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Dr. Hank Lawson has been recently fired from his job as an emergency room doctor. With an assist from his ambitious brother, he stumbles into a new career as a concierge physician for the rich and privileged in the Hamptons.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: RP100
Airdate: Thursday June 04th, 2009
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:


  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (35 Votes cast)


Starring Roles
Campbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Christine Ebersole
As Ms. Newberg
Ezra Miller
As Tucker Bryant
Meredith Hagner
As Libby
Adriane Lenox
As Hospital Administrator
Robert Lupone
As Dr. Silver

Co-Guest Stars
A. Michael Elian
As Israeli Bodyguard #2
Dieter Riesle
As Boris's Key Servant
Al Cerullo
As Helicopter Pilot
Angela Highsmith
As Model #2
April Wilkner
As Model #3
Athena Currey
As Model #1
Chad Gittens
As Ballplayer #1
Darren Cerullo
As Paramedic
Don Guillory
As Dr. Wolf
Eric Lindh
As Helicopter Crew Chief
Irv Danesh
As Cardiologist
Jace Alexander
As Male Fashionista
James Duer
As Male Model
Jessie O'Donohue
As Isabelle (as Jessica O'Donohue)
John Farrer
As Clayton Hale Gardner
Joseph McKenna
As Valet Captain
Judy Del Giudice
As Reception Nurse
Kim Matulova
As Model #4
Millie Tirelli
As Tucker's Maid
Nathan Kamp
As Buff Tan Guy
René Ifrah
As Israeli Bodyguard #1
Sean Martin
As Ballplayer #2
Sonnie Brown
As Nurse
Thyai Dunn
As Injured Basketball Kid

Alexi Melvin
As Party Guest
Charles Parshley
As Pool Boy
Dave Herring
As Party Guest
Joe James (1)
As Emergency Nurse
Kimberly Magness
As Party Girl
Lucas Isola
As Paramedic
Samantha Safdie
As Party Guest
Takara Sewitt
As Kissing Girl
Timothy J. Cox
As Boardwalk Pedestrian
Tyler Lee Allen
As Party Boy
Main Cast
Mark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Jill Flint
As Jill Casey
Reshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare


The episode opens with Dr. Hank Lawson playing basketball with some friends on his day off. A young man collapses on the court and Hank improvises a way to immobilize him using available sporting equipment, before rushing him to the emergency room. While treating the young man at the hospital, another patient arrives requiring his attention. The new patient is an older, influential “friend” of the hospital, and one of the hospital administrators insists that he treat him immediately. Hank stabilizes the older man, and over the objections of the administrator, returns to the younger man's case, who is not responding to the attentions of the younger, inexperienced doctor. ..

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions): 5.57

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Airborne Toxic EventPapillion 
The Airborne Toxic EventWishing Well 
The Blue VanBe Home Soon 
CakeSheep Go to Heaven 
EnurCalabria 2007 Club Mix 
RooneyI'm Shakin' 
Suzie RoseDon't Rush 
The Ting TingsShut Up and Let Me Go 
The Wylde BunchAin't No Love in the Club 
Zion-IAll Around The World 

Episode Quotes
Evan: Bro, this is where God would party.
Hank: If he could get in.

Hank: I need a bottle of vodka, a very sharp, pointed knife, uh, a Bic pen, a sandwich baggie and some duct tape.
Libby: Sandwich baggie, duct tape. Who are you? MacGyver?

Boris: Life isn't always simple.
Hank: But death is.

Evan: I love ya.
Hank: Like you.

Divya: Look, I want to show you all I can bring to the table. I mean, besides my work ethic, my knowledge of the Hamptons, my relationships with the locals.
Evan: Your superbly well-toned figure.
Divya: Don't objectify me, sidekick.

Hank: Who's your great-grandfather?
Tucker: Uh, Marshall David Bryant the second.
Hank: Never heard of him, either.
Tucker: Ever use a blender?
Hank: Yeah.
Tucker: You're welcome.

Evan: Okay, how do I look?
Hank: You look like an Olympic swimmer from Queeristan.
Evan: Is that a good or a bad thing?

Episode Goofs
Though Stony Brook Hospital is said to be in Manhattan, it is actually located in Long Island.

Cultural References
Libby: Sandwich baggie, duct tape. Who are you? MacGyver?

MacGyver is a 1985 TV series in which the title character often had to improvise by using a variety of common items to make various mechanisms to escape, etc.

Mrs. Newberg: I got a flat tire.
Hank: Okay, I'm not Triple A.

AAA, or the American Automobile Association, provides roadside automobile assistance to its members.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRich Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz  |  Paul Frank
Co-Executive ProducerJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
ProducerChristine Sacani
Associate ProducerJohn A. Smith
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingSusie Farris
Unit Production ManagerKati Johnston
First Assistant DirectorChristopher Swartout
Second Assistant DirectorThomas K. Lee  |  Jane Ferguson
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Oliver Hild
Costume DesignerSarah Beers
Key GripKurt Rimmel
Set DecoratorGeorge Detitta Jr.
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterAnn Miller (4)
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerDanny Michael
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorPatricia De Paula
Assistant EditorJames Stellar Jr.
Re-Recording MixerMark Linden  |  Alan Decker
LeadmanJerry Detitta
Director of PhotographyJim Denault
Stunt CoordinatorDanny Aiello III
Production SecretaryKelsi Russell
Art DirectorMiguel Lopez Castillo
Assistant Production CoordinatorAshleigh Tucker
Sound EditorDaniel Colman
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Production AccountantSusan Saunders
Chief Lighting TechnicianScott H. Ramsey
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
"A" Camera OperatorDavid Knox (1)
Sound SupervisorJack Levy
Post Production AssistantMichael Strong (2)
ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLaurie Ferneau  |  Alex Douglas
Assistant Costume DesignerMaggie Lee-burdorff
Hair Department HeadAnna Krommydas
Assistant Art DirectorTom Warren
Payroll AccountantScotch Crisostomo
Assistant To ProducerMargo Johnston
"B" Camera OperatorJamie Silverstein (2)
Wardrobe SupervisorRachel Greene
Assistant Location ManagerBrendan Kehoe  |  Sam Gomez
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorMike Espinosa
Assistant Set DecoratorDan Detitta
Charge Scenic ArtistGiovanni Rodriguez
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
Art CoordinatorJames Bednark
"A" Camera First AssistantAurelia Winborn
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantDoug Foote
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateJennifer Sabel
1st Assistant AccountantPaul Park
New York CastingGayle Keller  |  Ann Goulder
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