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S5, E2 502

Original Air Date: Sep 1, 2019

Janelle struggles with her relationship and work, so turns to Carl for support. Production for Descent commences, and Sasha takes an interest in Helen. Helen takes her first steps towards acceptance.

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"“The Affair” is to be commended for taking this storytelling risk, and risk-taking has been its strong suit from the start."

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"More focus on Helen means more of Maura Tierney, fortunately, and she’s riveting in the whole Sasha scene, perfectly encapsulating how lost someone feels after a loss like that."

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5 Seasons, 48 Episodes

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  • 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.

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