The Affair - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes
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Noah and Alison grow closer on a day trip to remote Block Island, but they quickly realize that intimacy can be a double-edged sword.

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This episode dipped dangerously close to what my original expectations were for this show -- just two people getting it on, extra-maritally.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Clearly, the detective is telling his suspects what he thinks they want to hear, or at least what they need to hear.

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

It feels like the more we get to know our characters, the less we understand them, which is what makes this show must-see television.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Dominic West and Ruth Wilson are fine, fine actors, and there are some good character beats - and also some sketchy ones, like Alison letting Noah get this early glimpse of where she cuts herself - but on the whole, this one dragged.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

There isn't a lot to discuss on this hour, but it was pivotal. Truths about Alison's life were revealed and the affair began in earnest.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That's a whole big mess of plot that The Affair... But the performances are so damned fantastic and the pacing so well handled that the episode feels breezy and fun along with being tense, dramatic, and poignant.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

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