form y The Slap : Rosie single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Rosie receives notification of the court date. Finally Harry will be punished for what he did. But her relief is short lived when she realises she is alone in her crusade. Aisha won't attend the trial as it puts her in a difficult position with her family and Anouk won't testify as she's staying out of it. Even Hector wants nothing to do with it, and is only going because he's been summonsed. When Rosie starts to doubt herself, her spirits are lifted by Shamira, a guest at the BBQ, who contacts her and agrees to testify as a witness against Harry. Thrilled to have an ally, she tells Gary, but he hates that things have gone this far, and pleads with her to let it go. Rosie refuses, she's in too deep, and Gary lashes out, revealing his disdain for his wife.

'The day of the court case arrives and Gary and Rosie are barely speaking. Hector gives his statement, then Rosie, and then the prosecution annihilates her. Harry's lawyer assassinates her and Gary's characters, and reveals that Rosie suffered from post-natal depression. Her irresponsibility and questionable parenting skills are deemed the reason things escalated that day. Harry is found guilty but with no conviction recorded as the offense is deemed so minor. Rosie is shaken to the core. She returns home and lies to Hugo, telling him Harry was punished, but the ordeal has changed everything.

Source: ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/tv/
Sighted: 31/10/2011

Notes

  • First screened on ABC TV1 on 3 November 2011.

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      ABC Television ; Matchbox Pictures , 2011 .
      Extent: 55 minsp.
      Series: form y The Slap Tony Ayres , Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1699408 2011 series - publisher film/TV 'The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

      'The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.'

      Source: The Slap website http://www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/about/ (Sighted 11/10/2011)
      Number in series: 5

Works about this Work

You Can See Why Every Actor Wanted to Be In This Show - They All Get a Go Dianne Butler , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 November 2011; (p. 60)

— Review of The Slap : Rosie Cate Shortland 2011 single work film/TV
You Can See Why Every Actor Wanted to Be In This Show - They All Get a Go Dianne Butler , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 November 2011; (p. 60)

— Review of The Slap : Rosie Cate Shortland 2011 single work film/TV
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