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.


Oh! And how cute was Nico when he was updating Dani about the parts of his life she didn’t know about? We all knew about him being in the Navy (I remember it being mentioned that he was a Navy Seal in season one) but the oldest of six kids?! Middle name Eugene? LOL. And I’m with Dani about the cat. I’m a dog person too. ;D


Yes please. :D I had my doubts about all the changes going into this season but I have to say I was wrong. I’m not too proud to admit it. :-) This season turned out to be fantastic. I don't know if USA actually views this site but it they do, please bring "NR" back for another season! Thanks. And, hello, I can't believe summer is almost over and the "regular" TV season will be starting in just a couple/few weeks! :-o


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show. please bring it back


I love Necessary Roughness. Last night, the final episode was outstanding. I have been rooting for Nico and Dani from the very beginning. He is so intriguing, mysterious and sexy. Keep up the relationship, please. I am also glad that you made TK have a brain and backbone and back with the Hawks.
Please make Dani and Nico work, and not go through stupid breakups and then back together. I get tired of that mickey mouse stuff.


This season was a vast improvement... Hope it gets another season...


Just loved this episode. Everything about it was spot on. Dani and Nico, a must in the future. TK and India, on the right tract for a real love connection and Connor, turning into a good guy, come on, priceless.

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