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June 03, 2010

Previously on Royal Pains...


(For some reason, the blog isn't letting me make new categories, so I will go back and try to make a Royal Pains category later.)

I started watching this entirely because of Mark Feuerstein (Cliff from West Wing), and I was a little surprised by how much I ended up liking it. The four core characters are all sympathetic but multidimensional, and I think the concierge doctor concept means that the whole thing is different enough that the lack of realism doesn't bother me the way it does with most medical shows. Season two starts tonight on USA, and I actually just finished catching up on season one last weekend, so here's a quick recap of where things stand going into the new episodes:

Hank: Decided to stay in the Hamptons permanently, but I read somewhere that this mythical "after Labor Day" will never actually arrive on the show. Summer forever? Enh, I suppose.

HankMed: Thriving, but bankrupt, because Evan invested their money with his (and Hank's) estranged father and now it's gone.

Evan: Disappeared, presumably in pursuit of said father and money.

Jill and Hank: Hank goes after Jill at the end of the finale, but Charlie answers Jill's door and make Hank think they've gotten back together.

Jill and Charlie: Charlie refused to sign divorce papers, but at the end of the finale Jill finally made him move out.

Jill's Clinic: On hold, I think, because she feels badly about accepting money from Boris because Boris had her throw out his blood sample.

Boris: Dying, and being mysterious. So, you know, the norm.

Divya: After thinking about backing out, she went through with the big engagement ceremony for her arranged marriage. But they can't actually make her move to London, can they? HankMed, and the show, would collapse without her.

Posted by Kat at June 3, 2010 01:00 PM

I forgot all about this show! I watched it when no one else was home 'cause it was kind of embarrassingly bad, yet still oddly entertaining... I really liked the wealthy teenage boy with haemophilia. I think that's what he had. Anyway, he and Evan were my favorites. Oh and Divya! I liked her a lot. Didn't like Hank or Jill much :) Thanks for the re-cap!

Posted by: Kara Shallenberg at June 3, 2010 03:01 PM
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