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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Geez, Max is a total douche too?
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

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Geez, Max is a total douche too?
Even though I still love the show, it should be renamed 'The Affairs of the D-Bags.' Except Helen.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by coli
Great episode, as I am looking forward to the Finale. As much as a dick as Noah is, Allison not telling him she's going into business with her ex-husband while quitting school IS a dick move.
I can't believe they were paying a nanny $$$ so she could wander around the city "finding herself"!

After everything she went through I am surprised she feels comfortable leaving the baby when she doesn't need to.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

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I don't know why Scotty has the ability to tell Cole something that "can blow his life up." Wasn't Cole there? Can't he do math? It seems like Cole should have the same idea about the baby being his as Scotty does.

Noah is the one that should have no idea.
Seriously. Then a whole strung out addict being able to see that baby as Cole's is downright absurd.

But I still really enjoy the show and its approach even if most everyone is an asshole.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by Jadzia
I can't believe they were paying a nanny $$$ so she could wander around the city "finding herself"!

After everything she went through I am surprised she feels comfortable leaving the baby when she doesn't need to.
Remember what her ex said to Noah, paraphrase "It wasn't Gabriel's death that broke her heart, she never had one." Pretty powerful statement. I don't know if I would agree this has been fitting description of Alison's character from the get go. It feels like it's added later on as they got notice the show has been picked up for another season.
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Remember what her ex said to Noah, paraphrase "It wasn't Gabriel's death that broke her heart, she never had one." Pretty powerful statement. I don't know if I would agree this has been fitting description of Alison's character from the get go. It feels like it's added later on as they got notice the show has been picked up for another season.
I agree as she went from sympathetic (even early in this season) to now a cold hearted bitch who is out for herself by the end of the season.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

By the way for any Six Feet Under fans, the dude who plays Max was Sarge on that show, the guy who played paintball and got with David and Keith.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

So is Scott supposed to be a strung out junkie? I can't quite tell...
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

You know, while it was very possible to guess individual elements of this finale, I never guessed it would've all gone down exactly like that. It was very well done, and now I cannot stand having to wait until season 3. Damn it.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

A little convenient it went down with such precise timing and with the parties involved. That poor lawyer though.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by onebyone
You know, while it was very possible to guess individual elements of this finale, I never guessed it would've all gone down exactly like that. It was very well done, and now I cannot stand having to wait until season 3. Damn it.
I feel the same way, I wouldn't have guessed exactly how it played out, until of course right before it happened. Feel bad for Noah now but maybe he isn't the douche he had appeared to be
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A supposed really expensive lawyer would have explained to Noah just because putting Detective Peters on the stand implicating Alison doesn't mean all of the sudden prosecution would immediately starting investigating Alison. I guess I didn't see the choice of putting Peters on the stand as a choice between Helen or Alison. Casting a shadow of doubt is a pretty standard procedure that a two bit lawyer would have/should have explained to his/her client. Much less to blur out admission in the "You can't handle the truth" style.

So what? Noah's perspective is going to the Orange is the New Black in season 3?
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by lewisb73
I feel the same way, I wouldn't have guessed exactly how it played out, until of course right before it happened. Feel bad for Noah now but maybe he isn't the douche he had appeared to be
Totally. He tried to sacrifice himself for both of them, which redeemed him a lot in my eyes. (Did he really hose down the car at Max's?)

Overall tremendous 2nd season. Made the mistake of watching this first and then Homeland, which only made Homeland look even worse.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Wow, big mistake. I watched Homelad first, so this finale felt like a master piece.

It was a great finale. Writing was almost perfect.

Noah is a dick, but this is show is not a show with cartoon characters. You have an spectrum of emotions with each character.

Can't wait for season 3!
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

One more thing: Scotty could really sing! House of the Rising Sun was fantastic.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

The only thing I kept asking myself was "Why on Earth would Helen be attending the wedding of Cole, the ex husband of the woman who ran off with her husband?"

Then it all became clear. A contrivance, but a GREAT one! Really good season. And I dug Scotty's song too.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Unless I missed something, the logistics of the accident didn't make sense to me.

So Noah and Helen leave the Lobster Roll drive away long enough to change drivers, then hit Scotty, who couldn't have wandered nearly as far from the restaurant as where Noah and Helen were with their car at that point. Right?
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

But they were on the beach for a while. Scotty probdbly started walking around that time.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

didnt love the finale... feeling a little like "the killing" at this point.

Was hoping for a wrap and a new cast next season...
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

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But they were on the beach for a while. Scotty probdbly started walking around that time.
Yeah, but Alison got there and made it back seemingly right away. I mean, there's really just one road, so how could the be traveling on it, away from the restaurant and then come up on Scotty who would've been right near there without doubling back? Makes no sense.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

I really enjoyed the season but I don't know what to think of the Season Finale. I'll have to watch it again as I wasn't expecting all the main characters to be involved in the hit and run or push, hit and run.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

I can swallow the coincidence of the push/hit & run (mainly because I wasn't expecting it at all to go down like that) but what I didn't get is how distinctly different Noah and & Allison's memories were of how she told him the kid was not his. Those views were WAY off.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy
didnt love the finale... feeling a little like "the killing" at this point.

Was hoping for a wrap and a new cast next season...

New cast?


I am not sure this is True Detective/Fargo material here.
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

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I can swallow the coincidence of the push/hit & run (mainly because I wasn't expecting it at all to go down like that) but what I didn't get is how distinctly different Noah and & Allison's memories were of how she told him the kid was not his. Those views were WAY off.
I noticed that, but people will delude themselves especially in crisis
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Re: The Affair (Showtime) -- Season 2 Thread -- Premieres 10/4/15

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I can swallow the coincidence of the push/hit & run (mainly because I wasn't expecting it at all to go down like that) but what I didn't get is how distinctly different Noah and & Allison's memories were of how she told him the kid was not his. Those views were WAY off.
Something I noticed throughout the series is how Alison seems to come off worse in her own perspective compared to how others see her. I think she has a low self-esteem so she always recalls her self as dowdier or less capable than she really is.

I think this situation goes along with that. Noah recalls her as coming clean and having a mature conversation with him about it (even though he was understandably angry and upset.) She recalls it as her feeling paralyzed and blurting it out with no eloquence (or even consequence from the way he just wandered off).

I think that Noah's perspective in this situation was probably more accurate.

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