Season 5 Episode 8 ‘The Affair’ Review

Hosts @aprilwhisenhant, @thealisondean, and @lemgonsalves break down a juicy episode: Noah is realizing that his previous relationships, may be coming back to bite him in a big way, Will Helen be the one to redeem him? And, is Helen finally seeing Sasha for who he really is, and perhaps taking a hint from her daughter that Noah is the real MVP? Sierra is still figuring out motherhood, and Helen being who she is, is advocating for her to not be committed to the loonybin.

The Affair After Show:

Join our hosts on THE AFFAIR AFTER SHOW as they explore the emotional and psychological effects of two affairs on the Showtime series. Each week we recap, review and analyze in-depth as Noah and Alison impact the people in their lives – from husband to wife to all the way down to the kids. Plus we’ll have inside scoops from cast and crew.


The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. “The Affair” explores the emotional/psychological effects of two affairs. Young diner waitress Alison and her husband, rancher Cole, are struggling — personally and financially — in the wake of tragedy. Noah, a settled teacher and would-be novelist, is summering at his in-laws’ Hamptons estate with his wife, Helen, and four kids. When Noah meets Alison, they begin an affair. For her, he’s a welcome escape; for him, she’s a pretty distraction. But, the tryst eventually ends two marriages — one that was already a bit shaky, the other that was on solid ground.

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