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Royal Pains: Medusa

Boris flies Hank to another country to assist in his radical medical treatment; Hank's temporary replacement makes a bad impression on Divya.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: RP204
Airdate: Thursday June 24th, 2010

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Guest Stars
Ana de la RegueraAna de la Reguera
As Carmen
Anastasia GriffithAnastasia Griffith
As Dr. Emily Peck
Armando RiescoArmando Riesco
As Oscar
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Paola TurbayPaola Turbay
As Dr. Marisa Casseras
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Alan Rider

Co-Guest Stars
Alexandria CarboneAlexandria Carbone
As Ria
Carlos ElicierCarlos Elicier
As Gordo
Al EspinosaAl Espinosa
As Dr. Avila
Amy SpangerAmy Spanger
As Kerry
Angel VieraAngel Viera
As Instructor
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


The episode opens with Hank packing to go to Manhattan to see Boris and Evan is interested in showing Hank his new scheme “Pimp My Handbag”. At the news that Boris sent a car and a jet for Hank, Evan convinces Hank to let him come along because he has business in the city. But once on the plane they discover they are not going to the city. The plane lands and Boris meets them, in Cuba. ..

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions): 5.3

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Fruko Y Sus TesosMosaico Santero: Santa Barbara / San Lazaro / A La 
Jesus Alejandro El Nino w/ Danny OsunaTeresa House 
Los CoralesMulata De Mis Amore 
Los CoralesAnoranza 
Miguel CastroVuelve Otra Vez 

Episode Quotes
Evan: Hank, Hank! If you leave me here I'm gonna drive anyway. Let's just jet-pool and reduce our carbon footprint. Think about it Hank, you can do the right thing here or you could kill a polar bear.

Evan: Henry?
Hank: What?
Evan: These seats are made of lamb skin.
Hank: What a relief.

Divya: I can turn on the radio if you want.
Emily: Sorry did you say something?
Divya: I'd be happy to play some music.
Emily: Oh it's not music, it's my podcast.
Divya: You produce your own podcast?
Emily: Welcome to the medicine of tomorrow.

Evan: Is Boris in a long distance relationship?
Hank: Yeah, with the woman trying to save his life.

Hank: What happened to my plan being thorough, reasonable and making sense?
Boris: It was, but Marissa's plan also made sense, that's why I had to make a choice. Follow her advice and increase the risk or follow your advice and delay the benefit. I chose to do something as opposed to wait for something. You know me by now, Hank, you're not really surprised are you?
Hank: What I am is concerned.
Boris: Stay here then, through the clinical trial. Monitor my reactions and allay your concerns.
Hank: I'm sorry, I won't assist a course of treatment I don't yet support.

Emily: Oh, and I forgot. (hands Divya her card)
Divya: What could this possibly be for?
Emily: For the next time you guys need backup. You can call me direct.
Divya: Dr. Peck? (Divya tears up the card) Schmoozing patients, pushing spa treatments on them are simply not hallmarks of being professional, and professionalism is what this thing is all about. So thank you, but if I were you, I wouldn't wait by the phone.

Cultural References
Evan: Oh my God, I feel like I just opened the Ark of the Covenant. Like, I feel if I were a Nazi my face would be melting off right now.

This is a reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark, a 1981 movie starring Harrison Ford where Indiana Jones searches for the religious artifact known as the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis acquire it.

Episode References
Hank: What's Marissa handing out?
Boris: Broad spectrum antibiotics, ...
Hank: The shipment my father signed for.
Boris: The one I informed you was not for my personal use, that was right before you scolded me, I believe.

The characters are referring to episode "Keeping the Faith", where Hank's father signed for a delivery of medicine to Boris's displeasure.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerAndrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerChristine Sacani  |  John P. Rogers
Co-ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Kathy Ciric
Consulting ProducerJack Bernstein  |  Jon Sherman  |  Carol Flint  |  Constance M. Burge
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Irv Danesh
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Bonnie Finnegan
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric  |  Susan V. McConnell
First Assistant DirectorDavid "Wex" Wechsler
Second Assistant DirectorEric Yellin
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Oliver Hild
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorMichael O'Shea Jr  |  Peter Nolan
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerJosias Tapia  |  Michael Fucci
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale  |  Kathy Falzarano
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerAntonio Betancourt
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorKimberly Haden  |  Brette Billow  |  Berenice Manjarrez
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMatthew S. Nickelson  |  Marnee Meyer
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferMichael Delaney Sr.
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyDavid Tuttman
Story EditorJessica Ball (2)
Production SupervisorPeter Sabat  |  Ines Mongil
Art DirectorMailara Santana
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorSorely Muentes  |  Lauren Buckley (2)
Visual Effects SupervisorKevin Van Hook
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateHeather Hurley
Original CastingSusie Farris
Post SupervisorSam Friedlander
ColoristJohn Crowley (1)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLaurie Ferneau  |  Priscilla Crowe  |  Jillian Kessler  |  Aubrey Villalobos  |  Hillary Messenger
Assistant Costume DesignerMegan Kasperlik
Assistant AccountantE. Gloria Alvarado  |  Ernesto Alcalde
Hair Department HeadAnna Krommydas
Casting DirectorZoraida Sanjurjo Lopez
Post CoordinatorPeter Tadros
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorSonja Cizmazia
Charge Scenic ArtistJoseph Garzero
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
"A" Camera First AssistantMalcolm A. Purnell
Loop Group CoordinatorSondra James
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantPyare Fortunato
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateJoanna Vanadia
Assistant To WritersAlex Douglas
Post PaDavid McElfresh
Supervising Location ManagerSam Gomez
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