“The Affair” Season 1 Episode 8 will air on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Showtime. The show is back after its hiatus. After deciding to end their affair, Noah and Alison will once again cross paths in the latest episode. Before we get into the details, let’s do a quick recap of what happened in the last episode first.
In Episode 7 (air date: Nov. 23, 2014), the Soloways were leaving Montauk earlier than originally planned, after Noah (Dominic West) and Helen (Maura Tierney) met with their daughter’s therapist, who suggested that perhaps it would also do them good to seek a marriage counselor themselves. Whitney (Julia Goldani Telles) confessed during the session that she suspected her mom was having an affair, and she was also acting up because it was hard to meet her mother’s perfect standards.
Their son, Martin, didn’t want to leave Montauk without saying goodbye to the Lockharts. With the rest busy packing their stuff, Noah had no choice but to bring him to the Lockhart's ranch. He briefly met Alison (Ruth Wilson), but because her husband was there, they pretended that they did not know each other.
Later, Noah thought he would leave a letter on Alison’s bike basket. Oscar (Darren Goldstein) saw this and then blackmailed him for $10,000. He was going to tell Helen about Alison if Noah won’t pay up. He gave Noah a week, and then he would collect.
Back in Brooklyn, Noah borrowed the money to pay off Oscar from his best friend who made him promise that whatever happened, Helen should not know about the affair. But Noah couldn’t shake off Oscar’s threat; it caused him to have a panic attack and was rushed to the hospital. There, filled with guilt, he told his wife the truth. It was hard for Helen to process this, but they put up a front for the kids.
Meanwhile, Alison’s mother-in-law found out about Noah’s letter and warned Alison never to tell Cole (Joshua Jackson) about it. However, in an altercation between Oscar and the Lockhart brothers, the former blurted out that Alison has been sleeping with another man, which stunned Cole. Alison decided she should leave for awhile to sort this out.
She went to Brooklyn and stayed at a friend’s house. Later, as she was walking on the streets, she chanced upon Noah’s house and saw him with his family; they were hugging each other. Noah saw her too, and he immediately went for the window to close the curtains.
Cole followed Alison to Brooklyn, and they talked about their marriage and how Cole coped with the loss of their son. The two decided to head back home to Montauk, where another problem with the family has to be dealt with. But when they got back to their house, Cole proposed to his wife that they should start making a baby again.
Spoiler Alert: “The Affair” Season 1 Episode 8 will air on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Showtime.
It will be back to their routines at the Soloway household, as Noah and Helen try to put the affair behind them. Noah will buy his wife a present for sticking it out with him, but it looks like she will still be struggling with her husband’s indiscretion.
This episode, according to TV Guide, will skip four months after their respective partners found out about the affair, and one of the partners will be able to cope better than the other.
Meanwhile, Noah and Alison will have a chance encounter at Bruce’s party (Helen’s father), and Bruce will figure this out. He will surprisingly give Noah some advice on how to handle his situation.
This episode will also feature Detective Jeffries, who will apparently catch a break in his ongoing investigation.
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And that’s what you can expect from “The Affair” Season 1 Episode 8, which will air on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Showtime. Don't forget to check out the video clip below for the teaser to the upcoming episode.
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