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Necessary Roughness: There's the Door

A secret surfaces and threatens to cause a scandal that could bring down the Hawks’ entire season. Dani makes a decision regarding her feelings for Matt and Nico.

Source: USA

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x16
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (SoHo) Mar 17, 2015

Special Guest Stars
Mark CubanMark Cuban
As Himself

Guest Stars
Danielle PanabakerDanielle Panabaker
As Juliette Pittman
Gregory Alan WilliamsGregory Alan Williams
As Coach Purnell
Michaela McManusMichaela McManus
As Noelle Saris
Robbie JonesRobbie Jones
As Joe "Toes" Kittridge
Tom NowickiTom Nowicki
As Devin
Travis SmithTravis Smith
As Rex Evans
Jeffrey NordlingJeffrey Nordling
As Mr. Purlman

Co-Guest Stars
Bigge VosgesBigge Vosges
As Xeno
Holly FirferHolly Firfer
As Sportscaster
Marcus LewisMarcus Lewis
As Reggie Clark
Demarcus RobinsonDemarcus Robinson
As Washington Cornerback
Robin BloodworthRobin Bloodworth
As First Man
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.
Hannah MarksHannah Marks
As Lindsay Santino
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally


The episode begins with the historic moments in different sports being shown. The Coach, Nico and Matt are informed by Dani that Rex is gay. Matt says Rex’s personal life is not their business. But, Dani mentions Rex wants to go public with this news. They aren’t too happy to hear that. “There’s no way this can be contained” Nico says. They mention to Dani that the team is looking for a new owner and have a meeting with Mark Cuban. They feel Rex should hold off on this news till “after the season”. Dani says this is going to happen whether they like it or not, so they should start preparing for it. Later, Matt apologizes to Dani for losing his temper the other night. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorLiz Kruger  |  Craig E. Shapiro
Executive ProducerJeffrey Lieber  |  Liz Kruger  |  Craig E. Shapiro  |  Kevin Dowling
Co-Executive ProducerDonna Dannenfelser  |  Joe Sabatino  |  Ildy Modrovich
Supervising ProducerMark Kruger
ProducerKelly A. Manners
Co-ProducerGuin McPherson
Consulting ProducerNatalie Chaidez  |  Chris Viscardi  |  Will McRobb
Production DesignerPaul J. Peters
EditorDebra Weinfeld
CastingMarlo Tiede  |  Donna Rosenstein
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorAdam Ben Frank
Second Assistant DirectorMatthew Goodwin
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 EditorLarry Goeb
Re-Recording MixerBill Freesh  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
Director of PhotographyWilliam Wages
Story EditorDamani Johnson
Art DirectorKenneth Watkins
Assistant Production CoordinatorRhyan A. Minter
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
AssociateShira Sandler Riley
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMike Saunders
Location CastingMark Fincannon
3d SupervisorMitch Gates
Digital LoaderDave Lindsay
Sports CoordinatorMark Ellis (1)
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