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Royal Pains: Manimal

Hank's new patient is a veterinarian friend of Divya who thinks his symptoms are a result of the stress from his divorce. Dr. Van Dyke's condition requires Evan to make a management decision. Hank continues his search for solutions to Dmitry's health issues as part of his work for Boris.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: RP408
Airdate: Wednesday August 01st, 2012

Director: Mark Feuerstein
Writer: Jon Sherman

Alternate Airdates:

IT (Mediaset Premium) Dec 15, 2012
AU (Seven) Oct 25, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) May 18, 2014


Guest Stars
Kyle HowardKyle Howard
As Dr. Paul Van Dyke
Mark IvanirMark Ivanir
As Dmitry Vasilyev
Ina BarronIna Barron
As Christina DuMond
David FontenoDavid Fonteno
As Dr. Redliner
Andy MilderAndy Milder
As Dr. Tom Fancy

Co-Guest Stars
John Hans TesterJohn Hans Tester
As Udo
Frank DealFrank Deal
As Bartender
Steve ComeskySteve Comesky
As Beardo
Main Cast
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo CostanzoPaulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Reshma ShettyReshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare
Brooke DBrooke D'Orsay
As Paige Adele Collins
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz


HankMed is having their morning staff meeting without a few key members. Dr. Sacani is away at a conference and as Hank wonders where Dr. Paul Van Dyke is, he stumbles in, obviously drunk. Evan volunteers to sober him up while Paige starts rescheduling his patients with the exception of one patient that Divya will cover. Hank and Divya leave to see Divya's friend Tom Fancy, a veterinarian specializing in large animals. Tom insists his problems are just stress related, but Hank insists on running lab tests to make sure...

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Episode Notes
This episode reveals a softer, more vulnerable side to Dr. Paul Van Dyke, in direct opposition to his carefree persona he has shown in the past, to Divya in particular.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 2.96

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Episode Quotes
Hank: What about Dr. Sacani?
Paige: Oh, he is giving a paper at a conference on waterborne infectious diseases.
Evan: Now, there's a party where you don't want to get thrown in the pool.

Hank: (as Dr. Van Dyke stumbles in) Is he drunk?
Paige: He smells like a Jolly Rancher fell in a can of paint thinner.
Divya: Apple martinis... that's his drink.

Hank: (to Christina) First, breakfast and business, now a barber and a bloodletting? Does this guy ever do just one thing at a time?
Dmitry Vasilyev: A man who has too many hours in his day is a man who has too little money in his pocket.
Hank: This is a Russian saying?
Dmitry Vasilyev: Rockefeller.

Hank: (talking about solutions for Dmitry's healthcare) Until I can offer you more, I suggest you delay the meeting.
Boris: No, not an option. A trigger cannot be un-pulled.
Hank: Well, then, I'll keep thinking.
Boris: Well, think fast, and I'll trust in your ability to handle it.

Dr. Paul Van Dyke: Look, there's nothing to tell. I went to that dive bar over on 4th, and I had too much.
Evan: You do that a lot?
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: How is that your business?
Evan: It's my business because you make it my business. These are business hours, and you are a doctor who came to work intoxicated. So I need a better explanation than, "Ooh, I drank too much."
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: Well, I'm sorry but, I drank too much.
Evan: Then I'm sorry, but you're fired.

Hank: Tom, I want to do a G.I. series with contrast.
Dr. Tom Fancy: Well, then I hope you brought an x-ray.
visual: Tom is x-rayed on site.
Dr. Tom Fancy: I can't believe you brought an x-ray!

Hank: Tom, I'll treat Beulah. How do I treat Beulah?
Dr. Tom Fancy: You're a people doctor, Hank. It's different.
Hank: All right, so talk me through it.
Dr. Tom Fancy: Well, you need to give her an antibiotic injection.
Hank: That's not so different.
Dr. Tom Fancy: Into her teat canal.
Hank: That's different.

visual: Paul is referring to his pet rabbit, but Evan and Paige thinks he is speaking about a girl.
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: I don't want to let her go.
Evan: Of course you don't.
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: But I also know that's crazy. She is 15.
Evan: Of course... what!!?
Paige: Fired! Fired, Fired, Fired!
Evan: Hold on. So she's 15?
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: Yeah. And most rabbits only live like, 8 to 12 years.
Evan: Rabbits?

Evan: One of these days I really need to stop worrying about what you think.
Hank: No you don't.

Dr. Paul Van Dyke: And so, I return you now Ronnie, from whence you came.
Hank: Bunnies don't come from the ocean.
Paige: Just roll with it.
Divya: Is... is this even legal?
Paige: Evan has a permit.
Evan: No I don't.
Paige: You said you applied for one.
Evan: I did. In six to eight weeks we'll see if it was approved.

Cultural References
Paige: He smells like a Jolly Rancher fell in a can of paint thinner.

Jolly Rancher is a brand of hard candy that comes in many fruit flavors.

Evan: Isn't that from Fight Club?
Dr. Paul Van Dyke: I can't talk about that.

Fight Club was a 1999 movie where the first rule is not to talk about Fight Club.

Episode References
Hank: (to Dmitry) I'd like to do another therapeutic phlebotomy.

In episode 4x07, Fools Russian, Hank diagnosed Dmitry with a blood disorder that requires Dmitry to have small amounts of blood drained from his body on a regular basis.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
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)
ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Kathy Ciric  |  Mark Feuerstein
Associate ProducerJeff Drayer  |  Margo Johnston
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Bonnie Finnegan
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 OperatorMichael 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 EditorMatthew S. Nickelson  |  Marnee Meyer  |  Myles Sorensen
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 EditorSimran Baidwan  |  Aubrey Villalobos
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Production SupervisorPeter Sabat
Art DirectorTed Lefevre
Assistant Production CoordinatorJohn Sesumi  |  Ryan Wilson
Post Production CoordinatorDavid McElfresh
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz  |  Barry Rosenthal
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorAlyson Wellins Lewin
Visual Effects SupervisorLuke DiTommaso
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 ProducerWoody Strassner  |  Steve Lerner  |  Yvette Gonzalez  |  Chris Luttrell
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 SupervisorKenn Hamilton
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
Construction Shop ForemanLouis J. Porzio
Key Construction GripJohn Brush
Best Boy Construction GripDon Zappia
Shop ElectricianFred Cohen
Key CarpenterJoseph S. Patire
Construction PaMadeline Kossman
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