The Best Episodes of Royal Pains

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018

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.

Off-Season Greetings (2)

#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.

star 8.32
81 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Constance M. Burge, Michael Rauch
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Open Up Your Yenta Mouth and Say Ah

#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.

star 8.10
134 votes
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
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Whole Lotto Love

#3 - 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.

star 8.05
129 votes
Writers: Michael Rauch, Jessica Ball
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Fight or Flight

#4 - 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.

star 8.05
116 votes
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Lawson Translation

#5 - 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.

star 8.04
188 votes
Writers: Constance M. Burge
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Wonderland

#6 - 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.

star 8.02
143 votes
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Keeping the Faith

#7 - 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.

star 8.00
155 votes
Directors: Dennis Smith
Writers: Jack Bernstein , Michael Rauch
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The Hankover

#8 - 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.

star 8.00
141 votes
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Uninterrupted

#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.

star 7.99
377 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
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Bones to Pick

#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.

star 7.98
173 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Andrew Lenchewski
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Manimal

#11 - 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.

star 7.98
138 votes
Writers: Jon Sherman
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About Face

#12 - About Face

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 7.96
145 votes
Directors: Matthew Penn
Writers: Constance M. Burge
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Hank and the Deep Blue Sea

#13 - Hank and the Deep Blue Sea

Season 3 - Episode 15

Evan offers to assist Divya with breaking free from her financial burden. Also, Jill's teenage nephew, Luke, calls on HankMed when his boss fails to take care of some troubling symptoms.

star 7.96
125 votes
Writers:
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Hammertime

#14 - 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.

star 7.95
187 votes
Writers: Jack Bernstein
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Dancing with the Devil

#15 - Dancing with the Devil

Season 4 - Episode 11

When a famous pop star comes to the Hamptons to prepare for her new world tour, HankMed must stay on hand to treat her for more than just exhaustion. Meanwhile, Divya becomes distracted when she falls head over heels for a globe-trotting polo player.

star 7.94
139 votes
Directors: Paulo Costanzo
Writers: Jack Bernstein, Simrain Baidwan
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You Give Love a Bad Name

#16 - You Give Love a Bad Name

Season 4 - Episode 5

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 7.94
130 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Michael Rauch, Jessica Ball
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A Little Art, A Little Science

#17 - 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.

star 7.93
136 votes
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Chock Full O' Nuts

#18 - Chock Full O' Nuts

Season 5 - Episode 7

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 7.93
196 votes
Writers: Aubrey Karr
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Frenemies

#19 - Frenemies

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.92
129 votes
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Listen to the Music

#20 - Listen to the Music

Season 2 - Episode 18

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 7.91
119 votes
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Goodwill Stunting

#21 - Goodwill Stunting

Season 6 - Episode 5

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 7.90
206 votes
Directors: Paulo Costanzo
Writers: Jack Bernstein
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Bottoms Up

#22 - Bottoms Up

Season 3 - Episode 14

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 7.90
129 votes
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Good Air/Bad Air

#23 - Good Air/Bad Air

Season 6 - Episode 10

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 7.89
205 votes
Writers: Carol Flint, Simran Baidwan
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Off-Season Greetings (1)

#24 - Off-Season Greetings (1)

Season 4 - Episode 15

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 7.89
143 votes
Directors: Michael Rauch
Writers: Carol Flint, Jon Sherman
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But There's a Catch

#25 - But There's a Catch

Season 3 - Episode 2

Ken "Killer" Keller hosts a charity football tournament on his estate and invites Hank to play along. The contest gets fierce as Keller gets injured and Hank must put his competitive nature aside to treat him.

star 7.88
133 votes
Writers: Michael Rauch
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