If I Were A Sick Man

if i were a sick man

The first, and painfully awkward, morning after between Hank and Jill is thankfully cut short when Hank receives an emergency call from Ms. "Newparts" Newberg. Her faithful housekeeper, Esperanza, has been sick for a week but Ms. Newberg needs her well before her big party the next day. Hank determines that Esperanza has pneumonia and administers a treatment that should have Esperanza back on her feet soon - if she rests. But they all know that resting is not in Esperanza's vocabulary or her boss's for that matter. 

To thank him for his speedy and efficient efforts, Ms. Newberg invites Hank to attend the "Bark Mitzvah" she's hosting for her dog Koufax. But the joyful if a little ludicrous occasion takes a frightening turn when the hostess, the dog-of-honor and some of the guests start exhibiting the same symptoms as Esperanza, whose condition has worsened. Do Hank and Jill suddenly have some kind of viral outbreak on their hands? The only way to find out is to lockdown the estate and quarantine the sick until they can figure out what's going on. Of course, Hank doesn't anticipate how much flak he'll get from holding Hamptonites against their will. 

As Divya and Evan are tending to another patient out of the quarantine zone, Evan learns that Divya is engaged. She swears him to both secrecy and silence upon pain of death but Evan can't help prod her into telling him the deal. Divya grudgingly admits that she is about to marry a wonderful man. The only problem is she doesn't love him. Apparently arranged marriages are not a thing of the past in Divya's world.

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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