The Affair: Season 2 (Episode 6)

Part 1: Helen

We finally learn exactly what’s wrong w/ Martin!  He has Crohn’s Disease (related to Noah’s side, as his mother died of M.S. when he was in late teens).  It wasn’t a psychological thing, as Margaret kept insisting.

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Helen and Noah decide to be… grown-ups (YAY) re: their divorce.

We have to do better.  I have to do better.  And I will.  You’re an excellent father.  -Helen says to Noah after Martin’s surgery (on perforated bowel)

Helen tells her mom that she’s decided to split custody w/ Noah.  Margaret is shocked and appalled (of course)!

Kathleen Chalfant as Margaret and Maura Tierney as Helen in The Affair (season 2, episode 6). - Photo: David M. Russell/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: TheAffair_206_9643
Kathleen Chalfant as Margaret and Maura Tierney as Helen in The Affair (season 2, episode 6). – Photo: David M. Russell/SHOWTIME

You wanted my marriage to fail… because yours was a sham, and you were jealous.  I loved him… so much… but you convinced me that it wasn’t enough! Helen declares to her mother before kicking her out

Margaret reveals that Bruce is divorcing her (finally).  She looks tired and defeated- she’s STILL a witch though (LOL).

Flash forward: John tells Helen that something was found during discovery on Scotty.  A witness wants $100,000- Helen says quickly that she will pay.  Wow, Helen is Noah’s ride or die chick!  John asks his secretary to call Oscar (the blackmailer, again).

Part 2: Noah

The fam is prepping for Martin’s return home from the hospital (awww, LOVED it).  Whitney even got a gluten-free, sugar-free cake. Noah looks so happy!

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All the Solloway kids are happy… for now!

When Whitney learns of her dad’s new apt (in Crown Heights), she refuses to go next weekend.  Helen quickly offers him the brownstone, since she’s going to visit Marion (an old gal pal?) on Shelter Island anyway.  Noah is pleasantly surprised.

I like it here.  I’m learning a lot.  -Alison explains to Noah (who wants to whisk her away ASAP)

Alison, who has cleared her head some; she has also been celibate for the past 6 weeks (after night w/ Cole).  Noah is upset when he learns that she’s read parts of his book, but tries to explain (saying she misunderstood).

I blew up my life for you! Noah shouts at Alison

We’re not living in your book!  You can’t control me!  -Alison replies

After the reiki session w/ Alison’s mom, Noah does indeed embrace his dark side in a scene that MANY viewers (on Twitter during the first airing) found troubling.  Alison drops a bombshell- she’s pregnant. But who’s the father, Cole or Noah?  He changes the ending of his book (as Harry the editor wanted)- Alison dies. 

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