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Royal Pains: Can Of Worms

A woman who markets a line of diet alcoholic beverages becomes ill and a patient of HankMed; Evan's political campaign gets off to a rough start when an attendee is injured at one of his rallys; Divya's next door neighbor has a sick child that personally affects her; Shelby presents a convincing argument to Hank.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Airdate: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Aug 17, 2014


Guest Stars
Laura BenantiLaura Benanti
As Shelby Shackelford
Bob GuntonBob Gunton
As General William Collins
Perrey ReevesPerrey Reeves
As Minnie

Co-Guest Stars
Franklin Ojeda SmithFranklin Ojeda Smith
As Frank
Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
As Herself
Paul DeBoyPaul DeBoy
As Eugene
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
Ben ShenkmanBen Shenkman
As Dr. Jeremiah Sacani
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz


Hank meets with Boris in the city where they discuss the phony clinical trial that Hank and Boris' wife Marisa are setting up with the cooperation of the FDA to snare Milos. Boris is not fully satisfied, however, because even if Milos gets arrested, Boris will still not know what Milos was ultimately after...

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Episode Notes
Pat was diagnosed with an aortic dissection, a tear in the inner wall of the aorta which can cause chest and abdominal pain.

Minnie was suffering from Anisakis worms, acquired from insufficiently cooked shellfish.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.58

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
GoldroomOnly You Can Show Me 

Episode Quotes
Boris: So the trap is nearly set. The sealed indictment is in place, and in a matter of weeks, Milos will get off a plane... And be arrested.
Hank: Boris, this is good news.
Boris: But incomplete, Hank. I want to know what it is he had Dmitry trying to find at Shadow Pond. And I want to know what it is worth killing Dima for. Once he's arrested, Milos may... not be so willing to reveal that.

Shelby Shackelford: (speaking about Eugene) He's pushing me for a decision on who's gonna run the concierge program by Monday. He's a big Dr. Van Dyke fan.
Divya: Then he and Dr. Van Dyke have that in common.

Paige: You know how he (Evan) respects you.
General William Collins: I thought he was afraid of me.
Paige: Terrified... but in a respectful way.

Hank: Trust me.
Evan: Just trust you? No! Henry, that's not how this works. We are brothers, and we're partners. And what I just heard in there isn't only about you. It's about us, our lives, our business, all of it. So, for a change, how about you trust me?

Minnie: So what do you think I have?
Hank: Well, it could be an inflammatory bowel disease.
Minnie: Ew.
Hank: So I'd like to take some blood and schedule you for a colonoscopy with a biopsy.
Minnie: Yay! Colonoscopy!

Hank: Look, I know it's strange, but that's what makes these so hard to diagnose.
Pat: So how do they usually find them?
Hank: During the autopsy.
Pat: This has been a lousy couple days.

Hank: Ev, what did I say about deviating from the plan?
Evan: Not to do it?

Evan: A very wise man once said that with great power comes great responsibility. I love that quote. I live by it.
Pat: Yeah. Voltaire said that in 1832.
Evan: That's a very good guess. No, it was actually Uncle Ben in Spiderman.

Hank: It's called "detailing the provenance." They do it for every auction.
Boris: What assurance have we that dangling the contents of Shadow Pond in front of Milos will cause him to show his hand?
Hank: None. But if it works, we get Milos and whatever he's been after. And if it doesn't, we still get Milos. So what do you think?
Boris: I think... we change the plan.

Cultural References
Evan: (to Hank, Divya and Jeremiah) Maybe she's (Minnie) on the Mexican
tapeworm diet.

The Mexican tapeworm diet is a real world dietary regimen that is illegal in almost every other part of the world because of the very dangerous and potentially lethal side effects.

Episode References
Jeremiah: So the rich old man died, and the administrator threw Hank under the bus because it turned out he was an ad... 'cause it turned out he was a trustee.
Shelby Shackelford: Well, no wonder Hank's so skittish about hospitals.

In episode 1x01, Pilot, Hank loses his job and fiancee and ends up practicing medicine in the Hamptons.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerAndrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz  |  Carol Flint
Co-Executive ProducerJon Sherman  |  Jack Bernstein
Supervising ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Jessica Ball (2)
ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Kathy Ciric  |  Jeff Drayer
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Karen Clark
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 OperatorCarlos Guerra  |  Michael Caracciolo
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerPeter Sabat  |  Michael Fucci
Property MasterPeter Dancy
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  |  Marnee Meyer
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyJoseph R. Collins
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Art DirectorJordan Jacobs
Assistant Production CoordinatorRyan Wilson  |  John Sesumi
Post Production CoordinatorDavid McElfresh
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz
Executive Story EditorSimran Baidwan  |  Aubrey Villalobos
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
Set Production AssistantNiki Hossack  |  Carly Olsson  |  Marvin McClellan Jr.  |  Chelsea Ryan  |  Bridget Kane  |  Sherin Shetty  |  Theo Cusick  |  Anna Olshansky
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant To The Executive ProducerHillary Messenger  |  Caty Zick  |  Chris Luttrell  |  Alice Elizabeth Hunter
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorKenn Hamilton
Charge Scenic ArtistRalph Cava
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 AssociateSteven Vago
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