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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

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Aug 31, 2014
AU (Seven) Sep 16, 2014


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

Co-Guest Stars
Julie LaurenJulie Lauren
As Dr. Kathryn Neil
Julie LaurenJulie Lauren
As Dr. Kathryn Neil
John Hans TesterJohn Hans Tester
As Udo
Main Cast
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
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Campbell ScottCampbell Scott
As Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
Episode Notes
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.

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.

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

CreatorJohn P. Rogers  |  Andrew Lenchewski
Executive ProducerMichael Rauch  |  Andrew Lenchewski  |  Rich Frank  |  Paul Frank  |  Jeff Kwatinetz  |  Carol Flint  |  Constance M. Burge
Supervising ProducerJessica Ball (2)  |  Antonia Ellis (1)
ProducerMark Feuerstein  |  Jeff Drayer  |  Kei Fukura  |  Kathy Ciric
Associate ProducerMargo Johnston  |  Karen Clark
EditorCharles McClelland
CastingBonnie Finnegan  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
Unit Production ManagerKathy Ciric
Second Assistant DirectorBrendan Walsh (1)
MusicPatrick Gowers  |  James S. Levine  |  Jimmy Beavers (1)
Music EditorLesley Langs
Music SupervisorAlicen Catron Schneider
Key GripSal Lanza
Camera OperatorSteve Constantino  |  Michael Caracciolo
Set DecoratorMila Khalevich
Location ManagerMichael Fucci  |  Peter Sabat
Property MasterPeter Dancy
Construction CoordinatorJoseph S. Patire
Production Sound MixerBrian Miksis
Production CoordinatorBrette Billow
Assistant EditorMatthew S. Nickelson
Supervising Sound EditorLouis Bertini
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
GafferSteve Ramsey
On-Line EditorPat Kelleher
Stunt CoordinatorCort Hessler
Art DirectorKevin Rupnik
Assistant Production CoordinatorRyan Wilson  |  John Sesumi
Medical AdvisorAudie Liametz
ConsultantJohn P. Rogers
Makeup Department Head Francesca Buccellato
Visual Effects SupervisorLuke DiTommaso
Main Title DesignRandall Balsmeyer  |  J. John Corbett
Production AccountantLynda Van Damm
Casting AssociateSabrina Hyman
Original CastingSusie Farris
ColoristMark Wilkins
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChris Luttrell  |  Alice Elizabeth Hunter  |  Caty Zick
Assistant Costume DesignerJared B. Leese
Assistant AccountantMichael Drew Collins
Hair Department HeadAnita Roganovic
Digital Imaging TechnicianLewis Rothenberg
Special Effects Make-upCraig Lindberg
Charge Scenic ArtistRalph Cava
"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 PaMaria McIndoo  |  Pat Williams
Post Production PaLiz Whelan
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