The summer finale of Necessary Roughness continues the trend I have noted in my reviews of the show, becoming a bit more serious and Hawks-centric. It was all about Dani and the team this week, and can I just say … wow. Things got really serious, really fast.
This is the second time in a few weeks that a USA show has killed off someone via plane crash. In this case, I find it plausible that Marshall would die that way (maybe he was suicidal, which his actions towards Dani indicate, but if not, he was too unstable to be piloting his jet) rather than go into hiding as Nico thought. I am sorry to see Evan Handler‘s unpredictable Pittman go, but interested to see the drama it will create. …
Like that kiss. Yowza. I think Dani and Nico have some major chemistry, and to see them sharing their grief in that way made me start to root for them. Scott Cohen and Callie Thorne really sold that scene. Of course, this will cause all kinds of angst and problems, and in some ways will be more complex than her relationship with Matt, disagreement about kids aside. But that all should be very interesting to watch. Oh, and Matt has already moved on. It was good that he did, since one of them needed to follow through on their supposed break-up though he didn’t wait too long, did he? I doubt Dani will be jumping into bed with Nico when the winter season rolls around.
So Pittman is dead, the Hawks have replaced TK with a guy named “Toes,” and TK went to rehab. And then left. And then went back when his friend Jimmy died. The first time TK went, he clearly wasn’t ready; he needed rehab but was not ready to do the soul-searching he really needed. It’s sad that a friend of his had to die in his apartment before TK realized that his lifestyle was untenable. I was glad to see that he really feels a bond with Dani and turns to her in times of trouble — I think he was just used to getting help from her but not from others. Dani is not rehab, though, and she wisely knew that she couldn’t help him unless he was willing to go back. (By the way, did you know there are actually luxury drug rehab centers out there? Huh.)
Well, it was a pretty dark summer finale for Necessary Roughness — what did you all think of it? Will TK stick to rehab this time? And how will the whole Dani/Nico thing go?
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