Royal Pains

Tuesday 10:00 PM on USA (Returning Summer 2016)
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  • A down and out surgeon has a chance to redeem himself as a small town physician in the wealthy beach community of East Hampton, NY. Royal Pains is produced and distributed by Universal Cable Productions and USA Network.

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 7 : Ep 8

    Lending a Shoulder

    Aired 7/21/15

  • S 7 : Ep 7

    Lama Trauma

    Aired 7/14/15

  • S 7 : Ep 6

    Secret Asian Men

    Aired 7/7/15

  • S 7 : Ep 5

    Voices Carry

    Aired 6/30/15

  • S 7 : Ep 4

    The Prince of Nucleotides

    Aired 6/23/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Feuerstein

    Dr. Hank Lawson

  • Paulo Costanzo

    Evan Lawson

  • Reshma Shetty

    Divya Katdare

  • Brooke D'Orsay

    Paige Collins

  • Ben Shenkman

    Dr. Jeremiah Scani

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  • Quotes (114)

    • Hank: Who's your great-grandfather? Tucker: Uh, Marshall David Bryant II. Hank: Never heard of him, either. Tucker: Ever use a blender? Hank: Yeah. Tucker: You're welcome.

    • Boris: Where do you practice, Doctor? Hank: Nowhere. My last hospital fired me for letting a rich patient die. Boris: Bureaucracies. (scoffs) I find the skilled amongst us are better off left to their own devices. Yes?

    • Nikki: This is not what I signed on for. I wanted to spend on florists and caterers and photographers, not attorneys. I think we need to postpone. Hank: I'll see your postponement and raise you. (Nikki sighs, removes her engagement ring, and leaves it on Hank's table.)

    • Evan: You really need to get out of this apartment and get some fresh air, Bro. Hank: In Brooklyn? Evan: Honestly, it smells so bad. It smells like a moose had sex with a bucket of Chinese food in here. Like musty. And you kind of look like Jesus and Patrick Dempsey had a child, and that child grew older and then got really sick.

    • Evan: What's my favorite sport, Hank? Hank: Extreme social climbing?

    • (Evan opens the door and finds a beautiful woman waiting outside.) Evan: I'm still asleep, right? April: Um, I'm looking for Hank. Evan: Not if it's my dream, you're not.

    • Evan: (wearing nothing but a suit coat and a speedo) Okay, how do I look? Hank: You look like an Olympic swimmer from Queeristan.

    • (Entering the party in the Hamptons) Evan: Bro, this is where God would party. Hank: If he could get in.

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    Notes (145)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - (part 1)Kdo chce psa bít... (Who Wants to Beat a Dog...)
      Czech Republic-(part 2)Hůl se vždy najde... (Stick Can Always Be Found...)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: May 9, 2010 on Hallmark
      Germany: May 17, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: January 10/17, 2012 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: May 9, 2012 on Doma

    • Royal Pains is filmed on location in New York and at locations around The Hamptons. Scenes from the fictional Hamptons Heritage Hospital were shot at Oyster Bay Town Hall in Oyster Bay, New York.

    • Featured Music: "Whiter/Straighter" by Adaline (Hank and Nikki love scene) "Sheep Go to Heaven" by Cake (Hank in the hospital board room and as he leaves with his belongings) "Shut Up and Let Me Go" by The Ting-Tings (Hank's apartment, Nikki moves her stuff out) "I'm Shakin'" by Rooney (drive away montage and on the highway out to Long Island) "Papillion" by The Airborne Toxic Event (Hank and Evan drive through Hamptons and arrive at motel) "Ain't No Love in the Club" by The Wylde Bunch (Hank & Evan arrive at Boris' castle) "Don't Rush (remix)" by Suzie Rose (Hank and Evan walk inside to the party) "Calabria 2007 Club Mix" by Enur (tour of party) "All Around The World" by Zion-I (at the party; April recovering in Boris' guest bed; Boris and Hank talk) "Wishing Well" by The Airborne Toxic Event (Hank and Jill's date; Hank's montage; Hank talks with Boris) "Be Home Soon" by The Blue Van (Hank and Evan move into guest house)

    • Royal Pains is filmed on location in New York and at locations around The Hamptons.

    • This episode was presented with limited commercial interruptions, making it around 75 minutes long. Other episodes are 42/43 minutes long.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: May 16, 2010 on Hallmark
      Germany: May 24, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: January 24, 2012 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: May 16, 2012 on Doma

    • The show's opening credits, title logo, and theme song ("Independence" by The Blue Van) are introduced for the first time in this episode.

