A man of god and a man of science finally meet in the new episode of Salem, and the result is ... prickly. Upon returning to Salem, Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) encounters Dr. Samuel Wainwright at the tavern, with the intention of lending his assistance in ending the witch plague. He's already having a tough go of it lately, and things are made worse when the good doctor in short order insults Cotton's intelligence, his faith and then his letter to the Royal Society describing the misshapen fetus in a jar from season one.
To add injury to insult, Wainwright tells the Reverend that Sir Isaac Newton and other scientists read Cotton's letter out loud, and it "caused no small mirth." Woo boy, this is not the beginning of a beautiful relationship -- but it is an amusing scene, of which we've an exclusive clip below. Also in this episode, as shown in the photo above, Mary (Janet Montgomery) and Cotton have their own mini-reunion of sorts.
Tune in for an all-new episode of WGN America’s breakout hit supernatural thriller Salem this Sunday, April 26, at 10:00 p.m. Meanwhile, check out the clip and read up on the synopsis for Sunday's ep, "Book of Shadows":
In “Book of Shadows” -- written by Adam Simon and Joe Menosky, and directed by Allan Kroeker –- Increasingly bold, violent warnings continue to crop up in Salem, leading Mary to pursue her most vital task with a new vigor –- forging an alliance with Anne. Under Mary’s guidance, Anne begins to explore her newfound powers -- though things don’t go quite as planned. Meanwhile, Cotton makes his way back to Salem, Mary and Wainwright continue to explore their mutual interests, Mercy moves forward in her quest for revenge, and Alden leaves a chilling message for Mary.