Necessary Roughness Review: The Right Kind of Bling

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Dr. Dani had no "Sympathy for the Devil" as she kicked a little ass in the Necessary Roughness season 3 finale.

Never let it be said that Dani Santino is a push over. Her first husband may have cheated on her, but once she broke those ties she proved more than capable of standing on her own. She's come a long way since the pilot episode of the series. 

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So when it came to standing toe-to-toe with Connor McClane, there was no doubt she could hold her own. 

The question was this: Was Connor an excellent salesman or a conman? The truth? He's both. Connor believed that to make it to the top, you had to break some rules. Unfortunately some of his clients - including Hutch, Crabcheck and his friend Carl - were collateral damage along the way. 

TK could have easily been next and his fiance Sheera seemed more than willing to watch that happen. The only love she had was for her five-year plan for stardom and TK's only value to her was his ability to help her get a step ahead. It was clear that if TK's football career was over, so was their relationship. 

Thank goodness TK finally saw what she really was.

Dani: You know that expression, love is blind?
TK: Then I must be the Stevie Wonder of romance. | permalink

TK was smart in both dumping Sheera and passing on the experimental gene doping. They might not be able to test for it now, but give it time. If it becomes prevalent enough, they'll find a way to test for it sooner or later and it could have left TK's career in ruins. As Dani told TK...

There's no greater bling than a man's reputation. | permalink

Sheera was obviously after the other kind of bling.

Instead, TK chose to go out in a blaze of glory and help his team get a step closer to a championship. He also may have pushed his injury to the point of ending his career. But it looked like India was determined to help him mend. 

Any chance there's a love connection for these two on the horizon? I hope so.

In the middle of counseling TK, trying to salvage Hutch's career and confronting Connor, Dani also had to deal with an unsettling revelation: Nico had a wife! Did anyone see that coming? I didn't.

Nico used his pull with the FBI to get her sprung from INS. In return, she granted him divorce papers for their marriage of convenience. But was that too little too late for Dani. The poor woman didn't even get 24 hours to bask in romantic bliss. It just wasn't fair.

And the look on Dani's face when she was introduced to Mrs. Careles was priceless. She rolled her eyes as though she was saying to herself that she should have seen it coming. 

As she told Nico in this Necessary Roughness quote

You like riddles and secrets and mysteries which is awesome if I'm watching an episode of Lost but not when I'm in a relationship. | permalink

I was really concerned that these two would once again be separated. I couldn't be happier that they reconciled and we got a great Nico/Dani kiss with which to end the season. Now what's up with the private jet? Man of mystery, indeed.

Was the season finale everything you hoped for?  The USA Network has yet to confirm a new batch of episodes. Do you want to see a season 4 of Necessary Roughness?


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Still so very sad that this show was not renewed... I miss them! And no matter how much I LOVED the finale, I can't help but thinking it was all handled a little to quickly. They could have made at least two or three episodes in which these storylines played out!


This show is my "mind candy, and i like candy! So, yes, I hope for another season!


Of course we want another season.....duh.


That was a really good season. Love the new cast. PLEASE give us another season. :-)


This show is one of my guilty little pleasures. Two thumbs up for Nico and Dani consummating. Like other commenters, I thought John Stamos revitilized the show. I also enjoyed Autumn Reeser. She could be this generation's Heather Locklear and make everything she touches pop. I hope it comes back for another season or more.


All I have to say is FINALLY. They threw me for a loop with the wife, but Nico has been around a long time, so there should be a wife in his life story. Loved his revealing conversation to Dani. You shouldn't go to bed mad and she really does know what type of man he is. He finally told her about the cat, knew she would be a dog person. I wouldn't be surprised if Nico is rich, I mean filthy rich, it fits. He finally gets to meet Jeanette, I would love to be a fly on the wall for that meet and greet. TK and Sheera, she almost had me when she told him not to play and apparently she almost had him. She knew he was suspicious so she tried to change things up. TK is grown up, who knew and I like the adult TK just as much as I liked the kid who escaped from rehab on a horse (classic). The physical therapist, all I have to say is I love her add her to the team. Conner and Abby I like them too. New beginnings.


Can't wait for season 4!!!!


WOW! Such a fantasmic season finale! Loved seeing TK's growth and maturity. Especially loved Dani and Nico finally getting together!! (Or should I say Dani and Dominic ;p ) ...couldn't stop smiling when he opened up to her. Loved the whole season!!
Really really really hope USA RENEWS this awesome show!


PLEASE give us another season. Got to see where Nico is going. Love he and Dani together.


Count me in as a viewer that wants a season 4. The show really seemed to hit on all cylinders this season. Love the relationship between Dani & Nico. Their chemistry is off the charts. Also loved the progression of TK this season and the spark that John Stamos brought to the cast. Hopefully USA will see that there are more stories to be told.

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