Royal Pains Review: How to Have It All

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From beginning to end, Royal Pains Season 6 Episode 7 featured a little bit of everything, There was medical drama, romance, revelations and skinny dipping.

Welcome to another week in the Hamptons!

You knew when it started with Calvin Harris' "Summer" playing in the background it was going to be a good time, but it wasn't long until we found out that Emma is still up to no good working for this mysterious and aptly named "Oz."

It seems to be going okay for now, but I'm not sure this thing she's going is on the up and up.

When Jeremiah helps out one of her burlesque friends, he grows closer to Vivianna.

Paige learns something that complicates her and Russell's new business, mainly that he stole a rug. But apparently this wasn't just any rug, it was an expensive one that he lied to Paige about and said was beyond repair. This is definitely NOT a good sign for their business and I truly wonder how Paige is going to handle it.

Then again, what are the chances Russell snagged one of his own that was also one of a kind? I don't quite remember the full pattern, but there's a good chance there could be more than one rug out here.

Evan continued to feel the fallout of going into business with Ray, even though it seems to be benefiting HankLab. He got the MRI machines pre-approved even though they should not have been allowed at all in the space. It may seem like Ray is up to something, but perhaps we should have a little faith.

He is helping save HankMed, after all.

While Evan and Paige struggled with partners, Hank struggled with his little sister. Interestingly enough, he attributes his inability to let Emma be a teenager from the childhood he missed when he assumed the responsibilities his father left behind when he took off.

But leave it to Evan to not only man up and make business decisions without Hank; he even managed to convince him to take part in some irresponsible behavior!

Speaking of irresponsible, it seems Jeremiah also threw caution to the wind when he lip-locked with Vivianna after treating her friend. I have to say I am proud of him for making such a bold move. And that wasn't even the only bold move he made this installment, as he also gave Divya a much-needed pept alk.

Divya's need to have it all made it nearly impossible for her to be happy either part-time or fulltime with HankMed. But leave it to Jeremiah to roll up with a great pep talk about all the ways in which Divya has defied the odds and expectations since she started out. Nice move, Jeremiah!

There was a lot of good teamwork going on this week, but which partnership do you think is more problematic: Paige's or Evan's?

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I don't like Emma. I get it that she's a teenager, but seems she has more of the father in her than Hank or Evan. She has that shady con artist behaviour in her. She's gotten a chance to live with two great brothers who she just discovered she had, and they would pay for her to go to college in a heartbeat, but instead she wants to slink around with a cell phone sneaking pictures and possibly may cause trouble to Hank. I don't like her at all. I hate when people get privileges in life and misuse and abuse them. On another note, I'm so loving Jeremiah and I like what's happening with him and Viviana. I think Divya is going to get jealous. I hope that Jeremiah stays with the other girl though cause Divya could have had him and she didn't want him. What's up with Divya though? She's annoying me no end. Is she the only ever single mother in history? She acts like she can't leave the baby for a second; like she's the only working woman who ever had a child. And it bothers me too because her cultural heritage frowns against pregnancy without being married, so it is different to see her in this position. First she wants to work part-time, now she isn't sure what she wants. Grow up already and be a mother and a worker. Many have done it before you, are doing it now, and will continue to do so.

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I don't like Emma. I was happy to see Jeremiah kiss Vivianna, he deserves a nice woman in his life.

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@ MrWriteSF

I agree!

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Pretty good episode, particularly because Jeremiah stepped up and planted one on Vivianna--good on him!!!!!!!! Evan's little dream sequence next to Ray in bed was hilarious. It's not the image I found funny--it's the "hit us over the head with the 'in-bed-with-the-mob' metaphor" that was funny. As for what Paige found in Russell's study, that's intriguing, but I almost feel better if he has it instead of those two entitled peri-millennial brats who don't know how valuable it is (and/or don't care). Emma's little sideline seems innocuous enough, but I wonder if the writers have something in mind for this arc--like MAYBE Emma photographs something or someone she shouldn't. I suppose it could devolve into more melodrama from this "long lost sister" thing if they don't handle that correctly, but they either need to do something with it, or stop showing it.

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@ MrWriteSF

She already did photograph someone/something she hsouldn't - when she sent the picture of the athlete. She's putting Hank at risk, too, since, as the medical professional involved, he'd be the one violating HIPAA by having her present and snapping away and sharing.

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@ Suzanne

I saw her snap pics of the athlete, but not while he was undergoing any sort of medical procedure or while he was hospitalized. Even if she did, I don't think she's violating HIPAA because she's neither a licensed physician nor an employee of HankMed. Didn't they already do a lawsuit arc when Hank was addicted to his painkillers? I'm not sure the writers will go there again.

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Royal Pains Season 6 Episode 7 Quotes

We buzzkills wouldn’t know anything about that.


I like taking care of people, always have.