keeping the faith

When Hank comes to the rescue of an ailing stranger, he lands a huge new client, literally, the guy is enormous, an actor known for his performance as the "Trashman" in a gruesome series of films. Donald (aka the Trashman) has been experiencing some troubling symptoms, and enlists the help of the HankMed team to get to the bottom of the medical mystery. 

While Hank and Divya attempt to diagnose Donald, Evan attempts to not get beaten to a pulp by him. It seems Donald's sister-cum-manager Faith has her sights set on Evan, and though he's not usually one to turn away an attractive woman, he can't help but feel threatened by Faith's protective brother - not to mention Faith's strange behavior. And Evan isn't the only Lawson brother feeling threatened by Donald: though he and Jill have ended things, Hank is having trouble adjusting to the idea of Jill getting close to another man - especially if that man is a huge movie star whom Jill affectionately calls "Donnie." 

While Hank and Evan cope with their romantic complications, their father Eddie is creating some of his own: despite Hank's wishes, Eddie is not only sticking around, but romancing HankMed client Ms. Newberg. With Eddie causing tension at home, Donald's condition worsening, and his sister beginning to show troubling symptoms of her own, it's going to take all of Hank's skills, and maybe a little faith, to keep things from ending in disaster.

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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