Frenemies

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It turns out not all publicity is good publicity; Hamptons Heritage, led by Dr. Blair, is fighting Jill's plan to have HankMed operate the new community clinic, and they're starting with a hatchet job in the local paper. While Jill and the HankMed team consider how best to respond, they continue to go about their business: helping sick people. They start with a 7-year-old boy with some mysterious recurring symptoms, who just so happens to be the son of Dr. Blair. Unfortunately Jake's unexplained illness isn't the only problem the kid is facing: his recently separated parents are feuding, and it's taking a toll on everyone - not least of all Jake. 

As Paige and Evan's faux-relationship continues, Evan faces complications of his own. In his efforts to please Paige and impress her father, Evan accidentally signs himself up for an early-morning hunting expedition. There's really only one way for Evan + guns to end: badly. Still, the chemistry between Evan and Paige is undeniable. Could Evan's fake relationship be turning into something real? 

Meanwhile, in other Lawson Brothers romantic news, Hank and Emily's relationship is heating up. When Hank gets a frantic call from Jake, both doctors spring into action. But while they make a good team both in the bedroom and in the field, will their new relationship be able to handle the stress of competition? And how will the HankMed team react when the truth about their relationship comes out?

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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