10 Worst Episodes of Salem

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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#10 - Book of Shadows (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.72 from 584 votes.

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#9 - From Within (Season 2 - Episode 3)


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

The episode was rated 7.71 from 594 votes.

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#8 - Survivors (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.71 from 830 votes.

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#7 - Cry Havoc (Season 2 - Episode 1)


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

The episode was rated 7.70 from 733 votes.

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#6 - Ill Met by Moonlight (Season 2 - Episode 6)

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

The episode was rated 7.68 from 530 votes.

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#5 - Blood Kiss (Season 2 - Episode 2)


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

The episode was rated 7.67 from 634 votes.

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#4 - The Beckoning Fair One (Season 2 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 7.67 from 521 votes.

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#3 - In Vain (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Salem trembles in the aftermath of the trial, and Anne turns to John Alden for comfort. Mysterious circumstances lead Alden to suspect Magistrate Hale is not who or what he appears to be. Mary discovers who witnessed the witches’ ceremony and deliberates a course of action. Elsewhere, George Sibley begins hatching a plan to escape Mary’s clutches.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 947 votes.

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#2 - The Stone Child (Season 1 - Episode 2)

With witch fears rising, Alden seeks the truth of what’s really going on in Salem while Cotton continues to wrestle with his guilt and Mary looks to execute a plan. The witches get closer to finding out who interrupted the ceremony, but Mary continues to find her emotions for Alden affecting her focus. A clue in the woods leads Cotton and Isaac to find more evidence that the witches may indeed be real.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 1094 votes.

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#1 - The Vow (Season 1 - Episode 1)


After ten years of service fighting in the French and Indian War, John Alden returns to his home in Salem, Massachusetts, intent on reuniting with his love, Mary. Upon his arrival, he is stunned to discover that the town has been swept up in a wave of witch hunt hysteria, and that Mary has married the town’s richest and most powerful resident.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 1551 votes.

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