A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of enquiries far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.
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 Dr. Gemma Foster / ... (10 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Tom Foster / ... (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Simon Foster / ... (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Kate Parks / ... (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Ros Mahendra / ... (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
Shazia Nicholls ...
 Julie (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Anna (8 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Neil (7 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Becky (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Susie Parks / ... (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chris Parks / ... (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Carly (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
Daniel Cerqueira ...
 Gordon Ward / ... (5 episodes, 2015-2017)
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Doctor Gemma Foster's life is about to be torn apart. She's a talented family doctor at the heart of her community, a loving wife and mother, a woman people can trust. But her world is fractured the moment she suspects her husband, Simon, of having an affair. Determined to discover the truth, Gemma unearths dark secrets that threaten everything she loves. As her life and the lives of her patients and family are thrown into chaos, only one thing is certain - Gemma will find herself behaving in ways she could never have imagined.

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Great Performances but a Ridiculous End
24 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The cast for this program is excellent and the story begins with promise. The affair presented made it easy to sympathize with the wife, a fairly common theme, but there was also some additional mystery surrounding how the affair began. For me the real interest began when a number of scenes allowed husband's character to explain (to the audience) how this all happened, giving him dimension and humanity. However, by the third episode the story line meandered and the devolved into a demonstration and of what most women fantasize about doing to an unfaithful husband. And when the other mysteries surrounding the affair were revealed, it was not worth the wait. As the series continued all dimension given to the husband was taken away and he was returned to the status of a one-dimensional villain in need of punishment. The final scene (epilogue) was an indulgent endorsement of the selfish and vindictive actions undertaken by the wife to destroy her husband and anyone within 1000 yards of him, including their son. The ridiculous scene occurs in the serene town- square where the wife sits sipping on a coffee, empowered and smug, while the meek husband passes by flashing a pathetic apologetic smile, apparently accepting of his fate, as he dutifully fades into the abyss.


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