The Affair - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Preparations are made at the Butler estate for an annual summer party. Meanwhile, aspects of Noah and Alison's separate lives start to weave together and the two are forced to consider an inevitability.


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Critic reviews for 2

What is fascinating about the different memories that Alison and Noah remember is how obvious to the viewer, and most likely not themselves, is how well they serve the needs and desires of the person recounting them.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Dominic West and Ruth Wilson's chemistry on screen is uncanny and even when the two talented actors aren't in the same shot, they easily hold their own alongside the supporting cast.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

I continue to be completely caught up in the storytelling method of The Affair, not just because it's two points of view, but because they are both telling the tale to the police.

September 30, 2015 | Full Review…

These moments of in-authenticity add up. And so do the caricatures.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Its to the show's credit that it never feels less than completely measured, at least through the first two episodes.

October 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

2 might not contain the same kind of nuance and intensity of the show's season premiere, but it's still a solid hour of television (and better than 99% of most televised hours out there).

September 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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