The Affair - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Alison's summer with Noah is interrupted by an unwelcome guest. Meanwhile, Cole's self-destructive lifestyle causes everyone to become concerned.


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Episode 2, turns out, is a surprise on a number of levels.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This show, miraculously, is pulling itself away from the more murdery, subjective elements-though obviously, they still exist-and becoming this whole Upstairs/Downstairs dance that I really, really love to watch.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Having the added benefit of Helen's and Cole's viewpoints adds greatly to the story, and throws a serious wrench into Noah's guilt. There is so much more to this story, and we've only just begun to peel away the layers.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Showrunner Sarah Treem places his memories side-by-side against Alison's, which brings up a lot of interesting questions about what we've seen of him thus far.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It quickly becomes clear that episodes one and two are four perspectives of the very same day, which is sort of fun.

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

One thing The Affair has been good at since the beginning is not being afraid to expand what is possible within the tight confines of structure the show has established for itself.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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