'Necessary Roughness' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap – 'Wide Deceiver'
This week on “Necessary Roughness” it’s all about people facing down their own decisions. This could be disastrous for Dani and Matt, who finally found the issue which could potentially break them up. Matt wants kids but Dani, with two teenagers, is done with that part of her life. Will the happy couple work it out or are they on the way out?
Meanwhile TK mulls over retirement with his new gun-running lady. He returns to his old neighborhood and sees a silver lining where she sees poverty and drive-by shootings. So enamored is he with the idea of returning to his old, pre-football life that he buys a restaurant. It’s called Winky Dog, and getting to see the giant TK in a Winky Dog uniform is definitely a highlight of the episode.
Dani realizes that TK is afraid to return to football because he’s afraid to fail, but gives him space to come to his own decision. He finally decides to return to the Hawks after a fight in the Winky Dog turns serious. His old friend seems awfully trigger-happy. Despite finally hooking up, she tells him to go back to his version of reality with the Hawks instead of hiding out.
While TK flips hotdogs and comes up with exciting new recipes, the Hawks are busy trying to scout new players. This is complicated when Marshall Pittman trades their first round picks for some cash and a race horse. Marshall Pittman has some amazing ideas for the team though, like his new logo of a Hawk riding on a horse. It’s only missing a hat!
So Matt focuses in on Razor, a player who maybe isn’t great but has high potential. Razor is played by the wonderful and talented Gaius Charles, who donned a football jersey once before in NBC’s critically acclaimed drama “Friday Night Lights” as Smash. Clear eyes, full hearts, stop fumbling!
Dani initially thinks that Razor is suffering a confidence issue. But when the straight A student tanks a simple test, she knows he must be doing it on purpose. Razor is committed to being a seventh round draft pick and she wants to know why. So who else to call but wire-tapping expert and all around shady gentleman Nico?
In no time Nico finds out that the real Damon Razor died as a child. It turns out Razor faked his identity to go through high school again for the chance at a football scholarship. I’d say that Smash would never do that, but he did take steroids that one time.
When TK returns to the field the two race, with TK doing better than anyone expected. As the episode ends, we see it’s come at a cost as TK pops more pills. Will he get hooked on pain meds in his quest to become the Hawk he once was? And just what is Marshall Pittman planning? Nico might be in the best place to answer that, seeing as he tapped Pittman’s phone. Ah friendship!
What did you think of this week’s episode of “Necessary Roughness”? What does Pittman have planned next? Will Matt and Dani break up? Sound off in the comments!