A dispute between Cole and Scotty is followed by tragedy; a turn in Noah's trial results in a shocking event.
Cole and Luisa take a serious step forward; Noah is rattled by a series of revelations; Alison makes a decision.
Noah wrestles with essential questions; Alison has doubts about a recent ambition; renewed interactions with the Lockhart brothers force Alison to face a distressing possibility.
Alison endures a momentous solo journey; Helen receives unexpected attention from an exasperating source; Noah faces a reckoning; Cole is pushed to the edge.
Helen is surprised to view Noah in a new role on the campus where they met; Noah is in danger of spinning out of control.
Alison's mother raises concerns; Alison confronts Noah about his book; Cole lashes out at Luisa, and becomes further alienated from his family.
Helen makes a long-overdue decision after a medical emergency; there is a shift in Noah and Alison's relationship.
Alison is thrown by an unpleasant shift in behavior from her Hudson Valley hosts; Cole rejects Scotty's plan to make money for the family; Scotty catches Cole in a situation best kept secret.
Pressures in Helen's life mount; Noah and Alison face a dire setback from a court order.
There are serious consequences to Noah's love; Alison learns a truth.
Alison's summer is interrupted; concerns arise over Cole's lifestyle.
Noah and Helen try to have an amicable divorce, but inescapable conflict is revealed; Helen experiences surprising developments.
Whitney's disappearance causes Helen to scrutinize Noah's relationship with Alison; Cole searches for answers; Jeffries makes progress with his case.
Noah and Helen have a revelation about their daughter; Alison spirals toward a reckoning after feeling remorseful.
Since she is distracted by her business, Helen has Noah represent the family at a literary award ceremony; a chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.
The Solloways return to Brooklyn; Cole confronts Alison when things hit close to home; Helen and Noah deal with an unexpected emergency.
After spending a night out with his friend, Noah learns that there is more to Alison than he knows; Helen wants to make the most of the time in Montauk; Alison and Cole try to keep the Lockharts safe.
As passions flare, Alison and Noah encounter new difficulties at home; Alison's estranged mother visits; Noah is conflicted about Whitney's behavior.
Noah and Alison grow closer when they take a day trip together to Block Island to spend time away from their families.
Noah asks Alison to help him research local culture; Cole takes a stand for his community; Helen takes care of business in Brooklyn.
The Butler estate prepares for the annual summer party; Noah as drawn to Alison, who feels indebted to her mother-in-law.
Noah Solloway escapes the city with his family to an estate on Long Island; waitress Alison Lockhart and her husband struggle to move past a recent tragedy; Noah and Alison meet in a chance encounter.