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Royal Pains: Traffic

The crash of a tourist bus provides Hank and Divya with multiple injuries to treat; Divya tries to reconcile with her parents who have refused to see her since she called off the wedding; Jill returns with news about her future.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: RP301
Airdate: Wednesday June 29th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:



Guest Stars
Ajay MehtaAjay Mehta
As Devesh Katdare
Anna GeorgeAnna George
As Rubina Katdare
Brooke DBrooke D'Orsay
As Paige Collins
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Christine EbersoleChristine Ebersole
As Ms. Newberg
David FontenoDavid Fonteno
As Dr. Redliner
Paola TurbayPaola Turbay
As Dr. Marisa Casseras
Natalie ZeaNatalie Zea
As Judy Windland

Co-Guest Stars
Dieter RiesleDieter Riesle
As Dieter
Cynthia LaforteCynthia Laforte
As hamptonite #1
Erica ThomasErica Thomas
As hamptonite #2
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 begins with Hank recapping his previous year, bringing the viewer up to date to today, the start of his second summer in the Hamptons. ..

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions): 5.00

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Acid House KingsWaterfall 
AwolnationI've Been Dreaming 
Frédéric François ChopinEtude No.25 in F minor 
I'm from BarcelonaAlways Spring 
Jess PennerThe Lucky One 
Rachael CantuYour Hips are Bad (instrumental) 

Episode Quotes
Hank: Party? What party?
Evan: The one I'm throwing her today. (speaking about Paige)
Hank: Ev, you throw a party every time she gets back from a trip, and she takes a lot of trips.
Evan: I know, I want to incentivize her to come home. It's my dangling carrot.
Hank: And how big will today's carrot be?
Evan: Today's carrot will be very exclusive, honestly.
Hank: Okay.

Evan: Check it out, it's a postcard.
Hank: Who sent a postcard?
Evan: Jill, from Uruguay.
Hank: Jill sent you a postcard?
Evan: No she sent it to you.
Hank: Then why are you reading it?
Evan: It's a postcard, if you want privacy tell her to spring for an envelope. I wonder what her big news is.
Hank: Yeah, me too.

Hank: Looks like summer has arrived. (watching tour buses arrive)
Evan: Her name is Div-ee-ya (as Divya pulls up in her car)

Hank: Thank you for letting us stay her this winter Ms. Newberg.
Evan: This is totally the first party I've ever thrown her too, by the way.
Ms. Newberg: Oh, I love a good summer starter, especially a big one, it just oozes sexiness. Which reminds me, your father called from prison.
Evan: That's a fun segue.

Marisa: Boris, please stop pushing the people closest to you farther and farther away.
Boris: I did not push you away, you left.
Marisa: You did it with Hank, you did it with me, and I will not let you do this with our baby!

Divya: (to her parents) I owe you an apology, for waiting until the last minute to cancel the wedding, for costing you a lot of money by doing so, and for the embarrassment that I caused our family. I feel awful, and I am eager to somehow earn your forgiveness.

Divya: What's going on here?
Rubina: What do you mean Divya?
Divya: I mean, what is this?
Devesh: This is dinner with the Uppals.
Divya: Are you really trying this again?
Devesh: Divya, this is neither the time nor the place.
Divya: Finally, we agree on something. (walks away)
Devesh: Divya!

Divya: I regret the way that I handled things last night. I have placed a call to the Uppals, to apologize for my abrupt and impolite exit. But you need to understand that Raj was not the problem. I want to choose my husband, not be assigned one. So...
Devesh: Now here's what you need to understand, marriages in our family have always been arranged.

Divya: You both mean the world to me, and when I find my husband, I pray that you will like him. But I will love him, nothing takes priority over that.
Devesh: Well Divya, if you can't accept our wishes, our traditions, then you shouldn't accept anything from us!
Divya: What does that mean exactly?

Boris: I owe you an apology.
Hank: Oh, For what? Trying to exile my father, trying to violate my doctor patient confidentiality with Marisa, evicting Evan and me without notice?
Boris: All of the above.
Hank: That is the correct answer.

Boris: I'd like you back at Shadow Park.
Hank: I'm not a yo-you Boris.
Boris: And you'll have a lease to prove it.
Hank: A lease?
Boris: You may fill in the expiration date as you will.
Hank: And I want to pay, no more free rent. It comes with too high a price.
Boris: Shall we say market rate then?
Hank: Well let's not get carried away.
Ms. Newberg: Hank! It's getting chilly, you want I should bring you a sweater?
Boris: Perhaps I underestimated my leverage here.
Hank: I'll pay anything!

Hank: How'd it go with your parents?
Divya: It went perfectly.
Hank: Great, I'm so glad to hear that.
Divya: Oh, by the way, any chance I could crash here tonight?
Hank: Ahh, yeah.
Divya: Great. Thank you.
Hank: Sure.
Divya: Maybe tomorrow night too?
Hank: Divya, how perfectly did it go, exactly?

Episode References
Boris: I owe you an apology.
Hank: Oh, For what? Trying to exile my father?

In episode 2x13 Mulligan, Boris spoke with Evan about helping Eddie leave the country.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerMichael Rauch  |  Andrew Lenchewski  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerJon Sherman  |  Carol Flint  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Christine Sacani
ProducerKathy Ciric  |  Antonia Ellis (1)
Co-ProducerIrv Danesh  |  Mark Feuerstein  |  Jessica Ball (2)
Consulting ProducerJack Bernstein
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
First Assistant DirectorEric Yellin
Second Assistant DirectorDeanna Leslie
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider  |  Oliver Hild
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorOliver Cary  |  Peter Vietro Hannum
Set DecoratorRon Von Blomberg
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerJohn McCormick (1)
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMatthew S. Nickelson  |  Marnee Meyer
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Story EditorSimran Baidwan
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Production SupervisorPeter Sabat
Production SecretaryRyan Wilson
Art DirectorJonathan Arkin
Assistant Production CoordinatorJohn Sesumi
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorAlyson Wellins Lewin
Visual Effects SupervisorLuis De Leon
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateCandice Alustiza
Original CastingSusie Farris
Post SupervisorSam Friedlander
ColoristRoger Doran
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChris Luttrell  |  Laurie Ferneau  |  Priscilla Crowe  |  Teresa Ingram
Assistant Costume DesignerJessica Glenn
Assistant AccountantErnesto Alcalde
Hair Department HeadAnna Hilton
Post CoordinatorPeter Tadros
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorShelby Saboy
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorBrad Robinson
Charge Scenic ArtistJoseph Garzero
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
"A" Camera First AssistantJohn R. MacDonald
Loop Group CoordinatorSondra James
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantMalcolm A. Purnell
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateJoanna Vanadia
Production Office PaRyan Edwards  |  James Best (1)
Writers' PAWoody Strassner
Writers' AssistantAubrey Villalobos
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