I don’t know for sure that Walter ever carried on specifically with a secretary, but that he cheated on his wife — a lot — seems undeniable. Jack El-Hai, who generally goes easier on Walter than I do, states as a fact that his infidelities were “genuine and chronic.” Given that he was a rich, handsome, brilliant, charismatic, and famous doctor whose clientele consisted largely of misunderstood housewives, he probably had a lot of opportunities.

Actually the first thing Moniz said when they found him was “It was a poor lunatic.” That’s one of the reasons I like him.