||Family, Drama, Romance
||Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Jake Richard Siciliano, Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Julia Goldani Telles, Jadon Sand, John Doman, Leya Catlett
The Affair is an American drama television series, created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi that premiered October 12, 2014 on Showtime. The series focuses on Detective Jeffries' interrogation of Noah Solloway and Allison Lockwood during the investigation of the death of Scotty Lockwood. Noah Solloway and Allison Lockwood deny involvement in Scotty Lockwood's death and share memories with Detective Jeffries of the time they met and began an affair in the resort town of Montauk, Long Island. Each episode of the series represents the seperate interrogation of Noah Solloway and Allison Lockwood and the stories they share often have distinct and subtle differences. Noah, his wife Helen, and their four kids are in Montauk for the summer staying with Helen's seriously pretentious parents in their massive home. When they arrive, they stop at a diner for lunch and Noah has a chance encounter with Alison. She saves his youngest daughter from choking, and the two quickly become infatuated with each other. They're both married and initially don't do anything beyond a whole lot of flirting and kissing, but in Episode 4 they leave Montauk and head to Block Island together to officially begin their torrid affair (in a hotel room, of course). Alison and her husband, Cole, had a four-year-old son who died two years before she meets Noah. She visits his grave to read to him from Peter Pan, self-harms as a coping mechanism, and absolutely hates the fact that Cole has a tattoo commemorating their son because it's the first thing she sees every morning. He died from secondary drowning, hours after ingesting ocean water. Alison initially seems to solely blame herself for failing to bring him to the hospital even though he seemed fine — but she eventually begins to blame Cole as well, because she wasn't even on the beach when the incident occurred.