Necessary Roughness Swimming with Sharks

When the phones and Internet go down at V3, Connor suspects corporate espionage at the hands of “Bruce,” his former assistant who has started a rival agency. It would make sense given that Connor is trying to use Dani as “bait” to lure Devon Langer, the New York Blizzard’s star shooting guard, away from SBG Management. Connor has waived Dani’s exclusivity clause so she can help a troubled Devon, whose free-throw stats have mysteriously dropped in the last couple of months. Dani agrees to take the case as long as she isn’t expected to outright recruit the young player. Though she has an easy fix for his shooting involving some fancy footwork, getting to the root of his psychological problem may not be a slam dunk.

Meanwhile, Abby, who is known in the business by her last name, “Bruce,” has some tricky moves of her own: posing as a potential love interest in an effort to poach TK from the V3 family. After she comes clean with her true intention, she paints a very negative picture of Connor McClane and promises TK much more lucrative endorsement deals than Machismo. But talking it through with Connor only confuses matters. Connor will happily let TK out of his contract but once he goes, the door is closed for good. Now TK has to decide who’s really going to get him what he thinks he deserves and who he can ultimately trust.

The pressure’s on for Nico to do whatever it takes to protect the agency’s information and get the communication system back online. But Anders, who doesn’t completely trust the very man he has hired, is having Nico tailed. Despite that hindrance, Nico manages to find the hacker and set up a “reverse Trojan Horse” to hack the original hackers while safeguarding V3’s confidential information. But only Nico knows that SBG isn’t responsible for the system trespass…

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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