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Royal Pains: Open Invitation

Hank and the chief of the ER differ over Don's treatment; Evan asks his father for help with Hank while Divya is taken by surprise when she learns how Jeremiah feels about her.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Airdate: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Sep 07, 2014


Guest Stars
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Eddie R. Lawson
Brad BeyerBrad Beyer
As Don O'Shea
Alexandra SochaAlexandra Socha
As Molly O'Shea
Matt MalloyMatt Malloy
As Dr. Oren
Jenna ElfmanJenna Elfman
As Lacy Sinclair

Co-Guest Stars
Sheila TapiaSheila Tapia
As Dr. Valerie Jory
Jeff KimJeff Kim
As Anesthesiologist
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


Hank looks upon Don who is in the hospital on a ventilator when a nurse stops by with a letter from Shelby Shackleford. Hank opens and reads it with a stunned look on his face...

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Episode Notes
Hank was diagnosed with a C6 radiculopathy, a problem affecting the nerve around the C6 vertebra which is causing radiating pain in his neck, shoulder and arm.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.27

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kopecky Family BandChangeHank gives Don steroids
Mute MathIn No TimeMolly returns from shower to find her father crash

Episode Quotes
Jeremiah: I couldn't help noticing the flyer on the kitchen table for a Lamaze class.
Divya: Yes, I need to sign up.
Jeremiah: Do you have a partner?
Divya: I don't.
Jeremiah: I could be your partner.
Divya: Well, that would be very nice. Thank you, Jeremiah.

Hank: Look, I went through the pills you gave me, Jeremiah. I'm still feeling some pain, so I, uh... I stopped into a pain clinic and got some more.
Jeremiah: You saw another doctor?
Hank: Yeah, it's not a big deal.
Jeremiah: How many pills have you taken?
Hank: I'm only taking them when I feel pain. Uh, one a day? Sometimes two tops.

Eddie R. Lawson: My addiction is to embellishment.
Evan: I'm sorry, what?
Eddie R. Lawson: Years ago, I had a tiny problem with compulsive lying. See, there I go again 'cause it wasn't so tiny.

Dr. Oren: Slow down, cowboy. I'm more of a one-step-at-a-time practitioner.
Hank: And I'd like to look ahead.
Dr. Oren: Dr. Shackleford may have okayed you being involved in the case as the doctor of record. But as the head of the ICU, I'd like to get his fever under control first and then go from there.

Hank: Look, Molly, I know you're angry with me. But I promise I'm here to do everything I can for him and for you.
Molly O'Shea: You gave me just one of those pills. And I was totally zoned out. So how messed up were you when you were doing everything you could for him?

Divya: Why did you keep this a secret?
Hank: It wasn't a secret. It was personal.

Evan: I am not attracted to Divya at all anymore.
Paige: "Anymore?" So there was a for.

Jeremiah: Are you the patient?
Lacy Sinclair: No. Welcome to the after party.
Hank: To the what now?

Jeremiah: Maybe all this time you have been misinterpreting radicular pain as post-surgical pain.
Divya: It would explain why this hasn't gotten any better and why you felt the need for ongoing pain medication.
Hank: And if it is radicular...
Jeremiah: Then we can do something about it.

Evan: I promise that crush was over a long time ago. Wasn't even a crush anyway. It wasn't like Jeremiah and Divya. When I met...
Paige: Jeremiah and Divya?
Evan: Oh, yeah. Jeremiah's completely in love with Divya. Didn't I tell you that?
Paige: No.
Evan: Yep. Since last summer. Head over heels. Divya has no idea.

Molly O'Shea: (screams at Hank) What did you do to my dad?

Episode Goofs
Lacy asks Divya if an ulcer could be causing her light-headedness and loss of balance and Divya says no. This is incorrect. A bleeding ulcer can lead to massive blood loss and subsequent dizzyness and balance problems.

Cultural References
Eddie R. Lawson: How do we tune out those e-mails, the text, Twitter?

Twitter is an online social media service used by millions of people worldwide.

Episode References
Evan: I'm a little surprised you've been on painkillers.
Hank: Well I am still recovering from my craniotomy.

In episode 5x01, Hankwatch, Hank recovers from the surgery required after the explosion at Boris' estate caused his head injury.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
Executive ProducerAndrew Lenchewski  |  Carol Flint  |  Constance M. Burge  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  Jon Sherman
Supervising ProducerAntonia Ellis (1)  |  Jessica Ball (2)
ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Jeff Drayer  |  Kathy Ciric
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Karen Clark
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorGary Levy
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 SupervisorOliver Hild  |  Alicen Catron Schneider
Costume DesignerCaroline Duncan
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorCarlos Guerra  |  Christopher Norr
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerMichael Fucci  |  Peter Sabat
Property MasterPeter Dancy
Construction CoordinatorJoseph S. Patire
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorMelissa Kalbfus-Paliocha
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMatthew S. Nickelson  |  Myles Sorensen  |  Marnee Meyer
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
LeadmanChris Vogt
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Director of PhotographyMichael Caracciolo
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Art DirectorKevin Rupnik
Assistant Production CoordinatorRyan Wilson  |  John Sesumi
Post Production CoordinatorDavid McElfresh
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz
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
On-set DresserGhilaine Boudana  |  Sarah Cuno
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant To The Executive ProducerHillary Messenger  |  Chris Luttrell  |  Caty Zick  |  Alice Elizabeth Hunter
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Costume CoordinatorEliza Wexelman
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorShelby Saboy
Charge Scenic ArtistRalph Cava
TailorAnne Winthrop
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
Set Decoration PaMegan Day
Art Department PaKate Bradburd Lord
ShopperJessica Trejos
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