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Royal Pains: Hankwatch

Six months after Hank's surgery, he is cleared to return to work full time, but is he really ready? A woman designing a fashion line for a charity event experiences mysterious symptoms. Evan think he has landed another whale, but has he opened up a can of worms? The HankMed staff apply for life insurance, but the medical tests are an eye-opener for Divya.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Jun 08, 2014
United Kingdom Jun 08, 2014


Guest Stars
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Blythe Ballard
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Blythe Ballard
Mark IvanirMark Ivanir
As Dmitry Vasilyev
Mark IvanirMark Ivanir
As Dmitry Vasilyev
Liza LapiraLiza Lapira
As Erika Seelig
Liza LapiraLiza Lapira
As Erika Seelig
Kevin KilnerKevin Kilner
As Tom Seelig
Kevin KilnerKevin Kilner
As Tom Seelig

Co-Guest Stars
John Hans TesterJohn Hans Tester
As Udo
Sheila TapiaSheila Tapia
As Dr. Valerie Jory
Sheila TapiaSheila Tapia
As Dr. Valerie Jory
Kelvin LiKelvin Li
As Hankie #2
Kelvin LiKelvin Li
As Hankie #2
Main Cast
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Hank Lawson
Paulo CostanzoPaulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Paulo CostanzoPaulo Costanzo
As Evan Roth Lawson
Reshma ShettyReshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare
Reshma ShettyReshma Shetty
As Divya Katdare
Brooke DBrooke D'Orsay
As Paige Adele Collins
Brooke DBrooke D'Orsay
As Paige Adele Collins
Ben ShenkmanBen Shenkman
As Dr. Jeremiah Sacani
Ben ShenkmanBen Shenkman
As Dr. Jeremiah Sacani


The episode begins with Hank stopping by Hamptons Heritage Hospital to discover the emergency room has been closed. He continues on to his appointment with his neuro-surgeon who proclaims he is fully recovered, but cautions him not to drive until the anti-seizure medication he has been taken has been flushed from his body...

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Episode Notes
Hank underwent a craniotomy, a surgical procedure where part of the skull is temporarily removed in order to access the brain.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.68

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ClassixxHolding OnAt the fashion show, Evan talks to Jeremiah

Episode Quotes
Evan: So the doctor said he's (Hank) supposed to wake up by day three, and it's day four. Is that... that's not weird, right?
Divya: He had a craniotomy, Evan. Hank needs to recover, and we need to be patient.

Hank: Since when do we eat in a vegan joint? I had brain surgery, not a heart attack.
Evan: Okay... I'm the one who almost had the heart attack. I told you how terrifying it was for me to see you like that...
Hank: I know, Ev. I was there too. But I'm fine now, okay?

Divya: What made you choose research so far away? You left so fast, I never even got a chance to speak to you about it.
Jeremiah: I had to get away for a bit. I made the decision on short notice. I have a girlfriend.
Divya: Good.

Paige: Why don't you want to live with me?
Evan: What? Of course I want to live with you.
Paige: If you did, you would have found us a place instead of complaining about some stupid air conditioner.
Evan: It's not stupid. It's just I have to hear our patients when they call. Or Hank. What if Hank's in trouble or something and he's trying to call and I don't hear the phone, so I can't answer it because of the stupid thing?
Paige: Oh, my God. This isn't about us, it's about Hank.
Evan: What?
Paige: You're worried about being separated from Hank while he's recovering. It makes perfect sense.
Evan: You're saying that I've become a Hankwatch addict?
Paige: Yeah.
Evan: Paige, I am so unbelievably psyched to start our new life together, but I can't until I'm sure Hank's okay. I just can't leave him yet.

Hank: Uh, Jeremiah, can I ask you a favor? Actually, more a professional courtesy.
Jeremiah: Of course.
Hank: I've been titrating myself off the tricyclics 'cause they make me groggy. With summer starting and how busy Hankmed is, obviously I can't afford that.
Jeremiah: I see.
Hank: The problem is I just finished my first full day back, and I'm still experiencing some pain. So I thought I should add back a little hydrocodone, just until it subsides.
Jeremiah: And you'd like me to prescribe it.
Hank: Yes. I would.
Jeremiah: How much do you need?

Blythe Ballard: I hope you don't mind mixing business with pleasure, but I wanted to give you this as soon as possible.
Evan: I am so glad you decided to do this.
Blythe Ballard: This is a cease and desist order. Village statute 330-104. If more than two persons are employed by a resident physician, the use of a home professional office shall be prohibited. I'm sorry, but as your brother said, rules are rules.

Divya: Paige! Hank wasn't denied. I was. I'm pregnant.

Cultural References
Evan: It's gonna be like, uh, Million Dollar Listing. Without the million dollars, obviously.

Million Dollar Listing is a reality television show that documents the world of high value real estate sales.

Evan: (talking to Hank about Jeremiah) Seriously. A grizzly Adams and a girlfriend.

Grizzly Adams was a character in a popular US television show starring Dan Haggerty. Jeremiah's beard reminded Evan of the character, who featured a full beard leading to the "grizzly" nickname.

Episode References
Hank: Despite all the chaos around here, you seem to be in a good place.
Divya: Um, I am. Finally. After last year and my parents disowning me and falling for someone I barely knew, I want this summer to be all about work.

In episode 3x01, Traffic, Divya infuriates her parents by rejecting their attempts at arranging her marriage, resulting in them disowning her. In episode 4x10, Who's Your Daddy?, Divya meets Rafa and quickly becomes infatuated, leading to an impulsive marriage in episode 4x16, Off-Season Greetings (2).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
Executive ProducerCarol Flint  |  Andrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz  |  Constance M. Burge
Supervising ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Jessica Ball (2)
ProducerKathy Ciric  |  Jeff Drayer  |  Mark Feuerstein
Associate ProducerKaren Clark  |  Margo Johnston
EditorGary Levy
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
First Assistant DirectorEric Yellin
Second Assistant DirectorDeanna Leslie  |  Sean Fogel
MusicJames S. Levine
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorMichael Caracciolo  |  Carlos Guerra
Location ManagerMichael Fucci  |  Peter Sabat  |  Mac Gordon
Transportation CoordinatorTerry Collins
Property MasterPeter Dancy
Construction CoordinatorRonnie A. Petagna Jr.  |  Scott Warner
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis  |  Mason Donnahoe
Script SupervisorMelissa Kalbfus-Paliocha
Production CoordinatorErika Goldfarb
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMyles Sorensen
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Art DirectorJordan Jacobs
Assistant Production CoordinatorJohn Sesumi  |  Ryan Wilson
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz
Executive Story EditorAubrey Villalobos
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Art Department CoordinatorPaige Matthews (2)
Visual Effects SupervisorLuke DiTommaso
Main Title DesignJ. John Corbett  |  Randall Balsmeyer
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm  |  Sheryl Sirmons
Transportation CaptainSteven R. Hammond
Casting AssociateSabrina Hyman
Original CastingSusie Farris
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCaty Zick  |  Hillary Messenger  |  Alice Elizabeth Hunter  |  Chris Luttrell
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins  |  Lisa M. Hill
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorShelby Saboy
Main Title Theme Performed ByThe Blue Van
Key Assistant Location ManagerElizabeth Wright (2)
"A" Camera First AssistantJohn R. MacDonald
Loop Group CoordinatorSondra James
Background CastingGrant Wilfley  |  Patrick Ingram
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateSteven Vago
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