What's Eating You

Dani is finding it surreal enough that Lindsay has started to see her own therapist, especially one as accomplished, if not more so, as Dani. But when Dr. Crosetti seems to be employing methods that Dani doesn't agree with, Dani wonders if maybe the process she so deeply believes in is going to make the rift between her and her daughter even bigger.

Thank goodness that Dani's bestie, Jeannette, is back in town for six weeks and staying with Dani after being away for so long with her lover in Barcelona. Jeannette has been having a great time in Spain, but now Augusto wants Jeannette to make him her third husband. Besides the fact that she doesn't think being married is her strong suit, she's not sure she wants to make a life in Spain when Long Island is her home. But when something unexpected happens, she realizes she might not have the luxury of choice. 

TK gets himself into trouble with Coach Purnell, who's taking a lot of heat from the league, when he won't stop hazing the rookie, Damon Razor, especially after Razor starts retaliating. But TK isn't the Coach's only problem: his linebacker, Rhino, came back from the break extremely overweight with ballooning health problems and diminished skills as a result. It's up to Dani to figure out why Rhino, who has been sticking to a healthy diet, keeps gaining weight. Dani suspects there could be much more than cookies hiding in his closet.

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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