With success comes a bevy of beautiful women for Noah Solloway (Dominic West). In a sneak peek of episode 8 of "The Affair," viewers see Noah struggling to resist temptations as his book, "Descent," becomes more and more popular.
As mentioned in Sunday's recap of episode 7, there are a few women who have Noah on their radar, including his publicist Eden (Brooke Lyons). Well, in the Nov. 22 episode a female fan flirts with the author at one of his book signings. After the young woman asks Noah to sign a copy of "Descent," she slips him her number and walks away.
Suddenly, up pops Noah's ex-wife Helen (Maura Tierney) who tells him to hand over the girl's digits. Noah's response: "What number?" Fans of the show already know Noah was still married to Helen when he had an affair with Alison (Ruth Wilson), his now pregnant fiancée. So will the successful author stay faithful to Alison?
In another clip of next week's episode, Noah and Helen are seen grabbing a drink at a bar when Noah spots a critic who slammed his book in a review. Noah gets up to confront the journalist, but Helen stops him and tells Noah that he needs to be "very careful" since he's a well-known public figure now.
Helen goes on to say that she thinks Noah is "drunk on the power" of his success and starting to act like her father, whom Noah calls "Bruce Butthole." The conversation gets a little weird when Helen tells her ex-husband, "You're not a..." and trails off. The word Helen starts to say begins with a "k" (or possibly a "c"). It sounds like Helen was about to tell Noah he's not a killer, but it's not clear. Viewers will have to wait until the episode airs to find out what Helen was trying to tell Noah and if she was referencing Scotty Lockhart’s (Colin Donnell) murder.
In a third and final teaser, Noah ends up confronting the critic who dissed his book. A drunk Noah tells the guy in an expletive-filled rant that he didn't appreciate the review and tries to punch the critic. The journalist ducks out of the way and Noah falls into the bar. Of course, the entire altercation is caught on cell phone cameras.
According to an official synopsis of the episode (via TV Guide), viewers will also get to see more Whitney (Julia Goldani Telles). The synopsis teases that Whitney's plans for the future leaves Helen "bewildered."
"The Affair" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime.