Goal Line

It's the game the Hawks have been working towards all season, and everyone's got playoff fever-especially TK, whose symptoms include epic freak-outs. For some reason, usually tough TK, is spooked big time by Maurice "The Minefield" Manningfield, a take-no-prisoners cornerback from Chicago with a flair for trash talk. And with TK's panic attacks threatening to ruin the Hawks' chances (not to mention his relationship with Vivica) Dani's got to figure out a way to get inside his head-and get the Minefield out of it-before the big game.

As it turns out, TK's not the only one struggling with doubt. With Dani's divorce final and J.D. gone, the obstacles between Dani and Matt seem to be rapidly disappearing. But will Dani be able to overcome her own reservations and finally give a relationship with the handsome trainer a shot?

Meanwhile, Dani is approached by a most unlikely new patient-Nico. Though he's tight-lipped as usual, Dani can tell Nico is really struggling with his Pittman predicament: with the divorce moving forward, Marshall Pittman is looking to Nico for the dirt on his soon-to-be-ex Gabrielle. Only problem is, Nico is the dirt. Now the question is, will he come clean to his longtime boss, or side with his secret paramour? And, most importantly, where will all the Pittman divorce drama leave the Hawks?

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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