Frozen Fish Sticks

Dani is suddenly frozen-just like Mr. Fishy in the freezer. With TK in rehab (for real this time), Ray Jay arrested for transporting marijuana, Marshall Pittman dead, Matt in bed with another woman, and Dani and Nico sharing a surprise kiss, no wonder Dani can't bury the family's deceased fish. She also can't decide how to rearrange her office, when to restart seeing patients or what to say to Nico. The one decision she manages to make is to seek professional help. The good news is that her old professor, Dr. Gunner, agrees to take her on as a patient, but he's not going to let Dani off the hook. He knows that she knows that she's not ready to face whatever is holding her back.

In TK's absence, Joe "Toes" Kittridge has been leading the Hawks to victory. When TK gets sprung after a successful stay at rehab, Coach and Matt are reluctant to put TK back into the game so fast. That news doesn't go down well with a newly fragile and still volatile TK, especially with Toes getting a little too comfortable with his newfound stardom. However, TK is not about to go down without a fight.

As one last curveball for the Hawks, Pittman leaves the team to his troubled daughter Juliette, who couldn't be less happy about it. She wants to sell the team as quickly as possible, but Hank, Nico and the Coach want to be able to control the sale to make sure they find the right owner. Whereas everyone else sees Juliette as a nuisance, Nico sees a young woman on the brink of something bad, especially now that her father is dead. Can Nico balance his concern for the girl and being able to do what's best for the team?

About Necessary Roughness

Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) thought she had it all figured out: she had a beautiful home, a successful husband, two great teenaged kids, and a satisfying career as a psychotherapist. But when she caught her husband cheating, Dani's perfect world began to unravel, and she was forced to find a way to keep her family, her finances, and her sanity intact. Then a romantic encounter with Matt (Marc Blucas), the handsome trainer of the local pro football team, the New York Hawks, leads to the chance for Dani to demonstrate her special brand of "tough love" therapy. Before she can say "Hail Mary," Dani has taken on the team's unpredictable star wide receiver, Terrence "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks), as a patient and has become the most sought-after therapist for pro athletes and other high-profile personalities on Long Island. Even with the ups and downs of being a newly divorced single parent and being employed by a demanding organization with its very own "Fixer"—the mysterious Nico (Scott Cohen)—Dani begins to find her footing.

As football season ramps up once again, Dr. Dani has a whole new batch of issues to tackle, both personally and professionally. Now that she's more deeply invested in the Hawks players' welfare—and in a new relationship with Matt—the pressure is definitely on to hold it all together, all while trying to keep her kids on track. It's a whole new season...and a whole new set of crazy.

Cast & Crew

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