Aisha’s episode feels somehow long overdue. She is, after all, a lynchpin, holding all of the various stories and characters together. She is Hector’s wife, and therefore linked to the Apostolou clan; she is Rosie’s best friend and as such has a whole other set of responsibilities in this incident. She is also the one that has the most to lose if all of the moving pieces fall apart.
Review and recap of The Slap Aisha
Surprise, surprise, she is also the star witness in Harry’s case. And so, Aisha finally has to make the tough choice, her family or her morals. Although she has pushed her morality as her main driving force for the entire span of the show, when looked at closely she is no more “moral” than anyone else we’ve seen so far. Given the chance to sleep with another man, she all but forgets Hector. When she finds out about Hector’s indiscretion with Connie, she is hardly even fazed. What is up, Aisha? Who are you?
As it turns out, she is a former junkie who was “saved” by Hector’s goodness.
It is interesting to note that every episode prior to this one has done wonders for raising the likability of its subject, yet Aisha’s seems to have done the opposite. Instead of coming off as likable, Aisha continues to sound shrewish, her morals are spotty at best, and its unclear exactly what her motives are or where her loyalties lie.
In other news, Connie seems to have sold out Richie by exposing his photos to Rosie and Gary. While she clearly has people’s best interests at heart, the girl is completely oblivious to socially accepted behavioral norms; you tell people when you’re using them as evidence!
Rosie and Gary are struggling to move the rift their case against Harry has created, and it is not going well. To his credit, at least Gary recognizes that his child is not “perfect” as Rosie would have everyone believe. If anyone looks too closely, and it seems a hired photographer already is, Hugo is a little monster that could definitely use some solid parenting.
The build-up has been slow, yet we are finally arriving at some kind of climax. It’s unclear yet whether the resolution will be as explosive and satisfactory as we hope, but we wait to find out. Join us by following our weekly TV reviews.
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Characters and cast of The Slap Aisha include:
Manolis – Brian Cox (Troy, The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, The Bourne Identity, The Game, Anna, Deadwood, Match Point, 25th Hour, Complicity, Rushmore, Adaptation, Red Eye, Running with Scissors)
Rosie – Melissa George (Home and Away, 30 Days of Night, Triangle, The Good Wife, Hunted, Grey’s Anatomy, In Treatment, Mulholland Drive)
Richie – Lucas Hedges (Kill the Messenger, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Dan in Real Life)
Sandi – Marin Ireland (Side Effects, I Am Legend, Revolutionary Road, Hope Springs, Girls, Masters of Sex, Homeland)
Connie – Makenzie Leigh (Girls Against Boys, Gotham, Mozart in the Jungle)
Aisha – Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness, Mission: Impossible II, The Chronicles of Riddick, 2012, Rogue, ER, RocknRolla)
Harry – Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Margin Call, Heroes, American Horror Story, 24)
Gary – Thomas Sadoski (Wild, John Wick, Loser, The Newsroom)
Hector – Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead, Orphan, Green Lantern, Flightplan, The Killing, Blue Jasmine, Garden State, Shattered Glass)
Anouk – Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol 1, Gattaca, The Golden Bowl)
Koula – Maria Tucci (To Die For, Touch and Go, Law and Order)
Jamie – Penn Badgley (Easy A, Margin Call, Gossip Girl)
Hugo – Dylan Schombing
Narrator – Victor Garber (Titanic, Argo, Sleepless in Seattle, Alias, Web Therapy, Deception, Damages)