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"Ashes Ashes" is the twelfth episode of Season One of Salem, and the twelfth episode of the series over all. It premiered on July 6th, 2014 on WGN America.


The trial of John Alden is held, with Increase as his prosecutor and Cotton as his defense. However, the ordeal brings a few unexpected secrets to light, and Mary is ultimately faced with a difficult decision.

Episode Overview

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Increase Mather (to John Alden): "I dare you to tell me that you did not paint your face and smashed the skulls of your own people!"
Mercy Lewis: "A new day demands a new Queen of the Night!"
Mary Sibley (to John Alden): "There's still a place for us in this world."
Anne Hale (to Cotton Mather): "I want you to examine me. For the Mark of the Devil.".



Behind the Scenes


  • The title of the episode is a reference to a folk song of the late 18th – early 20th century, titled "Ring a Ring o' Roses." Ashes, Ashes makes the pair with the season finale episode, All Fall Down. These words are part of a verse of the lyrics.

International Titles

  • French: Révélations (Revelations)
  • German: Offenbarungen (Revelations)
  • Italian: Il Sommo Rito (The Grand Rite)

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