Spell it Out

It doesn't take much for Dani to cajole Jeanette into admitting that Matt is about to propose. When Jeanette has a prenatal scare that turns out to be nothing and Dani sees how emotional Matt gets upon seeing Jeanette's first ultrasound, Dani wonders if Matt's decision that he's okay not having his own kids is as true as he hopes it is. But if she points out this fact to him, it could very well mean the end of their amazing relationship...

TK is subpoenaed by the DA to appear in court to testify against his shooter, who is trying to make a case for self-defense. TK's impulse is to blow it off, but Matt, Nico, Dani and Devin, the Hawks' attorney, convince him that his star power could help make sure the shooter gets convicted-as long as he maintains his calm. TK may be able to keep his angry impulses at bay on the stand, but he hasn’t let anyone see how reliant he has become on his pain meds to manage his PTSD.

Nico may have met his match in Vera Dade-an investigator sent by the League to investigate the Hawks' financials in the wake of the Pittman scandal. But Nico can tell this woman is interested in more than the books. Even though he hasn't quite figured out her endgame, he can't help being drawn to her and given the overtures she has made, he senses the same is true for her. It could be a dangerous cat and mouse game-exactly the kind Nico likes best.

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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