This The Affair review contains spoilers.
The Affair Season 5 Episode 9
“You don’t understand. This is all my fault.”
“Can this man be redeemed?”
The opening question that’s posed in Petra’s Vanity Fair piece on Noah Solloway and his bad behavior is, “Can this man be redeemed?” This is a very important question and it's one that the series has been silently asking now for five seasons. It's illuminating to see how The Affair’s central characters go about answering this. Helen would say that Noah doesn’t even need to be redeemed because it’s her fault in the first place, and while Whitney would argue that even if Noah can be redeemed, he’s just a symptom of a much larger problem.