Brenden Fraser also looked much, much hotter in reality than as the prison guard. When he had on those glasses and was comforting his special needs kid .... whoa. Hey there Brenden! (And yes, his acting was absolutely aces, I really hope he gets some kind of guest Emmy nod).
With Helen, I think that she ultimately will be able to move on knowing that Noah really didn't sacrifice himself for her, but for Alison (that was the impression I got anyway, even though in Noah's POV, he stated that he did it for his "wife" and because he had an Affair. But .... he was married to Alison at the time, not Helen. Anyway ....), so that kind of frees her up to move on with her life. And Alison is right, sorry that Scotty is dead, but he was a scumbag and who knows what he would have done to Alison if given a chance. There was no way at all Helen could have avoided hitting him at all. At. All. Move on Helen and commit your asshole surgeon who adores you and your asshole children.
That being said, I really, really, REALLY don't like writing in these spur of the moment conflicts for these characters that really don't make any sense in the grand scheme of the story. Helen hit Scotty years ago, why is she just now unraveling? Is it because Noah is back in her life? And five, six years later, there's still a memorial for Scotty at the side of the road? Really....
How is it that the lobster shop is so profitable now, that it totally supports all of these people and allows Cole to build a massive house on beach front property, along with the swanky, House Hunters Holy Trinity style house they currently live in? Mama Lockhart's pies that she's making in her kitchen (wtf show) are so amazing that this business venture is supporting her now? Who knew that slinging pies and lobster rolls would be so profitable in such a wealthy beach town. This doesn't make any sense. None.
Noah is totally irredeemable to me now, and there's no fate I want to see him saddled with except in a canyon somewhere, screaming at the moment of his death. Or whatever.
He didn't merely help his mother commit suicide, he basically drove her to it. He gave her sugar pills to make her suffer and give up living. I can't get past that. I can't get over it. He raped his ex wife and drove his mother to suicide. He's a lousy father, a lousy husband and a lousy human being in general with absolutely no redeeming qualities.
If a dead Noah Solloway is what will be needed for every last one of these characters to move on and repair their lives, then they need to sacrifice his ass at an alter.