​“Forgiveness is hard,” says Noah (Dominic West) in this teaser trailer for the fifth and final season of Showtime’s The Affair. “And as soon as we comprehend that, we yearn for someone who really knows us.”

Forgiveness is particularly hard for Helen, Noah’s ex-wife. Noah left her for Alison (Ruth Wilson), who died at the end of last season.

Now Noah and Helen are both in new relationships—Noah with the principle of the school where he teaches (Sanaa Lathan) and Helen with a charismatic movie star (Claes Bang) but both are still in each other’s lives, inextricably connected through their children.

Also guest-starring this season is Anna Paquin as the adult daughter, Joanie, of Alison and Cole (Joshua Jackson), who appears in scenes set in the future to figure out what really happened to her mother.

The fifth and final season of The Affair premieres on Showtime on Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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