Park Ranger Pete wanders off while leading a group of young campers, and turns up the next morning battered, bruised, and with absolutely no memory of what happened to him. While examining Ranger Pete, Hank he discovers a series of symptoms that lead to one very surprising conclusion: Pete has been struck by lightning. 

Pete's accident only confirms Evan's fears about the coming End of Summer Storm, but while he focuses on emergency preparedness and battening down the hatches, the rest of the HankMed team carries on with business as usual. As Divya tries to figure out what's ailing storm-chaser Stacy, a new HankMed patient with a propensity for broken bones, Hank and Jill make their way to a catch-up dinner. But when Hank gets an alarming call from Pete, he and Jill reverse course and head for the park, despite the impending storm. With help from Stacy, whom they encounter setting up her weather-tracking device, they search for Pete. But will they be able to find him before it's too late -- or before this wild summer storm wreaks any more havoc?

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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