It's been building all season. With the first game in only 10 days, it was obvious that TK was spiraling out of control. The biggest question in "Double Fault" was not whether TK was going down... but who he was going to take with him.
TK worked so hard to come back after his gunshot wound that it's really sad to witness his path to self destruction. I couldn't believe it when his agent turned on Matt, but I suppose everyone looks for someone to blame. But anyone with eyes could see that TK was intoxicated during that photo shoot and deserved to lose that sponsorship.
But the Hawks may have had even bigger issues than TK. Pittman had planted listening devices everywhere, even in Dani's home office, and she was devastated as she cried to Nico in this Necessary Roughness quote...
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The release of those tapes would not only have her patients feeling violated but it could end her career. Dani's under such stress already, trying to hold everything together with her ex-husband's huge tax bills hanging over her head. If she were to lose her practice, Ray J would be lucky to afford that state school.
The best moments of the night were when Nico understood how upset Dani was and wouldn't walk away. It became obvious how much he respects and cares for Dani and that he might like a lot more from her than just friendship - but is this the time?
Probably not. But this potential couple may be pushing those boundaries as the season continues. I'm sorry that Jeanette's headed back to Spain. Something tells me that Dani could really use her best friend around.
Speaking of pushing the boundaries, I didn't expect the tennis pros to turn out to be swingers. It was an interesting twist but my favorite part was watching Dr. Dani at one of their parties. She looked like a wall flower at a junior high dance. She didn't know where to look or what to do and it was sort of amusing seeing the confident doctor so far out of her element.
The end of the episode definitely left us hanging. Will TK be the cause of a horrible tragedy? If he's not, will the close call be enough to scare him straight? Will we ever see that TK intervention? We'll all have to tune in for next week's Necessary Roughness to find out.
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