The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.
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Season 1Hulu | Showtime | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Oct 13, 2014
Episode 1 Oct 13, 2014 Noah escapes the city with his family to a Long Island estate. Alison and her husband struggle to move past a tragedy. Noah and Alison meet in a chance encounter.
S01 E03Oct 27, 2014
Episode 3 Oct 27, 2014 Noah turns to Alison to help him research the local culture for his novel.
S01 E04Nov 3, 2014
Episode 4 Nov 3, 2014 Noah and Alison grow closer on a day trip to remote Block Island.
S01 E05Nov 10, 2014
Episode 5 Nov 10, 2014 Alison and Noah are forced to confront new obstacles at home.
S01 E06Nov 17, 2014
Episode 6 Nov 17, 2014 Noah discovers there's more to Alison than he's been led to believe.
Season 2Showtime | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 5, 2015
Episode 1 Oct 5, 2015 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.
S02 E02Oct 12, 2015
Episode 2 Oct 12, 2015 Alison's summer with Noah is interrupted by an unwelcome guest. Meanwhile, Cole's self-destructive lifestyle causes everyone to become concerned.
S02 E03Oct 19, 2015
Episode 3 Oct 19, 2015 Noah's undying love for Alison leads to serious consequences. Meanwhile, Alison discovers a surprising truth about how to sustain a marriage.
S02 E04Oct 26, 2015
Episode 4 Oct 26, 2015 Helen makes an innocent mistake that leads to outrageous consequences. Meanwhile, a court order leads to a dire setback for Noah and Alison.
S02 E05Nov 2, 2015
Episode 5 Nov 2, 2015 Alison is thrown by a shift in behavior from her hosts, and furious with Noah after a chance discovery. Meanwhile, Cole rejects Scotty's plan to make money - but not before Scotty catches him in a situation best kept secret.
S02 E06Nov 9, 2015
Episode 6 Nov 9, 2015 A medical emergency casts Helen and Noah's litigation process in a new light, causing Helen to make a long overdue decision. The dynamic of Noah and Alison's relationship shifts as troublesome discoveries are made.
Season 3Showtime | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Nov 21, 2016
Episode 1 Nov 21, 2016 Haunted by recent hardship, Noah struggles to navigate the challenges of his old life while attempting to adapt to a new one. A new love interest isn't enough to overcome a sense of dread. Someone is watching him. Season premiere.
S03 E02Nov 28, 2016
Episode 2 Nov 28, 2016 One year earlier: after a stern request from Noah leaves Helen devastated, various pressures cause Helen and Vik to reexamine their relationship. Alison returns to Montauk after a crisis only to have her worst fears realized.
S03 E03Dec 5, 2016
Episode 3 Dec 5, 2016 Running from secrets she left behind in Paris, Juliette finds Noah an alluring prospect. But a terrifying event shatters all hope of an easy affair. Meanwhile, Noah must fight like never before to make sense of what just occurred.
S03 E04Dec 12, 2016
Episode 4 Dec 12, 2016 Cole is put in an increasingly impossible situation by Alison's return to his life. Alison must contend with Luisa while attempting to reconnect with her daughter. Simultaneously, a dangerous passion threatens to wreck everything.
S03 E05Dec 19, 2016
Episode 5 Dec 19, 2016 Alison is motivated to spend a memorable day with Noah on Block Island for an unusual reason. Noah is left wistful by their profound connection, until the problems from which he was escaping return with a shocking force.
S03 E06Jan 2, 2017
Episode 6 Jan 2, 2017 An unexplained absence sends Helen on a journey of increasingly troublesome discoveries. Compelled to return to a place he's spent his life trying to escape, Noah attempts to repair his relationship with Martin.
Season 4Hulu | Showtime | Showtime
S04 E01Jun 18, 2018
Episode 1 Jun 18, 2018 Noah struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to Los Angeles to be closer to his kids. He attempts to reach a gifted but troubled student while under the stern eye of the school's principal. Helen finally discovers the source of her anxiety, only to be blindsided by a new catastrophe. Season premiere.
S04 E02Jun 25, 2018
Episode 2 Jun 25, 2018 Cole tries to keep Alison’s behavior from ruining an important deal while Luisa’s legal status threatens their future. An encounter with a local surfer leads Cole to question if he’s the same person he used to be. Alison is saved by a handsome stranger.
S04 E03Jul 2, 2018
Episode 3 Jul 2, 2018 Noah’s attempt to teach his students a lesson in civil duty spirals out of control. Helen can’t handle Vik’s decision and goes behind his back, only to find resistance everywhere she turns.
S04 E04Jul 9, 2018
Episode 4 Jul 9, 2018 Alison and Ben dig into her past and begin confronting her fears. Cole’s relationship with Alison is jeopardizing his marriage to Luisa.
S04 E05Jul 16, 2018
Episode 5 Jul 16, 2018 Vik decides it’s time he started living for himself. But is he ready to face the consequences? Cole meets Nan, an old friend of his father’s, who sends him on a journey to exorcise the ghosts of his past.
S04 E06Jul 23, 2018
Episode 6 Jul 23, 2018 Noah supports Anton in a decision about his future which puts Janelle in a complicated spot with her ex-husband. Alison makes a surprising discovery about her father, and another about Ben that eventually leads her back to Noah.