Off-Season Greetings (Part One)

With one week to go until Evan and Paige's big day, the Hamptons are a winter wonderland (albeit a snowless one) and wedding preparations are in full swing. But before they can say their vows, the lovebirds have to celebrate something else: their last officially single days.

Best man Hank has a tame night in NYC planned for the groom's bachelor party, while DIvya and the bride are set to meet Paige's friends in Aspen for Paige's bachelorette party. But bad weather and the interference of Hank's former nemesis Ken "Killer" Keller mean that both the ladies and the gentlemen are in for a change of plans, and, surprisingly, both parties soon find themselves unknowingly headed to the same place: Las Vegas.

In Sin City, the boys hit the tables while Paige plays cupid and reconnects still-crazy-for-each-other Divya and Rafa, who take their relationship to a new level with an impulsive visit to the wedding chapel. Not long after the groups reunite, it's time to head back to the Hamptons (and reality), where Hank attends to his cousin Owen and Ken's girlfriend Barbie when they each undergo frightening medical crises. And unfortunately, they aren't the only ones with troubling symptoms: months after the explosion at Shadow Pond that appears to have killed Boris, Hank is still not fully recovered, and his condition is worsening.

Meanwhile, the upcoming nuptials and the arrival of both Owen and Hank's former flame Winnie bring back memories of less happy times, before the Hamptons healed the Lawson brothers and their fractured relationship. As Evan broods over a wrong he may have done Owen years before and Hank assesses his romantic failures, storm clouds move in. With the blizzard closing roads and preventing guests and vendors from making it to the Hamptons, the white wedding of Paige and Evan's dreams is in danger of becoming a snow-covered nightmare.

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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