It’s six months later and Dani has been dealing with more changes than she ever could’ve imagined. Not only did she not reconcile with Matt, she has had to completely let him go ever since he found out Noelle was pregnant and they got married. Ray Jay has gone off to Paris with Juliette Pittman and has yet to return. Nico took a job with Mark Cuban in Dallas and has vanished into thin air as far as Dani can tell.

And the changes aren’t about to end there. With Coach Purnell out of the picture and a new coach having taken over the Hawks who has a completely different point of view on how the whole therapist-patient confidentiality thing should work, Dani is fired as soon as Hawks training begins. Dani’s unceremonious termination sends TK into a tailspin; it doesn’t help that he and the new coach also don’t see eye to eye.

So when Nico materializes and summons Dani to Manhattan for a mysterious meeting, Dani has no choice but to see what it’s all about. She ends up at the offices of V3, a global leader in talent management, run by the charismatic, shrewd and ambitious Connor McClane. McClane has a rookie baseball player who’s being scouted by the big leagues who has a debilitating fear of flying and McClane wants to hire Dani to help the kid before a tryout the following week. It turns out that Nico is not only back in New York, but also he’s now working at V3 as their new head of  “security.” Even after she slaps him for letting her think he was probably dead, he’s not willing to tell her anything else. 

Dani now has a decision to make: no matter how pissed she is at Nico, the rookie needs her help, she’s out of a job and McClane is dangling a generous offer in front of her to come on board as an employee of V3. McClane’s right-hand man and V3 CFO, Troy Cutler, is clearly not a fan of Dani or her methods, so the job is hardly going to be a cakewalk. But considering her options, this just may be an offer she can’t refuse. 

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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