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Royal Pains: Who's Your Daddy?

HankMed is employed to cover a polo tournament and quickly gains two new patients, the polo team owner who refuses to acknowledge a medical condition in order to continue playing for his team, and a business woman who is looking to recruit the star player's services as a model. Divya is frustrated with her lack of dating success and Evan dreads the upcoming dinner where Paige's parents will meet Eddie for the first time.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x10
Production Number: RP410
Airdate: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 01, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 01, 2014


Guest Stars
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Eddie R. Lawson
Bob GuntonBob Gunton
As General William Collins
Lisa BanesLisa Banes
As Ellen Collins
Khotan FernandezKhotan Fernandez
As Rafa
Miriam ShorMiriam Shor
As Fannie Todd
Gary ColeGary Cole
As Simon Braddock

Co-Guest Stars
Jed OrlemannJed Orlemann
As David
Jorge Esteban ScottJorge Esteban Scott
As Polo Player
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


HankMed is contracted to support a polo match where Evan is being sympathetic aboutHank's recent dumping by Christina. Hank says he wasn't dumped but Evan begs to differ. Evan is lamenting that his fiancée Paige has decided it is time her parents meet Hank and Evan's father, Eddie. An offhand comment from Hank gives Evan the idea to delay the inevitable by putting off the meeting...

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.91

Simon is suffering from Parsonage-Turner syndrome, also known as acute brachial neuropathy.

Episode Quotes
Evan: Guess who's coming to town.
Hank: I'd say Santa Claus, but it's summer and we're Jewish.
Evan: Yeah, I wish it was Santa Claus. No, The General, yeah.

Evan: Paige thinks it's time for her parents to meet dad.
Hank: Sounds reasonable.
Evan: Oh, does it? Reasonable? Her dad used to be a General. Our dad used to be in the general population, Henry.

Eddie R. Lawson: If you change your mind, or if you get lonely, you callHank: me immediately.
Hank: Uh, why would I feel lonely?
Eddie R. Lawson: Because your brother just told me you were dumped.
Hank: I did not get dumped!
Eddie R. Lawson: He did not get dumped.
Evan: You did get dumped.
Eddie R. Lawson: You did get dumped?
Hank: I didn't get dumped!

Evan: I just want it to be good, you know? I want things to work out. I just want your family to like my family.
Paige: And I want that too. But cranking up the pressure on your dad and yourself is not gonna help.

Divya: So you're a businesswoman?
Fannie Todd: Mm-hmm.
Divya: And here I thought that you were just one of those...
Fannie Todd: ... crazy ladies who want to ride Rafa like a polo pony? (winks)

Simon Braddock: That pain in my right shoulder that I aggravated lifting that lid, it's moved to my left.
Hank: I don't like that.
Simon Braddock: You? I'm a fiscal conservative. I don't like anything to move to the left.

Divya: Hank, there are 7 billion people in this world, almost half of them are men. Statistically speaking, dating should not be this hard.

Hank: You know you can come to me about anything. Anything, that is, except dating.
Divya: Yeah, your track record is even worse than mine. And mine is pathetic.
Hank: Hey I said you can come to me, not you can make fun of me.

Evan: (to Eddie) All I needed was one night from you, one night for you to put me first instead of yourself. You couldn't even do it. You couldn't even for one night, because all you care about is yourself.

Simon Braddock: So how did my team do?
Hank: I left before the match was over.
Simon Braddock: What? Why would you do that?
Hank: To come here.
Simon Braddock: Oh, right. Sorry.

Eddie R. Lawson: I only did what a father or a future father-in-law would do. Nothing more, nothing less.
Hank: Humility, hmmm. I didn't know you had it in you.

Eddie R. Lawson: How is it possible that my first born, the doctor, can't find a good match?
Hank: I've found some, but for some reason, I just can't seem to hang on to them. First, a failed engagement, then I thought Jill was the one.
Eddie R. Lawson: Yeah, so did I.

Evan: You talked to him (The General)?
Paige: I did.
Evan: What'd he say?
Paige: He admitted... that he did go to Missouri with his assistant Sharon. And they were not there on Army business. They did stay in that motel for a couple of days. And she did die in a car wreck in his car. They wanted to keep it quiet.
Evan: I'm sorry.
Paige: He wasn't having an affair.
Evan: What?
Paige: Turns out, she had taken him there to join my mom, because she was helping my parents... with my adoption.
Evan: I didn't know you were adopted.
Paige: Neither did I.

Cultural References
Paige: How's it going?
Eddie R. Lawson: Oh, I've just had an exhilarating time here with Emily Post.

Emily Post was an author who wrote extensively on proper etiquette and behavior, similar to Evan's attempts to keep Eddie from saying the wrong thing to his future father-in-law, The General.

Episode References
Evan: Our dad used to be in the general population, Henry.

In episode 2x18, Listen to the Music, Hank and Evan's father Eddie was sentenced to prison for his financial mis-dealings.

The title of the episode is a slang expression that is often used by someone to express dominance over another person. In this case however, the title is literal as we find out at the end of the episode that Paige is adopted.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerAndrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerKerry Orent  |  Jack Bernstein  |  Carol Flint  |  Jon Sherman
Supervising ProducerJessica Ball (2)
ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Kathy Ciric  |  Mark Feuerstein
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Jeff Drayer
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorDaniel Valverde  |  Marnee Meyer
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Bonnie Finnegan
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 OperatorMichael Caracciolo  |  Carlos Guerra
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterKathy Falzarano
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorMary A. Kelly
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMyles Sorensen  |  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 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 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 ProducerYvette Gonzalez  |  Steve Lerner  |  Chris Luttrell  |  Woody Strassner
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerCharlie Kessler
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Best Boy GripColin Keech
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
A Dolly GripMatt Staples
B Dolly GripJon Vendetti
Key Rigging GripThomas Yostpille
Best Boy Rigging GripThomas T. Ryan
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