The Affair - Season 2, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Alison weathers a momentous journey alone; Helen receives unexpected attention from a sexy but exasperating source; Noah faces a terrible reckoning; Cole is pushed to the edge by an array of challenges.


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The Affair always features fantastic acting (Joshua Jackson and Dominic West are especially impressive this week), and it's almost a sigh of relief to get an uncomplicated look at the lives of these characters.

November 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I'm not going to lie. I have no idea what we watched. Sometimes, things jump out seem to slap me across the face. Other times, I feel like I'm just along for the ride. This was one of the rides.

November 30, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I applaud the show for playing with the format and changing up the story structure. It made for a more manic episode than usual, but I like that the writers and producers aren't afraid to try things.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The Affair has never been known to shy away from a big, obvious metaphor, and this week it totally embraced one, with the fervor of Noah Solloway after his fifth or sixth drink.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

This episode asks a lot of questions, and answers none. It's an intriguing concept, but doesn't quite have the emotional weight to carry all the unanswered questions it leaves behind, making this not quite work as a single episode as well as it should.

November 30, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

I think this is the first episode we've seen where we're in no character's perspective!

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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