It seems everything revolved around Ray Mazzarino on Royal Pains Season 6 Episode 6.
He has his hand in a little bit of every HankMed associate's life. He's helping Evan and Jeremiah find the space HankMed needs to expand, enlisting Paige's help to decorate and Hank to treat his head chef.
Roots, hard work and family are great tenants to build a business on, but from what we've seen of Ray, I'm not sure HankMed should be putting their stock in this guy.
It's definitely a little scary to see how much influence he's gaining the potential to wield with HankMed.
Think of this: If Evan should decide down the line that this deal with Ray is bad news, all his new capital and equipment for the diagnostic center critical to keeping HankMed open is dependent upon Ray. Without it, HankMed is sunk.
To keep HankMed under his thumb, Ray could very well threaten Evan with directing clients of Paige's new business elsewhere. They are trading being independent contractors paying more to use Symphony's services for being under the rather oppressive thumb of Ray Mazzarino in more areas than just HankMed.
I know what I'd choose.
I'd also choose something else because there is something seriously about to happen in Paige and Evan's marriage. It seems the attitude he gets around Ray, however sudden and out of nowhere, is that of a dominating partner. He needs to back off and let Paige do what she does best; it got her where she is today and she seems to be doing just fine.
He constantly jeopardizes his marriage to her and I can't help but think it's going to take a toll eventually.
But even while there's some serious heaviness going on on the business side, there are still some nice moments for relationships going down.
Among them, Hank and Emma are quickly becoming a favorite. While I totally believe she should fess up to leaking info and photos to SnarkHampton, I really enjoy the dynamic between the two. It was really intriguing to me when she brought up the fact that Hank doesn't really have anyone to bounce things off of. Do you think that's true?
I also enjoyed Hank and Divya sharing a moment on the patio when he gave us a recap of Divya's growth over the past few seasons and her decision to incorporate tradition into her life - and Sashi's - on her own terms. It was also clearly a great way to center Divya's thoughts on Sashi's nanny and what the real problem was for her.
Topping my list of best relationships, though, has to be Jeremiah and her new lady friend. She is adorable! Not to mention the fact she's getting Jeremiah to loosen up and change his perspective a bit. I am still trying to figure out what her purpose is in the bigger picture of things, but I really like seeing where this is going.
But here's the real important question: should HankMed do business with Ray, or is it bad news bears for the team?
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