Royal Pains

Season 1 Episode 10

Am I Blue?

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 13, 2009 on USA
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Hank has to deal with Marshall Bryants's abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs after visiting his son Tucker for his seventeenth birthday. Marshall has other ideas than traditional rehab and after trying to do things his usual quick way almost ends up dead.

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  • Andrew McCarthy reprises his role as Tucker's dad Marshall who has been abusing alcohol and prescription drugs. Hank and Tucker try to convince him to go to rehab. Evan has a new friend who turns blue. Jill seems to be getting friendly with Charlie.moreless

    An episode with some straight forward problems and a few twists at the end.

    Tucker's dad Marshall shows up for Tucker's seventeenth birthday with a new assistant named Libby who ends up collapsing and Hank and Jill who are there take her to the hospital. Later Marshall also collapses in his bed and sleeps it off but Tucker is afraid he is over doing it. Hank tries to speak with him but Marshall fires him a second time.

    Meanwhile Divya berates Evan for never having any girlfriends who he could really talk too so Evan being Evan tries to remedy that situation. He meets a Polish woman Anna who works for a client and he invites her to the beach as just friends. She comes along but really causes him problems because being European she immediately sheds her top. He is very uncomfortable but gets out of the situation graciously believe it or not. Later she shows up all blue. Hence the "Am I Blue" story title. She is on medication that causes extreme reaction to sunlight exposure and it temporarily turns her blue. Evan does get to kiss Divya because of Anna's jealous boyfriend.

    Hank and Tucker are fighting with Marshall who tries to go through an easy eight hour rehab program but almost dies except for Hank showing up and saving him. After a rough weekend they finally convince him to go to a clinic after some running around and fruitless talking.

    Jill had received a large check from Boris for her clinic but realizes it was for her dumping his blood sample from an earlier story where Hank was trying to figure out what was wrong with him. Hank gets an invitation to meet Boris in New York and when he comes to ask Jill to go she is busy with Charlie so he leaves alone. I believe we will find out what is with Boris after the cliffhanger ending this weeks episode. Good episode with some strong storylines and good acting. We have some drama brewing were this show has been pretty light hearted to this point. Should be fun. Thanks for reading...moreless
Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Marshall Bryant

Guest Star

Anna Wood

Anna Wood


Guest Star

Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino

Mr. Blackman

Guest Star

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

Tucker Bryant

Recurring Role

Meredith Hagner

Meredith Hagner


Recurring Role

Campbell Scott

Campbell Scott

Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Hank enters Marshall's room and first examines him after the detox doctors leave, Hank says that Marshall has no pulse, however the heart monitor that Marshall is hooked up to clearly has a reading, meaning his heart is beating.

      Correction: When the heart is in ventricular fibrillation, there will be a reading on the heart monitor because the heart is trembling or beating erratically. However, the trembling is not enough to create a pulse that could be felt by palpating the carotid artery. In order to shock the heart into a normal rhythm, there needs to be some type of reading on the monitor. It is impossible to restart the heart when the reading is flatline or asystole.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Evan: My girlfriend?
      Anna: The Indian woman who you were with?
      Evan: Oh, no. Divya? No. She's, uh...
      Anna: You'll make up. You're so cute together.

    • Evan: You can actually sew up a human being, but you can't wrap something with parallel sides.
      Hank: You know, I went to medical school, not the American Academy of Gift-Giving.

    • Libby: Well, as a cyberchondriac, I'm sort of tapped into the local medical community. And people are talking.
      Tucker: Yeah, she's sort of tapped in like the Pope's sort of Catholic.

    • Divya: He's you. Uninterested in anything beneath a woman's surface.
      Evan: I try to see beneath their surface. That's why I stare so hard.

    • Evan: What are you doing tomorrow?
      Anna: Uh, it's my first day off. Nothing. I'm sleeping.
      Evan: Do it with me. The-- the nothing part. Obviously not-- not the sleeping part.

    • (after Hank convinced Marshall Bryant to get clean from alcohol and drugs)
      Marshall: Well, Hank deserves credit for leading me to water.
      Hank: Hey, I can lead the horse, but I can't make him drink... or not drink. You know what I'm saying.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: July 11, 2010 on Hallmark/Hallmark HD
      Czech Republic: March 20, 2012 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: July 10, 2012 on Doma

    • Featured Music:

      "Lisztomania" by Phoenix
      "Sky High" by Lawson
      "Everybody Here Is A Cloud (instrumental)" by Cloud Cult
      "Put Your Hands Up" by Richard Haig
      "Chemical Infatuation" by Like A Storm
      "Swallow The Sea" by Matthew Perryman Jones
      "Everybody Here Is A Cloud (instrumental)" by Cloud Cult


    • Evan: We could play Cranium or something.

      Cranium, with the tagline "The Game for Your Whole Brain", is a board game which involves the players' use of their artistic, trivia, language, and performance skills.