TB Or Not TB

tb or not tb

Hank and Divya are called in to one of the Hamptons’ hottest restaurants to give TB tests to the entire staff, per the new requirement by the health inspector. But the hard-working owner and head chef, Allison Moore, who has been burning it on both ends to get her new place established, may have a bigger health concern. She pulls Hank aside to confess that she recently experienced a strange “episode” during which her vision was temporarily blurred and she was disoriented. He speculates on what it could be but without tests, there’s no way to know for sure. Before he leaves, Hank manages to extract a less-than-convincing promise that she will slow down at least long enough to have a complete physical and neurological exam as soon as possible. And when another episode occurs, this time a lot worse, he and his HankMed team are left with a three-hour window to get Allison the treatment she needs before the damage to her system is permanent. 

Meanwhile, Evan and Divya have been at each other’s throats while working in the field, but Hank isn’t about to get in the middle of that one. Nor can he control Evan’s flagrant abuse of Boris’ hospitality, including Evan putting his nose where it doesn’t belong when a truck shows up at Shadow Pond with a mysterious delivery. Hank is having a hard enough time dealing with his impending  “ex-wedding day,” calls from his ex and trying to get a date with Jill.

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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