A History Of Violins

history of violins

Hank's newest patient, 14-year-old musical dynamo Natalie Williams, is suffering from a sore throat, stomach issues, and a mean case of teenageritis. And Natalie's parents are facing problems of their own, what with Natalie's adolescent rebellion and their ongoing feud with their next door neighbor -- who, as it turns out, happens to be none other than Paige's somewhat fearsome father, The General. 

While Evan has managed to work his way back into Paige's good graces (though perhaps not her father's), the rest of the HankMed team is having more relationship difficulty: news about Adam's health inspires Divya to reconnect with her former flame/patient, which only further complicates her feelings, and Hank is disturbed to learn that Emily is secretly treating his father. 

Before Hank can deal with Emily and Eddie, he's got to tend to his new patients. When a historic outbuilding on the property line shared by the Williams family and The General explodes, their not-so-neighborly feud reaches new heights. Unfortunately, buildings aren't the only things in trouble in the area -- Natalie's health is growing worse, and The General is showing some surprising symptoms of his own. Hopefully Hank will be able to help them all before anything else goes up in flames...

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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