Royal Pains

10 Best Episodes of Royal Pains

A young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others.

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Royal Pains - S4E8

#15 - Manimal (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Hank and Divya treat a Large Animal Veterinarian going through a bitter divorce while Evan and Paige help a close friend reeling from an unexpected loss.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 135 votes.

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#14 - Nobody's Perfect (Season 1 - Episode 11)


While in New York to examine Boris' strange illness, Hank discovers the Gardner family wants to go after his medical license. Elsewhere, while on a reclusive millionaire's yacht, Evan and Divya face a medical crisis. Also, Jill and her ex-husband clash over the divorce papers.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 138 votes.

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#13 - A Little Art, A Little Science (Season 3 - Episode 10)

An art collector cannot stay conscious; Hank recommends treatment for Paige's mother; Divya struggles to maintain balance.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 121 votes.

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#12 - Hammertime (Season 5 - Episode 8)


An unexpected visitor and a major auction at Shadow Pond thrust Hank, Evan, and Paige into an unfamiliar, high-stakes world that requires them to pull together like never before. Meanwhile, when Divya treats an older couple, who aren’t about to let their age slow them down, she realizes the pace of her own life has changed in unexpected ways.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 183 votes.

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#11 - Medusa (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Boris flies Hank to another country, where he and another doctor research potentially life saving gene therapies. Back in the Hamptons, Hank's temporary replacement, Dr. Emily Peck, rubs Divya the wrong way.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 115 votes.

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#10 - Bones to Pick (Season 5 - Episode 13)


Hank treats a young paleontologist who is preparing a fossilized dinosaur skeleton for auction. Russel suffers an injury that seems scientifically impossible. Meanwhile, Evan and Paige realize they need to take a drastic step to save their marriage, and Divya learns her pregnancy will be even more challenging than she expected. When the future of HankMed is threatened, Hank tries to save it by reexamining his role in the business.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 169 votes.

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#9 - Uninterrupted (Season 8 - Episode 8)

As Boris prepares to leave the Hamptons forever, he asks Hank to join him; Evan and Paige consider a life-altering decision; Divya receives news.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 385 votes.

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#8 - Whole Lotto Love (Season 2 - Episode 10)


When two lottery winners arrive in the Hamptons, Hank treats them both for conditions that appear to be related to their newly lavish lifestyle.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 106 votes.

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#7 - Lawson Translation (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Hank investigates Boris' death and uncovers something surprising; Divya and Jeremiah visit a forward-thinking hospital in Savannah, where they tend to a minor-league baseball player; and Evan's mission at Village Hall doesn't go as planned.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 183 votes.

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#6 - Keeping the Faith (Season 2 - Episode 3)


A actor from a popular film francises collapeses on the ground and Hank is there to save the day again. But this time he uncovers the secret past involved and the condition that he is suffering from is what caused the collapse. Eddie R. wants to make it up to his boys and lets it slip that he is going to be staying in the Hamptons for a longer time then anticipated.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 127 votes.

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#5 - Fight or Flight (Season 2 - Episode 17)

A woman who left a high stress lifestyle and moved to the Hamptons can't seem to relax but Hank has a medical explanation for her.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 98 votes.

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#4 - The Hankover (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Hank must try to remain professional and put aside his feelings in order to treat a childhood foe. Raj's bachelor party is Evan's latest project while a bridal event draws Divya and Jill to the city.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 116 votes.

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#3 - Wonderland (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Hank treats a hallucinating woman. Meanwhile, Charlie and Jill move in together, while Divya and Raj anguish over their engagement party.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 126 votes.

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#2 - Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Hank treats a chatty socialite who disappears before he can diagnose her.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 111 votes.

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#1 - Off-Season Greetings (2) (Season 4 - Episode 16)

(If Part 1 & 2 are separate) Several months after the events of the explosive summer finale. With the Hamptons decked out for the holidays, Dr. Hank Lawson continues to treat his patients in very unexpected ways, but Hank's biggest challenge will be facing his own medical issues. As the wedding approaches, Evan and Hank head to Las Vegas for some bachelor party fun, while Paige and Divya travel out of town for her bachelorette party. And with a snowstorm descending on the Hamptons, Paige rapidly finds her dream wedding turning into a nightmare.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 76 votes.

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