Gimme Some Lovin

It’s Dani’s first official day on the job at V3 and she’s already overwhelmed—not by the quantity or kind of patients she’ll have to help but by the enormous office, generous expense account, luxury company car and a hyper-efficient assistant the company has presented her with. Unused to having anyone doing anything for her, Dani resists the perks. But her new boss, Connor McLane, takes her out to dinner and convinces her she deserves to be taken care of and treated well. Despite the growing tension between her and Anders and the continued strangeness with Nico, Dani gives in to the glamorous extras, including the assistance of the energetic Paloma, which come with being employed by V3.

TK has returned to the Hawks but realizing that his days as a pro football player are numbered, he meets with Connor to discuss the potential of securing lucrative endorsement deals like his teammate Rex Evans has as a client of V3. Unfortunately, TK’s bad behavior with Sporty Boost has followed him. However, Connor is willing to give TK a second chance if he can prove to the world that he’s lovable and reliable—no small feat for TK. If he can do it, not only will he secure his financial future, but also he’ll be able to see Dani as a patient again.

While Nico and Dani tag-team on handling a former child-star whose love addiction is getting in the way of shooting her first serious film, he admits to Dani that he never expected her to stay. But she has no idea that he doesn’t want her to stay just as much as Anders doesn’t. Is Nico protecting her…or pushing her out?


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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