The Affair season five airs Sundays on Showtime in the US and Tuesdays on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Episode three airs tonight (Sunday, September 8) in the US. Sadly, this year is the last ever series of the mystery drama starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming episode.

What will happen in The Affair season 5, episode 3?

The Affair, season five, episode three is titled Neavelyon.

In episode two, Sasha Mann (played by Claes Bang), who is starring in Noah Solloway’s (Dominic West) film, met Helen Butler (Maura Tierney) for the first time.

Sasha and Helen hit it off straight away and opened up to each other about their grief.

In the upcoming episode, Helen and Sasha will be drawn closer together.


The official synopsis for episode three teases: “Sasha proposes adjustments to Noah’s script. Sasha’s relationship with Helen blossoms and Noah takes notice.

“Bruce’s (John Doman) condition worsens. Joanie’s (Anna Paquin) business trip leads to violent encounters.”

Showtime has also released a teaser trailer for the upcoming episode.

The trailer begins with Noah being interviewed by a reporter about his new novel, film and the changes in his life.

An interviewer asks him: “You had an enormous fall from grace. Would you say that the redemption of Noah Solloway is complete?”


The trailer then cuts to Noah turning up at Helen’s house late at night demanding to see Sasha.

Joanie in the upcoming episode is in Montauk, visiting her father’s Cole (Joshua Jackson) house.

Viewers last saw Joanie forcing herself to throw up pills she had taken as part of an attempted overdose.

In the trailer for episode three, Joanie meets a man named Nat (Mercer Boffey) who works in a bar.

Judging by the clip, it looks like Joanie and Nat go home together but things take a violent turn as she hits him across the face and later being shoved against the wall by him.

The synopsis for the final series reads: “Season five will chronicle the aftermath of last season’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices – as they make the realisation that if they really want to change their futures, they must first face the past.

“Helen begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star who offers to give her everything she’s been missing.

“Noah meanwhile has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence. But just when things seem to have stabilised, 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 Bailey (Ruth Wilson) and Cole Lockhart’s (Joshua Jackson) 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.”


Who stars in The Affair season 5?

For the final season of The Affair, two time Golden Globe nominee Dominic West reprises his role as the anti-hero Noah Solloway.

Golden Globe-winning actress Maura Tierney returns as Noah’s ex-wife, Helen Butler, who in season five is finally moving on with her life.

Danish actor Claes Bang joined the cast of The Affair as Helen’s new love interest, Sasha Mann.

Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin stars as grown-up Joanie, the daughter of ex-cast members Cole Lockhart (Joshua Jackson) and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson).

Sanaa Lathan returns as Janelle Wilson, Noah’s girlfriend and Emily Browning return as Sierra, Helen’s neighbour and close friend.

The Affair season 5 airs Tuesdays on Sky Atlantic and Sundays on Showtime

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