The Affair - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Alison gets a surprise visit from her estranged mother; Noah struggles with his daughter's behavior.


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But the more heartbreaking moment is the more subtle one -- when Cole catches her sneaking out of the house that morning, all he says is how much he loves her dress, before leaving the room, defeated.

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

Ah, this show. It's a delicious end-of-the-weekend dessert of sexy dysfunction... You get to sit on your couch and feel superior to everyone on your screen while at the same time being utterly hypnotized by their actions.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Like some of the early seasons of Showtime's other hit series Homeland, Telles and West showcased just how powerful father/daughter relationships can be when done correctly.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

After last week's more straight-forward episode, this one returns both to the split POV device... and to the supporting characters and the world of Montauk, and it's unsurprisingly stronger for all of that.

October 1, 2015 | Full Review…

On The Affair Season 1 Episode 5 while the lingering affects of a new partner are still apparent between Noah and Alison, things are becoming a bit grittier as real life invades their euphoria.

October 1, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's also interesting that Alison is caring for her grandmother who has Alzheimer's. The Affair has been so much about the nature of truth and lying, and the way that our brains remember, don't remember, or misremember certain events.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

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