A new supernatural dynasty begins in Salem.
The final countdown to the consecration begins.
Mary has a public fall from grace, while Alden and Cotton work together to save the Boy's soul.
Alden faces his first test of fatherhood after he joins forces with Mary.
Mary and Wainwright grow closer; at the same time, the Starry Messenger comet approaches Earth; Anne continues to glean knowledge from her dead father's writings; and a long-brewing feud reaches a tipping point.moreless
Countess Marburg's Achilles' heel is revealed.
Mary and Countess Marburg keep up appearances while continuing their covert battle for Salem.
Countess Marburg arrives in Salem and threatens Mary's stronghold on the city.
John reveals himself to Cotton as Mary tries to stop the Countess from reaching Salem. Dollie decides to save Isaac as Anne continues to resist Hathorne's advances.
Anne explores her supernatural side, while Mary receives a chilling warning.
Mary hopes to appoint one of her own for the position of Magistrate but Hathorne and John Alden have plans of their own. Mercy forces Dollie to help in her revenge-quest against Mary Sibley as Cotton and Anne find their return to Salem blocked.moreless
Mary takes swift and drastic action against Mercy and the other rebellious witches. While Dr. Wainwright believes Isaac to be both the source of the plague and the key to its defeat, some of his other directives to combat the plague raise some concerns among the Selectmen. John Alden continues to put his plan to wipe out the witches in motion as Mary prepares for the comet's arrival. Anne Hale's unforeseen journey leads to an encounter with the Countess; a meeting which proves most informative for both of them.moreless
As a result of the witches' Grand Rite, a mysterious plague descends upon Salem. Dr. Wainwright, a man of science, arrives in Salem to study the plague and believes the best hope of ending it is by discovering its origins. Mary enjoys a limited reunion with her long lost son and comes to learn the fate of her former lover, John Alden, or so she thinks. Meanwhile in Boston, a witch from an ancient order becomes intrigued with Salem's plight.moreless
Alden comes to learn Mary's biggest secret in the Season 1 finale. There are major repercussions as Salem nears the Grand Rite.
Fresh accusations are made against Alden, while Anne learns the truth about her father.
Increase gets closer to understanding who really runs things in Salem; at the same time, Anne finds herself in danger, and in need of Alden's help, while investigating a mystery.
Mary finds it difficult to get George back under her control; at the same time, Mercy's power is growing and she isn't afraid to use it.
The arrival of Cotton's father rocks the town of Salem; at the same time, Mary's power over George is compromised.
Romantic feelings between Mary and Alden intensify; Cotton deals with a unique accusation in the trials; and a powerful witch hunter makes his way towards Salem.
Alden and Cotton come face-to-face with a real witch; Mary comes up with a solution to the discord within the coven.
Mary and her coven are at odds; Alden and Cotton come across a dangerous witches' relic.
Alden worries when an old nemesis arrives in Salem with secrets that could destroy him; and Mary loses her grip on Mercy.
Mary decides on a course of action after discovering who witnessed the witches' ceremony.
John investigates what's really going on in Salem as the fear over witches rises; and Mary prepares to execute a plan.