Royal Pains Review: Midsummer Dreams

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HankMed hit the stage on "Bottom's Up," as the team treated a troop of Thespians in town to perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Evan made a return to the theater and Paige made a splash with her set designs, making for a once in a lifetime opportunity; while Divya faced Raj for the first time since he dropped the restitution bombshell, opting to involve Van Dyke with surprising results.

Elsewhere, Jack's condition continued to deteriorate. He slipped further into denial of the seriousness of Lupus.

Classic Evan

I really enjoyed the pace of this week's episode, especially with the inclusion of a Shakespeare production. It was like acting within acting, and that certainly made for a fun installment.

Evan clearly does have a stage presence, doesn't he? I approve of him following the production to Stratford-Upon-Avon so he can stay with Paige.

It was no surprise he had reservations about it. He just loves Paige so much it's hard to think about not being with her all the time. But what an opportunity for her! She definitely deserved to have her moment. Besides, what is Skype for if not keeping in touch over long distances? These two love birds will be fine.

Speaking of love birds: What did you think of Raj's new beau? Do you buy that he's actually in love with her? In no way am I trying to say I would like to see him and Divya get back together, but casting-wise, I felt like the critic was a little old for Raj.

Each week I get more and more saddened by Jack's story line. He just keeps getting worse and the consequences more heart-wrenching. If he would just get some treatment maybe the progression would slow.

What surprises me is that he chose to bring Jill out on the water with him as he spiraled further into denial. He clearly admires her outlook on life, but I struggle to see where he thinks that relationship is going, or does he just value her as a friend?

Overall it was another solid episode of Royal Pains. Have you ever appeared in a Shakespeare production? Better yet, were you also featured in Midsummer Night's Dream?


Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


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@Ira......thanks for reminding me. I thought the same thing about Raj, he should have offered to pay at least half of what Divya owes his parents, since he didn't have the guts to break off the relationship. Makes Raj a big jerk IMO.


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Nice to see the sibling relationship between Hank and Evan being one of mutual respect for the second week in a row. Hey, Raj thanks and compliments Divya for breaking them up because, he says, he actually did not want to be married to her. Yet, even though Divya tells Raj that she'll be getting another payment off to his parents, Raj doesn't say, "Divya, since you what you did is what I actually wanted, I will split the payments with you." What's up with that? I hope the writers take that into account, like having Divya tap Raj for the money.


I very much liked this episode. I agree with C. Charles, the pace of the show was great and they were able to tell all stories without leaving out anything. I don't know why, but I just don't see Divya with the doctor. I'm also not big on having her get involved with Hank or Evan. Evan and Paige are perfect, and I hope England does not put a strain on their relationship. I think Jack thinks he is going to die anyway, so lets party. Only he does not have the strength. I thought I saw Boris in next weeks promo, maybe it was just an advertisement for the show I saw him in and not the promo. I already erased it off my DVD so I can't go back and check. Over all good episode.


c charles, you don't use beau for a female. girlfriend, sweetheart, etc. also no shout out to sutton foster's appearance?


Carolyn, the actor who played Bottom was Jake Weber. He played Joe Dubois on "Medium". I loved him on that show; it was good to see him again!


Terrie, Boris will be in the last two episodes. The actor, Campbell Scott, has been both working on a new movie and welcoming a new baby into his family, so his availability was limited. I do wish the writers had interspersed some scenes with him earlier though. The poisoning plot is still out there.


Hey C Charles..........Do you know why they have dropped the Boris story? Why has that not been finished? Or did I miss something? Is there someone still after Boris and his son?

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Royal Pains Season 3 Episode 14 Quotes

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