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'The Slap' fan recap: Aisha & Hector & Connie & Archie

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Aisha” | Aired Mar 19, 2015

This week on The Slap, Hector comes clean and Aisha reveals her own indiscretions.

It’s a cool fall night, and Aisha is taking out the trash. She looks down the empty street, and has a flashback to seven years ago, when Sandi came to her, crying and bleeding after Harry hit her. Clearly, the incident is still weighing heavily on her mind the next afternoon, when she and Hector meet with Harry, Sandi, Manolis, Koula, and their lawyer, Thanassis. The New York Post has published a defamatory article about Harry. To combat the bad press, Thanassis advises that Harry get an upstanding citizen to speak on his behalf. Good thing his cousin-in-law is a beloved doctor, right?

Except Aisha, whose loyalties still lie with Rosie, doesn’t want to testify. Attempting to convince her, Thanassis compares Rosie and Gary to the 9/11 terrorists (curiously, that argument doesn’t go over too well).

Over in enemy territory, Richie stops by Gary and Rosie’s apartment so Gary can look at some of his photos. Gary really digs them, and asks to show them to his New School colleagues. (Did we know he was a professor before this episode?) Rosie sidles in, wearing a not-so-subtle kimono, and asks Richie about the pictures he took of the slap incident. Richie gets flustered, so Gary ushers him and Hugo out the door. Then he rounds on Rosie. He’s disgusted that Rosie wants to drag another innocent kid into their godawful lawsuit, which is sullying every part of their lives. Rosie counters that she’s the only one who actually cares about what happened to Hugo, and that she sees the slap replaying in her mind every day. Every! Day! Gary says he no longer recognizes her.

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That night, Hector halfheartedly tries to get Aisha to testify against Harry, but she’s not having it. She decides to attend a medical conference in Boston the following day, so she can get away from it all for a moment.

She leaves the next morning, after installing Anouk as the weekend babysitter—which seems unnecessary, considering that Hector is still at home. After she’s gone, Anouk confides that Connie is planning to testify, and not on Harry’s behalf. This is not looking good for Hector, so he goes to see Connie. He tries to convince her not to get involved, but she’s a woman scorned so she refuses to listen. Hector pleads some more, and then Connie comes to a realization: Hector is afraid of her. (As well he should be: She could destroy his marriage and his whole extended family in one fell swoop.) Damage done, Hector gives up.

At the conference, Aisha is bored and annoyed. Why does Ebola have to be so depressing, she wonders. Suddenly, she bumps into a handsome old acquaintance. They’re both totally over diseases or whatever, so they ditch the conference and go to dinner. Aisha is obviously still upset, however, even though they’re no longer discussing the futility of modern medicine in the face of global plague. The guy asks her what’s wrong, and she dives into the whole slap mess and how her family is making her choose between them (meaning a child-beating, wife-abusing asshole) and her friend (meaning Rosie). Surprisingly, he advises her to side with her family. Keep the peace, say whatever they want, you’ve got your kids to think of.

Aisha doesn’t look too keen on that answer, so she switches to a new topic: her wayward youth. It seems she and her dinner partner used to take drugs and “drive fast” together. They get touchy and flirty, and she tells him she’s so tired of being virtuous.

Back in New York, Hector is also in need of some advice, so he goes to see his father. Hector confesses to his dalliance with Connie, but Manolis shrugs it off. He suspected it already, and it’s not so big a deal. He tells Hector that “your need to be good has usurped your need to be you.” What the heck does that mean? That Hector’s not actually a good person, he’s just hiding his badness behind, well, his goodness? Manolis does offer one solid piece of advice, though: Hector needs to confess to Aisha, because she’s going to find out eventually.

Hector needn’t worry about his affair just quite yet, however, because the next scene finds Aisha and her guy friend up in her hotel room, getting pretty hot and heavy themselves. They’re down to their skivvies, and about to get down a little further, when he pauses to go to the bathroom. While he’s gone, Aisha finds his wedding ring on the floor. Suddenly realizing what she was about to do, she gets dressed and leaves. (His loss—Aisha’s a hottie).

The next morning, as Aisha is checking out, guess who should surprise her but Hector, who’s driven all the way to Boston just to pick her up. He tells her she’s beautiful and takes her to a modern art gallery. Aisha can tell something’s up, so she asks Hector if he has anything to tell her. Hector confesses to his affair.

Aisha is angry, but not for the reason you’d think. If it meant so little and it’s over, why tell her about it? Hector’s confused, but Aisha reads him exactly right: He confessed to this petty, minor offense so that he could clear his conscience and continue to see himself as the Last Good Man in New York. (Of course, she neglects to mention what she was getting up to the night before.)

On the drive home, though, she gets a text from her almost-fling, and decides to confess everything to Hector. Not just how she almost slept with him, but about her past, how she used to steal drugs when she was a medical student and party all night and generally be the complete opposite of the woman Hector thought she was.

In her office the next day, Sandi stops by unexpectedly. She’s come to tell Aisha that she won’t be asked to testify again: Sandi told Thanassis about Harry’s abuse, and he decided it’s too big a risk to put Aisha on the stand.

After work, Aisha heads home. Through the door, she can see her “perfect” family happily playing together. She can’t take it, though. Wiping away tears, she turns and walks away.

The Slap airs Thursdays at 10/9C on NBC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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