If you’re not watching WGN America’s “Salem,” you should just turn in your horror cred card right now. It’s our favorite currently airing show, and Sunday night’s Episode 2.07, “The Beckoning Fair One,” looks like it will be a standout. Not only does it see the return of the incredible Stephen Lang as Increase Mather, but it was also directed by genre legend Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole, Burying the Ex)!
Read on for the synopsis, an image gallery, and the ep’s preview. As a bonus, we have (1) a Countess Marburg “recap” video that reminds us her thirst for blood knows no limits plus (2) a bit more info on her son, Baron Sebastian Von Marburg, straight from Joe Doyle.
“Salem” Episode 2.07 – “The Beckoning Fair One” (air date 5/17/15)
Countess Marburg (Lucy Lawless) threatens to destroy all that Mary Sibley’s built. Faced with losing everything, Mary (Janet Montgomery) turns to the darkest form of witchcraft, Necromancy, to bring an ally to her side. But this ally is also her greatest and deadliest enemy — Increase Mather (guest star Stephen Lang).
With the final days leading up to the second phase of the Grand Rite upon them, Mary tries to fortify her political hold over Salem with a move that could assure her success or seal her fate.
Meanwhile, Wainwright (Stuart Townsend) returns to Salem to shocking results; Tituba (Ashley Madekwe) makes plans for her recently captured prey; Anne (Tamzin Merchant) learns that her newfound path comes with hidden costs; Cotton (Seth Gabel) gets a surprising visit; and the Countess uncovers a startling truth about her enemy that could change everything. Written by Donna Thorland and Adam Simon; directed by Joe Dante.