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Royal Pains: Bones To Pick

A paleontologist preparing a dinosaur for auction becomes HankMed's newest patient. Paige receives an offer that threatens her marriage to Evan; Hank's future with HankMed is in doubt; Divya's pregnancy becomes even more challenging while Boris enters their lives once again.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Airdate: Wednesday September 11th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Sep 16, 2014


Guest Stars
Laura BenantiLaura Benanti
As Shelby Shackelford
Michael B. SilverMichael B. Silver
As Ken Keller
Stephen SpinellaStephen Spinella
As Russell Berger
Paola TurbayPaola Turbay
As Dr. Marisa Casseras
Pippa BlackPippa Black
As Monique

Co-Guest Stars
Julie LaurenJulie Lauren
As Dr. Kathryn Neil
John Hans TesterJohn Hans Tester
As Udo
Tituss BurgessTituss Burgess
As Kristoff
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


Paige and Russell call Hank in to treat a paleontologist named Monique, who is assembling a dinosaur for a client of theirs. Monique has bug bites and a skin rash but Hank sees nothing alarming and takes samples and prescribes a topical cream for her...

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Episode Notes
Monique was diagnosed with a bacterial infection, acquired from her old, well used loofah.

Russell was suffering from the poison of a scorpion sting, which occurred when he stuck his hand into the mouth of the dinosaur where the scorpion was hiding.

Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 3.75

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Great WolfTime to GoEnding Scene
Ron SexsmithSneak Out the Back DoorHank drives to Boris' mansion
The RoyaltySaint BowieEnd of summer party
Savoir AdoreRegalia 

Episode Quotes
Evan: The resignation was very clear. The reason was not though, to me or to Hank. But I have a theory.
Jeremiah: What is your theory?
Evan: Divya overheard me telling Paige about your feelings for her. Is that a good theory?
Jeremiah: Divya knows?
Evan: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry I broke your trust.
Jeremiah: Evan, I'm not upset with you. Um, that... that's not the reason that I resigned.

Hank: So I heard you resigned because of me.
Jeremiah: Yes. Sorry that wasn't more clear.
Hank: Look, what happened wasn't your fault. It had to do...
Jeremiah: It seems I'm still being vague. I don't feel guilty. I feel angry. You came to me because you knew you could manipulate me. When I suggested alternatives to what you wanted, you deflected them. When I chose not to serve your expectations, you went behind my back. You took advantage of me 'cause you knew I respected you. And you didn't respect me back. That's why I'm angry.

Paige: Boris is in town for the weekend. But we can move back in once he leaves. Until we have to vacate again. The price of not having our own home.
Evan: She keeps bringing it up. It's so funny.

Boris: No apology necessary, Hank. I can't expect you to complicate your life so that I may simplify mine, but it was worth a try.

Evan: You want me to leave my job and all my responsibilities behind, so I can run off to Paris for your job? I told you, I... I made promises that I have to keep.
Paige: I have to go.
Evan: I have to stay.

Hank: You wanna let me go? That's fine. I'll go back to practicing the way I did before, and we'll all be happier.
Shelby Shackelford: That'd be nice, but unfortunately, it's not that simple. Your contract also has a non-compete clause. So you're welcome to go back to where you were as long as it's not within 200 miles of here.

Jeremiah: Joining Hankmed was a very difficult adjustment for me. But you made it so much easier with your kindness and your compassion. In retrospect, I believe that's when my feelings began. I just never found the strength to tell you.
Divya: Yeah, you did. You found it today.

Hank: So I thought about what you said. It was manipulative to ask you to prescribe those meds and then disregard your advice. I needed to prove that I could shoulder the burden all on my own. I needed to prove it to HankMed, to our patients, to myself. But that was my problem, and I made it yours. I just... I didn't treat you with the respect you deserve. But I do respect you, Jeremiah. I mean, since you came here, you've met every challenge you've faced. And I'm very sorry that I was one of them. I hope you'll come back because we need you. I need you.
Jeremiah: I accept your apology. And thank you for the explanation. I wanted to please you, and I compromised my medical judgment because of that and because of insecurities about other issues in my life. So I... I'm partly responsible. But I mustn't risk repeating those errors. So... I can't work with you ever again.

Hank: Jeremiah, I understand your hesitation to give HankMed... well, to give me your trust again. But I have a proposal. What if you could return to HankMed and not work with me at all?
Jeremiah: How would that be possible?
Hank: You would be in charge, and I wouldn't.

Paige: Why does it always take a crisis for this team to play well? Why does it take a historic blizzard or a fake auction sting or an actual scorpion sting for us to come together?
Evan: You mean why do we have a troubled romance?
Paige: Yeah

Hank: Just out of curiosity, does your offer still stand?
Boris: You can take the Hank out of HankMed?
Hank: HankMed has another doctor, one I trust completely. He's agreed to run the practice while I'm away.
Boris: This is quite spontaneous of you, Hank. Will they survive?
Hank: They'll be fine. The question is, will I? I need some time away. I need some distance, some perspective. And as hard as it may be, I need to appreciate that everything will be okay even if I'm not around.
Boris: I see. This would be different from our arrangement up until now, Hank.
Hank: In what way?
Boris: At this point, I'm not interested in sharing you anymore. I would need a full commitment.
Hank: Any idea when you'll be back?
Boris: Maybe next summer? And maybe not.
Hank: How long till we leave?
Boris: How fast can you pack?
Hank: I've always traveled light.

Episode References
Hank: (to Boris) So Marisa found a real clinical trial for you while planning a fake one for Milos?

In episode 5x03, Lawson Translation, Hank tells Boris' cousin Milos about a clinical trial in the US that could help his condition, a non-existent trial used as bait to convince Milos to travel to the States so he can be arrested.

The title of this episode at first glance refers to the dinosaur prevalent in the story line. But there are more subtle bones to pick by several of the characters: Jeremiah with Hank for being disrespected; Shelby with Hank for letting her down; and Evan and Paige for allowing their marriage to flounder while they pursue their personal ambitions.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndrew Lenchewski  |  John P. Rogers
Executive ProducerCarol Flint  |  Andrew Lenchewski  |  Michael Rauch  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz  |  Constance M. Burge
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  Jon Sherman
Supervising ProducerJessica Ball (2)  |  Antonia Ellis (1)
ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Jeff Drayer  |  Kathy Ciric
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Karen Clark
Production DesignerRay Kluga
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
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 OperatorSteve Constantino  |  Michael Caracciolo
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerPeter Sabat  |  Michael Fucci
Property MasterPeter Dancy
Construction CoordinatorJoseph S. Patire
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Script SupervisorMary A. Kelly
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Script CoordinatorHelen Berger
Assistant EditorMarnee Meyer  |  Matthew S. Nickelson
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 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
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChris Luttrell  |  Alice Elizabeth Hunter  |  Caty Zick  |  Hillary Messenger
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Wardrobe SupervisorShelby Saboy
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 AssistantConstantine Limberis
Transportation Co-captainPeter Clores
Background Casting AssociateSteven Vago
Production Office PaAndrew Metz  |  Pat Williams  |  Ally Wyatt  |  Maria McIndoo
Post Production PaKatie Ennis  |  Liz Whelan
Construction Shop AssistantMara Auster
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