So who killed Scotty?
That answer is both simple and not so simple, which is exactly as it should be with this show.
Noah (Dominic West) may have confessed to the deed at the end of tonight's season two finale of The Affair, but it was actually Helen (Maura Tierney) behind the wheel after Cole and Luisa's wedding. However, Helen was distracted by Noah sitting next to her, holding her hand, and Scotty ended up in the road because Alison (Ruth Wilson) pushed him into it.
It was quite a night for this complicated love pentagon, and it all started with Alison revealing to Noah that he was not Joanie's father. From his perspective, he calmly said he never wanted to see her again. From her perspective, he stormed out. Either way, he was not happy.
After that news, he ended up in the ocean with Helen, while Alison was walking alone. Noah then found himself in the car with Helen, and Alison encountered a very drunk Scotty. Scotty got handsy, and so did Noah, so Helen was distracted and Alison got angry, eventually leading to that fateful accident.
Noah encouraged Helen to pretend it never happened, which is how he ended up pleading guilty to murder at his trial, and that's basically how we ended up sitting on our couch with a stunned look on our face.
That is how you end a season. We may have been disappointed by the lack of a reveal in last season's finale, but season two has been more than worth it.
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The Affair will return to Showtime in 2016.