Affairs of the heart
Five lovers, five points of view and no morals – welcome back to The Affair.
After two seasons of layered lies and shifting points of view in drama The Affair (2014- current), adulterous author Noah Solloway (Dominic West) stood up in court and confessed to murdering Scott Lockhart (Colin Donnell) at the end of season 2 (in December 2015). But as the finale flashback revealed, the real culprits who committed the show’s central hit-and-run mystery murder were the two women in Noah’s life – his lover Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson) who shoved Scott into the road while he was trying to rape her, and Noah’s drunk ex-wife Helen (Maura Tierney) who was driving the car that struck and killed Scott.
Now as season 3 picks up three years later, fans will be seeing new events unfold through five sets of eyes. “We’re always asking ourselves, ‘What is love? Is love a product of time and place and circumstance? Or is love something true that can’t be undone?’ We tried to answer those now,” says show creator Sarah Treem.
NOAH severed ties with Alison and Helen while he was in prison, moves in with his sister Nina (Jennifer Esposito) and starts working as a creative writing professor. JULIETTE LE GALL (Irène Jacob) is a French professor specialising in Medieval love who’s tangled in an affair with Noah. But she’s got secrets. HELEN and Noah’s dreadful kids Whitney (Julia Goldani Telles), Martin (Jake Siciliano), Trevor (Jadon Sand) and Stacey (Leya Catlett) think that Noah is an evil killer but while Helen’s still dating Dr Vic Ullah (Omar Metwally), she’s obsessed with getting back together Noah. ALISON admitted to Noah in the season 2 finale that baby Joanie wasn’t his. Her ex-hubby Cole (Joshua Jackson) and his wife Luisa (Catalina Sandino Moreno) have custody of Joanie (Reagan and Savannah Grella) after Alison vanished for six months. COLE believes that Joanie has the right to know her mother, so he’ll be risking his happy marriage to arrange visits behind Luisa’s back, because Luisa thinks that Alison is a flaky and damaged lunatic.
Love and lust are taking centre stage in The Affair.