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Season 2 begins with Noah and Helen attempting to conduct amicable divorce proceedings, but complications bring about inescapable conflict. Meanwhile, surprising developments in Helen's life lead to unexpected emotions.

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The Affair seems to have given up on its more gimmicky leanings-sure, it still has that differing viewpoints thing, but now it's in service of shading in character dimensions instead of confusing the plot.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

After the first season's packed finale, Sunday's episode settles down, takes a breath, and slowwwwws down. That's absolutely an auspicious and necessary development.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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This season, not only is it clear that an objective truth will never present itself, but that the show is a much more complicated beast.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The first episode is a bit of a slow burn with a WTF moment at the end, yet it teases a season that will likely bring all the players to the forefront--and maybe even those you least expect.

Sep 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Showtime's highly acclaimed The Affair thunders its way to a stellar opening with the season 2 premiere.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Finally, a new perspective on the story has been introduced into the mix.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps this is why the second season premiere works so well. Even when the differences are major, they all make sense emotionally.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tthe addition of [more] POVs already makes the story line that much richer.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Oh, The Affair, how I have missed you.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

For all of its faults, The Affair is abundantly, compulsively watchable, and that quality thankfully continues in the season two premiere.

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