The woods: Reverend Paris had seen Betty and his niece Abigail dancing in the forest with Tituba. Abigail was the one doing the dirty work with the sacrifice.
Betty's Play: Betty falls sick after the girls are caught dancing in the forest and conjuring spirits. Though her sickness is faked, it spurs on the witchcraft rumors and opens the door to future accusations.
Abigail's Threat: Abigail scares the girls so they will not speak the truth ever. "And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word...,and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you..."
John's lie: Elizabeth is afraid. Abigail is behind these accusations, and Elizabeth urges Proctor to reveal that Abigail said it was all a hoax. Elizabeth makes an reference to the affair Proctor had with Abigail and catches him in a lie, in which he told her he was not alone with Abigail.
Mary's Tale: The authorities come to the house looking for proof that Elizabeth is guilty and are curious about there being poppets in the house. Elizabeth says she has no poppets other than the one that Mary gave her that very day. Upon inspection, Mary’s doll is shown to have a needle stuck in its center. Earlier that day, Abigail had been stuck with a needle.
Gone Wrong: After Elizabeth gets taken to jail, John decides to go into the court and tell the truth about his affair with Abigail Williams. Little did he know, Elizabeth would lie to the court, thinking she was protecting John when she really made the situation much worse.