Necessary Roughness

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Necessary Roughness Review: Season Finale: It All Goes Boom!

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Just when you thought Necessary Roughness characters found the "Goal Line" on the season finale, it all got blown apart.

TK's nemesis, "The Minefield," showed up and messed with his head, causing poor our favorite wideout to have panic attacks both on and off the field. I felt for TK as he struggled to find some control over his fears. It showed how far he and Dani have come that he talked so openly with her. Think about it: would that have happened just a few weeks ago?

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I think the most comforting moment was when Dani wrote her seat number on his hand. Even though the coach and fans were ticked off and he'd chased Vivica away, Dani told him she'd be there for him no matter what.

TK's tackle at the end was awesome. I was so glad they didn't go for the cliche of TK scoring the final touchdown. The result may have been the same but it was nice of them to find a new way of getting there.

Back at Dani's home, I couldn't help but feel for Ray J. He was right. With his parents officially divorced, nothing will be the same for any of them and, although he's old enough to understand that, it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Dani handled it the best she could. The rest will simply take time.

Thankfully, Matt was straight to the point with Dani. There's only so much analyzing I can take. It was time to jump in. As much as I'd like to see the relationship between Dani and Nico explored, those two simply aren't there yet. Matt's a good guy. He's a lot of fun and he'll treat Dani right. He may be just what she needs right now.

I liked that when Nico was confused about what to do he went to Dani. He was searching for his moral compass and hoped that Dani could light the way. Naturally, she didn't disappoint him.

Elsewhere, I was surprised that they cleared up Juliette's paternity so quickly. They could have mined that story a lot longer and still held my interest. We'll have to wait for next season to find out if Nico really tells Pittman he had an affair with his wife. I can only imagine the consequences.

I expected to be entertained by this season finale. What I didn't expect was to be surprised. TK's shooting totally blindsided me - and it's a great set up for next season. TK will definitely need plenty of therapy after this; that is, if he survives, which I can't believe he won't. And how will Nico react to having to watch Matt and Dani make goo goo eyes at one another at work?

All in all, Necessary Roughness delivered on a great season. Hurry up, huddle up and renew it, USA!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (87 Votes)

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Well....I was hoping form TK and Dani to have more ...they share more of an explosive chemistry and TK is the only one who tries pushing his limits with Dani....it wud have been great to see a relationship there... It cud work better than matt who seems all dull and who is easily manipulated by his ex...theres no spark....no grandeur and no dynamic exchanging or changing of ones personalities....it will be aweful for a dynamic dani to settle for a trainer who himself never experienced lifes hell as Dani has done...coming back into the world...game after 17yrs is no joke.. Practically missed her sexuality development ...sexual experimentations...every human goes thru naturally...that means she has not experienced sex that sweeps her off her feet..which can sort of drug u..love which makes u feel like a bomb
exploded in ur head.... AfterAll this Dani toi settle for matt...wud be like eating a peanut butter sandwich when u wanted or were hungry for a seven course meal....was watching cause I thought somthing definitely will develop between TK and Dani...both head strong and quite strong personalities...matt u cud easily miss in front of TK...nico is great too....

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Well....I was hoping form TK and Dani to have more ...they share more of an explosive chemistry and TK is the only one who tries pushing his limits with Dani....it wud have been great to see a relationship there... It cud work better than matt who seems all dull and who is easily manipulated by his ex...theres no spark....no grandeur and no dynamic exchanging or changing of ones personalities....it will be aweful for a dynamic dani to settle for a trainer who himself never experienced lifes hell as Dani has done...coming back into the world...game after 17yrs is no joke.. Practically missed her sexuality development ...sexual experimentations...every human goes thru naturally...that means she has not experienced sex that sweeps her off her feet..which can sort of drug u..love which makes u feel like a bomb
exploded in ur head.... AfterAll this toi settle for

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Well....I was hoping form TK and Dani to have more ...they share more of an explosive chemistry and TK is the only one who tries pushing his limits with Dani....it wud have been great toi see a relationship there... It cudnt work better thanku matter who seems all dull and who is easily manipulated by his ex...theres no spark....no grandeur and no dynamic exchanging or changing of ones personalities....it will be aweful form a dynamic dani toi settle for a trainer who himself never experienced lifes hell as Dani has done...coming back into the world...game after 17yrs is no joke.. Practically missed her sexuality development ...sexual experimentations...every human goes thru naturally...that means she has not experienced sex that sweeps her off her feet..which can sort of drug u..love which makes u feel

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Who is to say TK got shot, Nico just said he was involved...as vague as he usually is. Perhaps TK was missed and who was in the direct line of fire after that? Vivica! Just sayin...enjoy the off season, this is gonna make me crazy.

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I love this show... I have 3 children under 5 years old and work full time running a business of 40 employees... This is the ONLY show that I will take the time to watch. I am busy until I go to sleep every night with dinner, laundry, chores, kids, etc but this is one show I would recommend to anyone! It has football for the men and the Dr. Dani is the greatest. I love her "i won't put up with shit" attitude! I agree there is chemistry with Nico and Dani... but I am glad that JD is totally out of the picture! I can't wait for next season, so glad they will renew it

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To Everyone: Looks like USA Network just picked up Necessary Roughness for a second season so we'll definitely get to see what happens to TK, Dani, and everyone as their story continues. To: John Mullins I guess it shows that I'm not a football fan. Oops. Thanks for the assist.

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I really enjoyed the finale. It wrapped up some stories and opened new ones, and also pointed out storylines that should have never been (JD I'm lookin at you). I like that most of the main characters are not as one dimensional like TK could have been a glaring caricature. I loved the scenes with Dani and Nico there is so much chemistry between those 2. Dani and Matt are good together, but Dani and Nico have that something that makes you want more. TK with Vivaca is magic he needs a woman who like Dr. Dani will not put up with his mess

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Thanks @Doc. I thought she might have been on AMC a long time ago.

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The finale was a double OMG at my house. Love this series. Love the logical methods Dani employs in her psychological sleuthing and the flashes of insight she receives from her personal experiences. Love Terrence's personal growth through introspective thought. If kids are watching, then maybe they'll get a message that change and thinking about one's behavior is cool. Love the honesty betwen Matt and Dani. Love Niko to pieces. Can't wait for the next season. Terrence better be okay!!!!!!!!!

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Finale was a double OMG at my house. Love this series. Love the logical way Dani goes about her psychological sleuthing... the flashes of insights through her own experiences. Love Terrence's personal growth... if kids are watching, then maybe they get a message that change is cool. Can't wait for the next season. You guys rock.

Necessary Roughness Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Maurice: I'm your worst nightmare, TK.
TK: I've got nothing but sweet dreams, baby.

The thing about minefields is no matter how many you navigate, the most dangerous is always the ones you don't see coming.

Dani