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    Trivia (20)

    • Goof: As Dr. Silver's right arm makes its downward arc to inject April with the syringe, Hank grabs Dr. Silver's right wrist to stop him (close-up shot). Then, the camera position immediately changes to a wider shot. Hank's hand is now on the inner portion of Dr. Silver's elbow.

    • Tucker implies to Hank that his great-grandfather Marshall David Bryant II is the inventor of the blender. In reality, the blender was first invented by Stephen J. Poplawski in 1922. Poplawski had his invention patented in 1932.

    • Goof: Hank and the EMS helicopter crew move Tucker up from the rear of the helicopter to load him in. EMS personnel do not ever approach a helicopter from the rear. This puts them out of the sight of the pilot, and more importantly, brings them right by the tail rotor, which can be extremely dangerous.

    • Goof: When Hank removes the tick from the ear, the tick is shown to be relatively small. But more importantly, the tick is shown to be in its natural state, meaning it was NOT engorged with blood. If the tick had been feeding on Kendrick's blood for any length of time, it would have been engorged with blood from feeding. Also since the camera angle is through the magnifying lens looking at the ear straight on, it is improbable that Hank would have been able to see, much less remove the tick without an otoscope with a large ear cone. And why didn't he see it when doing an ear exam during the 'executive physical'?

    • Jill and Divya meet for the first time in this episode.

    • Goof: Divya drives a black Mercedes SUV. When she and Evan travel across town on a follow up call, a clip of a black Jeep Commander (as seen in the pilot episode) driving down the street is shown instead of the black Mercedes.

    • Goof: You cannot identify a bacterial strain simply by looking at it under a man-made microscope. Bacteria samples, such as pus, are usually stained, cultured, and examined under a 100x lens.

    • Goof: When anesthetizing Kolfax, it is obvious that it is a fake dog model. Also the endotracheal tube is clearly only part of the way inside the mouth.

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    Allusions (38)

    • April: My head hurts... and my throat. Hank: A result of your Linda Blair impersonation. Linda Blair played the demon-possessed Regan MacNeil in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, whose memorable scenes include Regan's projectile vomit hitting Father Damien Karras in the face.

    • Libby: Take a guess, McWeenie. McWeenie is a play on "McDreamy", the nickname of Seattle Grace head neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (played by Patrick Dempsey) in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Earlier in the episode, Evan said to his brother, "you kind of look like Jesus and Patrick Dempsey had a child, and that child grew older and then got really sick."

    • Gossip Girl: Evan says he's about to have a Roman orgy with the cast of Gossip Girl. This is an inside joke since Jill Flint and Tamara Feldman have worked on both projects.

    • Libby: Sandwich baggie, duct tape. Who are you? MacGyver? MacGyver was a 1985 TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson. His character was a master of improvising escapes, bombs, etc., out of common items.

    • Mrs. Newberg: (referring to her ruptured saline breast implant) I got a flat tire. Dr. Hank: Okay, I'm not AAA. He is alluding to the American Automobile Association, better known as AAA. They are a roadside assistance service for stranded motorists with flat tires and other car related problems.

    • Baywatch: In the scene where Hank is saving a young woman from insecticide poisoning, a lifeguard appears and offers to help. Hank calls him Baywatch. The allusion refers to the TV series Baywatch, starring David Hasselhoff as the head lifeguard at a California beach.

    • Bruce Springsteen: Among the memorabilia in Tucker's house is a pair of torn jeans. Jill asks if they were "really Springsteen's". She is referring to American rock icon and Grammy-award-winning artist Bruce Springsteen, whose hits include "Dancing in the Dark", "Born in the USA", and "Streets of Philadelphia".

    • Steven Spielberg, Martha Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld: While Evan hangs out with Tess on the white sands of East Hampton's Main Beach, he points out "Spielberg's pad", Martha Stewart's "modest little mansion", and "Seinfeld's summer place". Oscar-winning and Hollywood blockbuster filmmaker Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan), lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, and actor-comedian Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) all own homes at the Hamptons.

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  • Fan Reviews (46)
  • A great show to watch !

    By Stephan19, Jan 08, 2016

  • A Different Point of View

    By WendellynwinnieDouganplum, Aug 09, 2015

  • Car Commercial or Affluent Soap?

    By ThomasZanotti1869, Jul 22, 2015

  • Poor portrayal of nurses

    By LisaHennessy8209, Jun 18, 2015

  • They chose poorly

    By Crispie, Jun 11, 2015