The Affair: Season 5 (2019)


Season 5
The Affair

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As addicting and outlandish as ever, season five proves the perfect farewell for The Affair.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 108

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 25, 2019

Noah gets acquainted with his star, Sasha Mann; Helen mourns a tragic event; Sierra welcomes a new arrival; Joanie struggles with an upcoming birthday.

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Air date: Sep 1, 2019

Janelle turns to Carl for support; production for the movie commences; Sasha takes an interest in Helen.

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Air date: Sep 8, 2019

Sasha proposes adjustments to Noah's script; Sasha's relationship with Helen blossoms; Bruce's condition worsens; Joanie's business trip leads to violent encounters.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2019

Noah attempts to sabotage Helen and Sasha's relationship; Whitney and Colin face the hardships of their relationship; Joanie visits the graveyard.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2019

Sierra struggles to balance motherhood with her burgeoning acting career; Sierra's mother visits uninvited; Helen works her first design gig and begins to focus on herself.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2019

Joanie and EJ begin to explore her family history in Montauk, N.Y. to try to discover the cause of her mother's death.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2019

Noah and Whitney travel to Montauk, N.Y. to begin planning the wedding; Noah gets a concerning call; armed with new information about her mother's death, Joanie confronts a stranger.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2019

Allegations against Noah surface and he seeks guidance on how to handle the situation; Helen celebrates a birthday and protects Sierra during an extremely trying time.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2019

Controversy swirls around Noah; Helen and Whitney must decide where their allegiances lie.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2019

Helen and Noah confront old wounds as they are forced to evacuate the city as wildfires threaten Los Angeles.

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Cast & Crew

Dominic West
Noah

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Ruth Wilson
Alison

Actor
Maura Tierney
Helen

Actor
Joshua Jackson
Cole

Actor
Catalina Sandino Moreno
Luisa León

Actor
Omar Metwally
Dr. Vic Ullah

Actor
Jadon Sand
Trevor Solloway

Actor
Sanaa Lathan
Jenelle

Actor
Hagai Levi
Executive Producer
Sarah Treem
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Reiner
Executive Producer
Anya Epstein
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Affair: Season 5

Audience Reviews for The Affair: Season 5

  • Sep 15, 2021
    I thought this was a nice ending to the show. The beginning starts off a little silly but the last two to three episodes are just gold, and get back to the heart of the show – what it means to be a flawed being who loves another flawed being in a flawed world. There is a not black-and-white "#MeToo" subplot that lends itself very well to the Rashomon style of the show – that there are conflicting truths. The climate crisis and LA fires are a constant backdrop and the most realistic depiction I've seen of this new reality for many Californians. In all, it's bleak, it's realistic, it's hopeful, it feels real.
  • Mar 25, 2021
    Season 5 was ridiculous. Seriously should have stopped after season 3.
  • Feb 13, 2021
    Worst season of this series. Off topic, off brand. Terrible! Not sexy... booooo. Loved it until I got to this season. Stop at season 4.
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Ive been binge watching as I thought this was one of the best series I've seen in a Belem. However, season 5 is a huge disappointment. It's getting too far fetched and depressing for me going Into the future. Seems the writers were desperate for a story line. I don't even kNow if I can watch the rest.
  • Oct 17, 2020
    Awful awful show. SOOOOOOO BORING!!! One long awful slog. Don't waste your time. You keep thinking it will get better. It doesn't. By the end of it, even the 12-year-old was drinking. Don't waste your time on this drivel. I am embarrassed for the writers, everyone involved. Poor Maura Tierney (Helen), having to even be associated with it.
  • Aug 18, 2020
    After watching 5 seasons, I am glad I invested the time into this gripping story-line that had many surprises. I did not like all the characters they introduced. Sometimes I felt it moved in a direction that was not best but overall I enjoyed 90% of the acting and characters. Season 5 had the most surprises and also a few episodes that I disliked the most. It did do a great job of wrapping up the stories of the most important characters.
  • Aug 08, 2020
    Claes Bang made the season!
  • Jun 29, 2020
    I am happy because of happy ending of this unfortunate story of all the characters. Noah is still all alone. Seen him on grave of Helen but everyone left Allison alone. Used to see her at Gabriel's Grave narrating stories the same way Noah did at Helen's grave but it's so disheartening to see no one visited her graveyard in the end like everyone has forgotten her. Not even Joanie, Noah or anyone visited her graveyard. Now everyone might ask that Allison was not buried instead she was burnt liked Hindu tradition by her mother but Cole took the ashes and bones of her and ran away to Gabriel's grave. I loved Cole in the entire story. Such a gentleman, calm and carried all the pain till his death. I wish Allison could have reunited with Cole in the end instead of her sudden demise. Anyways this story is best example of cheating and ruining families of both sides till forever.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    I followed the show from the first episode, until yesterday that I saw the last one. Undoubtedly, they leave us with a smile, achieving an unthinkable effect on the audience. From uncontrolled passion, to unbridled anger, through hatred, redemption, sadness, all emotions together over 5 seasons. In our hearts the four main characters. And the incredible performance of Maura Tierney
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Great acting as usual, the humanity aspect was brilliantly portrayed. Overall, Loved it.

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