After Cotton's father shows up it rocks the town of Salem. Mary's power over George ends up being compromised.
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Increase Mather's character is somewhat historically inaccurate. While he did believe in witches and did not approve of many of Cotton's beliefs/behavior, he was not zealotly a believer in the trials. He actually disagreed with Cotton on the use of spectral evidence and asked for cooler minds to prevail. He said: "Better that 10 witches escape than one innocent person be condemned." See more
Casting stones. Selectmen of Salem, we've uncovered a witch!