The arrival of Cotton’s father is sure to rock the town of “Salem,” and these new stills and first clip from Episode 1.08, “Departures,” give us a taste of just how much. Check them out, and let us know what you think about the show – we’re LOVING it!
“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 1.08 – “Departures” (airs 6/8/14)
Increase Mather (guest star Stephen Lang) makes it his first order of business to catch a real witch, and starts by pinpointing a prominent figure from Salem’s most sinful district. Mary worries that Increase will detect that his old friend George is under a spell and enlists the help of Isaac to deter Increase from uncovering the truth.
Meanwhile, accusations within Salem intensify, and Cotton must deal with a painful turn of events – and Anne’s suspicions of her father reach a fever pitch.
In addition to Lang, guest starring are Christopher Berry (“Resurrection”) as Petrus and Morgana Shaw as Mab. “Departures” was written by Jon Feldman and directed by Alexander Zakrzewski.
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