On The Affair episode “7”, Athena Bailey visits her daughter Alison (Ruth Wilson). While in town, Athena raises concerns about her daughter’s new lifestyle with Noah (Dominic West). Alison is pregnant with Noah’s baby and after reading part of Noah’s book — which pegs Alison as some sort of sexual predator — Alison isn’t feeling very secure about herself, Noah or the baby. All hell will break loose over Thanksgiving dinner.
Athena Bailey is portrayed by Deirdre O’Connell. She’s best known for her roles on the TV shows Nurse Jackie (Helen), Law & Order (Dr. Valerie Knight), LA Doctors (Suzanne Blum), and Second Noah (Shirley Crockmeyer). The Affair airs Sundays at 10pm on Showtime.