there will be food

Tucker, Hank’s wealthy teenage hemophiliac client, and his girlfriend Libby invite Hank and Divya to a retirement party on a massive East Hampton estate. Naturally, Evan tags along for the free drinks. Despite their low expectations for fun, the party turns out to be anything but a snoozefest. 

For starters, the soiree is being thrown in honor of a gorgeous ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet Company, Tess Premoli, who is retiring at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. Evan is immediately smitten and begins pursuit. Surprisingly, Tess is actually charmed by Evan and agrees to sneak out her own party to grab some “real” food with him. Everything’s going great until she suddenly passes out in his lap after eating a hot dog. Times like this it’s really helpful to have a brother who happens to be a doctor-on-demand.

Hank is pleasantly surprised to see Jill Flint at Tess’s party. Unfortunately, Jill is in a foul mood after an upsetting conversation with one of the party guests and too many glasses of wine. The next day, Hank learns the reason she drank herself into oblivion: her biggest investor pulled out of funding the free clinic she has always dreamed of opening. But when Hank asks Jill for some information on an uninsured patient whom he wants to help, he is shocked when Jill refuses to violate hospital policy. Weren’t they on the same page about bending the rules and working outside of the system? 

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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