Royal Pains

Season 1 Episode 7

Crazy Love

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 23, 2009 on USA
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Hank discovers that there is more then meets the eye with Boris.

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  • A friend of Jill's, Katie who studies sharks has business with Boris and gets bitten by his shark in the basement. A Latin woman named Sophia ends up being a patient because of an accident and other complications. Jill and Hank have problems.moreless

    8.0
    A messy episode for so many reasons. Probably the weakest of the season so far. Acting was good but the story was a little busy to really keep everything in its place.



    Boris has a physical and blood work. There is something wrong but Hank misses it and by the time he realizes it Boris is gone. Then Boris blood work disappears as well.



    Katie, Jill's childhood friend from the Hampton's comes back to study the shark in the basement tank at Boris house. She is bitten and Hank wants it reported but leaves it to Boris. Hank also figures out the research Katie is doing is related to Boris ailment.



    Raj comes to see Divya on a trip to the US for a business meeting. They are scheduled to marry in the fall and obviously have known each other for their whole lives. Divya goes out of her way to avoid him. A lot of mixed emotions in general and crying at the end.



    Sophia is married to Javier. They are originally from Caracas, Venezuela and come from a poor upbringing. He is so afraid of losing her that he had a tracking device installed when she had her breast implant in Rio. She has a few accidents and it has an old style battery that leaks radiation into her chest. Hank and Divya get her to the hospital and save her. Javier is having money troubles and in the end everything seems fine.



    The trouble is we never really see completion to any of the above plot lines. They are sort of left hanging. The Jill/Hank plot line does take a dive at the end. Advice from her friend causes Jill to end their relationship maybe? Why do friends and family always give advice when they really should mind their own business! It's not like Jill really asked her and what was wrong with the relationship? How can anyone predict the future?



    I enjoyed the episode but the storylines were a little weak and unfinished for my taste. I am really interested in what is wrong with Boris? I guess we will probably find out eventually. Thanks for reading...moreless
Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits

Dr. Dan Irving

Guest Star

Roselyn Sanchez

Roselyn Sanchez

Sofia Santos

Guest Star

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe

Katie

Guest Star

Campbell Scott

Campbell Scott

Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz

Recurring Role

Rupak Ginn

Rupak Ginn

Raj Bandyopadhyay

Recurring Role

Dieter Riesle

Dieter Riesle

Dieter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Evan: Hi, there. You looking for somebody? Maybe somebody who knows how to surf without perling?
      Katie: You got me. I like to base my relationships on surfing technique.

    • (Katie earlier referred to Hank as "M.S.G.")
      Hank: What's an M.S.G.?
      Evan: Medical super god.
      Hank: Oh, alright.
      Evan: Miniature sex gimp. Mumbling snow gerbil.
      (Much later, Evan's still guessing what it means.)
      Evan: Macho surfing guru, right? No? Mucus spewing growth.
      (Still, much later...)
      Evan: Medieval slut gatherer. Man seeking guacamole. Manatee...

    • Hank: Oh, okay, so you're gonna take credit for everything that happens in my life post-Brooklyn?
      Evan: Man, a butterfly flaps its wings.

    • Evan: There you are. You want some eggs?
      Hank: No, I don't.
      Evan: That's good,'cause I only made enough for me.

    • Evan: (to Divya) I do billing. You do 'medicine-y' stuff.

    • Evan: Have you ruled out CD?
      Hank: Chronic Duane syndrome?
      Evan: Crappy driving.

    • Evan: If she [Katie] actually had cojones and you saw them when you treated her, you couldn't even tell me, could you?
      Hank: Nope, couldn't. Confidentiality.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 20, 2010 on Hallmark
      Germany: June 28, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: February 28, 2012 on Universal Channel
      Slovakia: June 20, 2012 on Doma

    • Featured Music:

      "Faster Faster" by The Ivy Walls
      "Let Her Know" by Estate
      "Toe the Line" by The Alternate Routes
      "Waking" by Hayley Taylor
      "I'm Leaving" by Conrad Korsch

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Hank: (after seeing the shark in Boris' basement) Right now I feel like I'm living on a Bond villain's property.

      In the 1989 film Licence to Kill, which starred Timothy Dalton as James Bond, Bond tries to avenge the death of his friend CIA agent Felix Leiter, who was thrown into a shark tank owned by the movie's villain, drug lord Franz Sanchez.

    • Evan: Okay there, Highlander. Why don't we just put the knife down?

      Duncan MacLeod (aka The Highlander) is the fictional sword-wielding immortal in the '90s fantasy TV series The Highlander, whose title character was played by Adrian Paul. In the original film version (1986), Christopher Lambert portrayed Duncan's predecessor, Connor MacLeod.

    • Evan: Please tell Zorro here that you performed all the procedures on this bill.

      Zorro, a fictional character featured in written literature and various media, is depicted as a Spanish mask-wearing outlaw whose signature move is leaving a 'Z' mark with his rapier after defeating his opponents.

    • Evan: I really don't want to be thrown in his hedge maze to be gored by a Minotaur or something.

      In Greek mythology, artificer Daedalus constructed a labyrinth for King Minos to entrap a half-man-half-bull creature called the Minotaur.

    • Evan: 'My summer guy'? Isn't that the Judy Blume novel?

      Judy Blume, an American author of numerous children and young adult novels, published the New York Bestseller Summer Sisters in 1998.

    • Hank: What happened in Caracas...
      Divya: Should have stayed in Caracas.

      This is a variation of the popular phrase, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

    • Evan: I have the power!

      When Evan is given a priceless dagger as payment for medical services, he holds the dagger slightly aloft and mutters under his breath, "I have the power!" This is an allusion to the kids show, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe where, in a fantasy realm, a young prince holds aloft a magic sword and becomes the superhero, He-Man.

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