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Necessary Roughness Review: Sex Dreams & Other Myths

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"Hits and Myths" started off with Juliette Pittman in control of the Hawks - and if you thought the responsibility would make Marshall's daughter grow up, you were sadly mistaken.

Dani's Rock Star

Juliette had new uniforms designed and propositioned TK. If Juliette wanted him to be the bad boy of the team, he was going to have to have that Serenity prayer tattooed on his forehead to hold her off. 

Wasn't it funny how Toes was cast as the gentleman and TK the troublemaker? TK was right about Matt's reality being stuck in the past because in the present Toes was calling TK's mother a crack whore and TK was keeping bad girl Juliette at arms' length.  

I was rooting for TK and Juliette to team up, but Juliette has a long way to go to catch up to TK's maturity. It's great to see him taking his sobriety seriously. I'd say Juliette could learn something from him, but she's nowhere near ready.

TK's in a tough spot. Between Toes trying to take him down at every turn and Matt expecting him to fail, it will be difficult to change the team's perception of him.

Speaking of Matt, I've always been Team Nico but I'm liking Matt a lot less this season. He was great when he and Dani were together but now that they're apart and he's in a position of power within the Hawks, things are changing.

Matt had no problem jumping into bed with that reporter, so why is it his business if Dani is having a relationship with Nico? The sad truth is, she isn't, but one can dream.

And Dani was doing just that... dreaming. I did wish her sex dreams could have had more, you know, sex. The movie theme worked at first. The handprint from Titanic made me laugh but by the time they got to Gone With the Wind I was over the gag. 

I understood why Dani believed her life mirrored a tragic love story. Her husband cheated on her for years and left her in thousands of dollars in debt. She and Matt looked good on paper but crashed and burned when their futures didn't mesh - but why is she so insistent that she shouldn't be with Nico?

I wished she would have explored her reasons for dismissing Nico with her therapist because I wanted to hear them. Nico's not perfect but I believe he's a good guy at heart. Dani has to decide if he's worth taking a chance on.

As usual, Dani's other clients were my least favorite story. Why would Dani and Paul stand on the ground and yell for a suicidal man on a rooftop to just come down. That seemed an unwise choice of words. And then Paul jumped! It was at least two stories onto concrete. Was it even possible for him to not be severely injured?

Do you want Juliette Pittman in or out of the Hawks? Does Matt have a right to be jealous of Dani with anyone, even Nico? Weigh in with your thoughts about this week's Necessary Roughness.

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Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (34 Votes)

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

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    I'm really enjoying the Juliette/Nico and TK/Dani parallels this season. First, I love it as a Danico fan, because it connects Nico and Dani as both being people who don't give up on 'lost causes.' Matt dismisses both of these young, troubled people as 'Paris Hilton' and 'problem child'. He doesn't really believe either of them can change. Dani and Nico are united in their 'Don't Give Up' attitude. Second, I love Juliette as a foil to TK. TK is maturing. He recognises that he needs help and he respects and appreciate the people who give it to him, Dani and Nico. My hope is that at some point TK will call Juliette out on her BS. I would love to see him defend Nico, and let her have for hurting the people who care about her the most.

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    EmpressKellii's raises a good question about Juliette's attack on Nico and Nico's comment the Juliette's "She has to go." Juliette wasn't being inconsistant when she attacked Nico. She has never treated him well, especially when he is demanding she get her $*** together. In the episode she was introduced she lies to him, threatens to get him in trouble with her father, and tells him he 'Has no one.' I think she does love him, but most of the time that gets buried under her selfishness and immaturity. As to why Nico says Juliette has to go, I think its similar to when he bugged Marshall's phone. He recognises she is poised to destroy The Hawks which represent both his home and his family. He feels a responsibility to remove the threat, even though the threat is a loved one.

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    Am I imagining it or is Dani sounded dumber this year? Her inflections and the dim-witted expression she often wears would certainly keep me from taking any advice from her. On the other hand, I love Peter MacNichol as Dani's shrink. He is smart, professional and funny. Maybe Dani could go on sabbatical and PM could take on her patients. Not the same dynamic, obviously, but definitely more believable.

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    I cannot conceive Matt's attitude, he is a royal prat. He sleeps with anyone and it's fine but if Dani is interested in someone else, he feels justified and entitled to act as if he has a stake in the situation. Matt is also extremely judgmental and critical of T.K and then rather try to see T.K as a changed and still evolving person - he immediately cares more about others than someone who was willing to go to bat for him. I agree with Jen and the reviewer as well, he has always been a selfish individual but this season has been worse.

    With regards to Juliette, she is the proverbial temptation for T.K - but their alliance seems useful. I don't mind Juliette, and I am wondering why Nico was saying she has got to go especially in the circumstances where he is the person bailing her out of trouble constantly. Alternatively, why would Juliette threaten him? He was the father figure she craved and got.

    I just wish Dani would see what we all see and go with Nico, resisting the idea based on a flawed theory that she is in love with Matt is just not good enough. Why is she in love with Matt? Because he was the first person she had sex with after that douche Ray left? I just don't know
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    I agreed with everything the reviewer said, especially where it concerned Nico and Matt. I have always been a Danico fan, but I've never disliked Matt before this season. As a Danico fan it actually makes me happy, because the writers are making it more and more obvious just how wrong Matt is for Dani. It is increasingly obvious that he is selfish in alot of ways and his success seems to be bringing this out more and more. What I like is that this has been a natural evolution.

    They started small with the kids issue, saying he 'accepted' that Dani was done, when really he was just assuming once they were married she would change her mind. Next it was TK with the drugs, and Matt is in denial or making excuses. He didn't care about TK, he cared about looking good to the manager. Then he sells TKs story to the reporter to save his job. Next he sleeps with the reporter, and hangs up on Dani when she calls him, even though she is obviously upset.

    Matt's behavior now with confronting Dani about Nico, and calling Juliette crazy, and attacking Nico about his relationship with Juliette, and not even hearing out TK proves that he is a self-involved man-child with little loyalty or compassion.

    Also take note of how they are shooting Nico these days. In the begining of Necessary Roughness the audience was exclusively following Dani as she was confronted with various obsacles and had to overcome them. Nico used to be one of these obstacles, or the deliverer of obstacles. As the season progressed Nico shifted from obstacle to occasional on-screen ally, working with Dani. Now Nico's position has been elevated to secondary on-screen problem solver, fixing things independently of Dani. Before the show was everybody gang up on Dani, and hurl problems at her, now the show is just as much, everybody gang up on Nico and hurl problems at him. I doubt this parallel structure is a coincidence. Team Nico Forever!

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    Juliette is not a good actor.I feel like she is reading her lines. Also she looks too young,but to old to go after Dani's son! This Nico,Matt story line is nothing but trouble. Whoever she ends up with,I bet the other will get fired ,so he can leave the show for good. As Christine said , things are changing for Matt, but I'm still for Teamm Matt and Dani

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    I like the moments between Juliette and TK. Shame that her helping him backfired though. I really didn't like how Matt handle TK. Give the man a chance. Matt I think is being real judgemental. Also didn't like him asking Nico again and again if there was something to tell him, Dani is not his business anymore. I was team Matt but after last night Nico came out looking the best.

    I like the addition of Juliette, to me she makes the show more fun.




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