Hits and Myths

Dani is now officially "defrosted" but she still can't get Nico out of her head, especially in her sexy, cinematic dreams at night. Is her problem as simple as wanting what she can't have or is there a deeper belief she has that she's not willing to admit?

As Dr. Gunner probes her psyche, Dani tries to navigate the tension growing at work between her, Matt and Nico. Juliette Pittman's hands-on approach to team ownership isn't helping to put anyone at ease, except for maybe TK, who has figured out a way to turn Juliette into an ally while not following her down the rabbit hole of unhealthy (drinking) habits. Dani is none too pleased that Juliette, like her father who couldn't stay out of Dani's personal business, has co-opted Ray Jay's community service and put him to work at the Hawks Cares. Good cause, but bad idea for the highly impressionable Ray Jay to be working that closely with Juliette. Despite Juliette's increasingly unacceptable management skills and outrageous ideas, Nico continues to defend her actions and asks Matt for compassion, understanding and patience considering all she has gone through recently. But when Juliette goes too far both personally and professionally, Nico finally comes around to Matt's side: she's got to go.

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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