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Royal Pains: Strategic Planning

The pushy wife of a U.S. Senator calls Hank and Divya to perform a discreet physical on her teenage son, who will be the starting quarterback for Notre Dame in the fall.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: RP102
Airdate: Thursday June 18th, 2009

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Guest Stars
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Christine EbersoleChristine Ebersole
As Ms. Newberg
Dreama WalkerDreama Walker
As Melody Everett
Kerry BishéKerry Bishé
As Emma Newberg
Margaret ColinMargaret Colin
As Lucy Everett

Co-Guest Stars
Dieter RiesleDieter Riesle
As Dieter
Sharon WashingtonSharon Washington
As Nancy
Aaron Dean EisenbergAaron Dean Eisenberg
As Kendrick Everett (as Aaron Dean)
Kathleen McElfreshKathleen McElfresh
As Family Aide
Patricia MauceriPatricia Mauceri
As Benny's Mom (as Patricia Maucieri)
Main Cast
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo CostanzoPaulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Jill FlintJill Flint
As Jill Casey
Reshma ShettyReshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare


Hank and Evan spend the morning jogging along the beach discussing how HankMed is going to acquire clients. Evan tries to demonstrate his social skills on one of the dogs being walked by Benny, only to accidentally get Benny bitten. Hank treats the wound, but recommends Benny got to the hospital. Back home, Hank gets a call from a Senator after speaking with Boris about The Hampton's residents and confidentiality. As he and Divya arrive at the Senator's estate, they are told by Lucy Everett, the Senator's wife, that they were called to examine her son, Kendrick. He must pass an executive physical examination before he undergoes the same examination prior to his admission to the Notre Dame football team...

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions): 6.50

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Asteroids Galaxy TourAround The BendEvan in the grotto bar with Emma and the girls
The Broken RemotesLose The SwaggerAt the marina, Hank takes Benny to the ER
The Broken WestPerfect GamesHank examining Kendrick
The J BandLet Her FlyEvan in the hot tub with the girls
The KedsBlue EyesEvan driving, song on the radio
MandrewGood DaysHank treats Benny the dogwalker at the marina
MandrewHotwaxEvan drops in on Ms. Newberg for a sales pitch
Oh DarlingColorful DayHank & Evan out for a jog
The ThermalsNow We Can SeeKendrick throwing football; target practice

Episode Quotes
Hank: Okay, your strategic plan, let's hear it.
Evan: So, I read in the New England Journal of Medicine that one in ten woman between the ages of 21 and 40 ignores a medical condition just to avoid going to the doctor.
Hank: You read the New England Journal of Medicine?
Evan: Yeah, who doesn't?

Evan: (speaking about Divya) Every time she hurts my feelings it makes her hotter to me, is that weird?
Hank: You're weird.

Evan: So Divya, we can ride with you, right?
Divya: Sorry, furry animals and sterile medical equipment don't mix.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
Executive ProducerRich Frank  |  Michael Rauch  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerJace Alexander  |  John P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
ProducerChristine Sacani
Consulting ProducerConstance M. Burge  |  Jon Sherman  |  Carol Flint
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  John A. Smith
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorArge O'Neal
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Bonnie Finnegan
Unit Production ManagerAlyson Evans
First Assistant DirectorStuart Feldman
Second Assistant DirectorJane Ferguson
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorOliver Hild  |  Alicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerSuzanne McCabe
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorAndrew Voegeli  |  Peter Nolan
Set DecoratorJennifer Greenberg
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorKimberly Haden
Assistant EditorHoward Leder
Supervising Sound EditorJack Levy
Re-Recording MixerMark Linden  |  Alan Decker
LeadmanPeter Dunbar
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyMichael Slovis
Art DirectorKevin Rupnik
Medical AdvisorIrv Danesh
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Key Makeup ArtistAnita Gibson
Art Department CoordinatorNora Kasarda
Main Title DesignJ. John Corbett  |  Randall Balsmeyer
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateJessica Daniels
Post SupervisorMichael Strong
ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
Assistant To The Executive ProducerVera Salamone  |  Corey Marsh  |  Aubrey Villalobos  |  Laurie Ferneau
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerHelen Berger  |  Max Dilallo
Hair Department HeadAnna Krommydas
Post CoordinatorSam Friedlander
Wardrobe SupervisorThomas Stokes
Charge Scenic ArtistGiovanni Rodriguez
Assistant HairstylistAnita Roganovic
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
"A" Camera First AssistantChristopher B. Green
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantMalcolm A. Purnell
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateRichard Burridge
Assistant To WritersAlex Douglas
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