The father-son relationship of Increase and Cotton Mather on “Salem” is so complex it could be studied for years, and it’s about to get even more heated as Cotton defends John Alden in Episode 1.12, “Ashes, Ashes.” Here are several new stills that tease the tensions to come!
“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 Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, and Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton. Stephen Lang guest stars as Increase Mather.
“Salem” Episode 1.12 – “Ashes, Ashes” (airs 7/6/14)
Alden’s trial begins, triggering a chain of events that breaks nearly every remaining allegiance left in Salem. While Mary arms the Malum for the Grand Rite, the coven elders urge her to use Alden as the final sacrifice. Increase seizes Mercy’s acolytes for information to use against Alden – an act that carries more consequences than anyone anticipated.
Along with Lang, guest stars include Sammi Hanratty as Dollie, Lucy Faust as Elizabeth, and Mary Catherine O’Donnell as Emily. Written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon and directed by Bill Johnson.
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