Hammertime
S5 episode 8 Aired on August 7, 2013

Boris returns home to Shadow Pond in the dark of night, prompted by Milos’ sudden disappearance. During a midnight meeting in the guest house, Evan discovers that the auction was never meant to happen. Worse, Evan says, Hank kept this from him and Paige, who is working tirelessly to prepare the event.

Milos suddenly appears in the last place they expected, throwing the Lawsons into a panic. They urge Boris to have Milos arrested, but Boris must know what his cousin is after before having him captured. So as the auction begins, a killer takes up residence at Shadow Pond, putting everyone at HankMed in danger.

Divya meets Bert Jones, an elderly gentleman who’s worried about his ailing wife Bea.  High school sweethearts, they reconnected on Facebook after decades apart. Their affection for one another is very obvious, and resonates with Divya, but the cause for Bea’s ongoing troubles isn’t quite as clear.

Production Notes

Burt & Bea’s garden was not pre-existing. It was built and “flowered” by the production crew.

Bert Jones is played by Robert Klein, a comedian and actor who has his own history with USA. He had his own late night talk show, Robert Klein Time, on the network from 1986 to 1988.

Despite it’s sunny appearance, the scene in which Paige meets Milos was shot in the pouring rain.  All camera angles that showed outwards into the courtyard had to be re-shot at a later date so as not to appear so rainy.

The script originally called for Evan to barrel into Paige and Milos right through the front door.  Instead, writer Jack Bernstein improvised the stunt the day of to have Evan run up and down the foyer stairwell before tripping and knocking over the pair (with stunt doubles, of course!).

Chalk another one up for crew member cameos! 2nd 2nd Assistant Director Emily can be seen seated next to Paige during the auction.