The Affair

The Affair

At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, THE AFFAIR explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, 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 a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.
At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, THE AFFAIR explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, 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 a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds when Alison and Noah meet in Montauk at the end of Long Island.

Season 1 (15 episodes)

  • 1. Episode 1

    Original air date: 10/12/2014 Runtime: 59:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2014 Runtime: 59:12 min. Welcome to “The end of the world.” Noah Solloway has escaped the city with his family to his in-laws’ estate in eastern Long Island. He’s joined by his loving wife Helen and their four precocious children. At the same time, local Montauk waitress Alison struggles with her husband, Cole Lockhart, to move past a recent tragedy. In a chance encounter, Noah and Alison meet and connect. But in this bucolic beach town, it’s impossible to avoid someone you yearn to see again.

  • 2. Episode 2

    Original air date: 10/19/2014 Runtime: 52:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/19/2014 Runtime: 52:12 min. As the Butler estate readies for the annual summer party, Noah can't escape the allure of the mysterious Alison. She, meanwhile, bends under the emotional debt owed to her mother-in-law. As external aspects of their lives weave together, the two are forced to consider an inevitability.

  • 3. Episode 3

    Original air date: 10/26/2014 Runtime: 53:00 min.

    Original air date: 10/26/2014 Runtime: 53:00 min. With his novel gaining traction, Noah turns to Alison to help him research the local culture. But their innocent tour of Montauk proves more dangerous than expected. Meanwhile, Cole takes a stand on behalf of his community, and Helen deals with business back in Brooklyn.

  • 4. Episode 4

    Original air date: 11/02/2014 Runtime: 55:36 min.

    Original air date: 11/02/2014 Runtime: 55:36 min. In order to spend time together apart from their families, Noah and Alison take a day trip to remote Block Island. But as the two grow closer, they quickly learn that intimacy can be a double-edged sword.

  • 5. Episode 5

    Original air date: 11/09/2014 Runtime: 56:29 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2014 Runtime: 56:29 min. As passions flare behind closed doors, Alison and Noah are forced to confront new obstacles at home. Alison gets a surprise visit from her estranged mother, Athena, while Noah struggles with the behavior of his daughter, Whitney.

  • 6. Episode 6

    Original air date: 11/16/2014 Runtime: 51:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2014 Runtime: 51:52 min. After Noah spends a night out with his best friend, Max, he discovers there’s more to Alison than he's been led to believe. At home, his wife Helen hopes to make the most of the family's time in Montauk. Meanwhile, Alison and her husband Cole work to keep the Lockharts from danger.

  • 7. Episode 7

    Original air date: 11/23/2014 Runtime: 58:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/23/2014 Runtime: 58:52 min. With the summer coming to an end, the Solloways are returning to Brooklyn. For Noah, it is a welcome relief following the recent revelation about Alison. When the Lockhart side business hits too close to home, Cole is forced to confront Alison. Meanwhile, Helen and Noah must grapple with the results of an unexpected emergency.

  • 8. Episode 8

    Original air date: 12/07/2014 Runtime: 56:26 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/2014 Runtime: 56:26 min. Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father, Bruce. A chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.

  • 9. Episode 9

    Original air date: 12/14/2014 Runtime: 60:03 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2014 Runtime: 60:03 min. A revelation about their daughter Whitney makes Noah and Helen realize their troubled marriage is directly affecting their children. Bending under remorse, Alison spirals towards a reckoning.

  • 10. Episode 10

    Original air date: 12/21/2014 Runtime: 56:12 min.

    Original air date: 12/21/2014 Runtime: 56:12 min. The disappearance of Whitney spurs Helen to scrutinize Noah and his relationship with Alison and her family. Cole searches for answers at Lockhart Ranch. Meanwhile, Detective Jeffries makes significant progress on his case.

  • 11. Character Profile: Alison

    Original air date: 08/13/2014 Runtime: 2:15 min.

    Original air date: 08/13/2014 Runtime: 2:15 min. An in-depth profile of Alison, played by Ruth Wilson. Featuring interviews with Wilson, co-stars Dominic West, Maura Tierney and 'The Affair' creator and Executive Producer Sarah Treem.

  • 12. Character Profile: Noah

    Original air date: 09/28/2014 Runtime: 2:10 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2014 Runtime: 2:10 min. An in-depth profile of Noah, played by Dominic West. Featuring interviews with West, co-stars Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and 'The Affair' creator and Executive Producer, Sarah Treem.

  • 13. Character Profile: Cole

    Original air date: 09/28/2014 Runtime: 2:05 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2014 Runtime: 2:05 min. An in-depth profile of Cole, played by Joshua Jackson. Featuring interviews with Jackson and co-stars Ruth Wilson, Dominic West and 'The Affair' creator and Executive Producer, Sarah Treem.

  • 14. Character Profile: Helen

    Original air date: 09/20/2014 Runtime: 2:00 min.

    Original air date: 09/20/2014 Runtime: 2:00 min. An in-depth profile of Helen, played by Maura Tierney. Featuring interviews with Tierney, co-star Dominic West and 'The Affair' creator and Executive Producer, Sarah Treem.

  • 15. Behind The Scenes - Montauk

    Original air date: 09/20/2014 Runtime: 2:55 min.

    Original air date: 09/20/2014 Runtime: 2:55 min. The historic town of Montauk plays a pivotal role in 'The Affair,' the provocative series starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.