Emmy contenders chat: Join ‘The Affair’s’ Maura Tierney on Wednesday

Showtime’s marital drama “The Affair” ended its first season five months ago and we haven’t stopped stewing over many of the questions its finale left unanswered. Did Noah murder Scotty Lockhart? How on earth does Noah leave his family, moments after they’ve been held at gunpoint, for his lover, Alison? And really ... that’s the final straw for Noah’s long-suffering wife, Helen, right?

Fortunately, we have Maura Tierney coming into The Times’ studio on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT to help us sort through these questions and discuss what’s going on with her character, Helen, as the show gets back to the future in the upcoming second season.

Far be it for us to pass judgment (never!), but there were times during “The Affair’s” first 10 episodes when we were thoroughly convinced that Helen was the show’s only sane character. Except when she took back Noah. But even that we could understand as you don’t just throw away a long-standing marriage that has produced four children -- unless you’re Noah. OK. We need answers.

And if you have questions, please feel free to pass them along in the comments section here or via Twitter using the hashtag #AskLATimes. See you Wednesday.


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