The Affair - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Noah asks Alison to help him research the local culture for his novel, but their innocent tour of Montauk proves more dangerous than expected. Meanwhile, Cole takes a stand on behalf of his community; and Helen deals with business back in Brooklyn.


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Even though she's not able to say it out loud, Alison is very in touch with her inner torment -- and her need for escape, something to change her life.

October 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's hard to tell, but I still do enjoy The Affair, just like I still enjoy hanging out with hypothetical Jeff because he has a sweet TV and usually comes through in the end.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

We love the central conceit of this show and the way it's being executed... But we wonder if it doesn't need to be loosened up or opened up a bit.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

This is firmly my favorite episode of the series so far. Memories don't seem as absolute and we're getting a broader scope of the main characters, as well as others in their lives.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

There is no denying that The Affair possesses a stellar supporting cast, but until now, they have felt underused.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

I just wish I could root for the two married people indulging in a destructive affair. Is that too much to ask for?

October 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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