fight or flight

On a Hamptons airfield, Hank encounters Jess an old acquaintance and ex-Wall Street trader attempting to give up her workaholic ways. But Jess's attempts at normalizing her life aren't working out quite as she'd hoped -- in fact, she's never felt worse. Is it just the adjustment to her new life that's causing Jess's troubling symptoms, or could it be something much more dangerous? 

As it turns out, Jess isn't the only one whose career is causing anxiety. When Raj nearly misses a pre-wedding party in New York, Divya begins to grow increasingly concerned about the toll his job could take on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jill is presented with a new job opportunity that could potentially take her far from Hamptons Heritage. 

And it looks like Jill might not be the only one on the move. Boris and Marisa are having some difficulties seeing eye-to-eye on the subject of their baby-to-be, and when Hank encourages Boris to stay open-minded, his mercurial landlord is anything but receptive to Hank's advice. Could this be the end of the Lawson brothers' stay at Shadow Pond?

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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