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Critic reviews for 5
I guess, based on this episode, we could call The Affair a romance. But like, the grossest romance possible. A romance between this weird orbit of people who have no business together.
Helen's blunt assessment of her now ex-husband - provided for Alison's benefit - is full of barbs, but this is the line that lingers with me: "And then you become the enemy, just because you know who he is."
The rich dialogue is still the best reason to check the show out every week, and this episode was no exception to that rule.
The scene of Alison stopping in the mirror on her way out of the cabin to look intently at herself, trying to determine what other people see when they look at her, is brilliant.
But just as we've already established that Noah's relationship with Helen will always be complicated, so will Alison's relationship with Cole.
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