For the third time I offer you my arm
Nice symbolism, that segues to their reveal chat, culminating in:
You were not mistaken. I was, and I could not help being in despair. I hear you, but I am thinking of him. I love him, I am his mistress; I can't bear you; I'm afraid of you, and I hate you.... You can do what you like to me.
I'm a bit shocky. That was ruthless AF.
On a side-note of how much presentation can change perception, Karenin is always such a sinister figure in the movies, and while he's a somewhat cold ostrich with relating issues here, I can not help but feel a bit sorry for the guy.