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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.
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.
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