Necessary Roughness concluded its usual summer season with Dr. Dani Santino (played by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne) getting a tad physical with hot and steamy Nico.
The two were relieved to know that her IRS debt was wiped out by the now deceased owner of the N.Y. Hawks Marshall Pittman. He also did the right thing and didn't use the wiretap tapes of Santino's patients while they spilled their guts to her.
For some reason however, Dani is experiencing professional travail with her counseling practice and once again the Hawks are plunged into uncertainty.
This time it's Pittman's young daughter who is in control and everyone on the team is under review.
While that could threaten Dr. Santino's way of life, it's her love life that is more compelling
The tug of war within her is back. Will it be Matt or Nico?
Oh yes, Matt (played with gusto by Marc Blucas) is NOT out of the picture. In the sneak peek video just released by USA, Dr. Dani has taken to her own shrink's office to explain her problem.
"I'm caught between the man I love and the man I'm dangerously attracted to."
We should all have such problems, right?
The issue with keeping Matt in the picture harkens back to last season's attempt at being a couple, with one partner with grown children and another waiting to have some of his own.
As for Nico (with Scott Cohen smoldering on screen), the problems with giving in to a man she hardly knows but lusts for are too many to enumerate.
Then there is the infamous Terence King who will be dealing with his sobriety "one day at a time". Will the ownership tumult only serve to weaken his resolve?
Still lurking is the unfinished storyline of Dani's teen son AJ who was pulled over by the cops with a marijuana plant in the car. Oops.
USA announced guest stars for the mini-season.
Mark Cuban makes a special guest appearance as himself, stepping in as a potential buyer for the Hawks. Additional guest stars include former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann, Will Chase (“Smash”), Peter MacNichol (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Numb3rs”), Jeff Nordling (“Body of Proof”) and Neil Hopkins (“Lost”.).
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