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Royal Pains: Dawn Of The Med

Hank & Evan's father Eddie makes his return to the Hamptons and schemes to bring his boys back together. Hank has a new patient who is participating in a zombie race for charity. Evan also has a new patient, a retired biochemist with a possibly sinister past.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: RP404
Airdate: Wednesday June 27th, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

UK (UNIVERSAL CHANNEL) Jul 28, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 04, 2014

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (4 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Henry Winkler
As Eddie R. Lawson
Recurring
Ben Shenkman
As Dr. Jeremiah Sacani
Recurring
Ajay Mehta
As Devesh Katdare
Recurring
Anna George
As Rubina Katdare
Recurring
John Cullum
As Andreas Bulczynski
Halley Feiffer
As Nell Bulczynski
Katie Lowes
As Carrie

Co-Guest Stars
John Hans Tester
As Udo (as John Hans Tester)
Recurring
A. Michael Elian
As Guard
Recurring
Main Cast
Mark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Reshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare
Brooke D'Orsay
As Paige Adele Collins
Campbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz

Recap


Hank and Boris are skeet shooting on the grounds of Boris' estate while in the background, Boris mansion is being inspected for mold prior to his new son moving in. Boris wonders why Evan hasn't joined them and Hank explains Evan is busy these days. ..

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Episode Notes
Brooke D'Orsay and Campbell Scott become main cast members beginning with this episode.

Brooke D'Orsay appears voice only in this episode.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 4.18



Episode Quotes
Hank: Florida agrees with you.
Evan: And grampa?
Eddie: He never agrees with me. But, that's his way.

Eddie: So how about my little one, huh? ICEEs and popcorn on me.
Evan: Little one, really? Dad, no I'm booked, come on!
Eddie: Oh, play hooky, you were always good at playing hooky.
Evan: Do I look dressed for hooky?

Evan: Speaking of dads, guess who showed up from Florida?
Paige: No, don't tell me...
Evan: Yep, unannounced. "Hello Boys", just showed up.
Paige: Did that bother you?
Evan: No, I'm happy. It's just, he and Hank sometimes treat me like a lost puppy. Which I'm not, at all.

Eddie R. Lawson: I'm a changed person, I'd like to put our past behind us.
Boris: I am sure that you would.

Boris: The past cannot be shed like a snakeskin Mr. Lawson.
Eddie R. Lawson: Very well said.
Boris: But if I can depend on your future discretion, we will have no issue. But if there is one misstep, all that changes.
Eddie R. Lawson: Understood, I promise not a misstep, sir!

Nell Bochinski: Have you heard of Plum Island?
Evan: The top secret off limits bio-terrorism lab two miles off the coast? I might have.
Nell Bochinski: It was a USDA animal research facility.
Evan: Well, that's the cover story. What about those hybrid monster carcasses that keep washing up on Montauk beaches? Everyone knows those are created on Plum Island, right? Your grampa worked at that place?
Nell Bochinski: My grampa ran that place.

Eddie R. Lawson: I didn't reveal anything too personal did I?
Hank: Ahh, didn't seem personal. In fact, it seemed a little fabricated.
Eddie R. Lawson: In what way?
Hank: In the made up way.

Evan: Hey, why don't you tell us a little bit about one of your new patients, Henry?
Hank: Oh,umm, because of a little thing called professionalism, Evan.
Evan: Or, because of a little thing called, "you don't have any"!
Hank: Ouch, that almost stings.

Hank: Nice work.
Evan: You too.
Eddie R. Lawson: Well, looks like HankMed is back from the dead.

Evan: Here. (hands Hank a beer) If you get a call I'll have Jeremiah cover for ya.
Hank: Yes.
Evan: It's one of the benefits of having a practice where you're not the only doctor.
Hank: Umm, are you suggesting...?
Evan: Are you offering?
Divya: Yes he is and yes you are! Okay, let's make this official.
Evan: We'll have to figure out the details...
Hank: Later. (proposes a toast) To the return of the living HankMed.

Hank: For what it's worth I'm sure you were a much better wild child than I was. I mean there was nothing you wouldn't try to get away with.
Evan: But that's not who I am now, Henry.
Hank: No, it's not. Ev you brought us out here, you envisioned this practice. Without you Evan, I wouldn't have this new life that I love so much. And I took way too long to acknowledge all that. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I sold you short, I'm sorry I quit. I shoulda tried harder to work it out with you, like we always do, like we will do this time too. Because there is still plenty to work out.
Evan: There is still plenty to work out.
Hank: Is there an echo in here?



Cultural References
Boris: (to Hank) Where's Costello? Your sidekick, the funny one.

Lou Costello was an American comedian who partnered with Bud Abbott in numerous films.

Eddie: (to Evan) ICEEs and popcorn on me.

An ICEE is a frozen carbonated beverage that has been in production since 1958.

Nell Bochinski: Have you heard of Plum Island?
Evan: The top secret off limits bio-terrorism lab two miles off the coast? I might have.
Nell Bochinski: It was a USDA animal research facility.

Plum Island is an island off the coast of Long Island that is the home of Plum Island Animal Disease Center.



Episode References
Evan: (to Eddie) And grampa?

In episode 3x04, The Shaw/Hank Redemption, Hank and Evan learn that they have a grandfather, and he is alive and well.



Analysis
The title of the episode, Dawn Of The Med, is a reference to the classic George Romero movie Dawn Of The Dead, and zombies are what both of them have in common. However the title actually refers to the beginning (Dawn) of the new and improved HankMed (Med).



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerConstance M. Burge  |  Andrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  Kerry Orent  |  Carol Flint  |  Jon Sherman
Supervising ProducerJessica Ball (2)
ProducerKathy Ciric  |  Antonia Ellis (1)  |  Mark Feuerstein
Associate ProducerJeff Drayer  |  Margo Johnston
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorDaniel Valverde
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
First Assistant DirectorEric Yellin
Second Assistant DirectorDeanna Leslie
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorOliver Hild  |  Alicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorOliver Cary  |  Michael Caracciolo  |  Carlos Guerra
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterRuth Dipasquale
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorDeirdre Horgan Aska
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMarnee Meyer  |  Matthew S. Nickelson
Post Production SupervisorSean Varga
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Story EditorAubrey Villalobos  |  Simran Baidwan
Production SupervisorPeter Sabat
Art DirectorKevin Rupnik
Assistant Production CoordinatorRyan Wilson  |  John Sesumi
Post Production CoordinatorDavid McElfresh
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz  |  Barry Rosenthal
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Boom OperatorDave Pastecchi
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorAlyson Wellins Lewin
Visual Effects SupervisorChris Healer
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateSabrina Hyman
Original CastingSusie Farris
ColoristRoger Doran
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChris Luttrell  |  Woody Strassner  |  Steve Lerner  |  Yvette Gonzalez
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerCharlie Kessler
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorDenise Andres
Charge Scenic ArtistJoseph Garzero
Sound UtilityKarl Wasserman
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
"A" Camera First AssistantJohn R. MacDonald
"A" Camera Second AssistantEric Robinson (1)
Loop Group CoordinatorSondra James
Background CastingGrant Wilfley
"B" Camera First AssistantMalcolm A. Purnell
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateJoanna Vanadia
LoaderLauren Brown
"B" Camera Second AssistantConstantine Limberis
Key MakeupBrenna McGuire
Key HairThom Gonzales
 
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