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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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no denying that The Affair possesses a stellar supporting cast, but until now, they have felt underused.
I just wish I could root for the two married people indulging in a destructive affair. Is that too much to ask for?
The writers have earned a fair amount of trust in only these three episodes, but it's hard not to wonder how this limiting perspective will play out when it comes to characters like Cole and Helen in future episodes.
That's a whole lot of plot in a thrilling hour of television, but The Affair also offered a ton of great character insights. The musical choices, for instance, are particularly telling (check out our observations below for more on that).
The tone of The Affair, intense and self-serious, doesn't suggest that the series has any aspirations toward satire, and yet you have to wonder.