no man is an island

Evan barges in on a private moment between Hank and Jill to announce a new client, instantly killing the mood and derailing yet another date. At least the prospective clients are from old (and new) money and own a private island. The wife, Claire Grant, is due to give birth to her first child in three weeks, yet she insists on holding the annual family reunion with her sister on Grant’s Island, which is only accessible by helicopter. Claire agrees to a small concession to her concerned husband Rob by allowing Hank to come along as a precaution. But what Rob doesn’t know is that Claire is planning to give birth on her beloved family island - and she wants Hank to induce her labor. 

Despite the Grant family’s desire for an intimate family gathering, Evan manages to get himself invited by billing himself as a “manny” to care for Claire’s nieces and nephew. Evan’s hopes for a glamorous getaway are dashed when he sees how old-school and low-tech the house is. And since there’s no cell service and the satellite phone is on the blink, Hank can’t call to cancel his make-up date with Jill or to give her an answer about another proposition she made to him the night before: a job in the ER at Hamptons Heritage Hospital. 

Meanwhile, Divya is holding down the fort on the mainland, but since she can’t reach Hank, she finds herself flying solo in the dark. When she responds to a stray text message from Hank to follow up on a patient, she doesn’t realize she’s actually showing up for Hank’s aborted date with Jill. The awkward situation becomes tense when Divya learns that Jill has offered Hank a job, which could mean the end of HankMed before it has even begun.

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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