‘Necessary Roughness’ 3.2 Episode Recap And Review: Gimme Some Lovin’

Dani (Callie Thorne) and Nico (Scott Cohen) are at odds in the second episode of season 3 of Necessary Roughness as it is obvious they still care for each other. Dr. Santino is still trying to adjust to her new gig at V3 Management, which is a drastic change from her private practice, and it’s quite the sight to see. Unlike most recently divorced women who live check to check, Dani isn’t at all phase by the perks that come with her very corporate office. She’s so used to her old routine that I’m not even sure she’ll last long in this style of setting – especially since Troy Cutler (Connor McClane’s partner) wants her gone. The reason why is beyond me, but I’m sure we’ll find out sooner than later.

Also, now that TK (Mechad Brooks) is a client of V3, I honestly can’t see Santino leaving – at least not without a fight. Besides why would Connor (John Stamos) hire her in the first place, if he didn’t want her position to be long-term? She’s clearly good at what she does, and she obviously provides a balance to her the other employees. Not only that, but she takes her job seriously, despite being a target on Mr. McClane’s personal agenda. Will sparks fly between Thorne and Stamos’ characters, or will we see a change in direction as the season moves forward? One can only hope.

While it makes sense for Callie and John to be romantically involved, such scenarios would push Necessary Roughness into darker network television drama territory, which might be a little excessive given that’s the whole point of Jeff Eastin’s new series, Graceland. Honestly, I’d like to see more involvement from Terrance King, as well as other characters, from a comedic standpoint, since the show can be very series at times. Granted, Necessary Roughness is not intended to be a comedy, but I’m certainly not opposed to it.

Comedy aside, the audience learns that Troy (David Anders) may be a shady executive, which could be the reason why Mr. Careles was spotted in a car talking to a mysterious man, whom I suspect is a federal agent. Meanwhile, because Rex (Travis Smith) and Mr. King are co-managed by the same organization, will this cause friction between the two teammates? After all, TK’s career is currently in the pits, while Rex’s is in the forefront. There are an infinite number of possibilities for the plot this season, which pose many questions.

Here’s what I think will happen on the next installment:

  • Viewers will find out that Nico is a government informant
  • A lead will be given on Marshall Pittman’s (Evan Handler) whereabouts
  • TK will somehow end up ruffling someone’s feathers at V3 causing him to either leave or lose his endorsement.

What do you think will occur on June 26? Share your predictions below, and tune in to USA Network on Wednesdays at 10p EST!


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