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Necessary Roughness Review: Broken Boundaries

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"Whose Team Are You On?" left several characters scrambling for stable ground.

TK didn't understand boundaries. He didn't comprehend rules and the only game he seemed to be able to play was football. When it came to the press, he completely dropped the ball.

Shirtless Matt

Thankfully, TK's a star football player because the rest of his relationships seemed to be in shambles... and the ripple effects led to a rift between Matt and Laura.

Laura's always been jealous of Dani, but this was the first time she actively tried to remove her from the team, and therefore, Matt's life. Luckily, Matt saw the tactic for what it was. He put Laura in her place when she tried to force her ambition on him. 

Again, this couple just didn't hold my attention. I like both characters, but their romance really bores me.

The team WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) ended up being a much sadder story than I expected. I appreciated how Dani could understand what it was like to have a cheating husband and how she supported Shannon.

I also felt for LeighAnn. How lousy to not only find out that your friend's husband is cheating on her but then basically be threatened by both her husband and yours to keep your mouth shut?

So Nico played the role of protective uncle to Pittman's party girl daughter. I was surprised he needed Dani to tell him to stop enabling the girl, but sometimes the obvious is hard to see when you're so close to it and it was obvious Nico truly cared for Juliette.

Juliette's quip about how Nico would have made a good father made me wonder if he happens to have a child out there somewhere. Or perhaps I'm just craving more backstory on Nico.

But everything came back to TK. Dani found out about his interactions with Ray J. The club, the car, the merchandise, it was all completely inappropriate. Dani called him on it as nicely as she could. She told him she cared but she's his therapist not his friend.

Unfortunately, the world revolves around Terrence King. He was hurt and incapable of seeing the reality of his relationship with Dani. 

The look on Dani's face made me wonder if the loss of TK would mean the loss of her work with the Hawks. TK's temper tantrum could have some serious consequences for her. Plus, there's already an enemy in the Hawks' camp. Laura would be the first to recommend ditching Dr. Dani.

So, was TK justified in his reaction or do you think he acted like a spoiled child? And how will the fallout affect Dr. Dani?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Tilly

I was a little torn with TK I understand boundaries but how sad is it that the only person he considers a friend is his therapist and her son. I wish there was some happy medium where she could be both therapist and friend because he really doesn't seem to have anyone who looks out for him. Don't get me wrong that is because he acts like a spoiled brat but it is still sad. I am also looking for more info on Nico the more I see little glimpses into his life the more I want to know about him.

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I can't remember what Juliette said exactly but I thought she basically said Nico couldn't have children at all because of some sort or injury. That's why she said "would have made a good father" because he can't be one.

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Who played Juliette? She looked familiar but I can't place her.

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I am going to go against the grain here and say that I like TK. And I do think it is partly Dani's fault for enabling him. She gives him mixed signals... she says she wants a therapist/patient relationship, but she treats him otherwise. That's just my opinion though. Anywho... Nico is my favorite character on the show. He is so mysterious.

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TK was definitely acting like a spoiled child, but I think Dani underestimated her importance to him. She's not just a therapist or a friend to him - she's become the mother figure in his life. He wants to be a part of her family.

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I think TK always acts like a spoiled child. It's the reason I almost didn't watch this show. I just can't stand men who have even more drama than us women! But I really like the other characters so I decided to watch. ;-)

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TK ALWAYS acts like a spoiled child and didn't let me down last night. The guy has his moments - but he's a self-centered egomaniac and it's almost always me, me, me with him. But I think he's looking to Dani and her family as a family substitute - he really likes all of them, which is why he keeps crossing the boundary...

Necessary Roughness Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Nico: What's he on Juliette?
Juliette: He's fine. I had more to drink last night than he did.
Nico: And you're proud of that?

Ray Jay is not going to kill me off without a fight.

Dani
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