She Weaves a Pattern All Her Own: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 9

The story we were told last week was not entirely true. Not even in the ballpark of truth. And in a powerhouse hour of TV with more than a few twists and painful revelations, we learned what really happened to Alison the night she died. Last week belonged to Joshua Jackson, from beginning to end. This week …

Let These Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 8

The following content deals with sensitive subject matter. Everything, from the opening theme song of every single episode of this series to the events of the last 7 episodes themselves right down to tonight's episode description should have prepared us for this. I have only one thing to do and that's Be the wave that I am …

While She Was Somewhere Being Free: The Affair – Season 4 Episode 7

We finally know whether Helen and Sierra make a connection (they do) and the whys and wherefores behind Noah and Cole's (and Anton's) journey to find Alison. This was an episode that balanced intense female empowerment with the overprotective needs of the men in Alison's orbit to look out for her. It was also heartfelt …

Fiction of the Clay Feet and the Shining Armour — The Affair: Season 4 Episode 6

The back half of Season 4 brings home the realities that, for the women of The Affair, this is still very much a man's world. Last week saw sensitive turns and deep revelations for Cole and Vik that still ultimately hinged on sexual dalliances with beautiful women; this week finds Noah unable to hold the frayed …

California I’m Coming Home – The Affair: Season 4 Episode 1

Our coverage of Showtime’s The Affair begins with the Season 4 premiere! Tune in weekly for episode recaps and analysis.  I freely admit that the return of The Affair to Showtime for a fourth season left me with a bit of trepidation. Season 3 was much maligned for its unevenness, both thematically and structurally, and it ended …