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First Air Date: October 12th, 2014
Last Air Date: June 17th, 2018
Created By: Hagai Levi, Sarah Treem
Star Casts: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Julia Goldani Telles, Jake Siciliano, Jadon Sand, Leya Catlett
Aired On: Showtime
Episode Runtime: 50 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 33 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Showtime - The Affair

Last Updated: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:56:59 +0000

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The Affair


The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2014-10-12

Noah escapes the city with his family to a Long Island estate. Alison and her husband struggle to move past a tragedy. Noah and Alison meet in a chance encounter.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2014-10-19

Noah and Alison are forced to consider an inevitability.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2014-10-26

Noah turns to Alison to help him research the local culture for his novel.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2014-11-02

Noah and Alison grow closer on a day trip to remote Block Island.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2014-11-09

Alison and Noah are forced to confront new obstacles at home.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2014-11-16

Noah discovers there's more to Alison than he's been led to believe.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2014-11-23

With the summer coming to an end, the Solloways are returning to Brooklyn.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2014-12-07

A chance encounter with Alison leads to an uncomfortable truth.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2014-12-14

Noah and Helen face a revelation. Alison spirals towards a reckoning.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2014-12-21

Detective Jeffries makes significant progress on his case.

Season 2 (12 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2015-10-04

Noah and Helen attempting to conduct amicable divorce proceedings, but complications bring about inescapable conflict. Meanwhile, surprising developments in Helen's life lead to unexpected emotions.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2015-10-11

Alison's summer with Noah is interrupted by an unwelcome guest. Meanwhile, Cole's self-destructive lifestyle causes everyone to become concerned.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2015-10-18

Noah's undying love for Alison leads to serious consequences. Meanwhile, Alison discovers a surprising truth about how to sustain a marriage.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2015-10-25

Helen makes an innocent mistake that leads to outrageous consequences. Meanwhile, a court order leads to a dire setback for Noah and Alison.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2015-11-01

Alison is thrown by a shift in behavior from her hosts, and furious with Noah after a chance discovery. Meanwhile, Cole rejects Scotty's plan to make money - but not before Scotty catches him in a situation best kept secret.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2015-11-08

A medical emergency casts Helen and Noah's litigation process in a new light, causing Helen to make a long overdue decision. The dynamic of Noah and Alison's relationship shifts as troublesome discoveries are made.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2015-11-15

Alison's mother raises concerns about her and Noah's new lifestyle. Alison confronts Noah about his book. Meanwhile, Cole lashes out at Luisa and is further alienated from his family in the wake of startling revelations.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2015-11-22

Helen is bewildered by Whitney's plans. Noah's fame escalates temptation.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2015-11-29

Alison weathers a journey alone. Noah faces a terrible reckoning.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2015-12-06

Noah grapples with questions. Alison considers a harrowing possibility.

11: Episode 11 - Aired: 2015-12-13

A series of revelations rattle Noah. Alison makes a momentous decision.

12: Episode 12 - Aired: 2015-12-20

Events set in motion long ago come to their conclusion. Season finale.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2016-11-20

Haunted by recent hardship, Noah struggles to navigate the challenges of his old life while attempting to adapt to a new one. A new love interest isn't enough to overcome a sense of dread. Someone is watching him. Season premiere.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2016-11-27

One year earlier: after a stern request from Noah leaves Helen devastated, various pressures cause Helen and Vik to reexamine their relationship. Alison returns to Montauk after a crisis only to have her worst fears realized.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2016-12-04

Running from secrets she left behind in Paris, Juliette finds Noah an alluring prospect. But a terrifying event shatters all hope of an easy affair. Meanwhile, Noah must fight like never before to make sense of what just occurred.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2016-12-11

Cole is put in an increasingly impossible situation by Alison's return to his life. Alison must contend with Luisa while attempting to reconnect with her daughter. Simultaneously, a dangerous passion threatens to wreck everything.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2016-12-18

Alison is motivated to spend a memorable day with Noah on Block Island for an unusual reason. Noah is left wistful by their profound connection, until the problems from which he was escaping return with a shocking force.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2017-01-01

An unexplained absence sends Helen on a journey of increasingly troublesome discoveries. Compelled to return to a place he's spent his life trying to escape, Noah attempts to repair his relationship with Martin.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2017-01-08

Helen gives Noah the help he needs - but at what cost? At his absolute weakest, Noah's world has never seemed more hostile or bewildering. A vital moment of release turns suddenly into something that can't be undone.

8: Episode 8 - Aired: 2017-01-15

An unexpected cause to celebrate provokes a sobering realization in Alison. Soon after, a startling warning leaves her pondering the unthinkable. Cole's frustrations with Alison come to a head, revealing a radical truth.

9: Episode 9 - Aired: 2017-01-22

Helen's escape to Montauk exacerbates her guilt and hastens an identity crisis: should the truth finally come out? Noah's world collapses, leaving him to process something horrific.

10: Episode 10 - Aired: 2017-01-29

Noah's visit to Paris provides Juliette with a distraction from unpleasant realities at home. A chance encounter offers Noah the possibility of healing a relationship in desperate need of repair. Season finale.

Season 4 (1 Episode)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2018-06-17

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