Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson) are back for Season 2 of Showtime's "The Affair," premiering Sunday night. As previously reported, the new season will continue to unravel the mystery of Scott Lockhart's (Colin Donnell) murder and will also include different narratives besides Noah's and Alison's.
Before Season 2 kicks off, let's recap all the craziness that went down in the Season 1 finale between the Solloway and Lockhart families.
The finale starts with Noah sleeping around with a bunch of women since he and Helen Solloway (Maura Tierney) decided to separate. One encounter, however, lands Noah in hot water: He's caught sleeping with a fellow teacher in her classroom. As punishment, Noah is sent to the "rubber room," a place where disobedient teachers go while the Department of Education decides if they should be fired or reinstated.
When Noah learns he's going to be spending a lot of time in the "rubber room," he decides to finish writing his book. When he meets with his publisher, Harry (Stephen Kunken), Noah is told the book is "extraordinary," and Harry offers to pay Noah half a million dollars to publish it.
At another point in the episode, Noah meets with Detective Jeffries (Victor Williams) about Scott's death. Noah is annoyed Jeffries is questioning him about his car. (It was revealed in a previous episode that someone ran Scott down with his/her car). As Noah is leaving the police station, he runs into the mechanic who had to fix his flat tire when Noah was on his way to secretly meet up with Alison.
Noah eventually pulls the mechanic to the side and asks him to lie to Jeffries. Noah, however, is unaware the mechanic is recording their conversation for the detective. Viewers also learn that Jeffries was able to get his hands on a video of Noah threatening Scott because he got his underage daughter Whitney (Julia Goldani Telles) pregnant.
Noah's narrative ends with him and his wife going over to Cherry Lockhart's (Mare Winningham) house to get Whitney, who had run away from home to warn the Lockhart family that her parents were going to press charges against Scott for statutory rape.
Things quickly escalate at the home when Noah gets into a fight with Scott and starts choking him outside on the Lockhart's front yard. Cole Lockhart (Joshua Jackson) breaks up the fight by firing his gun into the air.
Now, on to Alison's narrative. Alison's version of things at the Lockhart home is completely different than Noah's. First, we learn that Alison abandoned her family by sneaking off to a resort to get her head together. Once she returns home, she gets into an argument with Cole over their marriage, but they don’t really get to hash things out because they have to rush over to Cherry's house to see why Whitney is there.
In Alison's narrative, her husband is superaggressive and very angry with Noah for ruining their marriage. Cole pulls a gun out and threatens to shoot Noah, before he turns the gun on Alison and then on himself. Alison is able to talk Cole out of killing himself, and Noah and his family hightail it out of the Lockhart's home. Alison, however, remembers that Noah gave her a quick hug before he ran after his wife and daughter. Her narrative never mentions Noah’s fight with Scott.
In the present, Noah and Alison are living in a swanky apartment and have a baby daughter. The Season 1 finale ends with Jeffries arresting Noah for the murder of Scott.
Check out a preview of Season 2 of “The Affair” below, and don’t forget to tune in at 10 p.m. EDT on Showtime.