Royal Pains Review: HankMed Uncensored

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There was a lot going on in the Hamptons on"Ta Da For."

We had Hank's quick treatment of Andy the Magician's burn wound, via honey and plastic wrap. Then, there was Evan's quick and painful revenge on Hank with The Today Show taping.

On The Today Show

It was hard to watch Hank crash and burn during his interview. Granted, it wasn't live, but, at the time, no one really knew that.

I was surprised to learn that Hank has a public speaking phobia. He clearly knows what he's doing as a doctor, so it only seems natural for him to be able to speak that back to anyone, interview or not. But he just froze.

If anything, this just proves that you should never dish out more prank than you can handle.

Evan may have lost his chance at Today Show fame, but with a video of the Jitney crash rescue on video and viral, there's always the potential for someone else to pick the story up, and skyrocket the small-business-that-could to stardom.

I applaud Evan's persistence in his pursuit of Matt Lauer. He knew everything about him, which, while borderline stalking, also proves he has an eye for detail and detective work. If Evan wasn't CFO of HankMed, I'm wondering if he would have become a detective or something.

Lauer was a fun addition, wasn't he? He was funny, and his penchant for unintentionally awkward comments was entertaining. I only wonder if it's reflective of real life. Does he really spend time in the Hamptons? I suppose we'll never really know, or shouldn't find out, so real life folks can't stalk him.

Divya's run-in with the Hamptons Heritage bureaucracy was an interesting twist. It didn't occur to me how the rules would change for Divya and the practice of medicine upon taking shifts there. It's reasonable, but I would have worried about the health of the patient had she waited.

Clearly, she made the right move, even Dr. Van Dyke recognized that. Speaking of which, did he really just hit on her? That was my take.

Of course, maybe I'm just a fan of the idea of Divya getting back in the game, even the dating game, if that's what the writers have in mind.

As for Jill's talk with Boris, was I the only one to think he was being a complete jerk about her coming to him? How dare he suggest she was hallucinating or making it up?!? She wouldn't have the nerve to disrupt him if she wasn't sure.

It does seem, however, that my prediction about someone trying to hurt the child and Marissa was spot on. Gotta figure we're in for more in that regard next week.


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I think that Boris is just trying to divert attention so he can handle the security issue in his own way. Jill is on to him though, I think that is why she mentioned the police. Remember he is worth loads and his heir may be a target for kidnapping. As for Divya. I love her. I think the family disowning her was cruel but added a good avenue for her story lines. She is a bright girl and I really am going to enjoy watching her come into her own. Let's get past the mystery illness with Paige and move that along....all in all love this show!!


How can you say Divya is worthless? She's a main character and her storyline is great! Boris is being really idiotic - I don't like him when he treats people like he treated Jill - sorta becomes "holier than thou". And Evan needs to be edited? What??? He's hysterical in his seriously wanting to grow Hank Med - and the way he almost always gets what he's after is awesome. That dude is one determined CFO!!


Wow Michael....sounds like you have other issues with these 2 characters. I wonder what that could be?


I find Divya worthless really kinda of wish she of die last season when she got the pludge she adds nothing to the show infact she kinda of like Ziva from NCIS she there to make the main character look stuipd


Great to see more Jill scenes! The Divya and Jill hospital bits were really spot on - actually wanted to see more of them than Evan. Really, Evan needs to be edited. Boris was tedious and arrogant. Jill almost died, and all this guy could do is insinuate that she's making things up. I don't care about Boris' family - he's rich enough who cares? I prefer the idea of Divya the rich girl who helps people than a rich guy (Boris) helping himself regardless of anyone else getting killed. Tony Hale was great too. The lighter funny Hank is better than Saint Hank - also the Jill/Hank parts are actually better when they're only playing off their friendship than as lover.


I enjoyed the episode with lots of twists and
New developments. I was intrigued with the whole boris issue about the therapist because last week I felt the therapist seemed rude, cold-hearted, and off in a way. It almost seemed like Boris wanted her to forget it because he was handling it. I would love to see Divya happy and in love with someone. I enjoy the Boris family everytime they are in the episodes. I hope he doesn't die because they are interesting additions to the show.

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Royal Pains Season 3 Episode 7 Quotes

Now I realize you're not crazy, you're fearless.


Hank: You're not turning this into McMedicine.
Evan: What about Medbucks?