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Necessary Roughness: Spell It Out

A spelling-bee champ needs help dealing with his stuttering; T.K. is faced with a problem he thought was in the past; a league representative pays a visit to Nico; and Jeanette delays coming clean.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

Director: Tim Hunter
Writer: Damani Johnson

Alternate Airdates:

AU (SoHo) Jan 13, 2015


Guest Stars
Amanda DetmerAmanda Detmer
As Jeanette Fiero
Tom NowickiTom Nowicki
As Devin
Valerie CruzValerie Cruz
As Vera Dade
Anjali BhimaniAnjali Bhimani
As Praveena Jeevan
Anthony KeyvanAnthony Keyvan
As Mukesh Jeevan

Co-Guest Stars
Marcus LewisMarcus Lewis
As Reggie
Tom WermeTom Werme
As Reporter
Anna RappaportAnna Rappaport
As Hope Chen
Arthur BridgersArthur Bridgers
As The Shooter
Brian WelchBrian Welch
As Bee Proctor #2
Craig A. MeyerCraig A. Meyer
As Bee Proctor #1
David Marshall SilvermanDavid Marshall Silverman
As District Attorney
Janine KingJanine King
As Lady Fan
Jason MacDonald (1)Jason MacDonald (1)
As Shooter's Attorney
Keith D. BoweKeith D. Bowe
As Sports Anchor
Mike RayMike Ray
As Fan
Tenaya ClevelandTenaya Cleveland
As Doctor Osgood
Zoe MyersZoe Myers
As Last Hootie
Main Cast
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks
As Terrence "T.K." King
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally


The episode begins with kids competing in a spelling bee. One of the kids is asked to spell a word, and before he can spell out the complete word he faints on the stage. Meanwhile Nico runs into the woman who has been sent by the league commissioner’s office to look into the inconsistencies that Pittman has left behind, and to clean them up. Meanwhile the child named Mukesh, who fainted on the stage earlier, pays Dani and visit, with his mother. Turns out, Mukesh is a genius, and his mother tells Dani that Mukesh is a “perfect boy”. His mother then tells Dani that, Mukesh has never encountered an incident similar to the one he had recently on the stage. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz Kruger  |  Craig E. Shapiro
Executive ProducerKevin Dowling  |  Craig E. Shapiro  |  Liz Kruger  |  Jeffrey Lieber
Co-Executive ProducerDonna Dannenfelser  |  Joe Sabatino  |  Ildy Modrovich
Supervising ProducerMark Kruger
ProducerKelly A. Manners
Co-ProducerGuin McPherson
Consulting ProducerChris Viscardi  |  Will McRobb  |  Natalie Chaidez
Production DesignerPaul J. Peters
EditorDebra Weinfeld
CastingMarlo Tiede  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorRichard Denault
Second Assistant DirectorKristina Peterson
MusicAdam Gorgoni
Music EditorGrant Conway
Music SupervisorNora Felder
Costume DesignerAgata Maszkiewicz  |  Conan Castro
Key GripPam Connor
Set DecoratorKathryn Peters
Location ManagerBrad Smith
Transportation CoordinatorMichael Freeman (2)
Property MasterJames Crisp
Production Sound MixerAron Siegel
Script SupervisorDebbie Walters
Production CoordinatorJeff L. Anderson
Assistant EditorLuke Brown
Post Production SupervisorMichelle Mason (2)
Supervising Sound EditorLauren Stephens
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Robert Edmondson
Director of PhotographyWilliam Wages
Story EditorDamani Johnson
Art DirectorKenneth Watkins
Assistant Production CoordinatorSommer Oliver
Production AccountantDoug Towne
Extras CastingCatrett Locke
Chief Lighting TechnicianTully McCulloch
"A" Camera OperatorStephen Andrich
Department Head HairAleksandra Cummins
Visual Effects ProducerSarah McGrail
Department Head Make-upTegan Taylor
Digital Imaging TechnicianRyan Weisen
"B" Camera OperatorJeff Crumbley
AssociateShira Sandler Riley
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
Location CastingMark Fincannon
3d SupervisorMitch Gates
Sports CoordinatorMark Ellis (1)
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