Mr. Irrelevant

While Dani treats an illusionist who, all of a sudden, is feeling claustrophobic during his rehearsals for his biggest—and nationally televised—stunt to date, she also tries to pull off the magic trick of telling Lindsay and Ray Jay about her relationship with Matt and then integrating him into her home life. Unfortunately, Dani is so caught up in her own anxiety about coming clean to her kids she doesn't see that Lindsay is having some major stress of her own. 

Hank Hooper, an old pal of Coach Purnell's, comes on as the new interim GM to help the Hawks during the draft while the "Pittman situation" works itself out. Hooper makes Matt the interim Assistant GM—the very promotion he's been waiting for. When Hooper convinces Matt to give him his own draft picks, which aren't exactly the same as Coach Purnell's, things become tricky for Matt, who is now technically the Coach's boss. Matt may have been ready for the promotion, but is he prepared for the politics that clearly come with it?

TK is irritated by his lack of "cred" on Twitter so he hires a celebrity Tweet Master to help him fight back against his detractors, including "The Minefield." But the new GM doesn't like TK's new Twitter activity and enlists Nico to shut him down. Instead of sugarcoating the message, Nico tells it to TK straight: the new "sheriff" in town is not nice and Nico can't protect TK the way he used to with Pittman. And with Matt now promoted to middle management, TK knows he has lost another key supporter, making him feel more vulnerable than ever.

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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