The Affair 2.5 to be by far the most considerate, decent, humane character in the story.
He\'s nothing but loving and supportive of Alison when he finds her asleep in his bed at the end of the segment. He\'s more than willing to talk to her, hug her, sleep with her - figuratively and literally - despite her walking out on him. This makes sense - after all, the segment is from his perspective - even though Helen in her perspective last week was in some ways worse than she has appeared in Noah\'s narrative.
Alison, as a matter of fact, didn\'t come across in her segment as good and appealing as Cole did in his. Why is she so upset about how Noah wrote about her in his novel? Surely it\'s no surprise to her that Noah finds her the embodiment of irresistible sex? Sure, I know that most women want to be more than that - but Noah didn\'t write in his novel that Alison was only that. I guess chalk up my not completely getting why Alison was so upset to my not completely understanding women.
I do get completely why Yvonne is so angry at Alison, and fires her, and that no doubt contributed to Alison\'s extreme reaction to what she skim-read in the novel. The last thing Yvonne wants is a sex-bomb in her home and office, and especially one that Robert quite pointedly has the hots for. One missing component of this story: will Yvonne ask Noah and Alison to leave altogether? This is certainly a logical other shoe to drop.
Meanwhile, the Cole story continues making a good case for him as his brother Scott\'s killer. So, who did it, Cole or Noah? Likely someone else, and we certainly can\'t take Alison - and, for that matter, Scott\'s bed partner and almost Cole\'s - out of the mix.
See also The Affair 2.1: Advances ... The Affair 2.2: Loving a Writer ... The Affair 2.3: The Half-Wolf ... The Affair 2.4: Helen at Distraction
And see also The Affair Premiere: Sneak Preview Review ... The Affair 1.2: Time Travel! ... The Affair 1.3: The Agent and the Sleepers ... The Affair 1.4: Come Together ... The Affair 1.5: Alison\'s Episode ... The Affair 1.6: Drugs and Vision ... The Affair 1.7: True Confessions ... The Affair 1.8: "I Love You / I Love You, Too" ... The Affair 1.9: Who Else on the Train? ... The Affair Season 1 Finale: The Arrest and the Rest
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Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City. His 8 nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009, 2nd edition 2012), have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, Wired, the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into 12 languages. His science fiction novels include The Silk Code (1999, ebook 2012), Borrowed Tides (2001), TheConsciousness Plague (2002, 2013), The Pixel Eye (2003), The Plot To SaveSocrates (2006, ebook 2012), and Unburning Alexandria (2013). His short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. Paul Levinson appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” (PBS), “Nightline” (ABC), NPR, and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. His 1972 album, Twice Upon a Rhyme, was re-issued in 2009 (CD) and 2010 (remastered vinyl). He reviews the best of television in his InfiniteRegress.tv blog, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Top 10 Academic Twitterers” in 2009.
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