Royal Pains Review: Equitable & Civil

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"Imperfect Storm" was an interesting step in the divergence of Hank and Evan's career goals and plans, but if there's one thing they can agree on, it's that they both love having Divya as an integral part of their teams.

Royal Pains is shaping up to bring back not only the things we love about summer and the Hamptons, but also about the relationships we've almost taken for granted over the course of the first three seasons.

Hank Examines a Client

New patients, new doctors and new complications hallmarked our weekly appointment with HankMed (2.0.?).

What are Hank and Evan doing? In almost every way it's obvious that these two are meant to work together. They are the Yin to each others Yang. SO WHY DO THEY REFUSE TO ACCEPT IT?

Hank does the doctoring, Evan does the marketing, Divya assists and the team works almost seamlessly. It's pretty simple, people.

The disjointedness of Hank and Evan's attempts to amicably split the business only emphasize the cohesiveness they once shared. The dissension is both sad and makes me want to wring their necks.

For this reason, I am so proud of Divya taking back control of the situation by choosing to equitably split her time between them Hank and Evan's HankMed 2.0. If there's one thing that will force these two to realize they were meant to collaborate, it's Divya. Her plea to them as her second, but at this time only, family emphasized this point.

It seems Divya will be taking a new and commanding role this season in more ways than one. She attempted to reestablish a relationship with her rather unwilling mother, but the most important part is that she's developed to the point that she's willing to voice that opinion in ways she hasn't before.

Divya Keeps Evan Quiet

Speaking of taking control, it seems that Jill's attempts to change her path and proceed to Uruguay were brought to a grinding halt when she received a call that her position in the faraway land had been filled. Now without a job or a house, Jill McGillicuddy is officially beached in the Hamptons.

I have to be honest, though, and say that I kind of saw this coming. She was all-talk for more than half a season before she made actual steps to begin selling her home and finding her replacement at Hamptons Heritage. She couldn't have lingered any longer without people beginning to ask her when she actually planned on leaving!

Guest stars also abounded this episode. Donal Logue returned as Ernie and Alexa Vega made a post-Spy Kids appearance this week as a character named Hollister. Not only do I love the name, but I loved seeing her all grown up. I almost didn't recognize her!

Also, who expected that storyline involving Luke?!? Sometimes I feel like he might become a regular on the show. We've seen him about three or four episodes now and he's an interesting and clever addition to the cast.

Are you over the HankMed feud yet? Are you excited to see how things may work out?


Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Royal Pains Season 4 Episode 2 Quotes

You and Hank are the only family I have right now. I lost one family. I cannot lose another.


That's not a choice!

Evan & Hank [to Divya]