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Royal Pains: Dancing With The Devil

A pop music diva rehearses for her upcoming tour and becomes HankMed's latest patient. Paige deals with her feelings about being adopted and Divya's new boyfriends becomes a distraction.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: RP411
Airdate: Wednesday August 29th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 08, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 08, 2014


Guest Stars
Ben ShenkmanBen Shenkman
As Dr. Jeremiah Sacani
Kat FosterKat Foster
As Dr. Harper Kubelick
Paola TurbayPaola Turbay
As Dr. Marisa Casseras
Khotan FernandezKhotan Fernandez
As Rafa

Co-Guest Stars
John Hans TesterJohn Hans Tester
As Udo
John CarrafaJohn Carrafa
As Choreographer
Yesenia AdameYesenia Adame
As Female Dancer (as Yesnia Adame)
Emily DannEmily Dann
As Female Dancer
Alison PatersonAlison Paterson
As Female Dancer
Stephanie ScullStephanie Scull
As Female Dancer
Michaela SpragueMichaela Sprague
As Female Dancer
Linn YenLinn Yen
As Female Dancer
Ruel DavisRuel Davis
As Club Dancer
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


Hank, Divya and Jeremiah are being briefed by Evan via video-conference about their new client, Ava, a pop singer with a diva personality. Jeremiah comments to Divya that she appears to be wearing the same clothes as the previous day, but she denies it. Hank notices a piece of straw stuck in her hair, just as he leaves to see about a page he received from Boris' estate...

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Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.78

Carlos is suffering from Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue tie.

Ava is suffering from an adverse reaction to glycyrrhizic acid, contained within licorice that is used to flavor tobacco products.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Reverend & The MakersBasslineAva and Jeremiah arrive at the nightclub.
(Unknown artist)Dancing With The Devil 

Episode Quotes
visual: Divya pushes a button on the laptop, muting Evan.
Divya: If only Evan came with a mute button in real life.
Hank: That's genius.

Hank: Well, you just exhausted my pediatric rotation.
Marisa Then, who's the best pediatrician in the Hamptons?
Hank: I don't know, but I'm gonna find out for you.

Paige: I can totally handle this by myself.
Evan: I know. I'm here to support you, as you handle it by yourself.
Paige: All right. Okay, this is it.
Evan: This is, this is what?
Paige: Oh my God, I'm so nervous.
Evan: Is that a bulletin board? Did we go back in time to the '80s?

Divya: Uh, Jeremiah... are you free tonight?
Dr. Jeremiah Sacani: Yes, uhh, completely free.
Divya: Great! Could you cover for me? I am supposed to be on call, but my plans for tomorrow just became my plans for tonight.
Dr. Jeremiah Sacani: You're covered.

Ava: This is actually my grandma's recipe.
Harper: What's in it? I've never tasted anything with flavors like this.
Ava: It's, uh, possum pie.
Hank: Oh.
Ava: But apparently you can't get decent possum at Citarella, so I just used chicken.
Evan: Oh, chicken! Hank did you not check in the critter aisle?
Hank: I did not.

visual: Hank answers his phone.
Hank: Jeremiah?
Dr. Jeremiah Sacani: Hank... Uh, I can't do this. Uh, can you come and take over, please? It's just 'cause I don't have my medical equipment. It has nothing to do with the fact that there are a lot of sweaty people here. and the're touching me, and it's very loud and, and they're dancing around me.

Evan: What's wrong?
Paige: I just can't stop thinking about my family. I'm grateful... to my parents for everything they've given me, but I am so angry that they didn't tell me I was adopted, and I... feel guilty about feeling angry.
Evan: You shouldn't feel guilty.
Paige: How can I trust them anymore? They've taken away all sense of home.
Evan: I'll give you that. We'll start from scratch. We... you and me, we'll start a home together.

Divya: (to Jeremiah) I didn't see you message until I got out of bed. I've never done that before. I am so sorry.
Hank: Wait, you're sorry about not answering the phone in the middle of the night on your day off?
Divya: Is that crazy?
Hank: It's a little crazy. You have nothing to feel guilty about.
visual: Divya laughs nervously.
Hank: Or do you?
Divya: No!

Paige: (to Evan) I don't want to live in the past anymore. I'm ready to start my future.

Hank: I've been thinking about what you said about who you wanted in your life... someone who has a life, someone who's not a workaholic.
Harper Someone who gives me backstage passes to see Ava.
Hank: I know I'm a doctor but, I think I can be that guy. I want to be that guy. What do you say?

Cultural References
Ava: But apparently you can't get decent possum at Citarella, so I just used chicken.

Citarella is a real world gourmet supermarket with locations in New York City and the Hamptons.

Ava: I know a lot of people look at us folks from Arkansas like, like we're related to Larry the Cable Guy...

Larry the Cable Guy is a persona used by stand-up comedian and actor Daniel Whitney, who is from Nebraska but is famous for emulating a down home uneducated country bumpkin.

Episode References
Evan: (to Paige) Do you not want to go up to your parents' apartment? Is this about your adoption?

In episode 4x10, Who's Your Daddy?, Paige discovers that she was adopted after a news story about her father's campaign is released.

Hank: You don't mind that I came, do you?
Harper: Why would I mind?
Hank: Well, just 'cause the last time you saw me, I stood you up.
Harper: Well, you did actually show up, you just didn't actually stay.

In episode 4x06, About Face, Hank receives a page from Boris and is forced to leave his date with Harper.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
Executive ProducerAndrew Lenchewski  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerKerry Orent  |  Jack Bernstein  |  Carol Flint  |  Jon Sherman
Supervising ProducerJessica Ball (2)
ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Kathy Ciric  |  Antonia Ellis (1)
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Jeff Drayer
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Bonnie Finnegan
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
First Assistant DirectorRobert C. Albertell
Second Assistant DirectorBrendan Walsh (1)
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
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorMary A. Kelly
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMarnee Meyer  |  Matthew S. Nickelson  |  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 DirectorWing Lee
Assistant Production CoordinatorRyan Wilson  |  John Sesumi
Post Production CoordinatorDavid McElfresh
Medical AdvisorBarry Rosenthal  |  Audie Liametz
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Art Department CoordinatorMichael Dicenzo
Visual Effects SupervisorChris Healer
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Location ScoutShannon Dennard  |  Brendan Kehoe
Casting AssociateSabrina Hyman
Original CastingSusie Farris
ColoristRoger Doran
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCaty Zick  |  Yvette Gonzalez  |  Chris Luttrell  |  Steve Lerner
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 SupervisorShelby Saboy
Assistant Location ManagerStephen Hartman  |  Charles Crowell  |  Jay Scala
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
Locations CoordinatorPriya Shelly
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