Abigail reveals that the girls are just pretending and Betty's basic problem was fear, not the work of the devil. Elizabeth wants John to go to the court to reveal this to the judges. However, John refuses. Elizabeth is sure his refusal is because he still harbors feelings for Abigail. After Elizabeth is arrested, John finally goes to the court and reveals Abigail's admission. By this time, however, John's testimony seems to self-serving and the judges seem unconvinced. In order to get the court's attention, John does admit his affair with Abigail but Elizabeth refuses to confirm his story. Ironically, John himself is arrested for witchcraft, something Abigail had not planned.