Forget Me Not

After she begins blanking out in the middle of bouts, Tallis "The Malice" Lang, a champion lightweight boxer, reluctantly pays a visit to Dr. Dani. Though doctors say there are no signs of brain injury causing the memory problems, if Dani can't find a way to help the young fighter keep her focus in the ring, there could be soon.

As things heat up with J.D., Dani faces her own fight: struggling to keep the burgeoning romance from Lindsay and Ray Jay. But as Dani quickly discovers, secrets can't stay secrets forever – especially with curious kids in the house. It's a lesson that Dani soon realizes also applies to her young patient, whose troubling dreams and mid-bout blackouts appear to have something to do with a painful secret Tallis' mother has been keeping from her daughter. 

As Matt mulls a promising job offer in San Francisco, he's troubled to learn that Laura has an unspoken agenda of her own. And TK's professional relationship with life coach Laz also hits the skids when a trip to Miami offers a glimpse of the dark truth behind Laz's life coaching services. Turns out, some secrets are better off out in the open...

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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