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Necessary Roughness: A Load of Bull

Dani cowboys up to treat a professional bull rider. Dani and Matt navigate their breakup while Matt and Nico try to keep the reigns on a reporter who's come to Hawks training camp to focus on TK. Ray Jay's surprisingly good SAT scores cause tension in his relationship with Olivia.

Source: USA Network

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Wednesday August 01st, 2012

Director: Anton Cropper
Writer: Colin Sweeney

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ ONE) Jun 12, 2014
AU (SoHo) Jan 20, 2015

Guest Stars
Amanda DetmerAmanda Detmer
As Jeanette Fiero
Gaius CharlesGaius Charles
As Damon Razor
Gregory Alan WilliamsGregory Alan Williams
As Coach Purnell
Meghann FahyMeghann Fahy
As Olivia DiFlorio
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Noelle Saris
Hillary TuckHillary Tuck
As Layla

Co-Guest Stars
Main Cast
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks
As Terrence "T.K." King
Patrick Johnson (3)Patrick Johnson (3)
As Ray Santino, Jr.
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally


The episode begins at a rodeo competition; it is then shown that the hand of one of the riders gets stuck on the saddle of a bull. Meanwhile Dani is overjoyed to find out that Ray has scored really well on his SATs. Dani later admits to Jeanette that, she hasn’t told Ray about her breakup with Matthew. She also tells Jeanette that, she and Matthew will be “mature adult professionals”, when reminded by Jeannette as to how she will have to meet Matthew at work each day. Later the guy who was stuck to the bulls back in the rodeo, shows Dani a video of the incident, and also tells her how it happened 6 times in the last 2 months. He then tells her that for the first time he is afraid, and too after two world championships. ..

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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 ProducerWill McRobb  |  Chris Viscardi  |  Natalie Chaidez
Production DesignerPaul J. Peters
EditorMatthew Colonna
CastingMarlo Tiede  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorAdam Ben Frank
Second Assistant DirectorKristina Peterson
MusicJeff Russo
Music EditorGrant Conway
Music SupervisorNora Felder
Costume DesignerConan Castro
Key GripPam Connor
Set DecoratorKathryn Peters
Location ManagerBrad Smith
Transportation CoordinatorMichael Freeman (2)
Property MasterJames Crisp
Production Sound MixerAron Siegel
Script SupervisorSandy Sands
Production CoordinatorJeff L. Anderson
Assistant EditorPatrick Brian
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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