pain

#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.

star 7.81
917 votes
Writers: Adam Simon, Joe Menosky
Saturday Mourning

#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.

star 7.81
697 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders
After the Fall

#19 - 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.

star 7.80
985 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Adam Simon, Brannon Braga
Friday's Knights

#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.

star 7.80
743 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Adam Simon, Donna Thorland
Cry Havoc

#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.

star 7.80
915 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Brannon Braga
Blood Kiss

#22 - Blood Kiss

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2015

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

star 7.78
816 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Brannon Braga
Cat and Mouse

#23 - Cat and Mouse

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 29, 2014

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.

star 7.78
943 votes
The Witch is Back

#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.

star 7.77
782 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Adam Simon
Departures

#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.

star 7.76
1,031 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Jon Harmon Feldman