S4:E1 401

Original Air Date: Jun 17, 2018

Noah struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to Los Angeles to be closer to his kids. He attempts to reach a gifted but troubled student while under the stern eye of the school's principal. Helen finally discovers the source of her anxiety, only to be blindsided by a new catastrophe. Season premiere.


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Sneak Peek: I Thought You Were Going To Relax?

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Sneak Peek: You Don't Get It

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"...The Affair winds up looking like one of the smartest, most observant, most empathetic things on television — the most truly adult show since Mad Men. You just have to let yourself feel it."

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"As The Affair gets back to its basics, it’s fun to see Dominic West so hapless and vulnerable in his half of the episode, and such a raving lunatic in Helen’s. There’s a lot of humor in this Affair hour... Love Helen’s Noah grabbing a beer from a waitresses’ tray and motioning toward Vik’s tab. But Helen, of course, is the star of her half, and Golden Globe-winning Maura Tierney continues to excel on this show. "


5 Seasons, 53 Episodes

  • Season 5

    Just when things have stabilized for Noah and Helen, an encounter with someone from the distant past sets in motion a harrowing sequence of events. And in the future, Joanie Lockhart attempts to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Noah, Alison, Helen and Cole are on separate journeys with the promise of new relationships and a fresh start. But they question what they’re holding on to as their lives keep crashing back into one another.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    It's three years later, and Noah, Alison, Cole, Helen and their families are trying to move on with their lives. But the past keeps coming back to haunt them, and the trauma of what they've been through cannot soon be forgotten.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    With a murder unsolved and a betrayal exposed, everyone's truth is suspect. Told from four different points of view, the story cracks wide open to reveal a complex web of intrigue and deceit more dangerous than anyone imagined.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Noah, a happily married New York City schoolteacher and novelist, and Alison a young waitress recovering from personal tragedy, begin an affair in Montauk, Long Island that has far reaching consequences for both of them.

    Season 1

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