The Affair Season 5 Official Trailer: Can Noah Get a Grip and Find Redemption?

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The Affair is finally drawing to a close.

The Affair Season 5 will chronicle the aftermath of last season’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices.

They'll make the realization that if they really want to change their futures, they must first face the past.

Noah S5

Helen (Maura Tierney) begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star (guest star Claes Bang), who offers to give her everything she’s been missing.

Noah (Dominic West) meanwhile has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence.

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That's right, as we imagined all along, it appears Noah deeply regrets leaving Helen and their life behind.

He scratched an itch with Alison that tore apart his family and set him on a new trajectory.

The Affair also brought into the world Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Alison's daughter, Joanie, who was a product of their long-lasting connection that couldn't be extinguished by Alison's dalliance with Noah.

Helen S5

Just when things seem to have stabilized between Helen and Noah, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets in a motion a sequence of events that brings them both to their knees. 

Anna Paquin stars as Alison and Cole’s now adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother, bringing the whole story full circle. 

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Keep in mind that despite what seems to be a heavy arc featuring the adult Joanie, her father Cole will not be in the picture as Jackson will not be a part of the final season. Bummer, right?

It's always been Noah's story at heart, and therefore Helen's as well. While Alison left the picture during The Affair Season 4, her presence will be felt as Joanie sorts through her troubled life.

Joanie S5

In addition to West, Tierney and Paquin, season five series regulars include Julia Goldani Telles and Jadon Sand as Noah and Helen’s children, Whitney and Trevor Solloway; and Lathan, as Janelle, Noah’s girlfriend and the principal at the school where he teaches.

New guest stars in season five include Jennifer Jason Leigh (Patrick Melrose), Claes Bang (The Square) and Lyriq Bent (She’s Gotta Have It), with Russell Hornsby (Fences) returning.

Emily Browning, Omar Metwally, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Max Fowler, Michael Braun, Abigail Dylan Harrison and Jake Siciliano will also guest star.

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So, how excited are you for The Affair Season 5 to begin on Sunday, August 25? Inquiring minds want to know!

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The Affair Quotes

Noah: I, I was a happy man back then. Proud of my family. My first book had just come out. Everything I dreamed I'd achieve as a young man, I'd done it.
Det; Jeffries: But.
Noah: That's just it. There is no but. When I look back, I can't tell you why it happened.

Noah: When's she going to college?
Helen: Twelve years.