Summer is heating up just at Hank returns to work, following an intense six-month recovery from an emergency craniotomy. Just in time too, as HankMed is much busier than usual due to the shutting down of the Hamptons Heritage ER. Divya, no longer with Rafa, and consumed with new patients, has to hire several new doctors just to keep up. Evan is worried that the workload is too much for his brother to handle. He institutes “HankWatch” to ensure that Hank doesn't go overboard, in his first day back working full time.

Evan is also preoccupied with the prospect of scoring a big retainer client in the form of Blythe Ballard. Blythe, a scion of the old Hamptons, brought into Hank's care after a hard fall, is impressed by HankMed, and shows curious interest in how it's run. Meanwhile, Paige is returning from school, and she's excited to get married life in full swing by shopping for a new home, but Evan doesn't seem to share the same enthusiasm, and she's not sure why.

Hank and Divya also make a house call to Erika Seelig, the wife of a hospital trustee. Erika's husband is worried she's overworking herself in preparing new designs for a fashion-show fundraiser that may enable the ER to reopen. But when Erika's condition doesn't improve, and in fact gets worse, Hank begins to think it might be much more than exhaustion.

Jeremiah returns after a long research trip to Iceland, almost unrecognizable from the man that left the Hamptons last summer. But his unrequited feelings for Divya remain, making his awkwardness around her that much more palpable. Dmitry, also back from Europe, reappears at Shadow Pond as the executor of Boris' will. Hank, still suspicious of Boris' death, has never trusted Dmitry less.

With so much going on at the beginning of summer in the Hamptons, HankMed surely can't take any more surprises. Which is when Divya gets news that will change things around here forever...

About Royal Pains

USA Network is proud to announce the return of the Hamptons' best doctor-on-demand, Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), in Royal Pains.

Once a rising star in the New York City medical community, Hank found himself out of work, dumped by his fiancée and out of options after a dustup with some hospital honchos. Fed up with Hank's personal pity-party, his younger brother, Evan (Paulo Costanzo), convinced Hank to join him on a last-minute trip to the Hamptons for Memorial Day weekend. When the brothers crashed a party at the home of a Hamptons billionaire and a guest fell critically ill, Hank saved the day. His dramatic medical rescue drew attention from the crowd, and soon Hank's phone started ringing off the hook with patients wanting Hank to make house calls.

By the end of the weekend, HankMed was born. With Evan as the company's CFO and the whip-smart, ambitious Divya (Reshma Shetty) as Hank's physician's assistant, Hank became the Hamptons' new in-demand Doctor-for-Hire. News travels fast on the East End, especially when it's about a talented young doctor with MacGyver-like skills who makes house calls. But the rich and powerful aren't the only ones seeking out HankMed's services; there are plenty of less well-off locals who need his help, too, and he's more than happy to lend a hand.

But after a few idyllic summers in the Hamptons, there are big changes in store for HankMed this season. Hank returns from his travels abroad with Boris (Campbell Scott), but realizes coming home isn’t always as easy as it seems. Evan and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) grow stronger in their marriage thanks to the help of an unconventional therapist. Divya must find a way to balance the challenges of being a single-mom with her job at HankMed. HankMed’s newest doctor, Jeremiah Sacani (Ben Shenkman) realizes that having Divya and her baby stay with him isn’t going to be as easy as he thought. And when a mysterious young woman shows up at the guesthouse at the beginning of summer, she changes Hank and Evan’s lives forever. So as another summer heats up in the Hamptons, this season promises to be anything but a walk on the beach! 

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