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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Slap : Aisha
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'Whilst the court case is over, the repercussions of the slap are far from resolved for Aisha. Her marriage is buckling, and Rosie isn't returning her calls. Relief comes in the form of a veterinary conference on the Gold Coast. No family. No drama. No slap. At the conference she meets the charming, charismatic Art Martinez, one of the keynote speakers. Art is gorgeous, interesting and doing exciting work around the globe. They click instantly and Aisha sleeps with him.

'After the conference, she meets Hector at a luxurious resort in Byron Bay for their anniversary. They are polite but distant. At dinner they get into a fight about Harry, and it is revealed they know he's hit Sandi in the past. She accuses Hector of covering for Harry, and blames him for revealing Rosie's secrets at the trial, but the truth of it is she feels guilty. Unable to cope, Hector breaks down, and back in their room confesses to an affair. Aisha feigns distress, but deep down feels nothing. They leave the holiday early.

'Back home, Rosie finally agrees to meet Aisha. Aisha confesses the truth about Harry's history of violence, and Rosie explodes, leaving their friendship destroyed. Aisha, Hector and the kids attend Rocco's birthday party. Alone with Harry, she confronts him about his mistreatment of Sandi and vows never to forgive him.'

Source: ABC TV website,
Sighted: 24/11/2011


  • First screened on ABC TV1 on 17 November 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      ABC Television ; Matchbox Pictures ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 55 minsp.
      Series: form y separately published work icon 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 (Sighted 11/10/2011)
      Number in series: 7
Last amended 24 Nov 2011 12:07:18
  • Gold Coast, Queensland,
  • Byron Bay, Byron Bay - Broken Head area, Far North Coast, New South Wales,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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