MESSY STATE OF AFFAIRS
IT’S the beginning of the end for lovers of TheAffair, the epic drama about flawed adults and their broken children, paying the price for their parents’ dysfunction. The main story picks up 10 years on from season 4, when Ruth Wilson’s character Alison seemingly took her life by throwing herself into the sea. In truth, she was murdered and now, her still-grieving daughter Joanie ( Flack star Anna Paquin) has returned to Montauk, seeking answers. Meanwhile, Maura Tierney’s Helen seems to have grown a spine and stops taking the crap she has accepted from her husband, Noah (Dominic West, pictured with Tierney) and their needy children: from Whitney, who is set to wed, to Trevor, reeling after being outed by his dad. Then there’s Sierra (Emily Browning) who had a baby with Helen’s boyfriend, Vik. He fathered the child with their neighbour after Helen refused his dying wish to have more children. This was before Helen and Sierra slept together – messed up, huh? Despite his betrayal of her in his original affair with Alison, Noah continues to plead for reconciliation, hoping his professional success in publishing a new book will somehow show he’s a stable individual. Instead, the book is turned into a movie and the man set to play him makes a play for Helen. With just 11 episodes in this final season, there’s plenty of trauma and tears to come, but that’s what has us all hooked, right?