Noah hasn’t learned from Bruce’s mistakes. Just like his aristocratic father-in-law, our male protagonist finds himself bewildered by temptation. His need for a little ‘me time’ is just a desire to further his iniquitous tryst with Alison.
Alison, on the other hand, succumbs to Noah’s advances whilst appearing to be on the cusp of a mental breakdown.
Their flirtation blossomed into a full blown make out sesh in episode two, though the tales of how they got there continued to differ greatly.