The BEST Episodes of Royal Pains

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 24, 2020

Network: USA Network

ROYAL PAINS centers on 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.

Uninterrupted

#1 - Uninterrupted

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 6, 2016

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.

star 8.12
412 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

#2 - Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 26, 2010

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

star 7.92
1,004 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
Off-Season Greetings (2)

#3 - Off-Season Greetings (2)

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 16, 2012

(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.

star 7.92
327 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Constance M. Burge, Michael Rauch
Whole Lotto Love

#4 - Whole Lotto Love

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2010

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

star 7.92
972 votes
Writers: Jessica Ball, Michael Rauch
All in the Family

#5 - All in the Family

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 17, 2014

Hank worries a rising tennis star’s health may prevent her from taking her career to the next level, while a fellow pro at her club may have fallen ill from an unexpected source. Later Hank and Evan adjust to a startling revelation about Eddie’s past. And Evan and Paige reach a new milestone. Elsewhere Jeremiah finds peace in an odd place.

star 7.92
344 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Antonia Ellis, Michael Rauch
Chock Full O' Nuts

#6 - Chock Full O' Nuts

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 31, 2013

Hank treats a spin instructor; Divya helps a successful candymaker who's facing unexpected challenges; Hank grows impatient with Killer Keller's negotiating tactics; Divya and Jeremiah try to better share their space; and Evan is upset when Paige makes a major purchase.

star 7.90
524 votes
Directors: Mark Feuerstein
Writers: Aubrey Karr
About Face

#7 - About Face

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 18, 2012

HankMed treats an absentminded country club manager while Evan, with Paige's help, lands the business opportunity he's always dreamed of.

star 7.90
503 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Constance M. Burge
Bottoms Up

#8 - Bottoms Up

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 8, 2012

A Hollywood star wants to revive his career by doing Shakespeare in the Hamptons; Divya learns that Raj is moving on; Jack delays treatment.

star 7.89
703 votes
A Man Called Grandpa

#9 - A Man Called Grandpa

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2011

In order to save Eddie's chance at parole, Evan attempts to curry favor with his newfound grandfather at the horse races, but his luck runs out when he and Hank discover the real reason they've never met Ted.

star 7.88
750 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski & Jessica Ball
Off-Season Greetings (1)

#10 - Off-Season Greetings (1)

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 16, 2012

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.

star 7.87
474 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Carol Flint, Jon Sherman
Bones to Pick

#11 - Bones to Pick

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 11, 2013

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.

star 7.87
419 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
A Farewell to Barnes

#12 - A Farewell to Barnes

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 2012

Hank blames Dr. Van Dyke for a prescription error; the HankMed team attends a divorce party.

star 7.86
751 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Jon Sherman, Michael Rauch
Manimal

#13 - Manimal

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 1, 2012

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.

star 7.84
470 votes
Directors: Mark Feuerstein
Writers: Jon Sherman
Goodwill Stunting

#14 - Goodwill Stunting

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 8, 2014

After reading about her struggle online, Evan reaches out to a woman with a mysterious illness in the hope that Hank can finally give her a diagnosis. Paige and Russel’s professional lives take an unexpected turn, and their new client could be a goldmine or a dangerous problem — especially when he becomes a HankMed patient. While Evan and Jeremiah realize they’ll have to go to battle with Symphony if HankMed is to survive the summer, Hank’s watchful eye on Emma helps him win back a former patient.

star 7.84
373 votes
Directors: Paulo Costanzo
Writers: Jack Bernstein
Sand Legs

#15 - Sand Legs

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 19, 2012

Hank cancels his weekend plans after treating an amateur beach volleyball player who he believes may be suffering from more than just a summer bug. Meanwhile, Divya confronts her new boyfriend after a startling discovery.

star 7.83
448 votes
Directors: Emile Levisetti
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski, Antonia Ellis
Good Air/Bad Air

#16 - Good Air/Bad Air

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

Hank and Boris travel to Argentina to meet a potential patient for Boris’ clinical trial, and Divya gets more than she bargained for when she tags along to meet Sashi’s Argentinean grandmother. As Russel tries to make amends with Paige, he finds himself in over his head caring for a HankMed patient while Jeremiah tries to smooth things over with Viviana. Meanwhile, Evan enlists Ray’s help in exposing Oz after SnarkHampton posts a libelous photo of Hank. And Paige puts the finishing touches on Ray’s house.

star 7.82
348 votes
Writers: Carol Flint, Simran Baidwan
You Give Love a Bad Name

#17 - You Give Love a Bad Name

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 11, 2012

Hank and Divya treat a matchmaker who's intent on setting each of them up. Also, while Evan tries to rein in HankMed 3.0, Paige plans a small kick-off party that turns out to be anything but small.

star 7.82
462 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Jessica Ball, Michael Rauch
Listen to the Music

#18 - Listen to the Music

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 24, 2011

Hank is worried that a new patient had previously been misdiagnosed, and wants to get to the bottom of the case. Meanwhile, Divya and Raj take dance lessons in preparation for their wedding, but they end up as patients themselves.

star 7.81
855 votes
Frenemies

#19 - Frenemies

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 5, 2010

Hank treats Dr. Blair's seven year-old son, Jake, whose symptoms appear to be directly related to his parents' divorce.

star 7.81
1,026 votes
Steaks on a Plane

#20 - Steaks on a Plane

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 1, 2014

Hank travels to Monte Carlo and finds himself in the middle of a plot to rid Boris’ bank of a shadowy depositor. Back in the Hamptons, Divya and Jeremiah treat a group of firemen who have fallen mysteriously ill. Paige and Evan find themselves in need of a new place to live, and the most convenient solution may bring its own set of challenges.

star 7.80
365 votes
Directors: Emile Levisetti
Writers: Carol Flint, Jon Sherman
Run, Hank, Run

#21 - Run, Hank, Run

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2011

A runner struggles to regulate body temperature while training; Boris' decline may not be related to the disease.

star 7.80
758 votes
Directors: Emile Levisetti
Writers: Carol Flint
Pilot

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 4, 2009

Young Dr. Hank Lawson has been recently fired when he stumbles into a new career as a concierge physician for the rich and privileged denizens within the Hamptons. Along with an assist from his ambitious brother, who provides his encouragement and advice with money along the way.

star 7.80
1,340 votes
Directors: Jace Alexander
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
An Apple a Day

#23 - An Apple a Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2011

Hank treats a wound that will not heal; Paige shares the condition for agreeing to marry Evan.

star 7.80
755 votes
Directors: Don Scardino
Writers: Jack Bernstein
A Trismus Story

#24 - A Trismus Story

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 4, 2013

HankMed treats a thrill-seeking journalist who refuses to let a health scare keep her from her job. Elsewhere, Evan and Paige's relationship is put under the microscope thanks to political mudslinging, and Hank worries that Molly's behavioral problems may amount to more than simple teenage angst. Finally, Jeremiah comes to a startling conclusion after Shelby questions him regarding Hank's use of painkillers.

star 7.79
497 votes
Writers: Constance M. Burge, Jack Bernstein
Saab Story

#25 - Saab Story

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 15, 2016

Hank treats an overworked Keller. Divya meets Hank's mentor. Evan and Paige struggle with the demands of IVF. Jeremiah creates a video for Divya's baby shower.

star 7.76
402 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Constance M. Burge