Cotton and Alden grapple with the aftermath of their interrogation of their captive — and the consequences of possessing the Malum — in this new clip from Sunday night’s Episode 1.07 of “Salem,” entitled “Our Own Private America.”
Along with the clip we have an expanded synopsis for the ep, in which Stephen Lang (Avatar) guest stars as Increase Mather, the greatest witch hunter of Salem’s time.
“Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
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The series stars Janet Montgomery as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress; Shane West as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden – and Mary’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel as local aristocrat Cotton Mather, who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice, Tituba; Xander Berkeley as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; Elise Eberle as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis; and Iddo Goldberg as outcast Isaac Walton.
“Salem” Episode 1.07 – “Our Own Private America” (airs 6/1/14)
When a shakeup within the coven leaves Mary with more power than ever, she hatches her most nefarious plan yet to bring the witches closer to achieving the Grand Rite. Alden and Cotton, reeling from the aftermath of their interrogation, question the efficacy of the trials while Cotton is left to wonder if his life’s work has amounted to anything.
Alden finds himself weaker by the day – a victim of a dream spell that Mary uses to search Alden’s subconscious to locate the Malum – and work out her sexual frustration in the process. Meanwhile, with Mary’s attentions increasingly focused on her old flame Alden and her new pupil Mercy, tension escalates between Mary and Tituba.
Elsewhere, Anne makes an eerie discovery about her father’s activities. When Cotton’s father, Increase Mather, makes an unanticipated entrance, Salem and its coven faces the arrival of the most feared witch hunter. Written by Adam Simon and Brannon Braga; directed by David Von Ancken.
In addition to Lang, guest starring are Sammi Hanratty as Dottie, Mary Catherine O’Donnell as Emily, Daniel James as Joe Barker, Sharon Landry as Mrs. Barker, Rachel Whitman Groves as Mrs. Trask, David Jensen as Captain, Morgana Shaw as Mab, and Ben Mouton as Lamb.
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