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It's Evan vs. Emily Peck in the battle for Hamptons concierge doctor internet dominance. When he discovers Emily's online maneuvers to siphon off potential HankMed clients - and learns that his brother has been sleeping with the enemy - Evan enlists the help of his distracted father to come up with a strategy for retaliation. 

Also spending way too much time strategizing about insignificant things is Stanley, a reclusive young process server with an abiding passion for war-simulation video games, who turns to the clinic when he finds himself for once facing a real threat to his health. He's not the only one coming under fire: Dr. Blair and the hospital board have enlisted Stanley to serve Jill and the clinic with a cease and desist order. Jill manages to persuade Dr. Blair to back down by dropping Boris's name, but her ultra-private anonymous donor doesn't take kindly to losing his prized anonymity.

Equally ill-tempered is new HankMed client Dr. Harrison Phillips, a renowned retired surgeon who's doing his best to prove the maxim that doctors make the worst patients. When Hank calls Emily in for a consultation, the two doctors find themselves at odds, and their patient's condition grows increasingly threatening. But though tense, the experience of working with Dr. Peck does inspire Divya - who has been interviewing candidates to replace her when she leaves for London - to reconsider her position on Emily, and to come up with an idea that could potentially mean big changes for HankMed.

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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