Season 3 of Showtime’s The Affair has been the dramatic mind-bender at its finest. What started off as a show that simply looked at two couples involved in an affair, quickly turned into a series that delved into the deep and sometimes subconscious motivations behind people’s actions.
This season gave fans many firsts for the multi-story-line series. Paranoia, depression, guilt, and love were all examined and tested in the three year time-hop from Season 2. We even like Oscar Hodges now. Who saw that coming?
With the Season 3 finale airing this Sunday, we’re taking a look back at the high moments and low points of each character from The Affair.
High Point: Considering the heavy dose of painkillers he was on and his lack of sleep, we’re amazed that Noah could finally separate what was real and what was fake in his memories. These realizations finally gave viewers the background information needed to make sense of Noah’s actions, which also allowed us to continue loving Brendan Fraser and not having to see him as a violent guard.
Low Point: Noah consistently wins the award for most low points in The Affair and Season 3 was no different. Let’s go with his complete disinterest in his children.
High Point: Coming clean about her role in Scotty Lockhart’s death. That, and being livid that her daughter was dating someone named ‘Fur Cat.’
Low Point: Sleeping with Max. No, sleeping with Noah. Nope, definitely Max.
High Point: Counselling another grieving mother.
Low Point: We’re a bit torn on this one. While we weren’t happy to see Alison sleeping with Cole, we can understand her drive to please the man who holds the key to getting her child back. We’re also excited that Alison has found her calling as a grief counselor, but not understanding how the distance of the job could affect Joanie is definitely a big cause for concern.
High Point: Helping Alison integrate back into Joanie’s life.
Low Point: Forever losing his ‘hero’ status by sleeping with Alison.
High Point: Being an awesome step-mom to Joanie.
Low Point: Returning Alison’s cake after Joanie’s birthday party. There’s no such thing as too much cake, even if your husband’s ex-wife is the one who baked it.
High Point: Finally leaving Helen after being treated poorly for years. Is it just us, or should Vic and Luisa get together for a drink?
Low Point: Getting along with Helen’s parents, Bruce and Margaret. Okay, okay, we know you should try to get along with your future in-laws, but those two are just the worst.
High Point: Oscar seems to be the only person in all of Montauk who connected Alison’s breakdown with Joanie being the same age Gabriel was when he died. Nice work, Oscar.
Low Point: He really needs to clean up his language when talking about his wife.
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High Point: Being in the right place at the right time to rescue Noah, who had just stabbed himself.
Low Point: Agreeing to loan Noah her car. She loved that little red car!
High Point: Listening to Noah’s story about his mother’s death and agreeing to go back to school showed maturity we’ve yet to see from Martin.
Low Point: Screaming at Vic that he’s not Martin’s father. While this is technically true, Vic has filled the father role with little to no thanks from Helen.
High Point: Although Whitney doesn’t know the real reason Helen continues to help Noah, encouraging her mother to take care of herself shows Whitney becoming an adult herself.
Low Point: Dating a man who goes by the name ‘Fur Cat.’ You’re better than Fur Cat, Whitney.
Watch the season 3 finale of The Affair, airing this Sunday at 10 pm ET on CraveTV.