Joanie's Business Trip - The Affair
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Noah

Noah is interviewed for a Vanity Fair article, and Joel steps in to talk to the interviewer. We learn that he and Janelle have split up. 

Noah goes to visit Janelle and she says she is back together with Carl and that she wants him to be nice about her in the public. 

Noah goes to the set and finds Helen and is immediately mad that she appears to be taking his place. 

It doesn't help matters when it emerges that she was in Sasha's trailer. Noah rushes on to a closed set to confront him, but a lady complains. 

Noah is later banished from the set and Sasha moves on with the rewrites all by himself. 

Noah then tries to get Helen to move away with him. 

Helen

Helen is living her best life in Los Angeles ... until her mom opens up about her father's condition. She wants Helen and the kids to return to Montauk. 

That's not somethng Helen wants to commit to, and she flips out when Margaret tries to get the kids to think about it. 

Helen then gets closer to Sasha and agrees to help him with his house. 

Joanie

The new job in Montauk gets off to a bad start. She tries to learn more about her family, but finds herself getting close to a man at the bar, before getting into bed with him. 

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The Affair
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3

The Affair Season 5 Episode 3 Quotes

Reporter: The early reviews are really good.
Noah: So I hear, I try not to pay attention to those things.
Reporter: I have to admit, I wasn't such a fan of Descent, although clearly the book didn't suffer from lack of fans, but the autobiography of Jack Hunter really moved me. It's a much more vulnerable, mature piece of writing.
Noah: Thanks. I mean, I wrote it in prison, partly, I wish it all was gratifying, but I...
Reporter: You were in prison for killing your brother in law, right?
Noah: Uhh, my ex-wife's brother in law, yeah, but there's plenty of stuff out there about it. I really don't want to make this...
Reporter: No, no, no. It's just that years ago, you were a public school teacher living in Brooklyn. Then, one summer, you wrote a novel that was an overnight sensation, you left your wife and family, you married your mistress, you became suddenly famous. I don't know, let's say you drank a little bit of your own kool-aid? You became increasingly arrogant, self-absorbed, reckless, until one fateful night on the dark roads of Montauk, you hit someone, you fled the scene. I'm going somewhere with this.
Noah: I hope so.
Reporter: A fall from grace. You went to prison, you served time, you lost everything. Now, you're out, you've gone back to teaching underprivileged kids, you have moved to be closer to your family, you seem to be living a quiet life now, you've come full circle, so would you say that the redemption of Noah Solloway is complete?

You can't see yourself, Noah, and that's why you never get what you want.

Sasha