Memories of a love affair never really fade, do they? ‘A Teacher’ portrays that and more in its penultimate episode as Claire Wilson (Kate Mara) goes on a date. Meanwhile, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson) is not ready to accept he is not okay but his friends try their best to cheer him up. While Claire deals with the horror of being slut-shamed, Eric realizes he can never find love again… well, not any time soon.
The episode puts their tragedy in perspective — how will Claire and Eric navigate the complexities and consequences of the predatory teacher-student relationship. The secret fling is a dirty, blurred mark on Claire’s character. Not only did Eric lose his innocence and youth, but everyone close to Claire — from her ex-husband Matt (Ashley Zukerman) to her brother Nate (Adam David Thompson) — has suffered indignantly.
Claire’s Tinder date
After the sex scandal, Claire is trying to get…