Spinning Out

When life moves fast, it's easy to spin out of control — or so Dani realizes when she takes on a new client, a rising star on the racing circuit. After spinning out during a race, Billy "the Kid" is afraid to get back on the track, and it's up to Dani to convince him to face his fears.

Meanwhile, Dani is also faced with another difficult client: TK, who is once again causing trouble for the Hawks. Though the team is finally on an upswing, TK's rivalry with the Hawks' number two receiver is threatening their winning streak. As Dani gets to the root of TK's destructive behavior, she makes a discovery that could help TK and Billy.

Unfortunately, Dani's own problems — namely, her teenagers — haven't disappeared. With a custody battle underway and a court appointed observer snooping on Dani, this is no time for late night police visits. Hopefully Dani will be able to keep her kids, and her clients, in check — otherwise, they all risk spinning 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

Troy Cutler