The Affair (2014– )
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Episode #4.1 

Noah struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to Los Angeles to be closer to his kids. Helen finally discovers the source of her anxiety, only to be blindsided by a new catastrophe.


Mike Figgis


Sarah Treem (created by), Hagai Levi (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Noah Solloway
Ruth Wilson ... Alison Bailey (credit only)
Maura Tierney ... Helen Solloway
Joshua Jackson ... Cole Lockhart
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Luisa Leon
Omar Metwally ... Dr. Vic Ullah
Julia Goldani Telles ... Whitney Solloway (credit only)
Jadon Sand ... Trevor Solloway
Sanaa Lathan ... Janelle Wilson
Emily Browning ... Sierra
Michael Gross ... Dr. Ezra Kaplan
Zenobia Shroff ... Priya Ullah
Adam Shapiro ... Joel
Jake Siciliano ... Martin Solloway (voice)
Julian Works ... Angel


Helen and Noah have moved following Vik's job offer, and they're butting heads more than ever. Meanwhile, a flash-forward scene with Noah and Cole indicates that someone is missing and that there have been a string of intense events leading up to that moment. Written by rexcraigo

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Release Date:

17 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Michael Gross and Maura Tierney both appeared in the TV series 'ER'. See more »


Written and Performed by Fiona Apple
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Completely lost steam
28 October 2018 | by dierregiSee all my reviews

Since the titular affair is well over, this show has completely lost its purpose and direction. In this episode both Noah and Helen are depressing and annoying. I can hardly relate to these people anymore, they are so narcissistically miserable.

Helen is still the most annoying character of the show. She is whining, neurotic, self-absorbed, nagging and generally unpleasant. I don't see any redeeming features in somebody who accepted Noah to take the blame for her actions, just to feel even more resentful against him. Helen is a rich, spoiled housewife with no other purpose but feeling sorry for herself.

The whole bit about their son being gay was grotesque - they don't even sound like human beings anymore, but politically correct empty shells.

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