Might As Well Face It

The Hawks training camp is one preseason game shy of being over-and that means that the dead weight is about to be cut from the team roster. TK has no doubt that Razor, whom he has been mentoring, will make the c...that is until the story of Razor's fake identity hits the sports pages. Hawks GM Hank Griffin immediately goes on the offensive, scheduling a press conference during which a nervous Damon will have to own up to his mistake. On top of that, he has to perform well at the preseason game to secure his spot. The pressure is on, but can the rookie handle it?

With the future of his personal draft pick on the line, Matt's on edge. Making matters worse is Dani's hunch that TK is abusing drugs. When Dani sees the video that Nico digs up of TK inappropriately propositioning Noelle the reporter, she doesn't read it as proof that he lied. She thinks he honestly doesn't remember hitting on Noelle, and memory lapses, sleepiness, chronic lateness, and the need to wear sunglasses inside all point to someone who is abusing pain meds. However, Matt can't take action on a hunch. He can, however, order a drug test-not just for TK, which will raise a red flag with Hank-but also for the whole team.

But when TK's test comes back clean, Matt is reluctant to pursue the matter given everything else that's going on. Dani knows she's right, but how is she going to get proof before it's too late?

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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