Madeline feels very, very guilty.
Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is distracted. After getting into a car accident with her lover, Joseph, she's paranoid about being caught. This feeling intensifies when she notices Joseph's wife Tori near her house, so Madeline goes to visit him. He definitely doesn't feel warmly toward her anymore, to say the very least, teetering on the edge of letting his wife know. We sense that Madeline's husband, Ed (Adam Scott), knows what's going on even without all of the details. He serenades her at Trivia Night, but she runs off crying in the middle of his performance.
Things are rocky for Madeline, but at least she's on amicable terms with her daughter Abigail, who she opens up to about her mistakes.