Necessary Roughness

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Necessary Roughness Review: Live Your Truth

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"There's the Door" featured several characters making important decisions about their future - but none as history making as Rex's decision to step out of the closet. 

Does Dani Choose Matt?

I enjoyed how the episode showed so many aspects of Rex's big announcement. From the reaction of the home office to the hiring of a PR firm to coordinate everything from when the team should be told to the first public interviews, Rex's news was the equivalent of planning for war. 

One of the best scenes was Rex coming out to TK over dinner. TK's first reaction was humor, of course, as he asked in this Necessary Roughness quotes

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But his second was indignation. Rex turned his back on TK when he asked for his support after getting out of rehab. TK had the right to be angry.

In the end, TK's better nature came out. He couldn't stand back in that locker room and listen to Toes try and intimidate his entire team. TK stepped up but nothing was better than him throwing his arm around Rex at the end of the game. As he explained, Rex was about to be the most talked about player in football...and TK was going to have his picture right next to his. 

TK's a good guy, but he's not an idiot. After months in the background ,he saw a way to support his teammate and get some time in the spotlight.

Did anyone else notice that Dani hesitated a bit last week when she told Matt she wanted "to spend the rest of my days loving…you."

Okay, maybe I'm reaching because I'm Team Nico but this back and forth between Dani and Matt has me dizzy. The one I really felt sorry for was Noelle. Just when she told him she wanted more and thought they were on the same page, Matt pulled back and played relationship sabotage. 

When Matt called her "the woman I'm sleeping with," she realized that that was all she was to him.  

I couldn't help but hope that Dani would react to Nico's announcement that he was taking a job in Dallas. Instead he got to see Dani and Matt kissing on the field. I'm sure that wasn't the reaction he was hoping for either.

The side plot of RayJay and Juliet made me realize that being a therapist and being a mom are two very different roles. If Dani had stepped back, she would have seen that taking a hard line with RayJay would only push him right into Juliet's arms. Unfortunately, she reacted like a mother instead and now RayJay's on a plane to Paris.

Although I understood Dani's concern, I couldn't blame RayJay for taking the leap. He's got a beautiful, rich, slightly older woman interested in him. She's offering employment and asking him to run around Paris with her. What 18-year old could possibly resist that?

With Necessary Roughness season 2 at a close, I was curious as to the FBI's interest in Nico but I'm more concerned with Noelle's news.

Will she tell Matt? I can't imagine she'd want to give him a second chance if all he's interested in is her baby making abilities. Will she have the child…or not? And once the news of her pregnancy breaks, because you know it will, where will that leave Matt and Dani?

With all these questions left unanswered, summer and Necessary Roughness season 3 can't get here fast enough.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Marisa1983

Kira, I completely agree with you. I've said last week that I didn't like the back and forth between Dani and Matt and here they did it again this week. As for the rest, I liked every storyline this week, except maybe for Ray Jay. The biggest surprise for me was the pregnancy. This could give us the opportunity for all of us Nico/Dani shippers to get what we want. There's no way Matt will abandon his child. That is if Noelle decides to tell him about the pregnancy. All in all, great episode perfect for a finale. Is it summer yet???

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I am over the Matt and Dani drama. Just let them move on from each other already!!!! I don't buy her changing her mind about kids. I just don't see them working out in the long run. Let Dani be with Nico and Matt can raise his child with Noelle, who I really like. I don't like how they completely sabotaged Matts relationship with her. Really would like to see them try to make it work. TK has grown so much but still has that unique quality that makes him a star. LOVE how they have developed his character!!!! So proud to see TK stand up for his teammate especially since Toes made me want to punch him in the face. Fingers crossed Nico isn't into too much trouble. Looking forward to season 3!!!!

Necessary Roughness Season 2 Episode 16 Quotes

Like a science experiment it's suppose to go boom. Instead you just fizzle out.

T.K.

I'm sorry if this is bad timing for the team, but this is happening, The only question is how are you going to handle it.

Dani