Showtime has just released the opening credits for its upcoming series, "The Affair." The clip features a new song by Fiona Apple, titled "Container," and it's pretty haunting and moody.
Then again, Apple once named one of her albums When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters The Ring There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where To Land And If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right, so that shouldn't really come as a surprise.
Throughout the minute-long snippet of the track, the "Hot Knife" singer weaves an elaborate tale about interpersonal cause and effect: "My voice it made an avalanche/ And buried a man I never knew/ And when he died his widowed bride/ Met your daddy and they made you."
I'll take that over "The Butterfly Effect" any day.
As for "The Affair," the drama premieres on Showtime on October 21, and a release promises that it will explore "the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair." It stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson and -- wait, Dominic West and Joshua Jackson? Perhaps those McNulty x Pacey makeout fantasies will finally become a reality.