Summary: The setting takes place in the 17th century in Massachusetts, it’s a story about the witch hunt that took place there in that period of time. Let’s uncover the truth behind all those supernatural stories.
Network: WGN America
Run time: 43-48 minutes
Creator: Adam Simon, Brannon Braga
Main Cast: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant, Ashley Madekwe, Elise Eberle, Iddo Goldberg, Xander Berkeley, Michael P Gardner, Justin Lebrun
Salem Recap & Summary
Season 1 Recap
In Salem, a Puritanical an unwed girl by the name Mary is pregnant with John Alden’s baby. Due to the fact that her lover John died in the war, she is now in a very difficult situation where she is facing the Puritans’ stocks and forehead branding, or giving her and John’s child to the devil. She chose the latter, Mary got married with the towns richest and most influential selectman George Sibley. She kills him and gains his wealth.
John starts investigating what really is going on in this mystical town called Salem. The people in this town are fearful that withes reside with them, the fear keep growing, prompting John to investigate. Meanwhile Mary puts her plan into action.
Mary find out who exactly witnessed the withes ceremony, that forces her to make a difficult decision. Alden has a lot of secrets, exposing them could mean his downfall, that is in stake after his old nemesis arrive in town. In the meantime Mary loses control of Mercy.
Cotton and Alden get involve with a very dangerous relic. Mary has a disagreement with her coven. Cotton and Alden are in real danger after getting face-to-face with a witch. Mary is trying to find a solution in her problems with the coven.
Mary and Cotton have a romantic relationship while Cotton has to deal with unique accusations in the trials. The time has come for a powerful witch hunter to arrive in town.
Cotton’s father shows up, Mary has no longer control over George. Mercy has no issues in using her new powers, Mary has difficulties getting George back into her control. Anne starts investigating a mystery, subsequently she finds herself in a very dangerous situation, she needs Alden’s help.
Anne finally learns the truth about her father, Alden faces more accusations. The trial begins, everyone’s loyalty is questioned. Alden finds out a huge secret that Mary has been keeping from him.