The Affair

  1. Episode 12 212
    The Affair Finale Recap: Who Killed Scotty Lockhart? Noah and Alison are bound together in inescapable ways. Their love is a fragile, dangerous thing.
  2. Episode 11 211
    The Affair Recap: Our Own Traditions “All you ever wanted is more. All I ever wanted was her.”
  3. Episode 10 210
    The Affair Recap: A Good Man Noah’s manhood is on trial.
  4. Episode 9 209
    The Affair Recap: You Are Not Alone We finally get to see what the unfiltered truth looks like.
  5. Episode 8 208
    The Affair Recap: Nostalgia Trip Noah finds new ways to be utter trash.
  6. Episode 7 207
  7. Episode 6 206
    The Affair Recap: Reckless This show is at its best when it’s not playing a game of spot the difference.
  8. Episode 5 205
    The Affair Recap: You Can Stay This episode has one of kindest, most romantic moments in the entirety of The Affair.  
  9. Episode 4 204
    The Affair Recap: What’s Going to Happen to Us? The selfish desires of Noah and Helen have weighty consequences.
  10. Episode 3 203
    The Affair Recap: Trouble in Paradise The show finally has some venom to it.
  11. Episode 2 202
    The Affair Recap: Who Am I to You? What is Cole hiding?
  12. Episode 1 201
    The Affair Recap: A Storm Is Coming Helen’s chapter is a heartbreaking look at the loneliness city-dwelling women experience in the wake of romantic upheaval. 
  1. Episode 10 310
    The Affair Season Finale Recap: The Most Important Job The Showtime drama hits rock bottom with an utterly terrible finale.
  2. Episode 9 309
    The Affair Recap: Man in the Mirror At last, The Affair answers the season’s big question about Noah.
  3. Episode 8 308
    The Affair Recap: The Awful Truth Cole’s love for Alison may lead to his undoing.
  4. Episode 7 307
    The Affair Recap: Welcome Home Noah and Helen are a match made in hell.
  5. Episode 6 306
    The Affair Recap: Memory Lane In a moving episode, The Affair tackles class divisions in a truly fascinating way.
  6. Episode 5 305
    The Affair Recap: Trip to Block Island Where do Alison and Noah go from here?
  7. Episode 4 304
    The Affair Recap: As Good As It Gets The love between Alison and Cole is like gravity — there’s just no denying it.
  8. Episode 3 303
    The Affair Recap: Person of Interest This is a confounding episode.
  9. Episode 2 302
    The Affair Recap: Out of the Past Alison Lockhart is Montauk’s very own madwoman in the attic.
  10. Episode 1 301
    The Affair Recap: A Haunted Man Time doesn’t heal all wounds on The Affair. It magnifies them.
  1. Episode 11 Episode 511
    The Affair Series-Finale Recap: The Stories We Tell A poignant, nostalgic end feels right for a show that was always about looking back, and trying to remember the best possible version of the past.
  2. Episode 10 Episode 510
    The Affair Recap: Putting Out the Fires The second-to-last episode ever goes back to a time before murder mysteries, secret abortions, phantom guards, and robot gardens.
  3. Episode 9 Episode 509
    The Affair Recap: A Bad-Boy Problem As Noah gets his Me Too moment, the women in his life grapple with their already-complicated feelings about him.
  4. Episode 8 Episode 508
    The Affair Recap: Telling on Yourself Noah is surrounded by people who are giving him good advice, and he doesn’t just ignore it, he actively rejects it.
  5. Episode 7 Episode 507
    The Affair Recap: Face Off Noah may be on the verge of getting canceled, while future Joanie has found a true enemy to fight.
  6. Episode 6 Episode 506
    The Affair Recap: The Past Is Present An entire installment devoted to Joanie’s visit to Montauk ends with a big realization about her mother, and perhaps some level of healing.
  7. Episode 5 Episode 505
    The Affair Recap: Real Tough Mothers A scattered episode gives us yet another new perspective, and confirms that nothing good happens when someone on this show drives a car.
  8. Episode 4 Episode 504
    The Affair Recap: Whitney’s Story For the first time, the eldest Solloway offspring gets her own POV, and it’s crushing.
  9. Episode 3 Episode 503
    The Affair Recap: Noah, Know Thyself The production of Descent has unleashed the opportunity to dig into the fact that, yeah, Noah sucks.
  10. Episode 2 502
    The Affair Recap: Two-Point Perspective Joanie and Janelle bring us new points of view on the future and present, respectively, and both look pretty grim.
  11. Episode 1 501
    The Affair Recap: The Beginning of the End Gets Grim The fifth and final season begins by focusing not on the lingering memory of Alison, but another departure from this mortal coil.

The Latest The Affair News

  1. the industry
    Ruth Wilson Quit The Affair Because She ‘Didn’t Feel Safe’ “I managed to protect myself.”
  2. counterpoint
    The Affair Creator Says She Worked Closely With Ruth Wilson on Sex Scenes She also says Showtime failed to let her handle conflict on set more effectively.
  3. drama
    Ruth Wilson Left The Affair After Showrunner Frequently Coerced Sex Scenes Wilson felt showrunner Sarah Treem pressured her into doing “titillating” scenes.
  4. spoilers
    Maura Tierney Says Good-bye to Helen, Noah, and The Affair “I’m not sure exactly how or why, but it ended up being about Noah and Helen. And that didn’t feel weird to me.”
  5. spoilers
    The Affair Showrunner Explains Why That Ending Felt Like ‘The Right Thing to Do’ “This is not a show that brings people to justice. This show is about the long-term effects of the choices we make.”
  6. the affair
    Busy Tonight Is Still on TV, But Only in the Universe of The Affair Busy Philipps herself was apparently surprised to discover this.
  7. back into the ocean
    How Climate Change Became The Affair’s Most Consequential Character Showrunner Sarah Treem explains the thinking behind the final season’s dire forecast for what life looks like in 34 short years.
  8. timelines
    Recapping the Mystery of Ruth Wilson’s The Affair Departure Her character was unexpectedly killed off and she (and her co-stars) can’t discuss what happened. Why?
  9. now where were we?
    Catching Up on The Affair’s 4 Seasons of Wild Drama The Showtime drama has never lacked for twists and turns, so here’s a refresher on where each character stands going into the fifth and final season.
  10. tv review
    The Affair: Once More Into the Ocean Maura Tierney’s performance anchors the Showtime drama as it navigates its fifth and final season.