Royal Pains Review: "An Apple A Day"

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Hank treated Libby's mom, Evan attempted to propose to Paige, Diyva made moves towards becoming more independent and Jill began dealing with her flashbacks. And it all happened on "An Apple A Day."

Julie Benz on Royal Pains

Julie Benz was a much appreciated guest star. It's been a while since I've seen her anywhere, and she fit right in on Royal Pains, adding to the loaded episode, which advanced and introduced more plot lines than I could have anticipated.

One such advancement was Evan proposing to Paige, though without going through the proper channels. It was a mistake he spent the episode attempting to rectify. Unfortunately, the General had other plans, more political ones.

I wasn't surprised by the obstacle, but couldn't believe how brazenly prejudice Paige's father managed to be. Clearly Evan isn't his father, but why would he allow his ambitions to overshadow his daughter's happiness?

Paige and Evan will certainly see this conflict, through. I don't know what future/present fiance would train their future husband in the art of future father-in-law psychological warfare without fully intending to stay by his side. Evan hearing Paige in his head as he made the approach was a nice touch.

I would appreciate it if they finally divulged whatever medical issues Paige is having. I'm starting to think it was just a ruse until they got to the more intricate plot lines that emerged this week. Which would be fine, if only they would tie up that loose end.

Divya had some pretty interesting and unexpected twists in her development, as well. At the same time she moved into her new digs, Raj reappeared with the threat of a lawsuit. Who knew people would sue for something like that?

What angered me about the situation was not only that Raj's parent's were going after her for reimbursement, but that he even suggested Divya relinquish her HankMed assets. That was just low.

It's admirable that Divya decided to take on shifts at the hospital to help pay it back. I think she revels in this new found independence, despite its apparent financial cost. She's certainly going to be stronger for it.

And what about the Jill shocker? German's coming after Marissa? I might have been onto something when I predicted that a new heir may be an unwelcome addition to the Von Jurgen-Ratenicz clan. What will Jill do next? What does that mean for the baby's safety going forward?

In the meantime, we have a Matt Lauer sighting to look forward to next week, as Evan continues his quest to expand HankMed. Will it be successful? If the preview is any indication, the road may very well be a bumpy one.


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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


The more complicated this show gets, the better I like it. And I loved seeing the talented Julie Benz in even one more role. BTW - she's going to be in another show this fall, "A Gifted Man."


season 3 episode 7 ===>>


'Was a Fan' said it best. You lost another fan here, too.

Terrie lynn mcdonald coleman

what Raj and his family are trying to do to Divya is deplorable. I also want to know this Paige "secret" and see how it affects Evan.


Have taken Royal Pains off Tivo - tired of every show on TV having to have a gay plot. Bad enough that everyone sleeps with someone out of wedlock, but now open lesbian kissing on lips. Too have lost a fan!


I love "JANK"! I think they are good together but they need to once and for all admit they love each other. As for the therapist she seemed to have an agenda I couldn't quite figure out. I felt she kept putting words in Jill's mouth and wasn't letting her explain her dream. As for Raj... I was disappointed. He was in love with Divya so he should have stepped in for her. It would've been nice to know how much she was in debt to Raj's family. I hope Marissa and baby are ok. It would be an interesting storyline to find a cure for Boris' family


Of) and then the General telling him to wait. Not good not good.


tonights episode really opened up some plot lines going forward. the possibility that one of Boris people would actually attack his wife and child is incredible. I do hope that its not a plot line that they fix in 5 minutes during an episode, it definitely deserves more attention. as for the paige illness/secret.... why the hell aren't they divulging that information! haha, I have a feeling it is something so insignificant and they blew it up just to keep people glued to the TV. I do have a feeling that Evan and Paige will fall apart at some point although I DO NOT want to see that because I love Paige and love seeing her week in and week out. So beautiful. Toward the 45 minute mark of the episode, there was a weird encounter with Paige and Hank. Lets see where that goes.


Huge fan of Jill so I was definitely diggin' the episode. Never been a huge fan of Jill and Hank, though. Did anyone else see the psychiatrist put that doubt about Hank in her mind with the whole "He gave you his professional advice, is that what you really want?" or something along those lines. Divya's gettig better and better. Poor Evan isn't getting any breaks. First Paige's secret (which he isn't even aware


Interesting episode ....but am not a jill fan.
love Paige to pieces and divya rocks... evan and hank are awesome

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Royal Pains Season 3 Episode 6 Quotes

Congratulations soldier, you are ready for battle.


I am not ashamed of my father, Sir. I don't keep secrets.