Losing Your Swing

Dani's client Cash Carson, a rising star on the pro golf circuit, has lost his swing. Inexplicable muscle tremors are throwing off his game, and when doctors diagnose the problem as psychological, he turns to Dani for help curing "the yips" and getting out of the rough.

While Dani works on getting to the bottom of her new client's problems, an old client moves on: now that he and Dr. Dani have parted ways, TK has taken up with a very confident – and very expensive – new life coach, Lazarus "Laz" Rollins. Though Dani has her reservations about TK's new therapist, and Nico and Matt worry that Lazarus's unconventional methods could prove to be a cancer to the team, the relationship between TK and Laz seems to be growing ever stronger.

And after running into J.D., a former grad school professor, Dani makes some relationship progress of her own. Thanks to urging from Jeannette, who's got big news to spring on her best friend, Dani finally ditches her wedding bands and dips a toe back into the dating scene. Looks like Cash isn't the only one who's getting his game back...

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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